Total XP Security. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - -   Also known as TotalXPSecurity | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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Total XP Security is a rogue anti-spyware program that pretends to be legitimate security software, but in reality this is yet another scam. It’s a typical rogue program. TotalXPSecurity comes from misleading or infected websites or through software vulnerabilities. It’s also distributed through the use of other malicious software and might be even promoted on popular social networks. But that doesn’t change anything, one way or another, the main goal of Total XP Security is to trick you into purchasing the full version of this program.

Once installed, this fake program uses misleading methods to make you think that your computer is infected with malware when in reality the only real threat on your PC is Total XP Security itself. It will simulate a system scan and report numerous infections on your computer that can’t be removed unless you first purchase the program. Obviously, you shouldn’t purchase it because firstly it won’t remove any infection simply because it’s an infection itself and secondly, you will lose you money. So, if you already purchased this bogus program then you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charges as soon as possible.

What is even more annoying about Total XPSecurity infection is that it constantly display fake security alerts claiming that your computer has a bunch of threats that may steal you passwords or damage your data. Just ignore such false information. Furthermore, Total XP Security will block legitimate software and of course security software in the first place. It may also disable Task Manager and Registry Editor. And last, but not least, this infection will probably hijack Internet Explorer and redirect you to various malicious sites. As you can see, this fake program does all its best to scare you into thinking that your computer is infected. Don’t trust it and remove Total XP Security from your PC as soon as possible. Please use the removal instructions below.

Total XP Security removal instructions:

1. Click Start->Run (or WinKey+R). Input: “command”. Press Enter or click OK.

2. Type “notepad” as shown in the image below and press Enter. Notepad will open.

3. Copy and past the following text into Notepad:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClasses.exe]
[-HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassessecfile]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTsecfile]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.exeshellopencommand]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTexefileshellopencommand]
@=””%1″ %*”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.exe]
@=”exefile”
“Content Type”=”application/x-msdownload”

4. Save file as “exefix.reg” (without quotation-marks) to your Desktop.
NOTE: choose Save as type: All files

5. Double-click to open exefix.reg. Click “Yes” for Registry Editor prompt window.

6. Download STOPzilla or an automatic removal tool below. Update STOPzilla and run a full system scan.

If you can’t complete the above steps then please use another PC to download an automatic removal tool and exefix.reg (Right Click (Save Target As)) to download file. Copy these files to USB flash drive or any other external media and transfer them to infected computer. Launch exefix.reg file first and then install STOPzilla.

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Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

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Total XP Security manual removal:

Kill processes:
ave.exe

Delete files:
%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataave.exe

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  • Guest

    This did not work for me. Upon trying to open “exefix.reg,” I received an error saying the registry was invalid or not found. Followed directions to the t.

  • Guest

    Thank you so much. Much appreciated!!!

  • Guest

    well friend. In order to get rid of the registry error, you must make
    “Windows
    Registry Editor Version 5.00”

    appear all in 1 line. then save the registry file

  • Guest

    Just use Spybot S&D let it run, then do a search for AVE.EXE and remove. Problem solved.

  • Guest

    It worked great for me. Thank you for providing this.

  • Guest

    Since running this, I now have a serious problem with my computer. Everything I try to access, whether it is internet, files, or programs, I get an error message stating “…windows32/rundll32.exe” application not found. I can't even get to my “properties” on My Computer. What do I do?

  • Guest

    I can no longer start Regedit since running exefix.exe and still cannot remove the virus. Thanks for a morning of problems.

  • Guest

    now unable to load windows both normal and in safe mode. On the plus side i have o xp security, but i have no computer either. use at your own risk!

  • Guest

    4/27/2010 new toal xp process

    ayerxwutssd.exe

  • Guest

    Quick Question….. Did this took it off but now It keeps asking what file I want to open EVERY program with. Not sure what to do. For example., tried to open FireFox. Asked what program to open it with. same with notepad and calculator and Google Chrome??????CONFUSED

  • Mario Montoya

    Well friends. I dont want to waste your time, as I didnt want to waste mine. If you can, backup your data in a USB. Re-format your PC, clean your USB in another well known un-infected computer (Use Left-Shift while inserting the USB to prevent the USB from running any autorun information). And restore your data. It took me about 2 hours to do this.

    Best regards,

    Mario Montoya