Total PC Defender 2010

By | December 28, 2009 | 0 Comment

Total PC Defender 2010 is included in the category of rogue security programs that keeps on spreading over the Internet through the use of a Trojan and fake online security websites. Using these methods, Total PC Defender 2010 can be installed on computers without having user’s approval. It will secretly sneak into the system and modifies settings and registry entries to have itself run when Windows starts. When inside the computer, people may see constant security pop-up alter. It declares a number of threats. Total PC Defender 2010 will also run its own virus scan on computer without having to execute the program. This scanner will detect false threats to mislead users into getting the licensed version of this useless program.

You should not waste money in acquiring the registration key for Total PC Defender 2010. It will never provide real protection nor remove viruses from an ailing computer. In fact, you must deal with this malware by scanning the system with genuine anti-malware product. Once it detects that Total PC Defender 2010 is a threat, you have no other choice but to remove this malware.

Type Rogue
Sub-Type FakeAV
OS Affected Windows

What are the Symptoms of Total PC Defender 2010 Infection?

You will see the image below if Total PC Defender 2010 is present on your computer. This is the fake scanner that provides questionable results.

Total PC Defender 2010

It will modify Windows Registry and add the following entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Total PC Defender
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Uninstall\Total PC Defender
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run “Total PC Defender.exe”

The threat will drop the following malicious files:
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Total PC Defender.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Total PC Defender
%UserProfile%\Start MenuTotal PC Defender\Total PC Defender.lnk
%Program Files%\Total PC Defender
%Program Files%\Total PC Defender\Total PC Defender.exe

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