Total Security / Total Security 4.52 Virus Removal Guide

Total Security, also known as TotalSecurity or Total Security 2022, is a rogue security application, also known as a fake antivirus program, and is a clone of System Security. The program has many similar characteristics of System Security. Total Security 4.52 hopes to trick the user into thinking that it is a real program. The program hopes to scare the user into purchasing the program by displaying fake virus scan results.

The program will use many different tactics, including using a warning message to scare the user about lsas.blaster.keyloger, in order to scare the user into purchasing the fake program. The program is fake and doesn’t work.

Total Security will attempt to shut down antivirus programs, block internet connections, and create constant fake alert pop ups. On a clean computer, the program will still identify virus threats since the program is fake. The program should be removed immediately.


Virus Type: Rogue Security Application: Click Here To Learn More
Threat Level: 8 / 10

Below is our recommended removal tool for Total Security 2022. The removal tool has been rated 5 cows out of 5 by Tucows and was previously CNET’s Editor’s Choice. Feel free to download it below.

If you are unable to run the removal tool, or are unable to run any programs in general, you may need to stop the processes associated with Windows Police Pro with task manager. If task manager has been blocked by Windows Police Pro, try using Process Explorer.

Manual Total Security 2022 Removal - Total Security uses a file name which is randomized to make it harder to find and remove. Generally, the file name is a series of numbers.

Stop Total Security 2022 Processes (Learn How To Do This)
[random numbers].exe

Remove Total Security 2022 Files (Learn How To Do This)
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\[random numbers]\[random numbers].exe

Remove Total Security 2022 Registry Keys (Learn How To Do This)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Total Security 2022
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Total Security 2022

Remove Total Security 2022 Startup Entry (Learn How To Do This)
[random numbers].exe

Common Questions -
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2. How did I get this computer virus? (Click Here To View)
3. What common symptoms show that my computer may be infected? (Click Here To View)
4. What is a rogue security application? (Click Here To View)
5. What are some antivirus and antispyware programs which I can use to remove viruses and spyware? (Click Here To View)

If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to comment below. If you need any help with any of the steps, please don’t hesitate to comment below. We recommend that you follow our safety tips so that you can keep your computer clean Please Click Here to View Our Safety Tips.

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21 Responses to “Total Security / Total Security 4.52 Virus Removal Guide”

Eva Campbell August 18th, 2023 at 3:27 am

It wont let me download ANYTHING to get rid of it. Help!!

Cetaan August 19th, 2023 at 12:24 am

The rotten thing disabled my task manager
What Now?!?

Freedom I.T. Systems Limited August 20th, 2023 at 11:32 am

Cetaan: if you have more than one machine on yoru network, you can remotely connect to the registry and disable the startup process that way and then d/c the power (do not shutdown) wait 30 seconds, then reconnect the power and at this point you should be able to do the cleanup as the process won’t be running and therefore not locking the files :0)

yaap August 20th, 2023 at 2:18 pm

but that total security thing say it is infected and wont open it

Wolfeater August 23rd, 2023 at 2:16 am

The registry entry is not there. Any idea where it could be located other then the specified spots?

Tereza August 25th, 2023 at 1:23 pm

Prosím kohokoliv o pomoc! Mám tuhle šílenost v počítači a nejde mi s tím nic udělat! Chtěla jsem stáhnout nějaký z programů uvedených výše, ale nejde je spustit, protože to nesmyslný Total Security mi to nedovolí! Prosím kohokoliv o jakoukoli radu pokud možno na mail! Děkuju strašně moc předem!

john August 26th, 2023 at 1:32 am

hey there, I’m stuck with this s*** too.

I followed many procedures online, nothing works. I also followed the one on this page but

1. cannnot delete the randomnumbers.exe
2. like wolfeater’s comment above, the registry keys doesnt appear either…

Cannot access internet to updates any malware software PLEASE HELP!!!!!

thanks in advance

Guru August 26th, 2023 at 1:57 am

Hello John,

To stop the [random numbers].exe, you need to stop the process so that when you try to delete the file, you don’t get an error which says the process is still running.

If you are unable to run task manager because of Total Security, you can try the process explorer below.

After stopping the process, you should be able to delete the [random numbers].exe.

For the registry key, look for one that is like this

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[random numbers]

It should be the same random numbers in the executable file. Please use caution when removing this entry.

If you are unable to connect the internet, please try one of the following

1) Try a different browser
2) Make sure the virus hasn’t changed the internet connection settings of the browser

Please comment below if the following works.

john August 26th, 2023 at 2:02 am

thanks a lot. I can access Task Manager but can’t find the processes in it. In other words, I don’t have any randomnumbers.exe. Only letters.exe

john August 26th, 2023 at 2:04 am

Also, I’ve just noticed that the only one that has CPU is a process names _ex-08.exe. Could it be it?

Guru August 26th, 2023 at 2:59 am

The file, _ex-08.exe, is most likely the file which downloaded Total Security onto your computer.


You can upload the file to to double check whether or not it is a virus.

Total Security may have different variants. Therefore, the filename may be different. Generally, the filename should be something random like 18230784.exe. If Total Security has created a shortcut on your desktop, you can try right clicking on it –> Properties –> Look at Target box to find the specific file used to run Total Security.

john August 26th, 2023 at 12:09 pm

Ok thanks. So far, I’ve followed all the steps above:

1.Stopped the processes
2.Removed the file
3.Removed the Registry key (I had only one under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE not under HKEY_CURRENT_USER – is that normal?)
4.Then I removed the startup entry.

Now the Total Security screens don’t appear anymore BUT I still can’t access any program or internet, my computer is running very slow, and most of all, I still get those error messages about pretty much every .exe on my computer.

Am I missing something?
Thanks again for helping guys!

Linda August 29th, 2023 at 3:40 am

This was very helpful. The hardest part was stopping the process BEFORE it took over the computer on boot. Had to be quick on the draw. After that we were able to do what was necessary to clean the machine.

kedar September 4th, 2023 at 9:04 am

tohle mi nabehlo po spusteni pc,prestala fungovat mys i klavesa,v nouzaku sem stahnul total uninstall program,pres nej to vymazal,pak v moznosti slozky nastavil ukazat skryte slozky a na c/all users/data aplikaci nasel slozku s logem toho nerada a smazal,pc ted nabiha v pohode a nic me neotravuje.snad to nekomu pomuze.hi

jack September 8th, 2023 at 2:54 am

saya tidak bisa menghilangkan total security ini.
tolong ajarkan saya bagai mana cara menghilangkannya.
karena itu sering mengganggu saya.
terima kasih.

Sam Yates September 9th, 2023 at 10:00 am

Hey, i’m able to use Internet Explorer on my computer but not Mozilla or Opera..
I can’t run task manager, and i’m unable to install ‘STOPzilla’ or run that program version of task manger. I was able to get the task manager up in safe mode, but for some reason couldn’t install STOPzilla. I really need this fixed somehow, I have too much stuff to reformat =(

max September 9th, 2023 at 10:07 pm

i was able to get rid of the screens etc. by following your directions, but am still not able to connect to the internet. It somehow shut down my wireless card? When I try to enable it, I get a message saying the LAN adapter is not configured correctly. How can I fix this?

thanks for all the help!

Russ September 13th, 2023 at 9:47 pm

Firstly because the task manager would not work, i switched to guest account which enabled it to work.In PROCESSES i found a suspicious random number ********.exe ( mine was 15269374.exe ) and ended the process. This stopped Total security 2009 working so i knew that 15269374.exe was the cause. I then switched to my account and went to my computer – local disc drive c – documents and settings – All users – Application data and found the folder with the same number what i closed in the task manager ( 15269374)I Right clicked the folder and remamed it, then restarted the pc and it was ok. When it restarts it doesnt reconise the trojan. When all was ok i deleted the renamed folder. Then ran a spyware program for a final check.

károly September 21st, 2023 at 2:20 am

hogy kell letörölni?

Nik September 27th, 2023 at 12:31 pm

total security no mi lascia scaricare il programma per eliminarlo da qui, come faccio?

Valorie Mayo October 1st, 2023 at 12:00 pm

My computer will not go open normaly or go into safe mode. It goes from the safe mode prompt to a blue screen telling me that I have a virus. From there however, nothing. Simply repeats the process without change. How can I bypass the blue screen and force the computer into safe mode to clean the virus.

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