Total PC Defender 2023 (TotalPCDefender2010) Virus Removal Guide

Total PC Defender 2023

Total PC Defender 2023, also known as TotalPCDefender 2023, is a rogue security application, also known as a fake antivirus program. Total PC Defender 2023 is one of many fake antivirus programs; other fake antivirus programs include Vista Antispyware 2023 and Security Essentials 2023. Total PC Defender 2023 hopes to trick the user into thinking that it is a real program by using various tactics such as creating fake virus scans. The program is generally installed through the use of a trojan horse; therefore, the program is generally installed with user permission. Total PC Defender 2023 is fake and doesn’t work.

Total PC Defender 2023 itself doesn’t work to remove viruses and therefore should be removed immediately. It has a website which it uses to advertise the fake program.

Common symptoms and characteristics of Total PC Defender 2023 and other rogue security programs include:
1. Total PC Defender 2023 is generally installed without user permission through a trojan horse.
2. Total PC Defender 2023 uses pop ups and fake virus scans to scare the user.
3. Total PC Defender 2023 website is unprofessional, with fake testimonials and fake awards.
4. The payment website for Total PC Defender 2023 looks suspicious.
5. Various antivirus and system programs on the user’s computer will stop functioning.

Virus Type: Rogue Security Application
Threat Level: 8 / 10

Below is our recommended removal tool for Total PC Defender 2023. 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 Total PC Defender 2023 with task manager. If task manager has been blocked by Total PC Defender 2023, try using Process Explorer.

Manual Total PC Defender 2023 Removal – In order to manually remove Total PC Defender 2023, the processes associated with Total PC Defender 2023 must be stopped, the files associated with the processes must be removed, and the registry entries must be corrected to the previous state before Total PC Defender 2023 entered the computer.

Stop Total PC Defender 2023 Processes (Learn How To Do This)
Total PC Defender.exe

Remove Total PC Defender 2023 Files (Learn How To Do This)
C:\Program Files\Total PC Defender\
C:\Program Files\Total PC Defender\Total PC Defender.exe

Remove Total PC Defender 2023 Registry Keys (Learn How To Do This)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Total PC Defender 2023
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Total PC Defender 2023

Remove Total PC Defender 2023 Startup Entry (Learn How To Do This)
Total PC Defender.exe

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2 Responses to “Total PC Defender 2023 (TotalPCDefender2010) Virus Removal Guide”

Loones Simon March 31st, 2024 at 3:31 pm

Mijn pc is geïnfecteerd met het nep- antivirusprogramma total pc defender 2010.

Wanneer ik mijn pc opstart en terecht kom op mijn bureaublad, duurt het welgeteld 10 seconden eer total pc defender 2010 tevoorschijn komt. Vanaf ik een programma of bestand wil openen, beweert dit fake programma dat het is geïnfecteerd…

Hoe kan ik ervoor zorgen dat dit fake programma zo snel mogelijk weg is ?


Brittany August 30th, 2023 at 3:12 am

Hey, I’m really confused. As soon as I start my laptop it goes into “System Scan” so I’m not able to go to the “Start” menu. I opened up the task manager and ended every process I could. After that it goes to a black screen and when I start my laptop over it goes right back into “System Scan”. Is there any way you all can give me a detailed step by step way to fix this problem from opening the task manager? I’m in dire need of help.


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