Total XP Security (TotalXPSecurity) Virus Removal Guide

Total XP Security

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

Total XP Security is a clone of Total Vista Security. The following programs are also similar to Total XP Security:

Antivirus XP 2010, Vista Internet Security, Vista Internet Security 2023, Vista Antivirus Pro, Vista Guardian, Antivirus Vista 2023, XP Internet Security, XP Internet Security 2023, Win 7 Antispyware 2023, Win 7 Internet Security, Win 7 Internet Security 2023, Win7 Guardian, XP Antivirus Pro, XP Guardian, and XP AntiSpyware 2023

Total XP Security is a fake antivirus program. Total XP Security generally infects systems running XP. Total XP Security hopes to trick the user into thinking that it is a real program by using various tactics such as a fake antivirus scan and pop ups. Total XP Security is fake and doesn’t work. The program is generally installed through the use of a trojan horse. Total XP Security main executable is AVE.exe, which is similar to AV.exe. Total XP Security will modify the registry; therefore, the registry must be fixed before removing AVE.exe. The comments here may provide insight. AVE.exe is generally a hidden file.

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

Common symptoms and characteristics of Total XP Security and other rogue security programs include:
1. Total XP Security is generally installed without user permission.
2. Total XP Security uses pop ups and fake virus scans to scare the user.
3. Various antivirus and system programs on the user’s computer will stop functioning.

Manual Total XP Security Removal – In order to manually remove Total XP Security, the processes associated with Total XP Security 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 XP Security entered the computer.

Stop Total XP Security Processes (Learn How To Do This)

Remove Total XP Security Files (Learn How To Do This)
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Application Data\ave.exe

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

Remove Total XP Security Startup Entry (Learn How To Do This)

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5 Responses to “Total XP Security (TotalXPSecurity) Virus Removal Guide”

Susy Q April 2nd, 2024 at 5:22 pm

I used spy bot to locate the registry files. purged them. the pop up stopped and the viruses blocking me from using microsoft programs stopped. I then searched for ave.exe and deleted it. my problem appears to be fixed.

Mike April 27th, 2024 at 10:19 pm

How can they (microsoft) allow this to go on? The malware is labled as a Microsoft program, so of course I trusted it. I got rid of it for about 2 months, but then it came back….

Larry March 18th, 2024 at 6:07 pm

Could someone please contact me and help us remove this virus? I’m not exactly the computer guru, but we are stuck. Hope to hear from someone who can help…..Thank you

jarry abbas March 30th, 2024 at 11:12 am

I cant find ave.exe file can someone tell me how to find it

jimbo April 18th, 2024 at 5:13 am

Could not find AVE.EXE so I am stuck. Not sure where the files are located on my computer.
McAfee Virus Scan Enterprise did not find this. How can this be?

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