What is Total Vista Security

Total Vista Security is a fake security suite. It is a clone of the rogue antivirus software XP Guardian, which has irritated a lot of computer users all over the world just a couple of months back.

Total Vista Security takes the help of vulnerabilities present in your computer to slip its traces, which takes command of your system on the next booting. It displays lots of fake alarm screens and warnings that your computer is infected with lots of malware and spyware. It tries to sell its full licensed version by scaring you about fictitious infections.

Please do not fall in its trap. The presence of Total Vista Security on your computer is the biggest infection your are having and you need to take immediate action for its removal from your computer. You can try following steps for that.

Technical Details of Total Vista Security

  • Full name: Total Vista Security, Total VistaSecurity
  • Date Appeared: Mar. 2010
  • Characteristic: Rogue security program
  • URL: http://registrydoctor2008(dot)com

Do I need to remove Total Vista Security

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How to Uninstall Total Vista Security scam

The best way for the removal of  Total Vista Security is to install a good quality Anti-spyware Program and scan your system for any infections.

Automatic removal of Total Vista Security is always good and complete as compared to any attempts to manually remove it, which may sometime lead to erroneous results. If you are not completely aware of all the files and registry entries used by this rogue anti-spyware, then we do not recommend you to attempt for the manual removal of Total Vista Security.

Instructions to get rid of Total Vista Security

If you really want to remove the Total Vista Security infection on your system manually then proceed as follows.

Step 1: Kill the Total Vista Security ProcessesLearn how to do that


Step 2: Remove Total Vista Security files, folders and all associated Total Vista Security DLL files:Learn how to do that


Step 3: Uninstall Total Vista Security registry entries: Learn how to do that

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\av.exe” /START “%1” %*
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\secfile\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\av.exe” /START “%1” %*
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\av.exe” /START “%1” %*
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\secfile\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\av.exe” /START “%1” %*
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\av.exe” /START “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode\command “(Default)” = “%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\av.exe” /START “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe” -safe-mode
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\av.exe” /START “C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center “AntiVirusOverride” = “1”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center “FirewallOverride” = “1”

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