Do you know what Total Protect 2009 is?
Total Protect 2009 is a pesky rogue anti-spyware program that may be automatically installed onto many computers over the internet through a Trojan horse infection. Total Protect 2009 may seem to be a security tool that will detect and remove spyware threats but we find that this is not the case. Total Protect 2009 is not good for removal or detection of malware.
Total Protect 2009 is not to be trusted for anything. Total Protect 2009 uses many tricks through bogus popup or alert messages that threaten users of a spyware issue or security threat that is not legitimate. The www.totalprotect2009.com website seems to be created by the makers of Total Protect 2009. It is advisable to avoid visiting the www.totalprotect2009.com web page or you may risk installing the Total Protect 2009 program.
In non-techie terms:
Total Protect 2009, like many other fake anti-spyware programs, load into memory at Windows startup making them very difficult to remove. In the case of Total Protect 2009 it tries to get computer users to purchase a full version of Total Protect 2009. Do not fall for this trick. Do not download, install or purchase Total Protect 2009 under any circumstances.
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Aliases: Total Protect 2009, TotalProtect 2009, TotalProtect2009, ww.totalprotect2009.com.
Total Protect 2009 Automatic Removal Instructions
Total Protect 2009 Manual Removal Instructions
This manual removal method is for techie computer users. Total Protect 2009 manual removal may be difficult and time consuming to remove. There's no guarantee that Total Protect 2009 will be removed completely. So read the Total Protect 2009 removal steps carefully and good luck.
Before you start: Close all programs and Internet browsers. Also back up your computer in case you make a mistake and your computer stops working.
- Uninstall Total Protect 2009 Program
Click on Start > Settings > Control Panel > Double-click on Add/Remove Programs. Search for and uninstall Total Protect 2009 if found.
- To stop Total Protect 2009 processes (view process removal steps)
Go to Start > Run > type taskmgr. The click the Processes tab and you'll see a list of running processes.
Search and stop these Total Protect 2009 processes:
For each unwanted process, right-click on it and then select "End task".
- To Unregister Total Protect 2009 DLLs (view DLL removal steps)
Search and unregister these Total Protect 2009 DLLs:
To locate the Total Protect 2009 DLL path, go to Start > Search > All Files or Folders. Type Total Protect 2009 and in the Look in: select either My Computer or Local Hard Drives. Click the Search button.
Once you have the Total Protect 2009 DLL path, go to Start and then click on Run. In the Run command box, type cmd, and then click on OK.
To locate the exact DLL path, type cd in order to change the current directory. To display the contents of the directory, use the dir command. To remove the DLL file type regsvr32 /u FILENAME.dll (FILENAME is the name of the file that you want to unregister).
- To unregister Total Protect 2009 registry keys (view registry keys removal steps)
Go to Start > Run > type regedit > press OK.
Edit the value (on the right pane) by right-clicking on it and selecting the Modify option. Select the Delete option.
Search and delete these Total Protect 2009 registry keys:
- If your homepage has been changed, go to Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > click on the General > click Use Default under Home Page. Add the your desired default homepage, then click Apply > click OK. Open a new web browser to check that you have your desired default homepage.
- Remove Total Protect 2009 Directories.
To find Total Protect 2009 directories, go to Start > My Computer > Local Disk (C:) > Program Files > Show the contents of this folder.
Search and delete the following Total Protect 2009 directories:
C:\Program Files\Total Protect 2009
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Total Protect 2009
Right-click on the Total Protect 2009 folder and select Delete.
A message will appear saying 'Are you sure you want to remove the folder Total Protect 2009 and move all its contents to the Recycle Bin?', click Yes.
Another message will appear saying 'Renaming, moving or deleting Total Protect 2009 could make some programs not work. Are you sure you want to do this?', click Yes.
- To remove Total Protect 2009 icons on your Desktop, drag and drop them to the Recycle Bin.
You've completed the Total Protect 2009 manual removal instructions!
I hope this article has helped you solve your Total Protect 2009 problems. If you want to contribute to this article, post your comment below.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes. By using this information you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. There's no guarantee that Total Protect 2009 will be completely removed from your computer. Seek professional help if your computer continues to experience problems.