How to remove XP Total Security 2011 Virus?
I just got infected by “Total Security 2011″ Malware/Virus and I wasted a lot of time trying to remove it. The name will change depending on your OS but don’t be confused, they are one and the same.
- Windows 7 – Win 7 Internet Security 2011
- Windows XP – XP Total Security 2011
- WIndows Vista – Vista Total Security 2011
This will be a quick post on how to remove this bad virus. I have no idea where I got this one and McAfee failed me (well, I can’t remove it from this laptop).
- System Restore
I just ran system restore and so far so good. The virus is nowhere to be found.
Sometimes this will not work because the virus is able to block opening programs (it blocks out all browsers).
- Manual removal – (mine was kkg.exe) -Source (http://www.virusremovalguru.com/?p=6844)
Stop XP Total Security 2011 Processes (run task manager)
Remove XP Total Security 2011 Files
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Application Data\[random letters].exe
Remove XP Total Security 2011 Registry Keys
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\XP Total Security 2011
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\XP Total Security 2011
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\XP Total Security 2011
Remove XP Total Security 2011 Startup Entry (run msconfig.exe)
Hope this helps,
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