Total PC Defender 2010 on laptop

June 9, 2010 at 09:51:18
Specs: Windows XP
Hi, the Toral PC defender 2010 virus has frozen the laptop and I can't get to any program, it over rides everything. I managed to run spybot but when it finished scanning I closed it but it froze with a blue screen. When I rebooted it populated the viruses I cleaned and now it is even slower and harder to get to any application, even on a safe mode. I turned off the wireless network connection assuming it renews itself by downloading the cleaned parts but it is not helping. Any idea what I should do? I do have Hijackthis but I can't open any files.
Thank you.

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June 9, 2010 at 11:00:00
Try downloading Hitman Pro and or Malware Bytes.

Hitman Pro:

Malware Bytes:

Rename both files/and or which ever you choose to something like 1234.exe, so that the virus doesn't disable them, you can scan with Malware Bytes in safe mode (which is highly recommended), but you cannot scan with Hitman Pro 3.5. in safe mode.

If you cannot open any .exe files, this might fix the problem (try doing it in safe mode though)

: (click on the one that says .exe)

Also, you could try downloading both^ those programs in Safe Mode with Networking, which might help.

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June 9, 2010 at 17:44:23
Kill processes: Total PC Defender.exe

Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Total PC Defender
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Total PC Defender 2010
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Total PC Defender 2010"

Delete directories & files:
c:\Program Files\Total PC Defender
c:\Program Files\Total PC Defender\Total PC Defender.exe
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Total PC Defender.lnk
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Total PC Defender.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Total PC Defender
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Total PC Defender\Total PC Defender.lnk
c:\Program Files\Total PC Defender 2010\
c:\Program Files\Total PC Defender 2010\Total PC Defender 2010.exe
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Total PC Defender 2010.lnk
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Total PC Defender 2010.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Total PC Defender 2010
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Total PC Defender 2010\Total PC Defender 2010.lnk

Follow the steps in the removal guide article below to remove Total PC Defender and any related malware:

If your current anti-virus solution let this infection through, you may want to consider purchase Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 to protect against these types of threats in the future

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June 11, 2010 at 07:37:35
Thank you very much for your all the help. However, the cursor is absolutely frozen and it is impossible to open anything. I thought I could download the prescribed apps on USB from another machine and launch it on the laptop but can't move the cursor. How do I get around the frozen cursor, any suggestions?
Your help is very much appreciated.

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June 11, 2010 at 08:36:37
Have you tried booting into safe mode, and deleting the registry entries as Uronstone posted above?. As for the mouse issue, again, maybe powering off the machine, and rebooting into safe mode might fix the mouse issue (I would try disconnecting the mouse for 30 seconds).

This might also help you:

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June 14, 2010 at 08:47:17
Thank you very much xryanx and uronstone for all your help. This is what I did: for some reason pressing F8 couldn't take me to the safe mode, so I used boot cd and disabled the network connection. Run HijackThis and deleted Total PC Defender.exe, then cleaned registry and finally run spybot s&d and cleand out the rest. Finally connected to the network and run Hitman Pro3.5. The only problem was from Hitman Pro3.5 as it is not a stand alone application and doesn't work off line. I can't explain but I found it looping (poping up again and again) even after cleaning was complete. So, I uninstalled it. Otherwise, everything seems to work fine now. Once again, thank you both very much for the help.

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June 14, 2010 at 13:24:44

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June 17, 2010 at 02:57:14
Total PC Defender 2010 is a rogue spyware fake program. this vrius is a scam, do not pay for it as it is desgined to trick users into buying this fake software. to remove TOTAL PC DEFENDER 2010 virus, follow the instructions within this tutorial

TechVTS - Virus removal techniques

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June 18, 2010 at 01:50:31
See here:

Use Malwarebytes to Remove Malware

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June 18, 2010 at 07:56:51
Thank you old.boy71 and easd for your replies. The problem with most of anti-spyware/malware/virus is that they require you to be connected to the network as they don't work offline. I believe that some viruses renew themselves unless you get to the .exe file of the virus and remove it first and then clean up the registry while offline. I connected to the network after and cleaned up the rest. My biggest problem was when I repeatedly tried pressing F8 right after start and couldn’t be on Safe Mode or move the cursor. All is well now and thank you both again.

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June 20, 2010 at 02:32:03
Following the removal guide article below:

If your current anti-virus solution let this infection through, you may want to consider purchase the best and latest internet security software Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 to protect against these types of threats in the future.

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