Manual removal instructions:
What is TOTALAV_SETUP.EXE?
The main purpose of TOTALAV_SETUP.EXE is to display ads on your PC and to hijack your browser by changing its settings.
Today we will find out what is TOTALAV_SETUP.EXE, how it works and how to delete TOTALAV_SETUP.EXE from your computer.
TOTALAV_SETUP.EXE usually infiltrates your computer while being downloaded in a bundle with a popular hacked programs or while being included in downloaded file with a bunch of other trojans.
TOTALAV_SETUP.EXE causes the great problems for you, such as replacing your browser starting page with malicious one, browser search redirecting, changing security settings and allowing popup advertisements to show up.
You have 2 ways to remove TOTALAV_SETUP.EXE:
Why I recommend you to use an automatic way?
- You know only one virus name: "TOTALAV_SETUP.EXE", but usually you have infected by a bunch of viruses.
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Here’s how to remove TOTALAV_SETUP.EXE virus automatically:
So it was much easier to fix such problem automatically, wasn't it?
That is why I strongly advise you to use UnHackMe for remove TOTALAV_SETUP.EXE redirect or other unwanted software.
How to remove TOTALAV_SETUP.EXE manually:
STEP 1: Check all shortcuts of your browsers on your desktop, taskbar and in the Start menu. Right click on your shortcut and change it's properties.
You can see TOTALAV_SETUP.EXE or another web site at the end of shortcut target (command line). Remove it and save changes.
In addition, check this command line for fake browser's trick.
For example, if a shortcut points to Google Chrome, it must have the path:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe.
Fake browser may be: …\Appdata\Roaming\HPReyos\ReyosStarter3.exe.
Also the file name may be: “chromium.exe” instead of chrome.exe.
STEP 2: Investigate the list of installed programs and uninstall all unknown recently installed programs.
STEP 3: Open Task Manager and close all processes, related to TOTALAV_SETUP.EXE in their description. Discover the directories where such processes start. Search for random or strange file names.
STEP 4: Inspect the Windows services. Press Win+R, type in: services.msc and press OK.
Disable the services with random names or contains TOTALAV_SETUP.EXE in it's name or description.
STEP 5: After that press Win+R, type in: taskschd.msc and press OK to open Windows Task Scheduler.
Delete any task related to TOTALAV_SETUP.EXE. Disable unknown tasks with random names.
STEP 6: Clear the Windows registry from TOTALAV_SETUP.EXE virus.
Press Win+R, type in: regedit.exe and press OK.
Find and delete all keys/values contains TOTALAV_SETUP.EXE.
STEP 10: And at the end, clear your basket, temporal files, browser's cache.
But if you miss any of these steps and only one part of virus remains – it will come back again immediately or after reboot.
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