How would I delete Total Security in my computer. Thanks in advance to anybody who can help me with this?

I have accidentally downloaded this anti virus program, but when i try to delete it in the add/remove program @ control panel, it says THIS VERSION OF TOTAL SECURITY IS FOR EVALUATING PURPOSES ONLY. THE REMOVAL FEATURES ARE DISABLED”

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  1. King Vista says:

    I don’t know if this will work, but, sometimes, it works if you remove it while you have your computer in Safe Mode. I don’t know of any specific way to tell you how to get to safe mode, but, usually if you have a few programs open and do a forced shut-down, without closing the programs, when you restart your computer Windows will warn you that you did not do a proper shut-down and will give you a list of options to choose how you want Windows to start back up. Chose to start Windows in “Safe Mode”.

    Now, while you are in safe mode continue to your add/remove programs and try again to remove the selected app. I don’t know why, but sometimes this works, and sometimes it doesn’t, but that’s all that I can think to do. Sorry! Be sure to run Windows Defender on your PC whether or not you get it installed. Something doesn’t sound right.

    Also, before you do the forced shut-down, I, would disable the service, completely from your “system configuration” You can only do this if you have administrative privilege. First, click Start and type “System Configuration”, select system configuration & open. Now, you will be asked if you have admin. privilege continue. Press continue to open. Once open select the “Services” tab and unchecked any of the boxes that refer to the app. you want to remove. Also, do the same on the “starup” tab. You don’t want this program to be running while you are attempting to remove it. You can choose “Safe Mode” by checking this box on the “BOOT” tab, but I wouldn’t mess with it. Now, once you have applied these settings you can select “Done” from the bottom of the window. You will be asked to restart Now or Don’t Restart Now. Choose not to restart so that you can do a hard/forced shutdown, and do the “Safe Mode” startup.

    Hope this helps.

  2. ilknur K says:

    Restart You computer Safe Mode with Networking:

    1.Log out and reboot your machine.
    2.When the machine starts the reboot sequence, press the F8 key repeatedly.
    3.Select Safe Mode with Networking from the resulting menu.
    4. Login. If the malware has changed your password, try logging in as Administrator. By default, Administrator has no password.
    5.The machine will continue booting, but the Windows desktop will look different.
    Then in The Safe With Networking .Download and Scan By Using Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware;mostPopTwoColWrap&cdlPid=10997763

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    6.When you’re finished Remove Virus log out and reboot back into normal mode

  3. CHICO86426 says:

    Ok, here’s what I did,

    1. Boot up your PC

    2. As soon as your desktop appears, go to the START menu.

    3. Open SEARCH, then click FOR FILES or FOLDERS

    4. Search for “Total Security”. Two files should appear in the search results field, DELETE BOTH IMMEDIATELY then EMPTY YOUR RECYCLE BIN IMMEDIATELY!!!

    Now you must do this quick before the program has time to open. I have Zone Alarm and it held it back long enough for me to find and delete it.

    And for safety precautions, I recommend performing a System Restore. Remember to make sure you restore it to before “Total Security” started popping up.

    Hope I helped.

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