What is Total System Care?

Total System Care by SafeBytes Software Inc. is a non-beneficial Windows Optimizer that causes many problems for computer users. Malware and Security analysts have flagged this possibly rogue software as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) in the scareware category of computer threats due to aggressive marketing tactics and misleading system scan results.

Total System Care

The Total System Care virus (although not technically a computer virus) is known to cause many problems relating to the invasion of privacy, targeted advertisements, misleading registry scans, misleading marketing tactics, and decrease in system performance and loss of internet connection. Furthermore, if potential Total System Care scareware is installed, the program will automatically and without direct authorization enable remote access to the computer.

Total System Care malware

Once this program is installed it will begin to a scan a computer system for Speed and Performance, ActiveX and Class issues, Registry Errors, malware, and junk files. The scan results will always claim that a very large amount of errors are found during the scan and that the System Health is critical. The program may state “Your system has 784 registry errors affecting your PC performance” and will make it impossible to close the program, only giving the options to Register Now, Review Full Scan Details, or Minimize. This is why many analysts and vendors have this program listed as rogue or scareware. These scan results are designed to scare victims into purchasing the full version of this misleading software.

Many users have also found potential Total System Care malware installed onto their Windows computer without consent. This is because this program may include themselves in suspicious marketing packages that allow it to bundle with third-party items.

In some cases users will be presented with the option to install Total System Care and other items, including browser add-ons and extensions during the installation process of third-party software from websites such as download.com; However, the request to decline the offer is often ignored or presented in a strategic location.

How to remove Total System Care (Virus Removal)

This Total System Care removal guide contains instructions to remove Total System Care virus and other malware from Microsoft Windows. Get rid of fake Total System Care scareware with the steps provided on this webpage.

  1. Automatic Removal Guide
  2. Manual Removal Guide
  3. For Tech Support Call 1-888-879-0084 and we will kindly assist you with removing this computer infection.

1. Automatic Removal Guide

Use the instructions below to automatically remove Total System Care and third-party malware.

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1. We highly recommend writing down the toll free number below in case you run into any issues or problems while following the instructions. Our techs will kindly assist you with any problems.

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2. Install the free or paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

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3. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the program. *Malwarebytes may automatically begin to update and scan your computer at this point.

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4. Once the Malwarebytes program has been open, if a scan has not initiated, please click the large Scan Now button or visit the “Scan” tab to initiate a scan. Before the scan is started Malwarebytes may ask to update the software, make sure to do so if prompted to.

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5. Once the scan is complete, click the Quarantine All button to remove the files.

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6. You may also chose to visit the History tab and click Delete All to remove these files from the Quarantine log, although these files no longer prove a threat.

If you are still having issues with malware it is recommended to download and install a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro by Surfright to eradicate existing malicious files.

CCleaner by Piriform

CCleaner can be used to automatically repair internet browser settings, system settings, and uninstall unwanted software.

1. Install the free or paid version of CCleaner by Piriform.

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2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

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3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.

4. To automatically uninstall unwanted software, navigate to the Uninstall tab and search for the program in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the unwanted software as selected by clicking the Run Uninstaller button.

2. Manual Removal Guide

If permitted, use the instructions below to manually uninstall Total System Care from Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 Operating Systems.

How to uninstall Total System Care

1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel (on Windows 8, right click the bottom left corner to access the Windows 8 Start Menu).

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2. Click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program.

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3. In the list of installed programs search for Total System Care by SafeBytes Software Inc. and other potentially unwanted software. Once the potentially rogue Windows program is located, double click the unwanted program or highlight it in the list and click the Uninstall button.

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