Manual removal instructions:

TOTALAV_SETUP.EXE is classified as Win32:PUP-gen (potentially unwanted program). What is PUP? PUP is crapware. TOTALAV_SETUP.EXE have several types of unwanted behaviour:
  1. Displaying popup ads.
  2. Hijacking your browser.
  3. Infecting your desktop shortcuts, etc.
  4. Inserting ads to the web pages.
TOTALAV_SETUP.EXE can redirect your browser search, collect your personal information and sell it for advertising. TOTALAV_SETUP.EXE is usually hard in removing. Some people could not find uninstall program for TOTALAV_SETUP.EXE in the Control Panel. Sometimes TOTALAV_SETUP.EXE uninstaller does not work.

How TOTALAV_SETUP.EXE got on your computer?

Usually you got TOTALAV_SETUP.EXE with as part of a bundle with another tool you downloaded from the Internet. Since TOTALAV_SETUP.EXE manufacturer pays software developers for distributing TOTALAV_SETUP.EXE within their applications, TOTALAV_SETUP.EXE is often included as part of the installer. Usually, you have not only one TOTALAV_SETUP.EXE problem, but a bunch of similar WIN32:PUPs.

Technical Information:

  • Full path on a computer= %PROFILE%\\DOWNLOADS\\TOTALAV_SETUP.EXE
  • VirusTotal Testing Results= 4/71
  • MD5= DB1B071E288B171D9EFD2E42370A1CE6
  • File Description= TotalAV Ultimate Antivirus Installer
  • File Version=
  • Legal Copyright= (C) SS Protect Ltd

You have 2 ways to remove TOTALAV_SETUP.EXE:

You have 2 ways

Remove it automatically1. Remove Automatically.
Remove it manually2. Remove Manually.

Why I recommend you to use an automatic way?

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Here’s how to remove TOTALAV_SETUP.EXE virus automatically:

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STEP 3: Remove TOTALAV_SETUP.EXE virus (3 minutes)

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 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.

check installed programs to uninstall

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.

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STEP 4: Inspect the Windows services. Press Win+R, type in: services.msc and press OK.

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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.

Remove TOTALAV_SETUP.EXE from scheduled task list.

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.

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Find and delete all keys/values contains TOTALAV_SETUP.EXE.

Remove TOTALAV_SETUP.EXE Virus from Chrome Extensions

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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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STEP 3: Carefully review the detected threats!

Click Remove button or False Positive.


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