How to remove 360 Total Security from your computer

Uninstalling 360 Total Security from your computer

Hello. Many users were dissatisfied with the work of the Chinese complex utility 360 Total Security and at some point there was a desire to uninstall the application. But not always this process ends successfully. At a minimum, the program will leave behind a lot of “garbage”. In the worst case, important files that were in quarantine may be scrubbed. Now you will learn how to remove 360 Total Security antivirus correctly and without much effort.

The Hidden Threat

You may be asking yourself, “Why remove this antivirus?” These days, every company that sells goods and services is trying to learn more about its potential customers. To this end, harmless software is developed that performs laptop protection, removes garbage, and cleans the registry.

And behind the scenes there are more “terrible” things going on: collecting personal data, sending browser usage statistics, selling information about your preferences, contacts to third parties. Bottom line. You start getting emails from promotional newsletters that you didn’t subscribe to. In addition, Total Security 2016 is constantly updated in stealth mode. How do we know that this “useful” software has not turned into a “spy”?

Total Security settings window

Methods of removal

Let’s start with the simplest methods, which do not always work. Next, let’s consider effective measures that almost 100% of the time give a positive result for Windows 10 and other operating systems.

Through the list of installed applications

  • In the “Control Panel” open “Programs and components”. When the list of programs will load, find our software and click on the button (as in the screenshot):

  • If a protection mechanism is triggered, an error message will appear. In this case, go to the Total Security settings and uncheck this checkbox:

Total Security settings window

Be sure to restart your PC, then unload the application from RAM by clicking “Exit” in the menu:

360 Total Security menu with Exit button
  • Try to go into “Programs and Components” now to perform the uninstall. If it was successful, the following window will appear:
Screen to confirm the uninstallation of 360 TS
  • If nothing happens, then try to go to the folder with the utility and run the Uninstall file, which is located at the following path:

C:\Program Files (x86)\360\Total Security

  • A warning message should appear (as in the screenshot above). Click on “OK” and wait for the process to complete.

It happens very rarely that all the above does not work. Most likely the antivirus is corrupted and you need to restore it first. To do this, go to our website section download – antiviruses – 360 total security download

After installation, try to repeat the previous steps of this instruction.

Did you achieve your goal? Congratulations! If you have any questions, write in the comments.

The hardest part is over. All that remains is to clean up the system a bit, remove unnecessary keys from the registry. Do not worry, we will do it automatically.


Cleaning the “trash” after removal

Now I will tell you about cool utilities that will help to remove all traces of Total Security from your computer. I recommend to perform all the steps below only in safe mode.

CCleaner

Personally, I use this application all the time for preventative purposes. I do not like to accumulate gigabytes of junk (temporary files, cache of visited sites, etc.). From time to time, at least once a week, I run the “cleaner” and enjoy the cleanliness of the system.

  • First of all you need to download CCleaner from our site.
  • Install it, choosing the Russian language.
  • Launch it and immediately find yourself in the “Cleanup” tab.
  • First click the “Analyze” button (bottom), and when the list of unnecessary items appears, select the second button (right).
CCleaner (Analysis and cleaning) program window
  • Then switch to the Registry tab and follow the instructions in this order:
CCleaner (Registry window)
  • That is all! The antivirus is completely “destroyed”. All that remains is to perform a reboot.

Removing Extensions from Browsers

If while using this antivirus you have agreed to add a component to your browser to protect against malicious sites, you should perform a couple more actions.

For Google Chrome:

  • Click on the settings button (a list-shaped icon, three horizontal lines), which is located in the upper right corner.
  • A menu will appear. Go to “Extras” – “Extensions”.
  • Near 360 TS click on the image of a trash can.
Google Chrome Extensions

For Firefox:

  • Open the main menu and select “Extensions”.
  • Go to the “Extensions” section.
  • Select the unnecessary plugin and disable it.
Disabling Mozilla Firefox components

I’m sure I haven’t told you anything complicated, as the saying goes: “I haven’t discovered America”. I can not say that 360 Total Security is so dangerous, but it is up to you to decide.

Regards, Victor

17.06.2016 8:58 7128

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