How to Uninstall Total Defense Internet Security Suite

Hey! WATCH OUT! The site ahead (Editor’s note: contains harmful programs! Wait a minute! What’s that genuine warning alert (aka, "Security Error") from Google Chrome? Attackers?! If not, what’s the deal – do you need to uninstall Total Defense Internet Security Suite, or switch from that security tool to other brands in the market?

How to Uninstall Total Defense Internet Security Suite?

Generally, the best method to use will depend on your version of Windows and your PC skills. We just hope they work well on a variety of personal computers and specific situations, and you achieve expected results later. But, apparently, but the ideal one depends greatly on the changes you have made to your OS.

Uninstall the said Total Defense app on Windows 10

It’s been over one year since Microsoft released Windows 10 operating system, and yet many starters still have trouble with managing the installed apps and/or other computer programs:

Suppose you know or ensure that TDISS was correctly installed on your computer, see if your annoyance can be addressed by choosing one of the following given methods that best meets your level:

  • Making the best of the huge, black Start list: You’ll only have to detect the following Total Defense Security Center first, and you right click on that app, and then launch the option "Uninstall" on the menu.
  • The Plan B is that, you check the "All apps" section, enter the following "Total Defense" file folder, you then right-click on the aforementioned Center application, selecting the Uninstall option will make you land on the programs list directly.
  • Simply typing control in the Search box on your taskbar will also make it easy for you to uninstall this Total Defense app w/ the help of Control Panel, when you’ve disabled the "Search online and include web results" option in "Cortana & Search".
  • The fourth method is to utilize the Apps & features settings – this entry too give easy-to-follow instructions on how to rid of the said Total Defense security tool in your system.

If you’re relatively familiar with the traditional way of erasing an unwanted program, a good test is to give one of the first 3 methods a go. By default you can directly access the Windows’s built-in uninstall tool by copying and pasting the following directory Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features into the address bar:

  • Once your own Programs and Features shows up, locate the target app, simply press the Enter key on your keyboard or, launch the embedded Uninstall option on the programs list.
  • If you plan to try other top-rated antivirus software (suite), you should uncheck the option "Keep program data for future re-install", and you hit the dark blue "Uninstall" button later.
  • Ignore Windows’ security alert, temporarily.
  • Please wait while the standard uninstallation is in progress.
  • When the express uninstallation process is completed, you will need to have your computer rebooted. There are 2 ways of restarting your operating system. You can do this by applying one of the following 2 options to TOTAL DEFENSE INTERNET SECURITY (uninstall wizard).
  • Remember that, when you enter your desktop again, it is essential you clear out Total Defense related leftovers, e.g., some protected or hidden location of installation information. Please note that despite your best efforts to erase those leftover hives, those items may still be caught by other malware protection. Worse still, those remains would mess up your effort to install other anti-virus program on the market.
  • Em, one more thing, getting rid of the possibly unused "MS Visual C++ 2015"

Uninstall Total Defense Internet Security Suite on Windows 8.1 & 8

Similar options are also available in your Win 8 system. Those options too can be used the next time you wanna remove the said Total Defense app manually. This means you can get rid of the following Total Defense Security Center through Control Panel as well. For example, a Windows 8 computer contains some frequently accessed settings relating to managing those non-system apps or to better system performance.

And if you installed the product on a Windows XP SP3 or Windows 7 based computer, we’ve also provided you with different tips of completing the task at hand. Because, if the Suite detected the Microsoft .NET Framework 4 suite was missing, it should have asked you to install that requirement. Think about the deletion of that installation of .NET, as that potentially unused item may affect the performance of your PC later.

In particular, if you cannot get the work done, all your attempts fails, or the results are very poor, it is highly likely that target item was not correctly configured or, there was something wrong with Windows Installer. And, if the original software information has become corrupted there is no effective way of recovering those stuff and, the best option is to use an uninstall tool PRO to help you out. By the way, I could not word it any better. Also, sometimes, I use that uninstaller to clean some terrible program.

What is the existing evidence that the "BIG RED CROSS" really matters? Why?

Here’s a summarized discussion of the rise of toolbared/hijacked browsers and the ‘requirements’ to completely uninstall the undesired Total Defense Internet Security Suite on your PC. Please note that the Total Defense, Inc. has fully updated this old security program (PKA, CA Internet Security Suite) to Total Defense Unlimited Internet Security (v2015).

Looking back, when we tested if the classic uninstall routine works, by installing the said antivirus suite on a Windows 8 computer, there were two check boxes for Yahoo! Toolbar and, we purposely jammed the blue "Submit" button so that ribbon was successfully installed with permission of the system owner.

Then, if you too have TDISS and would like to try using other better brands in the antivirus market, you need to complete the following to-do tasks first:

  • Mission 1: delete Total Defense Internet Security Suite (version number, from Control Panel programs/uninstall list;
  • Extra Step #1: we kindly recommend checking your browser settings, by which we mean the "Toolbars and Extensions" in Windows Internet Explorer 11 and the Extensions section in Google Chrome.
  • Extra Step #2: try detecting and clearing out Total Defense related remaining items thoroughly, only if you would feel comfortable with the idea of editing file system and/or Registry Editor manually.
  • Going the extra mile: make the best of Google and/or other search engine providers, dig into the huge antivirus/ anti-malware vendor market, and compare those highly rated options only and choose only one that truly works for & suits you.

PS: If you are still having issues uninstalling the Total Defense product, please feel free to contact us here with details of the problem.

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