Security Tool / SecurityTool Virus Removal Guide
Virus Type: Rogue Security Application
Threat Level: 8 / 10
Security Tool is a fake antivirus program. Security Tool is a clone of Total Security and System Security. Security Tool hopes to trick the user into thinking that it is a real program by using various methods. Security Tool hopes to also scare the user into purchasing the program by displaying fake virus scan results. Security Tool is fake and doesn’t work.
Below is our recommended removal tool for Security Tool. The removal tool has been rated 5 cows out of 5 by Tucows and was previously CNET’s Editor’s Choice. Feel free to download it below.
If you are unable to run the removal tool, or are unable to run any programs in general, you may need to stop the processes associated with Security Tool with task manager. If task manager has been blocked by Security Tool, try using Process Explorer. The process, [random numbers].exe, should be stopped. You can also try renaming the removal tool to make it run.
Security Tool will tell the user that their computer is infected and will use tactics to convince the user to purchase it. It has a website which it uses to advertise the fake program. It may also use pop ups to convince the user to purchase the program. SecurityTool is similar to its previous clones in that it uses randomized filenames to make it hard to find.
Common symptoms and characteristics of Security Tool and other rogue security programs include:
1. Security Tool is generally installed without user permission through a trojan horse.
2. Security Tool uses pop ups and fake virus scans to scare the user.
3. Various antivirus and system programs on the user’s computer will stop functioning.
The comments posted by users below may provide insight into removing Security Tool.
Manual Security Tool Removal - In order to manually remove Security Tool, the processes associated with Security Tool must be stopped, the files associated with the processes must be removed, and the registry entries must be corrected to the previous state before Security Tool infected the computer.
Stop Security Tool Processes (Learn How To Do This)
Remove Security Tool Files (Learn How To Do This)
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\[random numbers]\
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\[random numbers]\[random numbers].exe
Remove Security Tool Registry Keys (Learn How To Do This)
Remove Security Tool Startup Entry (Learn How To Do This)
Block Security Tool Related Websites (Learn How To Do This)
If you are receiving pop ups from specific websites related to SecurityTool, you can block these websites through your HOSTS file.
Common Questions -
1. What is a computer virus? (Click Here To View)
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3. What common symptoms show that my computer may be infected? (Click Here To View)
4. What is a rogue security application? (Click Here To View)
5. What are some antivirus and antispyware programs which I can use to remove viruses and spyware? (Click Here To View)
If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to comment below. If you need any help with any of the steps, please don’t hesitate to comment below. We recommend that you follow our safety tips so that you can keep your computer clean Please Click Here to View Our Safety Tips. It is also best to upgrade to Internet Explorer 8 for better web browsing security.
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