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This guide will give you easy instructions on how to remove Security Tool for free.


What is Security Tool? (Information)


Security Tool is a fake security software which uses fraudulent strategies by displaying false or exaggerated security issues on your computer rather than any legitimate ones to coerce you into purchasing their software.

Security Tool is a new malicious specimen from the same family of rouge anti-spyware as Total Security 2009 and System Security .



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Follow these instructions to continue:

You have to start computer in Safe Mode by doing the following:

  • Restart your computer
  • After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, keep tapping F8.
  • Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear
  • Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode with Networking.




1. Please download this version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware .




2. Install Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware by double clicking on mbam-setup




3. Follow the prompts. Make sure that Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware are checked. Then click finish.




4. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware will automatically update itself after the installation, click the OK button to close that box and you will now be at the main program Window as shown below.

If you are having problems with the updater, you can use this link to manually update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware with the latest database. Make sure that Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is closed before installing the update.


5. Close All opened Windows, Programs, File or Folders.


6. Make sure you are on the Scanner tab. Select Perform quick scan then click the Scan button as shown below.




7. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware will now start scanning your computer for infected files as shown below.




8. When the scan is finished a message box will appear, click OK to continue.




9. Click Show Results.




10. You will now be presented with a screen showing you the malware infections like shown below. Yours may look different depending on the infection you have.


11. Click on Remove selected.




12. When removing the files, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware may require you to restart the computer in order to do a complete removal. If it displays a message stating that it needs to restart, click Yes.




13. After that you can close the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware window, your computer is now cleaned from the malware infection.


To protect and prevent your computer from experiencing future threats like this, we highly recommend purchasing the FULL version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware with real-time (live) protection from this link.




If you are still experiencing problems or difficulties following this guide or require any assistance removing this malware, please post your questions in our Virus, Spyware & Malware Removal forums for free help.

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Last edited by Doctor Inferno on 8th December 2010, 1:51 am; edited 17 times in total

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My gosh, this security tool is crazy. I managed to remove it by following your guide. Thank you. Going to get the full version too.

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[b]ok so i did everything you said and renamed malware bytes but it still notices that it is malwarebytes and i can not open it!

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Hello,

Open a new topic here: http://www.geekpolice.net/virus-spyware-malware-removal-f11/

We will help you from there.

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Thank you! the guide worked great, I shall purchase the PRO version of Malwarebytes, just so that I won't get infected again.

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I found it necessary to go into task manager (Windows XP) and actually stop the Security Tool program. Not only is it malicious but it also protects itself from removal. I suspect that if anyone is having trouble with Malware Bytes that the program "Security Tool" is stopping its removal. Under processes in task manager look for an 8 digit number (the first two numbers on my wife's computer were 34) and stop that process. I found that this program had corrupted her antivirus and I had to remove it and reload it (Antivir). It had also corrupted Malware Bytes which was on her computer. With the process shut down for Security Tool, I was able to make the necessary uninstall and uploads of programs to remove this nasty program from her computer...

Mike

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Good thing your guide worked, I have been searching around for hours.

Thanks, Cheers

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Reboot your pc and press Ctrl+ALt+Delete as soon as it logs in. This is critical to get to the task master before the security tool boots in. Then you will be able to stop the security tool process. which is most probably a series of numbers followed by .exe then you will be able to remove it by a third party spyware remover. Hope this helps

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Thanks so much! It worked! Hooray!

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You can also run in safe mode and do a system restore to a date before you had it... :-)

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Please help I am unable to follow this removal guide for removing Security tool...I cannot open anything

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Srry guys, like some others I'm able to download the anti-spyware software
but UNABLE to accualy run it.

What I tried,
- just searcht it on my pc unable to find it?
- (run anti-spyware)
- with the execute function, type msconfig to prevent it from launching when starting up

non of the above work for me

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This worked amazingly. Thanks so much for your help, i'm completely SecurityTool free.

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You can use a tool called rkill to stop the popups.

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Do you know how this would get into a computer? Seems like over night it just showed up. Should of looked for this before.

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