How to Remove SecurityTool | Security Tool Removal



Security Tool is the latest rogue antivirus application in the family which includes Total Security 2009 (read my how to remove Total Security 2009 guide if necessary.) It is visually similar and like many of these scareware rogues is very similar in many respects with the exception of the name. This particular rogue installs through web popups and trojans. Web popus will likely appear to be running a security scan of your computer and after the scan it insists you need to download and purchase SecurityTool to fix the problems it finds (how original!) Read on for Security Tool Removal:


Among the alerts you will likely see with SecurityTOol installed are the following:

Security Tool Warning
Spyware.IEMonster activity detected. This is spyware that attempts to steal passwords from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Outlook and other programs.
Click here to remove it immediately with SecurityTool.

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Security Tool Warning
Some critical system files of your computer were modified by malicious program. It may cause system instability and data loss.
Click here to block unauthorised modification by removing threats (Recommended)

These warnings are bogus and are just designed to scare you into purchasing Security Tool. I would suggest if you have this program on your machine that you download malwarebytes antimalware from my virus removal toolkit page. Then update and run a scan with that program. If it is unable to clean things out, you may reboot into safe mode and try again.

The following are files associated with SecurityTool if you need/wish to attempt manual removal:

%UserProf%Application Data4946550101
%UserProf%Application Data49465501014946550101.bat
%UserProf%Application Data49465501014946550101.cfg
%UserProf%Application Data49465501014946550101.exe
%UserProf%DesktopSecurity Tool.lnk
%UserProf%Start MenuProgramsSecurity Tool.lnk

The above are examples – it will randomize the names and folder names for the numbers above. You may need to kill off the running process for SecurityTool in order to remove Security Tool. If you are otherwise unable to delete the files that you find, use the task manager to kill off the running process that matches the randomized name for the exe that you find. It will likely stick out like a sore thumb in the task manager. (Very few legit programs have 10 digit numerical names…)

After the manual removal, or at least the manual disabling of the active rogue, go back and run a scan with an updated version of malwarebytes to make sure the system is clean.

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