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Security Tool (aka SecurityTool) is a trusty-named badware application that spreads its nasty executables via the use of dirty blackhat methodology. Security Tool injects its code without notifying the owner of the compromised PC, i.e. bypassing any and all authentication. A separate way of intrusion is browser hacking exemplified by Sitesecuritytest.com hijacker. Therefore, being an average PC user, you have all “chances” to discover someday that Security Tool is on your computer, even though you never installed it. When inside the host computer system and running, Security Tool triggers an obsessively immense number of popup ads that alert the user about the alleged location of PC viruses, trojans, worms, keyloggers and tons of other nasty stuff that needs to be removed at all costs. For instance, Security Tool may report the parasite called Spyware.IEMonster through annoying system tray alerts. This impression of having a severely contaminated machine is deceptive and must not be taken for granted. We are writing this with such confidence because Security Tool proved to have an empty security database at its disposal, so it cannot possibly find or eliminate any malware. Considering the above, the best way around with Security Tool is removing it, no matter how trustworthy and legit its name sounds. Important to know, Security Tool is known to disable the use of antivirus programs that could remove it. Additionally, this rogue tends to hide its directories so that the victim is unable to find and delete them. However, there is a pretty effective method to go about this. Go to ‘My Computer’ – ‘Local Disk’ (usually C drive) – ‘Documents and Settings’ – ‘All Users’. Choose ‘Tools’ option on top – click ‘Folder Options’ – hit ‘View’ tab. Under ‘View’ tab, put a check mark to select ‘Show hidden files and folders’ – and uncheck ‘Hide protected Operating System files’ option. Now, inside ‘Application Data’ folder you should be able to see Security Tool’s folder – it’s the one with 8 digit-long folder name. Open up that folder, you will see a process like ’12345678.exe’ inside that directory. Rename this process and make it, say, ’123test678.exe’. REBOOT your PC. You should now be able to see Security Tool icon on your desktop, and the virus should be paralyzed for a while. Use this ‘quiet’ period to download the remover below and run it to remove Security Tool once and for all. Please, follow Security Tool removal guide below to protect your cyber routine against the impact of this tricky and destructive malware.
Malware Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Malware Author: Innovagest2000 SL
Threat Level: Critical
Advice: Immediately remove and scan for additional malware
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How to remove Security Tool and affiliated threats manually:
Manual removal of Security Tool is a feasible objective if you have sufficient expertise in dealing with program files, processes, .dll files and registry entries.
The files to be deleted are listed below:
- %UserProfile%\Application Data\4946550101
- %UserProfile%\Application Data\4946550101\4946550101.bat
- %UserProfile%\Application Data\4946550101\4946550101.cfg
- %UserProfile%\Application Data\4946550101\4946550101.exe
- %UserProfile%\Desktop\Security Tool.lnk
- %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Security Tool.lnk
The registry entries that need to be removed are as follows:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Security Tool
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “4946550101″
Please, be aware that manual removal of Security Tool is a cumbersome process and does not always ensure complete deletion of the malware, due to the fact that some files might be hidden or may get reanimated automatically afterwards. Moreover, manual interference of this kind may cause damage to the system. That’s why we strongly recommend automatic removal of Security Tool, which will save your time and enable avoiding any system malfunctions and guarantee the needed result.
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- September 24, 2009
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