Remove Security Tool
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  (72/100)
Security Tool is also known as SecurityTool, Security Tool 2011, Security Tool 2012 | Type: Rogue Antispyware

2012 Update: there might be new versions of this tool called: Security Tool 2011 and Security Tool 2012.

Security Tool is a rogue antivirus application that deliberately gives reports of false system security threats on your computer and displays fake security alerts or notifications to make you think your PC is infected with malware. The misleading application is from the same family as Total security 2009 and System Security. When installed, SecurityTool will be configured to start automatically when you log on into Windows. Then it will imitate system scan and display a variety of infections that can't be removed unless you purchase the program. The files detected during the scan are either harmless or legitimate system files and can't cause any damage to your computer.

Security Tool is pushed through the use of Trojans, fake online anti-malware scanners and other malicious software. It is installed along with Trojans FakeAV that display fake security warnings and promote SecurityTool malware. Once running, the bogus program will block legit programs and especially anti-virus software. Another interesting thing is that if you click on Updates button, you will see "Updating", but actually there is no network activity. It's just another argument why Security Tool is classified as a rogue security application. What is more, this parasite will impersonate Windows Security Center and constantly display warnings/notifications about serious security threats and privacy issues. It may claim that your computer is under attack by an Internet virus or that private data can be stolen. For example:

"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."

To make things worse, SecurityTool or its 2011 and 2012 variants will hijack web browsers and block certain security websites obviously to protect itself from being deleted. It should be already obvious that this program is a scam. Do not purchase it. Instead, please use the removal guide below to remove Security Tool from your PC manually for free.

Related files: Uninstall.exe, 4946550101.bat

Security Tool properties:
• Changes browser settings
• Shows commercial adverts
• Stays resident in background

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Security Tool manual removal

Kill processes:
4946550101.exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareSecurity Tool
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "4946550101"
Delete files:
4946550101.bat
4946550101.cfg
4946550101.exe
Security Tool.lnk
Security Tool.lnk
Delete directories:
%UserProfile%Application Data4946550101

Geolocation of Security Tool

This map reveals the prevalence of Security Tool. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: India, United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Netherlands.

QR code for Security Tool removal instructions

Security Tool qrcode QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.
The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Security Tool are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Security Tool right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.

Information added: 2009-09-25 02:00
Information updated: 2012-04-19 06:11

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Users comments about Security Tool:

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<Guest>
Security Tool made its way to our desktop yesterday. We had difficulty renewing/upgrading our Norton Internet Security purchase with the PC Jump Start service. But Ayman with NortonLive-PC Jumpstart took care of it all for us. We are glad to report that Security Tool is gone and no longer a problem.
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<Guest>
thanks for your help in removing this problem also i found these files related to the security tools malware

4099226.exe
4946550101.exe

i also had to delete these

VR
B.B.
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<Guest>
Thanks for the help. I found this file under 47082728 on my system. Please note this variation. The removal option was correct though. Also note that this program renames/ deletes malware bytes application info.
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<Guest>
Your Remover for Security Tool download wouldn't run for me, in fact nothing would run... no task manager, no Run dialogue, no safe mode. In the end I found your link to Killbox.net, downloaded their app which did the trick!
Windows XP 9th Oct 09
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I have this virus. I tried to download spyware doctor, but the program shut it off. This virus also shuts down my internet and wont let me open saved files that contain antivirus software. What can i do?
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<Guest>
how to remove the program if we will not use it or pay for it. we install it by mistake.
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<Guest>
I didn't have this issue until I downloaded Warner Brothers Digital Copy Manager and when I try to remove it, it wont uninstall.
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<Guest>
Please, I cant uniinstal security tool nothing works security tool is shuting all anti spywares and also eset nod32 please help me ...
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<Guest>
No apps or exe's will run in normal mode as Security Tool will disable or terminate any app or exe. You have to go into safe mode and follow the instructions above or run your spyware removal apps from within safe mode.
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<Guest>
i cant run any anti-spyware software on my computer cause as soon as i try my computer switches itself off to cause its infected so i cant uninstall it help me...!!! there must be a simple way!!!
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<Guest>
i cant run any anti-spyware also in my computer!... Can give me a way to delete it?!.. plssss i need to delete the fcking rogue!....
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<Guest>
How long has this rogue been an issue? What about "Spyware Doctor"?
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<Guest>
Someone needs to kill these people!
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<Guest>
Mine was listed as 53157829.exe ... it appears to be generating random numbers for the file/registry entries it creates on different computers.

I guess the message is that if it's behaving in the way described then it's probably this rogue, even if the number is different.
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<Guest>
how do i find the "number".exe i've tried the safe mode way and try to connect to this site but it doesnt want to work! any ideas? windows XP by the way
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ProHacker
Well,ive been infected with this file,Hate it,but is dealing with it.
Registries are gone,running malewarebytes(deleted another rouge antivirus before)
I never got the "number".exe process,and it doesnt have program file files.
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<Guest>
please someone; i cant do or open anything because the security tool or that windows police blocks everything. PLEASE CAN SOMEBODY EXPLAIN HOW TO DEAL WITH THIS? i really dont know what to do :(
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<Guest>
it won't let me downliad any rmeoval processes such as malwarebyte antimalware
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<Guest>
I remove security tool by making CTRL+ALT+DEL at the startup of windows xp before the spyware begins, and then close the process. I´ve used Anti-malware (from malwarebytes) in a free version. Good Luck :)
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<Guest>
this just destroyed my desktop, i tried to remove the program but my computer shut down before i could, and now i can't even start it up in safe mode, it's just a black screen with no icons or start bar or anything.
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