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Security Tool. How to Remove? (Uninstall Guide)

removal by - -   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

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.

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Comments on Security Tool

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John
If we use the genuine one why we want to remove it!!!
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Vijay
I always use Malwarebytes Antimalware to remove bogus security software. It works well.
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Guest
I can PROMISE YOU THIS IS NOT A VIRUS! THANKS EVER SO MUCH LAST TIME I HAD THIS PROBLEM I HAD TO DO FULL FORMAT AND LOSE THE LOT. NOW THIS LAPTOP IS ALL BETTER THANKS TO YOUR SITE AND MALAWARE BYTES AND RKILL
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<Guest>
i want to remove this app of my computer one of my members of staff downloaded how do i do that cause i run a shop i cant use the till
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<Guest>
How do I know that this isnt a virus too?
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<Guest>
Need to use once malware of norton antivirus.. not too many setting of malware won topen on yahoo msn other internet apart of.. msn and camfrog.. also..
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<Guest>
please remove system tool in my desktop, coz i can't open google chrome
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<Guest>
I received this programme but was smart enough not to purchase but I think it would frighten most people to purchase this bogus product. Surely people must be made more aware .... somehow
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<Guest>
pls help me my pc hAD THIS VIRUS
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<Guest>
please completely remove Security Tool program software.
I already have one.
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