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Windows Tool. How to Remove? (Uninstall Guide)

removal by - -   Also known as WindowsTool | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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Windows Tool is a fake disk defragmentation program that displays fake error messages and pop-ups to make you think that your computer has some serious hard drive problems. The rogue program prompts to pay for a full version of the program to fix the errors. If you choose to purchase this bogus program, you will lose your money and give your credit card details to the cybercriminals who created this malware. Please use the removal instructions below to remove Windows Tool from your computer upon detection.

Windows Tool enters the system via Trojans, infected websites and fake online scanners. The program runs system scanner and later on reports critical errors detected on your system. It warns you that some of your private data might be lost because of the lack of free space, RAM memory usage, etc. The truth is that it is fake information and Windows Tool only wants you to believe your system is infected. Windows Tool will offer you purchasing a full version of its program with a promise that this will fix everything. However, its real intention is to receive your money, but in return you won’t get anything. Do not buy this rogue program. It won't help you. Some of the texts that you may see are:


Windows detected a hard drive problem.
A hard drive error occurred while starting the application.

Fix Disk
Windows Tool Diagnostics will scan the system to identify performance problems.
Start or Cancel


In order to stop all malicious activities on your computer you should remove Windows Tool as soon as possible. You can remove Windows Tool manually too, but remember that manual removal guide was made for the rogue program only and do not include other possible malware, rootkits. That's why you should scan your computer with Spyware Doctor or other anti-spyware software.

The latest parasite names used by FakeHDD:
S.M.A.R.T. Repair, File Rescue virus, File Restore virus, File Recovery, Smart Data Recovery

Windows Tool properties:
• Changes browser settings
• Shows commercial adverts
• Connects itself to the internet
• Stays resident in background

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Windows Tool manual removal

Kill processes:
[random].exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[random].exe"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[random]"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations "LowRiskFileTypes" = '/{hq:/s`s:/ogn:/uyu:/dyd:/c`u:/bnl:/ble:/sdf:/lrh:/iul:/iulm:/fhg:/clq:/kqf:/`wh:/lqf:/lqdf:/lnw:/lq2:/l2t:/v`w:/rbs:'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments "SaveZoneInformation" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download "CheckExeSignatures" = 'no'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Use FormSuggest" = 'yes'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "WarnonBadCertRecving" = '0'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = '1'
Unregister DLLs:
[random].dll

Delete files:
~[random]
~[random]r
[random].dll
[random].exe
Windows Tool.lnk
Uninstall Windows Tool.lnk

Delete directories:
%AllUsersProfile%Application Data[random]
%UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsWindows Tool

Geolocation of Windows Tool

Map reveals the prevalence of Windows Tool. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Jamaica.

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