MS Removal Tool is a rogue anti-spyware application from the same family as System Tool. It pretends to be a legitimate security program, but actually it is nothing more but a scam. This rogue program is distributed through the use of Trojan horses, fake online scanners, and infected websites. Once installed, it will pretend to scan your computer for viruses and claim that your computer is infected with spyware, adware, Trojans and other malware. MS Removal Tool will prompt you to pay for a full version of the program to remove the infections from your computer. Don’t pay for this rogue program. It won’t protect your computer. You should remove MS Removal Tool from your computer as soon as possible. Please use the removal instructions below. You can choose to remove this virus manually or using an automatic MS Removal Tool removal tool.
MS Removal Tool is a very annoying rogue program because it displays fake security alerts and popups without your permission. The rogue program blocks nearly all programs on the infected computer claiming that they are infected with malicious software. The fake error message reads:
Application cannot be executed. The file cmd.exe is infected.
Please activate your antivirus software.
It will constantly display fake security warnings about serious security and privacy issues. It will state that you computer is infected.
Last, but not least, it will change your desktop wallpaper with its own which states that your computer is infected with spyware. The text of the fake background image:
It is obvious that MS Removal Tool 2011 is yet another rogue scam. Don’t trust it. If you find that your computer has been infected with this rogue program then please uninstall MS Removal Tool from your computer as soon as possible. If you have already purchased it, then you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charges. Then, please follow the removal instructions below. Note, that you will have to reboot your computer in safe mode with networking in order to be able to download the automatic removal tool because MS Removal Tool blocks legitimate malware removal tools in normal mode.
MS Removal Tool manual removal:
Delete registry values:
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication Data[random][random].exe