How To Get Rid Of Security Tool
Security Tool is a rogue antivirus programme that displays false scan reports trying to convince you that your computer is infected with various forms of Malware.
When you try to remove these so called threats you wont be able to until you purchase the removal programme.
You will get annoying alerts on your desktop and from the Windows taskbar-where two little icons have suddenly appeared. These alerts tell you that your computer is under attack.
These are two of the alerts that you might see:-
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.
Security Tool Warning
Some critical system files of your computer were modified by malicious program. It may cause system instability and data loss.
Click here to block unauthorised modification by removing threats (Recommended)
Just like the scan results, these are not real so DONT PANIC.
The biggest problem you will have is that you cannot access certain programmes. I found that when I had the virus i couldn't access "add or remove programmes" or run my spyware scan. The virus basically blocked my every turn when trying to remove it.
So I turned to the Internet to try and find advice on how to remove this nasty virus. There were lots of downloadable programmes that would seemingly get rid of it but the virus even blocked the download. As I am not that computer literate I also found a lot of the advice complete gobbledeguk. Don't get me wrong, I am not knocking this advice at all, I just didn't understand it.
I did however discover that you could do a lot in "Safe Mode", so this is what I did:-
- Turn off and on your computer.
- Press F8 - you will then see a list of command options.
- Arrow up to "Safe Mode" - Enter and enter again.
- A list of programmes will appear but just wait a few moments.
- The "Windows" screen will apprear and then your desktop, albeit a bit larger than normal.
- Click on "Start"
- Then "Help and Support"
- Then "Performance and Maintenance"
- Then "Using System Restore to undo Change"
- Then "Run the System Restore Wizard"
Select a date before your system became infected, but just remember that if you have installed other programmes after the date you have selected you will have to re-install them but by this stage you wont care what you have to do as long as your computer works properly again.
Your computer will then shut down and re-start.
When my computer re-started the little icons on the taskbar had disappeared and no more alerts.
This very simple solution was very hit or miss for me and I did'nt even know whether it would work but I can safely say for the time being I am "Security Tool" free.
I hope this will be of some help to those of you, like me, that dont understand all that computer jargon but on saying that this experience has prompted me to learn.
Please let me know if this worked for you. I would love to hear from you.
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