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SECURITYTOOL
Level 7

What is the best way to remove SECURITY TOOL

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Is this a virus or malware. Next question is safe mode the best way to remove it. I have my Internet disconnected will it cause a problem to reconnect it in safe mode. Thanks for any help...

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exbrit
Level 21

Re: What is the best way to remove SECURITY TOOL

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I've never done it to be honest so you should be asking BleepingComputer forum as it's their website and tutorial.

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SECURITYTOOL
Level 7

Re: What is the best way to remove SECURITY TOOL

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I forgot to add that I ran a scan in safe mode and McAfee did not find it.

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exbrit
Level 21

Re: What is the best way to remove SECURITY TOOL

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It's not a virus but a rogue or fake anti-spyware application that can compromise your machine if you follow its instructions.

The best removal instructions for this are here:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-security-tool

Scroll down the page, ignore the first links you see as they are all adverts.

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SECURITYTOOL
Level 7

Re: What is the best way to remove SECURITY TOOL

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Hey thanks for the info. I 99% sure that I got it out. The only thing I'm not sure was the Host file. Its not clear how to remove it so I did a search and deleted the file from there. Any idea if that's the way it should be done. If not please let me know. Thanks again

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exbrit
Level 21

Re: What is the best way to remove SECURITY TOOL

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I've never done it to be honest so you should be asking BleepingComputer forum as it's their website and tutorial.

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SECURITYTOOL
Level 7

Re: What is the best way to remove SECURITY TOOL

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Thanks Ex_Brit  I do believe that I got rid of it. As well, I  did post my question On BleepingComputer but have not received a reply as of yet. However, Thanks for your help I might need it again..........

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exbrit
Level 21

Re: What is the best way to remove SECURITY TOOL

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You're welcome and good luck.

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klalpey225
Level 7

Re: What is the best way to remove SECURITY TOOL

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I've got it now on my son's computer.  Same method of infection ... update to PC saying Java needed updating.

Working the instructions on from:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-security-tool  but the Upload is dated 2009 and the rkill doesn't seem to address this version.

Going to start my computer in safe mode and try again.

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exbrit
Level 21

Re: What is the best way to remove SECURITY TOOL

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Jave updates should be done as should all software & system updates.   If a BC 'cure' doesn't work you should post on their forums about it.

Post a Hijackthis log in their special forum here:

BLEEPING COMPUTER FORUM

Download it from:

DOWNLOAD HIJACKTHIS

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