Remove Security Tool (Removal Instructions)

Security Tool Descriptions:

security tool

Security Tool is the rogue anti-spyware program, created to look like a real parasite remover. However, only its name sounds impressive but there is nothing like that in the application itself. The parasite gets into your computer through different Trojans and you aren’t even able to notice that. One more way for Security Tool to enter your system is download it through the browser hijacker S i t e s e c u r i t y t e s t.c o m.

As soon as you install Security Tool on your machine, the following annoying and nerve-racking things start to flood it. Users start getting popups as well as fake system notifications which claim that there are a list of threats found on your machine. In addition, Security Tool pretends to scan your computer. But the simulated threats can be removed only if you purchase the program.

All in all, these are not the only features that make Internet users infected by Security Tool start worrying. The application will also decrease the performance of your system, block certain websites, and won’t let some applications to run. Therefore, we advise you not to install Security Tool on you computers. If it has already sneaked in, remove it as soon as possible. If you want to remove Security Tool manually, we provide the instructions below. You can also do it automatically bu downloading spyware detection utility. Good luck!

Remove the rogueware as soon as possible.

Manual Security Tool Removal Instructions:

Stop These Security Tool Processes:
(Learn how to do this)
Security Tool.exe

Find and Delete These Security Tool Files:
(Learn how to do this)
%System Root%\Samples
%User Profile%\Local Settings\Temp
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\SecurityTool
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\SecurityTool
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Security Tool.lnk
%UserProfile%\Application Data\4946550101\4946550101.bat
%UserProfile%\Application Data\4946550101\4946550101.cfg
%UserProfile%\Application Data\4946550101\4946550101.exe
%UserProfile%\Application Data\4946550101
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Security Tool.lnk
%Program Files%\SecurityTool

Remove These Security Tool Registry Values:
(Learn how to do this)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “SecurityTool”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Vista Antivirus 2010

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  1. SecurityToolBlows says:

    I went crazy by doing this. Almost lost my files.
    Here’s how I fixed it:

    Step 1: -Safe Mode- Reboot computer put into safe mode (while its turning on hold f8). Your desktop should be black saying safe mode on the corners.

    Step 2: -Locating the virus- The virus is usually in Documents->AppData->Locallow->#######.exe

    Step 3: -Deleting it completely- Right click and hit delete. You’re not done yet. This virus is complex enough to hide into your other folders too. Go to Start->All Programs-> SecurityTool.lnk. Those were the only two I had.

    Step 4: -Ensuring- Reboot your computer again, this time in regular mode. Look at your doc to see if the SecurityTools image is still there. (the doc – not sure how it’s spelled – is at the bottom right, where it shows all the systems running)If it is, then reboot in safe mode and follow the “Find and Delete” information above. Play around for a few minutes. If something like it pops up, repeat the process.

    -Please note-
    When I was explaining this information, it was to help anyone not familiar with computers e.g. the doc. I am only 14, I had the same issue and I am trying to help you all.

  2. missy says:

    I used the instructions below and it removed it immediately

    By Marty W on Nov 13, 2009 | Reply

    The best way to remove it… simple… boot up in safe mode, goto run and type ‘restore’ click the system restore icon and drop back 2 days… Security Tool all gone!!!

  3. Colin says:

    H E L P PLEASE !!!
    I am going around the bend trying to remove “Security Tool” virus.
    I must have spent at least 8 – 9 hours
    — I have tried many (free) removal programs incl. Spyware Doctore (all 3 approaches) and Microsoft.
    My OS is Vista.
    I was not confident enough to try Stephen’s (03/04/10) exe approach
    But have tried several times the most recommended “SYSTEM RESTORE” in safe mode approach.But it looks like the damn virus has corrupted my restore appl.
    BUT it looks like the damn virus has corrupted my restore

  4. Jetri says:

    I just used system restore after 2 hours of doing Stephen’s suggestion as well as Ryan’s suggestion..

    I’m using XP

    What i did was, I boot on safe mode and then after i key in my password it prompted me if I just want to run on safe mode or do a System Restore.. so I chose system restore and just set back a date of around 2 days..

    after the process, the pc reboots and poof! No ST pops out!!!

  5. Wanderer says:

    …thanks for the help; at the end, the easier way I did find is this (so far the computer is working normally again):

    1. restart the computer: just after beggin to work, open the task manager (press ctrl+alt+supr) (had to be before the security tool beging to work); after some seconds you will see that the security tool program appear in the task manager; click on it and stop it (stop task).

    2. restore the computer to some day before the instalation of the program.


  6. Sam says:

    I have tried RKill which only works if I execute 5 or so versions of it at once. But as soon as it reloads explorer the security tool loads up again.

    I managed to get microsofts malicious software tool to run by executing that quickly after I had run RKill but that found nothing???

    I have now removed the HD and have plugged it into a linux machine to try to remove some of these files suggested, but none of them exist…any ideas?

  7. Lou says:

    I boot into safemode and when I search for security tools nothing comes up. It’s like it only loads in regular mode. And of course in regular mode no .exe file can be clicked on. Deleted it out of the startup folder and deleted it out of the prefetch folder, but still comes back.

    Help !!!!!!!

  8. Dheer says:

    IF u r using original window then use Microsoft security essential antivirus..its supervb,it automatically clean all virus and spyware..In hindi we call it Bramhastra.

  9. Bart Stdney says:

    Just turn PC in Safe Mode > run > type “regedit” and search for security tool files….(normally they changes name with number such as: “62029” or etc..

    in Regedit Windows click edit and clik find for “62029” or whatever file effect ur PC..

    deleted one by one and keep repeat step until all files under that names Gone!! and restart PC to normal.. And u are done!!!.. hope it will help!!!.. cheers :)

  10. Jerry says:

    I purchased the security tool by paying $79.95, could some one help to remove this virus from my pc. I am using vista. thanks.

  11. Tina says:

    Hey stephen. tried to use sysem restore and now computer wont go into safe mode. just keeps restarting. Help!

  12. George S says:

    I used Stephens Instructions from 10 Dec 2009. Seeed to work on my Win XP machine.

    Only found the one .exe file and about 5-6 entries in the register.

  13. Venu Yankarla says:

    Thank you. Killa’s instructions killed the virus .. It worked for me

  14. aum says:

    thanx m8 – worked a treat :)

  15. Vanessa says:

    Thankyou! I downloaded the Spyhunter software you recommended and it worked! :D My computer is Security Tool free now thanks again!

  16. Jay says:

    I followed Marty’s advice and it was really that simple.

  17. Ash says:

    Thank you so much. You’re a Godsend!

  18. ^^ says:

    hellllo. im currently downloading the spyware to remove the shit outta my comp. i stopped it by press ctrl alt delete when my comp booted up.

  19. Artee says:

    I started in safe mode, went into the menu (Start, Programs) and Security tool was the last program installed (and I didn’t install it). I clicked right mouse on it, then properties, Find target, then deleted it. and deleted it from my recycle bin.
    It seems to have gone. Searched the registry but there doesn’t seem to be any trace.

  20. lori says:

    Thank you! this one did the final clean up!!! I followed stephen for most of it. Some things worked but security tools had me blocked from running regedit and i couldn’t delete one of the number files because it wouldn’t let me close the sec. tool pop up file running. ctrl/shft/esc rocks! and so does Thorm! thank you!!!!

  21. Daisy says:

    its really useless……………hate it!!

  22. Alex says:

    /hooray!! I’m on Windows 7 but followed Stephens instructions anyway – worked a treat thank you so much, Feel very proud of myself for fixing this. No more You tube for 12 year old!!!

  23. Annie says:

    I gor rid of this nasty malware – security tool by going into safe mode and then in Windows XP clicking on assessories, system restore and choosing a time before the virus was downloaded. PC works perfectly now.

  24. Charles Steinbruegge says:

    Thanks, Carlos .. all gone .. these guys should be arrested and put in jail .. obvious fraudulent and misleading advertising, as well as maleficent actions ..

  25. Sen says:

    You are God. Your solution was straightforward and wiped out security tools hopefully forever

  26. siva says:

    yes , this way exactly and simply wiped out the rogue security tool

  27. Niks says:

    That’s it . I followed Michael’s instructions and got it right. Thks.

  28. scooby says:

    today i got a vista machine with security tool installed. i found it in “c:\programdata\dMpFo01804\dMpFo01804.exe”. its not only using numbers to generate random file names!

  29. Shane says:

    Look at the post by Stephen on Dec 10, 2009

  30. Sharon says:

    This hit me tonight.

    I have Vista.

    Just restart and hit F8 repeatedly while it boots up – this takes you into the Safe Mode screen with a list of options to go into.

    Select System Repair (your first choice in the list).

    Then select System Restore – follow the prompts, choose a time and day prior to being hit with this virus…

    And you will be clean and free.


  31. Nick says:

    I tried contracted this virus last night. I tried safe mode boot, then using a restore point from 2 weeks ago. This did nothing. Then I rebooted in safe mode with networking and downloaded all updates to Spybot. I then told Spybot to run automatically on the next boot. It wiped it away clean. I came on here to manually check all the files and registry keys for anything Spybot might have missed. All clean.

    This may have sounded like an advertisement for Spybot, but it isn’t. I’m an average joe that works in the car sales industry. I found Spybot about 5 years ago and it works great. Totally free, although they do ask for donations and I have donated to them. They do a great service.

    I’m just saying next time if something like this happens to you, give their program a shot. If it doesn’t work i’ll give you my address you can throw bricks at my house.

  32. Tyler Durden says:

    thank you Marty W, you saved my computer.

  33. Bill G in JC says:

    Did not install this program, but it has taken hold of my laptop and keeps advising me of (fake) threats and will not let me connect with any internet sites, so I don’t believe that I can download any of the suggested virus programs directly to the infected computer. Would it be possible, and if so what is the best procedure to download a virus protection program to a thumb drive on another computer in order to run the program on my laptop from the thumb drive. Any and all help will be GREATLY appreciated.

  34. Matthew says:

    3 simple steps for those with the program “System restore”. To find it, go into the start menu->All programs->Accessories->System Tools(there might be another option called System Tool, thats not in the accessories folder its the virus, NOT what youre looking for) Put “System Restore” onto your desktop to make things easier, you wont be able to run it because the virus is blocking it.

    Step 1. Restart computer.
    Step 2. as soon as you seen your desktop, press CTRL+ALT+DELETE and “end process” the virus before it kicks in. (The name for me were some funny characters, obviously out of place.)
    Step 3. Run system restore to any day before you had the virus, and let the computer restart itself, everything should be fine after that.

  35. seeolgi says:

    Thanks to: Carlo Schols, Mary, Steve, Stephen
    because after 24 hours of headache I was able to get rid of this SCAM SECURITY TOOL after rebooting 50 times,my computer rebooted on its own another 20 and I even got the blue screen…Have patience because at first you can delete the files but you can not get rid of the icon: I rebooted safe mode went to start clicked on the security tool icon went to properties and then”open file location” deleted the 2 bottom files the mgtmy and the one on top (remember the time,date when it happened and delete those files) back to the start menu delete the stubborn ICON and MOST IMPORTANT EMPTY OUT the recycle bin…restart your computer regular mode…SECURITY TOOL is GONE!!!!If you ever see WEBBROOT SPY SWEEPER with a full rebate buy it…its worth it to avoid these spyware headaches.

  36. rajiv says:

    Marty you are a champ mate. had the same problem. System restore worked just fine. Tried to run malwares but the spyware didn’t let it run. Then tried to find all the random# files couldnt locate them and finally tried the simplest methods of all and it worked perfect. Thanks again mate. cheers!!

  37. Jay says:

    Virus programers should get the death sentence

  38. Jay says:

    Tried every solution on here, apart from the system restore.

    I can’t right click on the icon as it stops everything the second it appears in my toolbox. There is no shortcut anywhere so I can’t access it via safe mode, and it’s virtually impossible to find as there are no files that are numbered in the files that people are mentioning. Its extremely frustrating as doing a system restore will lose all the data I acquired over the past 2 days…not impressed

  39. Kathy says:

    please sent me news letter every day

  40. Judith says:

    My PC will only start into the System Tools screen. F2 for BIOS does not work, F8 for safe mode does not work, Start menu comes up but none of the items will open. So, I can’t even start on any of the solutions listed above.



  41. Judith says:

    I’m on my Mac to send this cry for help. My PC has Vista Business on it and is completely non functional. None of the above suggestions can be implemented. Is there a secret out there?

  42. Ron says:

    Hi Judith, to get into safe mode on your PC try a “restart” and then hit F8. This worked for me.


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