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ncortina bogus "security tool"
Member 12th Feb, 2010 19:57
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Please help me remove "security tool" --a malicious program that keeps giving me bogus virus warnings and that removed on all of my desktop icons. I tried uninstall and delete and it won't go away. My Microsoft Security Essentials purports to "clean" it from my computer but it is only temporary. I think it is a version of the trojan horse virus. It does not come up as a risk on the PSI scan. Thank you.

Anthony Wells RE: bogus "security tool"
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Hello ncortina ,

The best advice for dealing with "security tool" is from specialised malware forums ; bleeping computer is very good , here is a link to them and your actual problem :-

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remo...

Follow their instructions exactly , you may need to print them out or copy them ; the procedure is long .

Hope this helps
Anthony

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puget1 RE: bogus "security tool"
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It almost sounds like a bot,however the best tool I found is Malwarebytes. After the scan and you go the main and it shows the piece of malware. Left click and high light it. Then right click on the high light and it will take you to the location where it is. Much like Secunia does with security risk files Then it is a matter of deleting. Hope this helps.

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Anthony Wells RE: bogus "security tool"
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@puget1 ,

If you read the "bleepng computer" website page you are taken to using the link I posted above , you will see that "security tool" is not a "bot" but it is nasty "rogue antispyware".

Malwarebyts' is very good but it is only part of the solution , which needs to be followed in great detail in order to get rid of a very unpleasant infection of malware .

Hope that clears things.

Anthony

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ncortina RE: bogus "security tool"
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Thank you both for responding. It was a trojan virus and Spyhunter saved the day. I ended up having to buy the protection but it was worth it. Thanks again. This was so much more helpful than microsoft security essentials.
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