how do i get rid of Security Tool virus on my computer?

help! my computer is being attacked by Security Tool virus and I can’t access anything, I’ve tried everything!! help please!!

19 replies
  1. James says:

    go to control pannel change or remove programs give it time to load find toolbar and hit remove

  2. Billy Bob says:

    Use a system repair disk or a Windows installation disk and boot to the recovery console and run system restore. Restore your system to a point prior to you having this issue. Once system restore completes, reboot your computer and your problem will be fixed. If you can’t do that try booting into Safe Mode by pressing F8 and do a virus scan or do a system restore form there, or run a virus scan in Safe Mode. This is a proven method that I have used on computers.

  3. Wolly Xu says:

    Reboot in Safe Mode,Scan with the Anti-virus .

    If it doesn’t work,the only way is rebuilt OS.

  4. Tyler Baraby says:

    Yup yup, I’ve had this more than once, lol. Every single time, though, Malwarebytes got rid of it, while even AVG and Avast couldn’t stop it. AVG and Avast were able to find parts of it and delete them, but the problem with this type of virus is that it is usually self-regenerative. That means that if any single part of the virus remains, it will re-install the missing parts and the problem starts all over again.

    I don’t know why Malwarebytes works so effectively against this type, but it does. It’s free version works just fine. is where its at. And, if you don’t trust me, google it and you’ll see it comes up after typing in malw– it’s pretty well known. If the virus is preventing you from downloading, just download it on another computer and send it over with a USB storage device or something. Good luck, man.

  5. deepakrddy says:

    Security Tool is a self-proclaimed anti-spyware program, promoted through pop-ups, trojans and malware webites.Once installed, the Security Tool will start automatically each time you turn on your PC and log in to Windows. Then it will start scanning your computer and show you a list of fake infections. When you try to clean the infected files, you are prompted to buy the software.

    Be careful, don’t believe anything this rogue software prompts to you and DO NOT delete the infected files found by it, because those are just legitimate files.

    At first download mrt.exe tool from the following site

    download the file and run the scan …if the problem still exists
    also use the following methods
    download rkill.exe from the following site
    mbam-setup.exe from the following site

  6. joel750 says:

    I assume you use Microsoft Windows OS, right!? Because this kinds of problems ONLY exist with MS windows. Try Migrating to Linux OS and i promise you that the minute you do, you will be absolutely free of all this Crap ware you get when you use Windows.Like you i also had this problems before: i took my laptop to a computer shop at least 5X because of viruses went on top of the other & mutated EVEN with Norton then AVG then Avast Antiviral programs.These Programs did absolutely nothing to protect me so i dump MS then use Linux from then on. That was a year and a half ago, necrap wareany crapware anymore not even once! You have no idea what it feels like when using an new OS that never allows ANY Viruses,Malwares, Spywares, pop-ups, spams, and bots.The feeling of Liberation and relief is just overwhelming! Go to this website and find out why: Good Luck is all i can say to you IF you keep using MS Windows…

  7. Harley Drive says:

    it’s a rootkit that operates below the windows gui at almost machine level so no purely windows program can delete it ( great O/S microsoft) has full instructions including using malwarebytes which should clear it however you may need sophos, combofix, greatis or unhackme to remove it if it proves difficult which are all rootkit remover programs,, the microsoft website says if you find a rootkit on your computer search the web for a way to remove it – very helpful

  8. Shaun says:

    Download doctor web livecd from another computer
    Burn it onto a cd using imgburn
    Insert the cd into the cd drive of your infected computer, and reboot
    It will automatically boot to doctor web livecd, run a scan with doctor web cureit in doctor web livecd environment, when it prompts you to take actions, do so.
    This threat may not be fully removed yet, you will still see that Security Tool is running on your computer, but doctor web cureit should have already removed some rootkits from your system, enable you to access the internet
    Download malwarebytes antimalware
    Install it, run a full scan, and remove anything found.

  9. Giedrius M says:

    1. go to C:WindowsSystem32 folder, copy taskmgr.exe and rename copy to iexplore.exe . Run it.
    (if you can’t, download process explorer, rename it to iexplore.exe and copy to usb disk. run from usb disk on infected pc). Stop numerical processes, like 235235623 . Note down their location.
    2. Run hitman pro. Do a scan, activate (for free), remove what it finds. Reboot, Run it again. Repeat (1-2) again, till hitmanpro finds nothing.
    3. Run Spyware Doctor, delete what it finds, If file, stopped at 1 is still there, rename and delete it.
    Here a more detailed guide :

  10. Sam Marry says:

    1.Stop Security Tool Processes: [random numbers].exe

    2.Remove Security Tool Files

    3.C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication Data[random numbers]

    4.C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication Data[random numbers][random numbers].exe

    5.Remove Security Tool Registry Keys
    *HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareSecurity Tool
    *HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallSecurity Tool

    6.Remove Security Tool Startup Entry: [random numbers].exe

  11. knowguy says:

    You can run antivirus and antispyware programs, but the sad fact is if you have found one virus on your computer, you probably have several. Cleaning the computer now requires you to follow these steps, because modern viruses and spyware entrench themselves in files that your computer needs in order to run:

    1. Virus-check your data files (not application files– you have installer CDs for those).
    2. Back up the data files, getting them off your hard drive.
    3. Get your original operating system CDs that came with your computer.
    4. Boot your computer from the operating system CD.
    5. Select the option that erases your hard drive and then reinstall your system software.
    6. Turn on your software firewall that came with your operating system.
    7. Reconnect to the internet, and download *all* Windows updates, no matter how long it takes.
    8. Reinstall your application software, and update the applications as much as you can.
    9. Reinstall your data files.
    10. Create a limited user account on your system that does *not* have administrator access, and web surf only from this account.

    Yes, this is a pain in the butt. No, there is no other way. No, antivirus and antispyware programs cannot fix this problem on its own.

    So, what do you do in the future?

    1. Never click on links you find in an e-mail.
    2. Never open an e-mail attachment, ever.
    3. Only download files from a reputable website that you know is on the up-and-up.
    4. Never use bit-torrent and other file-sharing programs.
    5. Never use an unsolicited drive-checking site.
    6. Turn off all java and java scripting by default, and only enable java and java scripting for sites that you know you can trust.
    7. Never read an unsolicited e-mail, and delete spam immediately. It is possible to be hacked by reading an e-mail alone.

    Please adhere to the ‘dont’s’ I provided above, because you will have to repeat the cleaning steps that I listed first *every time you get infected.* Anti-spyware and anti-virus programs are good to have, but they are a second line of defense. The best way to protect your system is you, and changing your behavior.

    Good luck!

  12. Don says:

    boot computer and tap the F8 key repeatedly then choose safemode with networking open browser and go to that is microsoft’s online virus scanner run protection scan then run the cleanup scanner it’s free…or use another computer go to and download a rescue disk it’s free then set your bios to boot from cd/dvd and run the antivirus before anything can boot… offers one it’s free

  13. Joe Dimas says:

    Start the computer, and make a shortcut on your desktop to maleware bytes. Then go to task-manager. Go to processes, and find explorer.exe. Click on it, then click “end task” or “end process.” Click ok, and everything on your desktop should be gone (Icons, start menu, etc.) Go to task-manager and click “file” then “new.” In the box, click browse, then click desktop. Double click on the shortcut to maleware bytes, and run the full scan. Once it ends, delete anything that shows up. Restart the computer, and see what happens. If the virus doesn’t pop up, then it worked! Let me know if it worked!

  14. Ookamihi says:

    Please read
    I litterally just got this off my computer about an hour ago.
    Go to:
    Scroll down to the “Usefull suggestions from other people” (its at the bottom, but above the comments)
    Read the third option, about the number and finding it in safe mode.
    Do it. It works. Quick, and with no downloads required.

    If that method of finding the number doesn’t work, load your computer in normal mode, close out of somthing that Security Tool pops up, and wait for the box in the bottom right corner. Click the options wrench icon.
    Scroll down until you see the Security Tool icon, it will be next to the number you need. Just search that in Safe mode, and delet.
    I just did it. It works for sure.

  15. anon says:

    You will need to start your computer in Safe Mode to avoid having this program boot up automatically. For more info on starting in Safe Mode, visit . Once you’re in safe mode, you should try to run an antivirus program to seek out the virus and clean it out. If you’d rather take a look at manual instructions, take a look here: . PM me if this doesn’t work for you.

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