I have the virus, Security Tool stopped w/ task manager. How do I completely remove it from my computer?

My computer just recently got the ugly virus “Security Tool.” I pulled up task manager and got it to stop running. Now, I just want to be able to get it off my computer completely. Help!!!

11 replies
  1. Hawaiian Eskimo says:

    Start your PC in safe mode with networking by hitting F8 while your computer is booting (start tapping it before Windows starts to load to get the boot options menu). Then go and download Malwarebytes (http://www.malwarebytes.org/ , you might have to download it on another computer and put it on a flashdrive if the site was blocked by the malware, and rename the file to prevent that from being blocked as well), and install, update, and run it. Then remove what it finds and restart your computer.

    Video guide: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfvhkWBpksk

  2. optimus says:

    A scan with software like Malwarebytes’ anti-malware should kill it, especially if it’s not running anymore. (Junk like that is known for keeping you from running anti-virus and anti-spyware software).

    If you have antivirus+antispyware software like Avast Antivirus, run a scan for it too. Norton probably won’t cut it, and Avast is free. (Just be careful to run only one antivirus program at a time, otherwise you’ll have more problems than solutions.)

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  4. joe d says:

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    If you can’t get online you might have to try safe mode with networking.

    You will need to turn off your computer. You will need to start tapping the f8 button and then turn on your computer and keeping tapping f8 until you get to an advanced boot options menu. Then use your arrows to select safe mode with networking. Then log into admin and try again.

    If it doesn’t let you get into safe mode or let you online you will need to go to a different computer and save that program to a flash drive and then try to install it that way.

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