How To Remove Security Tool

How To Remove Security Tool

Feb 10, 2011

SecurityTool

Security Tool, or SecurityTool, is a fresh, sleek looking piece of software with glitter and stars that promises to protect and clean your computer. Guess what? It’s a fake! The same hackers who brought you the menacing Total Security 2009 virus and System Security scamware have a new, nasty tool to infect your computer and steal away your security and safety.

THIS VIRUS MAY BLOCK YOUR PROGRAMS FROM OPENING!: If you are unable to run any removal programs, such as Spyware Doctor, or even access your Task Manager due to this virus, then you must try to boot in safe mode or you must try the blocked task manager fix. You should then be able to run a scanner after following either or both pieces of advice.

If you can’t open the Internet or run Spyware Doctor:


  1. Download Spyware Doctor and save it to your Desktop. (If you are unable to download anything, then bookmark this page and skip to step 3.)
  2. Rename the downloaded file to “iexplore.exe
  3. Restart your computer in Safe Mode with Networking (tap F8 while computer is starting up)
  4. Launch Internet Explorer, click on Tools then Internet Options
  5. Click on Connections and then LAN Options
  6. Uncheck the box “Use a Proxy Server for your LAN” and hit OK
  7. Launch iexplorer.exe (The renamed Spyware Doctor file)
  8. Update Malware Definitions and click Scan
  9. Click the Fixed Checked button and Remove Security Suite

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How Did I Get Infected With Security Tool?

warning-spyware-detectedSecurity Tool and badware just like it commonly end up on your computer due to the following causes:

  • Freeware or shareware: Many times freeware or shareware is secretly bundled with spyware. It is how the developers earn money for the time they spent. It’s a sneaky, but it’s fairly common.
  • Peer-to-peer software: Do you use a peer-to-peer (P2P) program or other application with a shared network? When you use these applications, you put your system at risk for mistakenly downloading an infected file, including software like Security Tool.
  • Questionable websites: Malicious or questionable websites can install programs such as Security Tool through security holes and automatic downloads, such as video codecs. If you feel your browser is unsafe, consider using the newest version of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Internet Explorer.

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What are Common Signs of Security Tool Infection?

  • Slow Computer Performance
  • Annoying Pop-Ups
  • Taskbar Warnings
  • Strange new icons and desktop backgrounds
  • Internet Browsing Re-directs and Hijacks
  • System Crashes
  • High Pressure Marketing Tactics to “Purchase Full Version” of software

How Do I Remove Security Tool?

There are two methods. The manual way and the automatic way. First – if you want to try and remove it manually (and I only recommend this to IT Professionals!) you must disable all related system processes, adjust all related system DLL files and registry files in the LOCAL_HKEY_USER folder, block all related websites, and delete all program files with the Security Tool name.

Security Tool Manual Removal Instructions:

Stop Security Tool Processes:

Security Tool.exe uninstall.exe

Remove Security Tool files and folders:

%System Root%\Samples %User Profile%\Local Settings\Temp %Program Files%\SecurityTool %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\SecurityTool %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\SecurityTool

Remove Security Tool Registry Keys:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “SecurityTool” HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Vista Antivirus 2010 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SecurityTool HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SecurityTool

Delete Security Tool DLLs:

engineap.dll
msvolumerd.dll

Note: In any Security Tool files I mention above, “%UserProfile%” is a variable referring to your current user’s profile folder. If you’re using Windows NT/2000/XP, by default this is “C:\Documents and Settings\[CURRENT USER]” (e.g., “C:\Documents and Settings\JoeSmith”). If you have any questions about manual Security Tool removal, go ahead and leave a comment.

How to delete Security Tool files in Windows XP and Vista:

  1. Click your Windows Start menu, and then click “Search.”
  2. A speech bubble will pop up asking you, “What do you want to search for?” Click “All files and folders.”
  3. Type a Security Tool file in the search box, and select “Local Hard Drives.”
  4. Click “Search.” Once the file is found, delete it.

How to stop Security Tool processes:

  1. Click the Start menu, select Run.
  2. Type taskmgr.exe into the the Run command box, and click “OK.” You can also launch the Task Manager by pressing keys CTRL + Shift + ESC.
  3. Click Processes tab, and find Security Tool processes.
  4. Once you’ve found the Security Tool processes, right-click them and select “End Process” to kill Security Tool.

How to remove Security Tool Program registry keys:

warningWarning! Your registry is a vital key to your Windows system. If you plan on making any edits to your registry, you absolutely must backup your registry first in case anything goes wrong. Be forewarnd that a mistake when editing your registry can result in a computer that no longer boots up. These instructions are designed for IT Professionals and PC Experts.

  1. Select your Windows menu “Start,” and click “Run.” An “Open” field will appear. Type “regedit” and click “OK” to open up your Registry Editor.
  2. Registry Editor will open as a window with two panes. The left side Registry Editor’s window lets you select various registry keys, and the right side displays the registry values of the registry key you select.
  3. To find a registry key, such as any Security Tool registry keys, select “Edit,” then select “Find,” and in the search bar type any of Security Tool’s registry keys.
  4. As soon as Security Tool registry key appears, you can delete the Security Tool registry key by right-clicking it and selecting “Modify,” then clicking “Delete.”

How to delete Security Tool DLL files:

  1. First locate Security Tool DLL files you want to delete. Open your Windows Start menu, then click “Run.” Type “cmd” in Run, and click “OK.”
  2. To change your current directory, type “cd” in the command box, press your “Space” key, and enter the full directory where the Security Tool DLL file is located. If you’re not sure if the Security Tool DLL file is located in a particular directory, enter “dir” in the command box to display a directory’s contents. To go one directory back, enter “cd ..” in the command box and press “Enter.”
  3. When you’ve located the Security Tool DLL file you want to remove, type “regsvr32 /u SampleDLLName.dll” (e.g., “regsvr32 /u jl27script.dll”) and press your “Enter” key.

If you wish to restore any Security Tool DLL file you deleted, type “regsvr32 DLLJustDeleted.dll” (e.g., “regsvr32 jl27script.dll”) into your command box, and hit the “Enter” key.

Did Security Tool change your homepage?

  1. Click Windows Start menu > Control Panel > Internet Options.
  2. Under Home Page, select the General > Use Default.
  3. Type in the URL you want as your home page (e.g., “http://www.google.com”).
  4. Select Apply > OK.

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Automatic Removal. It’s What I Choose.

The risks of manual removal make automatic removal an easy decision for me. I don’t have enough time in the day to manually remove every infection that I come across; it’s way too time consuming, and risky. It’s easy to miss a file if you’re not careful, and it’s easy to adjust the wrong file and be left with a paperweight for a computer.

11 comments

  1. The virus “Security Tool” has embedded itself so deep in my computer it has apparently breeched my security and firewall and it won’t let me download any AV/AS protection software. Can you please help and re-advise how I can get rid of it with that in mind ? Please communicate in layman’s terms as I am not the most computer literate or savvy.

    (Have you tried booting in Safe Mode? If this doesn’t work you may have to download the software on another computer, rip the software to a USB stick or CD drive, and install in Safe Mode with Networking Disabled.)

  2. Deanand Deodat /

    I want the Security tool on my computer deleted and I want all of my files fixed and repaired Now!!!

  3. Dennis Bennett /

    Please remove security ToolASAP

  4. Bladimir /

    i need help cant do enthing with this

  5. That bitch security tool o the people that created this will get sewed THIS I SWEAR X X X
    SECURITY TOOL

  6. I want you to add to please be very aware of fake news sites. I was looking for news on the 33 trapped miners in chile one day. I clicked on the 4th link on the first page of a Google search. It looked like a legitimate news site. Instead Security Tool popped up (after installing itself). This was a month ago. Despite finally disabling it, it left it’s damage. I lost years of work and my hard drive is unrecoverable. I would very much like to see the programmer of the trojan or the company who created it to be charged to the fullest extent of the law and work to pay off the damages for the rest of their miserable lives. I will never ever understand the mentality behind such maliciousness. If you want to make a lot of money… fine. But, how can you cripple someone or destroy years of their work just for your own useless gain. These people are true sociopaths. Absolutely no sympathy for the victims. Some day however they will run into one of their own victims and it will be the wrong person to mess with. Some get violent… others use all powers of the law.

  7. Some body /

    Security tool is a pile of cr*p. After i’d installed it, I could’nt start internet, or download something to delete it.

  8. In a way I was lucky because most of my important work was on my memory stick or my Sixth Form account. Thankfully when we removed Security Tool, nothing was deleted. At least now I’m protected by Kaspersky.

  9. gabriel gutierrez /

    help me i cant remove security tool

  10. *sob* i can’t find it! i had it once and got rid of it, but the freaking things back and screwing up my computer again! whoever created such retarded virus should die! i’m dead serious.

  11. @arno Blimey I thought I had it bad when I had it last year.

    My Kaspersky runs out in Feb, so hopefully this won’t come back and give me consequences like you had.

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