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Eradication of the Security Tool Virus

By liz.lightfoot ·
Has anyone found a patch or an approach to remove the Security Tool virus? My granddaughter contracted it through Facebook and none of the tricks I could think of worked (though I'm not much of a techie). None of the patches on security-based sites worked either, although some victims attested to their success as recently as Nov 11. She has AVG on her laptop but that didn't help here.

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Try this but you may have to rename MBAM

by Jacky Howe In reply to Eradication of the Securi ...

When your infected with any trojans, spyware, malware, they could have been saved in System Restore and can re-infect you. It's best to remove them.

XP
Press the WinKey + r type sysdm.cpl and press Enter.
Select the System Restore tab and check "Turn off System Restore".


Vista
Press the WinKey + r type sysdm.cpl and press Enter
Select the System Protection tab. Untick the box next to Local Disk C: and any other drives and click on Turn System Restore off.


After scanning the system and removing the offending malware, re-enable System Restore by repeating the steps, this time removing the check from "Turn off System Restore".


Download Spybot - Search & Destroy and install it. Update it. http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html

Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, install it and update it.

<a href="http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/malwarebytes/mbam-setup.exe" target="_blank"><u>Malwarebytes</u></a>

* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform Quick Scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.

If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
<a href="http://malwarebytes.gt500.org/mbam-rules.exe" target="_blank"><u>mbam-rules</u></a>

I would keep scanning with it until it is clean by closing out and rebooting and running it again.

Run this Rootkit Revealer GMer
<a href="http://www.gmer.net/index.php" target="_blank"><u>Gmer</u></a>

FAQ
<a href="http://www.gmer.net/faq.php" target="_blank"><u>FAQ</u></a>

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