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    Default Security Tool Virus

    Guys Iíve just been hit by this Security Tool Virus.

    Donít know where it came from but it just marched past all security, installed itself, and went about telling me about all the infections it had found on my computer.

    Great, I suppose thereís a first for everything.

    Anyway, it completely took over and refused to let me do anything until Iíd agreed to tidy up my act. I picked it wanted to run another executable so I refused but I couldnít close it down. It didnít appear in Task Manager so I couldnít kill it from there. I then moved the windows around until I could open MalwareBytes and that got up to 5 infections before the computer crashed and restarted.

    Back to square one.

    So I restarted the computer in Safe Mode and ran MalwareBytes from there. Fortunately, Security Tool didnít start in Safe Mode. MalwareBytes found 14 infections which it says itís fixed and so far that appears to be the case because we appear to be back to normal.

    However, reading about this pest via Google it appears it is a sod to completely eradicate and is likely to reappear.

    Anyone had first had experience with this sod and a trusted fix?

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    Default Re: Security Tool Virus

    Run and update trojan remover as well. Then select all options under the utilities menu

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    Default Re: Security Tool Virus

    Run Super Antyispyware (full scan mode) & Spybot S&D as well, they sometimes pick up more infections that malwarebytes misses.

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    Lightbulb Re: Security Tool Virus



    Startup in safe made
    goto Start, then run, type "msconfig"
    goto the start tab and disable all, only click your AV program

    restart
    google "combofix.exe" and download, and run - takes a bit of time
    google "hijackthis.exe" and download, and run
    remove anything that looks bad or copy and paste the info into this website to tell which is bad www.hijackthis.de

    run Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware - basic scan at the same time
    If issues, run the full scan too for both

    run CCleaner
    run Spybot

    goto www.eset.com and click on the right "online Scanner"

    all this will remove all possible isures

    Richard Scott

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    Default Re: Security Tool Virus

    Jeeeez,, she’s a beauty this one.

    12 f’n hours and I’ve finally got rid of all visible signs and get a clean bill of health from MalwareBytes, SuperAntiSpyware, HijackThis and AVG.

    However, the Lan light on my modem is blinking flat out continuously.

    So, something is still hidden that is trying to call home or somewhere.

    Any suggestions how to trace the culprit?

    I’m on my laptop at the moment.

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    So did you run trojan remover. To see if that'll pick anything up as well? Something could updating why its flashing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Gonzales View Post
    So did you run trojan remover. To see if that'll pick anything up as well? Something could updating why its flashing
    Sorry Speedy meant to say for a start it wouldn't let me install Trojan Remover, Then after I'd tidied up some of the mess with the other programmes, it installed, but advised that my trial period or whatever had expired. I seem to remember trying it years ago with a completely different version so it may not have been the Virus, but one of its own registry entries from yesteryear.

    Pretty sure it's nothing updating as I've never seen it flash continuously without interruption ever before.

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    Boot into safe mode / networking and post a log

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    Do I type something in the RUN box?

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    With hijackthis

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