How To Get Rid Of Security Tool
Wondering how to get rid of Security Tool? The Security Tool program is known as a rogue antivirus program, as well as a well known malware infection. Security Tool claims to be an antivirus program, promising users to rid their systems of malicious content; unfortunately, this in itself is a lie as the program is actually a virus in itsself. What happens is that Security Tool is secretly downloading itself on to the computer, going through the motions of disabling key features that will help to keep it running in the background (such as disabling the true and current antivirus program, task manager, and even system restore)
Removing the malware is actually quite easy. To start, you will need:
- A computer
- An Internet connection or thumb drive
- MalwareBytes program
Here are the steps on how to get rid of Security Tool -
- First and foremost, never restart your computer! This only allows for the infection to continue spreading; instead, try to open the Task Manager in order to stop the program from running in the background.
- If the Task Manager fails to open, go to the START menu. On the right hand side, near the bottom, look for the RUN command.
- When the text box pops up, type in 'msconfig' and press enter.
- Within MSCONFIG, go to the start up tab and uncheck Security Tools from the startup list and then click the apply button.
- Click OK. When asked if you want to restart, click close without restarting.
- Download the anti-malware program MalwareBytes to your computer. Depending on the Security Tool infection, you may not be able to install it directly, so use a thumb drive to download the program on and then install it to your computer.
- Install MalwareBytes and run it.
- Allow MalwareBytes to run. When finish, have it remove Security Tool.
- After you have run MalwareBytes, try running your antivirus program.
In the worst case scenario, you can try to use System Restore in order to bring your computer back to an earlier time, usually before Security Tools was installed. Sometimes this works, however, sometimes the malware can disable this. If you are unable to remove Security Tool with the above method, another last resort is to reformat your computer.
Knowing how to get rid of Security Tool malware can prepare you to get rid of other types of malicious and rogue virus programs that may try to infect your computer.