Have you ever wondered how to remove the security tool and other fake virus and malware from your infected personal computer (PC)? The solution to this question can be found by reading this article further.
Security tool is one among the many antivirus programs which will keep your computer under siege until you pay the license fee. The other known antivirus programs which will keep your computer under siege include Advanced Virus Remover, Antivirus Live and Internet Security 2010.
These antivirus programs provide false alerts regarding virus threats and will not allow any antivirus software to remove the viruses. They also block the basic functions in a computer such as Task manager from functioning.
Also, a lot of error messages will pop up one after the other from the above mentioned antivirus software.
If you try using another antivirus or antimalware software to remove the viruses, it will simply prevent them from functioning.
Now let’s see how to remove the rogue/fake antivirus malware.
How to Remove Security Tool and Other Rogue/Fake Antivirus Malware
Steps Involved in Removing the Rogue/Fake Antivirus Malware
First and foremost, download the free version of the antispyware software by name, SUPERAntispyware and try removing the viruses in your computer. If this doesn’t work, restart your computer in safe mode with the networking function enabled.
In order to do this, you should press on the F8 key before the windows operating system loads on your computer. In the event that the safe mode with the networking function is blocked, download Combo Fix and try running it on your personal computer (PC). Then download and install Malware bytes, antimalware software and run a full system virus scan.
After running the virus scan, restart your computer and try running a full system scan using regular antivirus software such as Microsoft security essentials. After you are done with the full system scan, your computer must have been cleaned of all the viruses.
Steps Involved in Removing the Security Tool
To remove the security tool, firstly you should know the username of your computer. The username of your computer may be found on the location bar after opening the start menu using the start button.
Click on the start menu of your computer and click on the option – run. Type a command as follows – taskkill /f /fi “username eq administrator” with typing the username of your computer if it is different from the word – administrator.
If the virus doesn’t go away in the first instance, do the above process over and over again until you are sure that the virus has been removed.
If the process is successfully complete the start menu of your computer may disappear along with the virus. To bring back the start menu in your computer, use the shortcut Ctrl+Shift+Esc, then proceed to the run option under the file menu and type the word – explorer in the empty space and the start menu will be back again.
If the virus is still there, you may have to redo the above process until it is removed.
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How to Use the SUPERAntispyware to Remove the Malware in Your Computer
After you are done with removing the viruses, you will have to proceed to remove the malware from your computer. Obtain a full version of SUPERAntispyware software and install it in your computer.
Download the latest virus definitions and updates in the software without fail. Scan all the drives in your computer.
Once the scan is over, all the malware in your computer may be removed by pressing the remove button in the SUPERAntispyware dialog box.
Using Malware Bytes to Scan and Remove Further Malware
In order to be doubly sure about the removal of malware in your computer, download Malware bytes and run a full scan on all the drives. Any viruses or malwares if found may be removed with this software.
Once you are done, do not forget to install antivirus software such as Microsoft Security Essentials on your computer and do a full scan of the entire computer drives again and to enjoy continued protection from antiviruses, antispyware and antimalware.