January 14, 2011

System Tool 2011

System Tool 2011 with an alias System Tool is a virus made to look like a legitimate anti-virus program but in reality it was a piece of fake application or commonly known as rogue security program. It will arrived on computers as a recommended virus removal tool from a fake online virus scanners. Instead of getting rid of computer threats, victims will experienced a more disturb computer system. A continuous pop-up alerts will be displayed accompanied by a promotion to get the licensed version of System Tool 2011. Some Windows functionality will be rendered unusable like task manager, registry editor and control panel. This was intended to prevent users from removing System Tool 2011 manually.

While finding it hard to remove System Tool 2011, some will resort into purchasing the registered version of this useless software. Bu doing so, victims will be brought to an online payment processing web site where credit card information will be requested. Providing this details may cause charges to credit cards for other unknown transactions. Instead to obtaining this potentially unwanted program. You might as well get a free version of a needed anti-malware program that was known for its ability to take out malicious programs from the infected computer.

What are the Symptoms of System Tool 2011 Infection?

It will modify Windows Registry and add the following entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\System Tool 2011
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “5648541024″
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random]”
The threat will drop the following malicious files:
%UserProfile%\Desktop\System Tool 2011.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\System Tool 2011.lnk

How to Remove System Tool 2011 Manually

1. Restart your computer in SafeMode
- Press F8 on keyboard as soon as you turn on the computer
- Select SafeMode to start the computer loading only minimal resources
2. Delete Windows registry entries the malware created. It is important to BACKUP YOUR REGISTRY FIRST.
- On Windows Start Menu, Click Start > Run
- Type in the field, regedit
- Find registry entries mentioned above and delete if necessary
3. Files related to System Tool 2011 must be deleted:
- Browse and delete malicious files detected above.
- Some files cannot be deleted instantly. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to open Windows Task Manager, look for any virus-related files mentioned on this page and highlight it, click End Process. Try to delete the file once more.
System Tool 2011 and all its files are now removed from your computer.


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