March 24, 2011

Windows Tool.

Windows Tool is another fake software which is part of the Fake Microsoft Security Essentials infection like the released earlier ones Windows Software Guard, Windows Safety Protection, Windows Health Center.

And Windows Tool it’s icon is a blue, yellow, green and red puzzle piece sort of thing. It lures users to unknowingly perform corrupt actions on a targeted computer. Windows Tool poses as an so-called security application that displays deceptive warnings and misleading scan results. It then asks for users to purchase it once scanning is completed. Windows Tool is preventing from scanning so it must be removed completely from your computer to keep away from threat.

  1. Your computer is acting slow. Windows Tool slows down your system significantly. This includes starting up, shutting down, playing games, and surfing the web.
  2. You are getting pestered with pop ups. Windows Tool infects your registry and uses it to launch annoying pop up ads out of nowhere.
  3. Searches are redirected or your homepage and desktop are settings are changed. This is a symptom of a very serious Windows Tool infection.


Kill malicious Processes from Task Manager: 
  • [random].exe
 Location of the infection:
  1. %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~[random]
  2. %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~[random]
  3. %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[random].dll
Registry Entries to be removed. (Take a backup of registry, before editing it)
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random].exe”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random]”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations “LowRiskFileTypes”
Although it is possible to manually remove Windows Tool,  such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend  malware and spyware removal applications.

After removing all these files, restart your computer and the issue will be fixed. And don’t forget to do update your Security Software, check the Firewall Settings and the Operating System and finally do a full system scan with the Security Software.


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