May 7, 2011

Windows Utility Tool.

Windows Utility Tool is another fake antivirus application from the same batch of rogues as Windows Security & Control and Windows Optimization and Security.
This family of rogues spreads itself by use of trojans that pretend being Microsoft Security Essentials(MSE). MSE is legitimate and free antivirus, however the popup claims that it found an infection that it can not remove. It recommends then using another Antivirus – Windows Utility Tool. Whatever user clicks, he is forced to install this fake antivirus, as most of the popups are hard to close and look extremely convincing.

If user clicks on it, a fake MSE scan will start and notify about problem with your PC. It will pretend performing search for solution and will “find” it. After your PC reboots, you will get a Windows Utility Tool greeting screen and bunch of problems.During infection Windows Utility Tool and related trojans will show alerts in the status bar as well.

Once fully “installed” Windows Utility Tool convinces user to run a system scan. Surely, it will detect various dangerous problems. However, none of the detections are real, but to convince you into paying for full version of this scareware. While paying for it might stop the popups, it will not make your life more secure.
If you are attacked by its alerts, keep in mind that this is the only trouble you have, so get a reputable anti-spyware and eliminate this scam called Windows Utility Tool. 

Kill malicious Processes from Task Manager:
  • [random].exe
Location of the infection:
  1. %AppData%\[random].exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce "[random]" 
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon "Shell" = "%AppData%[random].exe"
Although it is possible to manually remove Windows Utility 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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