MS Removal Tool

MS Removal Tool Description

ScreenshotMS Removal Tool is the newest rogue anti-virus application on the block, and this rogue threat can still slip under the detection methods of many types of anti-malware programs. Don’t confuse this fraudulent MS Removal Tool with the real Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool – the latter will always come with Windows, free of charge. In between bouts of asking for your money, MS Removal Tool will block a wide range of programs and may also hijack your web browser. Deleting MS Removal Tool is a serious priority because this rogue application can interfere with almost every action you take on the infected PC.

Telltale Signs of the Fake MS Removal Tool

This rogue infection version of MS Removal Tool can be easily distinguished from the real MS Removal Tool by a number of signs:
  • MS Removal Tool will exhibit the appearance and many obvious behaviors known from the rogue program System Tool, which it copies to a large extent. This includes the pink-themed interface and the alteration of your desktop background to a threatening message about spyware or other malware infections.
  • This fake MS Removal Tool will also request money in exchange for registration of the program. The real MS Removal Tool is completely free and doesn’t require registration. If you give your money or personal information to the fake MS Removal Tool, you’re giving those things away to criminals.
  • Infection by MS Removal Tool will coincide with dysfunctional behavior in many different programs. Anti-virus scanners may refuse to run, the Windows Task Manager may spontaneously shut down and other programs may crash with unusual error messages.

    » Learn more about SpyHunter's Spyware Detection Tool
    and steps to uninstall SpyHunter.

    Microsoft Security Essentials will also fail to run, potentially with a fake error message about an infected root file.

All error messages and warnings created by MS Removal Tool have no basis in reality as far as your PC’s health goes. Here are some of the messages you might see:

MS Removal Tool Warning
Intercepting programs that may compromise your private and harm your system have been detected on your PC.
Click here to remove them immediately with MS Removal Tool.

MS Removal Tool
Some critical system files of your computer were modified by malicious program. It may cause system instability and data loss.

MS Removal Tool Warning
Your PC is infected with dangerous viruses. Activate antivirus protection to prevent data loss and avoid the theft of your credit card details.
Click here to activate protection.

Dealing with MS Removal Tool Attacks

MS Removal Tool has been reported to spread through insecure files on P2P networks, freeware websites and pirated software websites. Being careful to verify the safety of suspicious files before running them will help you avoid the MS Removal Tool bug.

Although MS Removal Tool is based off of the older rogue threat System Tool, MS Removal Tool has had sufficient alterations to avoid being detected by many anti-malware programs. Keeping your anti-malware software up to date is a critical step in detecting MS Removal Tool. Having multiple well-known brands of security software will also give you security through redundancy that may just be what you need to delete MS Removal Tool.

You probably won’t be able to access most of the necessary software for removing MS Removal Tool while this rogue program is active. Using Safe Mode will let you scan your computer without MS Removal Tool getting in the way. Safe Mode is available for all Windows systems by tapping F8 during the booting process and makes cleaning out MS Removal Tool and otherrogue security applications such as Live Security Platinum and Security Shield 2012 a relatively simple task.

MS Removal Tool Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)

Is your PC infected with MS Removal Tool? To safely & quickly detect MS Removal Tool we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.

Technical Details

Visual & GUI Characteristics


File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

Additional Information

  • The following URL's were detected:
  • The following messages's were detected:
    # Message
    1MS Removal Tool Warning
    Intercepting programs that may compromise your privacy and harm your system have been detected on your PC.
    Click here to remove them immediately with MS Removal Tool
    Application cannot be executed. The file [FILENAME].exe is infected.
    Please activate your antivirus software.
    3Warning: Your computer is infected
    Windows has detected spyware infection!
    Click this message to install the last update of Windows security software...

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Threat Metric
Threat Level: 10/10
Detection Count: 294


  • lilian coronado says:

    quiero obtener el antivirus gratis para probar si funsiona y limpia mi cpu gracias

  • Randy says:

    so were dealing with the situation and what information have we lost to the unknown

  • sheryl says:

    I have a serious problem with ms removal tool that took over my computer and i cant seem to open my anitvirus to remove this virus

  • nikki says:

    reboot and run in safe mode and use system restore to before you installed MS tool. My daughter just got duped by this as well, I\’m lucky enough to be able to run spyware removal off a datastik, and am running that as well IN SAFE MODE!! people this program stops you from running ANYTHING in normal mode. U MUST BE IN SAFE MODE. ( press F8 several times whilst computer is starting up) choose safe mode with networking if you need internet as well to download spyware removal.

  • Jack says:

    Spy Hunter worked for me. Download and run it in Safe Mode. Thanks, guys. Well worth the $39.99.

  • Sarah says:

    Help please email me!! Im stuffed i atually gave these people money and now my computer is racked i cant serach on serch engines and my emial i cant activate what can i do how can i get my money back and how can i get these off my computer please help me!!

  • Stephen says:

    Thanks so much for the information, with your help I was able to remove that shitty program. Much thanks :)

  • Georgina says:

    Hey guys.. Well i thought i’d help because a lot of you are having problems and so was i until i was inspired by another comment…

    Well heres what i did, Since i tried and tried and it wouldnt let me download SpyHunter, I rebooted my laptop in ‘DEGUBBING’ mode and loaded up this website then slicked ‘RUN SPYWARE SCAN’ it then allowed me to download it. then re boot your computer gain and There you go… Silly MS SPYWARE has gone


    Hope this helped :)

  • Teri says:

    Now the scan says there were no viruses detected & that everything is running properly. Now What?

  • Teri says:

    This darned ms has me running in circles. For Three days I\\\’ve been trying to get rid of it. I even went so far as to send my credit card to get the program to get rid of it. Now I find out it\\\’s a fraud. I guess I\\\’ll be contacting my CC company to get it reversed. I’ve tried everything suggested. What else is there? HELP!!!!!! Thanks & have a Fabulous & Blessed Day!

  • Jackson says:

    Thanks for this info. It helped me correct everything.

  • John W says:

    Going with widow safe mode was all good for me. Everything else was disabled. Thanks for the pointers

  • jenny says:

    Help – I can’t download the software even though I’ve got Firefox

  • Richard Jewell says:

    Thanks much! This rogue anti-virus software installed itself when I tried to download a video from a foreign country URL. I couldn’t get rid of it, couldn’t open my Outlook email program, couldn’t get to my Restore Points program and some other programs or folders. I finally found and began to use the instructions above. I discovered that the files had different names in my version of Windows (or they’d been changed), so I followed the comments of one person by using F8 to go into Safe Mode. In Safe Mode, I was given the option of using my Restore Points. I restored my laptop to two days earlier. And everything was fine.

  • Caitlin says:

    Hi im 14 years old and this program worked for me! It was so easy! Thank you guys so much – You literally saved my life

  • celine says:

    i got rid of it!
    still cant believe it, after 3 hrs of web searching (on another computer because mine was completely useless!! …was :) and hair pulling!
    ive tried many things but what works for me was to simply use the system restore function!
    so simple!!
    for the ones who dont know where it is:
    go in control panel,
    select system and security
    then select action center
    then click on recovery
    and finally open system restore
    and your awesome computer will do the rest!!!
    me very happy :)

  • Iain says:

    Drove me nuts for a few hours, but eventually, booted in safe mode and did a system restore to a week previous. This restores the registry backup and now all is OK, phew,

  • Tai N says:

    Thank you Tony,
    I have tried your way and it works. Restore system works,YEAH!
    Thanks a lot ,you\’re now a real pro

  • mads j says:

    lol i finaly got the Spyhunter installed without trouble and it just removed MS remover tool after 1minute
    i support this prog 100%

  • mads j says:

    my computer is soooo [REMOVED WORD]ed up with MS remover tool i cant do any action on it…. totaly crashed it…… i cant even CTRL+ALT+DELETE cause it says application cannot be executed… the only thing i can do is to be on the internet and post this last letter before i trash my computer….. ps those files in ur guide doesent exist

  • Rachael says:

    When you press F8 and have the option to start in safe mode, etc, choose Safe Mode with Networking. Then you should be able to download what ever software you need to get rid of MS Removal Tool.

  • Pierre Van hecke says:

    my computer is still infected
    info: Internet Explorer Broser MS RemovalTool-proyect your pc

  • Pierre Van hecke says:

    no succes my computer is still infected

  • Henry says:

    Like others, my computer has been invaded by MS Tool Remover. The only thing that works is the net browser. All security neutralised and won’t allow install of new security. Trend tell me that this thing is so new they don’t have any idea how to get around it without doing a FULL LOG DIAGNOSTIC. Seems as though this beast is changing with time and getting mean. Half my keyboard is now frozen. Short of reformatting the hard drive I can’t see a way around this. Anyone got ideas on how to kill this beast?????????

  • Tony says:

    I am not very computer literate and had difficulty understanding the above recommendations. So having spent a couple of hours messing about and getting nowhere I tried the System Restore facility whilst in Safe Mode. Reversion to the previous day seems to have solved the problem although it seems too good to be true. I suppose the bug is still dormant somewhere and maybe could sneak out again?

  • Les R. says:

    I got it too. Steve, you’re right. Once it takes hold, you can’t execute any programs. I downloaded Norton Antivirus, but it won’t execute. I guess I try to use the instructions given above, if the Dam program will allow that.

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  • Bob says:

    Dont know much about computers. Had kittens when M S Removal tool took over my P C
    Re booted, F8 safe mode and did a full scan. Re started and hey presto its gone.

  • Katherine says:

    Someone please tell me step by step how to get rid of this! i went to safe mode but all it was change to the original windows and it still wont let me open anything and because of this damn MS tool thing i cant open anything either! OMG this is so frusturating! Someone please. Help!!

  • megan says:

    its not removing. the virus keeps exiting it and telling me its unprotected. so i cant download the spyware

  • Steve says:

    I cannot download anything ans MS removal tool gets in the way. I also tried F8 as booting and it didnt give me the option to go to safe mode. The computer is from spain. Will this make a difference.

    Is there another way to get into safe mode

    Looking forward to responses

  • Cristiano says:

    Hi Guys, I’m having the same problem over here!
    I’m already in safe mode but when i start the program its say the admin wont let this program run!!
    Should i 1st run a full scan with the anti-virus?
    please neeeeedd some help

  • Irene says:

    Omg i need help to remove this dumb program

  • Mook says:

    please help I can’t get this off my computer

  • Mook says:

    I can’t get this off it won’t let me download the spyware. please help me

  • kevin says:

    ms removal tool deleted my anti-spyware program.
    can\’t open task manager, can\’t download anti-virus program
    what do i need to do

  • Russell says:

    I am in LOVE with you guys! Thanks so much for the help removing MS Removal Tool. You guys are a life saver.

  • Sam says:

    Used Windows \\\\\\\”System Restore\\\\\\\” feature. Seems to have worked.

  • Callum says:

    help, i also have this problem but this stupid program wont let me even open anything. ive baught new anti virus programs to install and MS-R-T keeps stopping me from opening the programs. also, its stops me opening task manager and from restoring my system to its factory setting. any ideas??

  • Bill Bohan says:

    i was just on my hotmail looking around then ms removal tool auto installed on to my compter and crush it i dont know what to do got any ideas

  • Mike says:

    Following these instructions worked great for me — thanks! Didn’t have to download anything, just deleted what it told me to.

  • Jeff Detz says:


    Yes it actually worked! Cannot believe it but it worked. These guys are the real deal. My wife is finally off of my a$$. She thinks I got this MS Removal Tool from a porn site but it was more than likely my 17 year old son who did it. No longer frustrated for now.

  • Brian Hunter says:

    I think your program runs better in Safe Mode. Boot your PC and press F8 several times way before Windows loads and then run your program to find MS Removal Tool. Worked like a charm. Gone bye bye MS Removal Tool!

  • Elina says:

    Jeff Detz
    did u get rid of that crap? my computer just installed this thing itself and i have no idea how to get rid of it

  • Shareek says:

    Thank you very much to
    I got every thing corrected…
    I validate that all info that they have given is true…..
    thanks again

  • stephen says:

    remove now i dont want this

  • stephen says:

    please remove i dont want it

  • stephen says:

    remove now

  • john preston says:

    this ms is an uforseen problam,hope spywaer works – I wil let you know

  • Jeff Detz says:

    I thought MS Removal Tool was from Microsoft?? What the hell gives? I want this mess off of my PC because everytime i surf the web it pops up. Crap. So frustrated right now I cannot even think. I hope to God this SpyHunter will work. Downloading it now.

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