Security Tool

Security Tool Description

ScreenshotSecurity Tool is a rogue anti-spyware program that uses fake security alerts and system scan results to make computer users believe that they must purchase the Security Tool program to remove the found threats. Security Tool comes from the same group of attackers that made the fake security programs Security Shield, System Security and Total Security 2009.

Use of Security Tool will not help alleviate the threat of legitimate parasites. Security Tool, through the use of Trojans and malicious websites, can be installed onto your computer without notification. After installation of Security, usually without warning to the computer, it may display the following bogus notification alert:

"Security Tool Warning
Spyware.IEMonster activity detected. This is spyware that attempts to steal passwords from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Outlook and other programs. Click here to remove it immediately with SecurityTool."

Security Tool was noted as being just the opposite of any legitimate program with the name ‘Security Tool’. The hackers that created the rogue Security Tool have intentionally given it that name to further mislead computer users. Basically, the hackers want computer users to think that Security Tool has the functionality to detect and remove parasites therefore they should purchase the full version of Security Tool to carry out those actions. The only problem is Security Tool does not have that type of capability.

It is suggested that notifications like this be ignored and prompt the action of completely removing the Security Tool application from your computer. Detection and removal of Security Tool can be difficult to perform manually so it is recommended that the use of a spyware removal tool be used.

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If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Security Tool may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

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Posted: September 25, 2009


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