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I have some bogus Security Software on my computer called Security Tool and it won't let me remove the software and it is blocking most of my software from being used. How can I get rid of it?

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Hi, yes this is a rogue security program.

Here is a link to a site that can provide written as well as video help along with a removal tool.

In the future you need to get a quality anti-virus/malware program.

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Step (1) Ctrl+Alt+Del and click manager. There is a tab at the top of this task manager page - look under processes, CPU and memory usage should show a flux in activity. Open a web page to activate this Security Tool simulated program and watch the processes increase CPU and MEMORY. Write down this running process name that spikes, so you know what to look for.. There may be other processes running so Wait for the computer to completely finished loading. That should tell you the infection your looking for. Once you see the name of the program - end it and try again to see if it returns.. Do not restart your computer! Now that name that you found can be removed from the registry and fix your issue/s. Start > Run > (type) regedit: Ctrl F to start a Find (search) Type the name that spiked! You can delete this entry/s. Make sure you hit F3 key to continue your search till it tells you nothing found. Respond back to let me know if this worked for ya!

Protect your self from this recurring.
Download that can and will help you into the future.
Ccleaner, Avast Anti-virus (if you need)
The web tab Anti-Malware - there rated and amazing!
They are also FREE! I use Spywareblaster, Spybot Search & Destroy, and ad-aware

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Remove this virus from Vista by doing the following.
1.Make sure to show hidden files and folders

Go to the Control Panel
When the control panel opens you can either be in Classic View or Control Panel Home view:
If you are in the Classic View do the following:
Double-click on the Folder Options icon.
Click on the View tab.
Under the Hidden files and folders section select the button labeled Show hidden files and folders
Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide extensions for known file types.
Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide protected operating system files.
If you are in the Control Panel Home view do the following:
Click on the Appearance and Personalization link.
Click on Show Hidden Files or Folders and remove the checkmark from hide extensions for known fil types and also remove the checkmark from hide operating system files.
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Right click on the security tool and rename it to anything ,,, doesnt matter...reboot the PC now...because we have renamed it - the security tool wont run on the reboot... now you gotta go back to where u renamed the tool and delete it..all done ? good.... delete the shortcut on the desktop also.
Download a great spyware removal tool called Malwarebytes (free) update and run it. delete what it finds... other tools i would run - your antivirus program whatever it may be and another great tool called Hitmanpro - great for rootkits....
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