How do I get security tool off of my computer?

I some how got this security tool program on my computer and it won’t let me do anything! I can get on the internet and my messengers and that’s about it. I tried looking up a way to get rid of it, and I was even going to try a system restore. The problem with this is that it won’t let me open any programs. Is there a way that I can get rid of it? If anyone can help I really appreciate it. Thanks in advance!

11 replies
  1. SD says:

    Boot into safemode with networking (F7/F8 at startup)

    then go to and install malwarebytes & Spybot Search & Destroy.
    Update – Full scan – Fix Problem

    Cant be run? Combofix first.

    Cant download? Change Malwarebytes name from mbam.exe to xxxxx.exe

    Note: if you don’t have Safemode with networking, then you have two other options:
    -Go into normal safemode, and transfer the programs through USB from another pc.
    -startup normal. Start – Run – taskmgr.exe – processes – close some of the obvious unwanted things. Until you can get online and do the things above.

    Still there? run this file first, and therafter scan.

    Nothing? contact me

  2. kool43bz says:

    download malwarebytes to a flashdrive but before you do while its still on the good computer go to were its located right hand click like your going to open it then scroll down to were you see rename then change the name to something like xxx.exe or what ever you want then install on bad computer but update it first run a quick scan

  3. NO6664ME says:

    Too late…you’re infected with a smitfraud.You’ll need to go to and go to the Uninstall List,find that program and follow the uninstall direction. Don’t try to restore your PC to a time before this happened,it will only make it worse.

    I wrote this to another poster but it all still applies to you.

    She has what is known as a smitfraud(a rogue security program).She’ll need to go to CNET at and install the free version of Malwarebytes’Anti-Malware and then update the signatures.After that ,go to and look in the Uninstall List for this program (she’ll need to know exactly what the name of the program is;obviously she doesn’t or is not paying attention)and get the instruction for removal. sometimes they might ask you to install ComboFix or SmitFraudFix but Malwarebytes’ should do it. DO NOT restore the PC to an earlier time;that only makes it worse.

    I’m not sure how she’s attempting to get into safe mode,but the PC must be completely off.Then you hold down (don’t tap)key F8 (not F and 8 but F8) and restart the PC and work your way into safe mode from there.

    After the PC is in safe mode,open Malwarebytes’ and do a complete scan.If it finds anything,move these to quarantine and then delete them.If you don’t move them into quarantine and you just delete them,they will reinstall themselves.

    If she has CCleaner,run that to clean out any junk left behind.Then restart the PC normally.

    When you surf the net unprotected,this is what you get:viruses,trojans,malware,spyware,smit… a bunch of other crap.To protect your PC you’ll need several pieces of security software programs.The ones listed below are free and many out perform some paid security suites:
    1 a firewall (install only one)
    2 an anti-virus (install only one)
    3 an anti-spyware/malware (install two or three)
    4 a secure browser
    5 a disk cleaner (deletes temporary files,cookies,etcGet one or two)

    Free firewalls:
    Comodo Internet Security (just the firewall and not the anti-virus,unless you want the full program)
    PC Tools Firewall Plus
    Online Armor

    Free anti-virus:
    avast! Home Edition 4.8
    Avira AntiVir Personal 9
    AVG 9 (use Threatfire with this program to increase your level od detection)
    Panda Cloud Anti-Virus
    Microsoft Security Essentials

    Free anti-spyware/malware:
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
    Windows Defender
    Spybot Search and Destroy
    Spyware Terminator

    Firefox and load it up with McAfee Site Advisor,AVG Link Scanner,or W.O.T.(Web of Trust).Also get BetteryPrivacy,Ghostery, TACO (Targeted Advertising Cookie Opt-Out),KeyScrammbler.Set Firefox to delete cookies when you close the browser (Tools,Options,Privacy,Cookies).NoScript is also available for Firefox. If you get AVG as your anti-virus,there is no need to get the AVG Link Scanner because it is included in the program.

    These are free for personal use and you can download them at CNET
    Some add-ons for the Firefox browser are available at

    Disk cleaner and defrag utilities:
    CCleaner ,Glary Utilities,and Advanced SystemCare ; all free
    Get it at CNET
    Also get Smart Defrag and run that in Deep Optimize mode

    clean and defrag for a fast unclogged OS

  4. Jon says:

    Figuring out how to remove Security Tool can be complicated. The program infects your registry so it can be hard to get rid of manually. I wouldn’t recommend trying it on your own. The best course of action is to get a Security Tool removal tool. I heard this one can do the trick:

  5. bo says:

    I’ve been doing I.T. for 5 years, and I know the real deal when I see it.

    listen every bit of advice that No6664ME gives you, his answers are thorough,in detail, and even longer than mine. Plus, he knows alot about Tech shit.

  6. cbgerry says:

    Run this….

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  7. TylerDurden says:

    I had the SAME PROBLEM.
    The solution is SIMPLE
    If you don’t already have it, install Windows Defender. (Go to this link below)
    It might be under you applications, if it is click it and press scan. It’ll take about 4-5 minutes scanning, and then come up with ___ problems. (For me it was 1, the security tool virus thing) Press the resolve button and it will erase it completely! This program is safe, AND FREE!

  8. cayla d says:

    I can grantee you that every other answer on here is too complicated and is going to get you no where. I just had this virus and killed it today and the video in the link provided below saved my computer!

    Check out this video:

    Hope you kill it like I did!

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