Security Tool is a very bad malware that is but a clone from another called Total Security 2009. It uses fraudulent methods to trick users into purchasing a software license for its so-called full version. The main way such a spyware will try to scare PC users is using fake alerts besides false pop-ups. Check here Remove Security Tool to learn how to remove Security tool.
The way you will get Security Tool on your computer is via Trojans. You will get them from compromised websites that are promoting fake online scanners. Hijacking your web browser is the next step those Trojans will do. Then your browser will be redirected to some download links that will download and install that threat (Security Tool). Another method used by this malware to compromise computers is to redirect you to websites like 2tvtube.com or a2tv.com, which are fake websites. On those sites, the used is asked to download a video codec which seems to be a Flash application. Rather than downloading a Flash codec, the moment you’re going to download that application, you will but download and install Security Tool. Another trick used to install that threat is to redirect you to some websites having a tittle like “My Computer Online Scan”. That page will seems to be some online system scan of My Computer. If you do try such website, you will get results claiming that your “My Computer” folder is infected with a very bad spyware. Then a choice (Yes, No) will be given to you. Selecting either of those choices will result in having Security Tool being downloaded and installed on your computer. This site Remove Security Tool Windows 7 has all the infos you do need if you want to remove Security Tool when having Windows 7 on your PC while here Remove Security Tool you will learn how to remove Security Tool.
After infecting a PC, this malware will load itself in memory every time you do login on Windows, then it will do some fake system scan of your computer. It will then generate extensive reports and warnings which state that the computer is infected with a large amount of malware. Here are some alerts you might get : “Your Computer is infected” or “Warning! 55 viruses found!”. Sometimes it will warn about the web browser as well with such messages as Spyware.IEMonster activity detected.
This is all spyware that attempts to steal passwords from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Outlook and other programs. Others possibilities include warnings like “Click here to remove it immediately with Security Tool’ or “Security Tool Warning: Some critical system files of your computer were modified by malicious program”. It may cause system instability and data loss. Click here to block unauthorized modification by removing threats (Recommended). Sometimes your PC might not even detect any USB flash drives that are connected to it because Security Tool has compromised your system a lot. Your Windows Taskbar will display lots of warning popups when your system has been infected by Security Tool.
So whenever you’re going to do what Security Tool is asking you and you really want to clean your computer system, this threat will tell you that you are but using the trial version of this program and that you need to purchase the full registered version to properly clean your PC. Whatever you do and no matter how much you end up paying, the full registered version of Security Tool won’t delete a single virus or threat from your computer system because those threats reported did not even exist first of all. So it more than important not to fall into this trap.
Your best way to fully clean Security Tool from your system is to use a legit security-related application or even a web-based service that will scan and clean your PC.