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Postby Inukchuk » Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:17 pm

Ugh, it was around 3am, and I heard my computer randomly restart. When I woke up this morning, I had this thing on my desktop called security tool. Apparently it's a rogue "antivirus" program that jacks up my computer and tells me I'm getting hacked and that I should buy their software.

I can't even get into task manager to kill the process or the control panel to delete the program (which wasn't there anyway when I booted in safe mode). Does anyone have any experience with getting rid of this crap? I went online, and there's a bunch of stuff about getting rid of it, but it's not working.

Any help would be appreciated...
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Re: Security Tool!!!

Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:33 pm

Whenever I've had a problem like that I used
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
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Re: Security Tool!!!

Postby Madison » Sat Oct 31, 2009 2:38 am

Malwarebytes works well. ;-D
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Re: Security Tool!!!

Postby Inukchuk » Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:47 am

Nice, I'll give it a shot...
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Re: Security Tool!!!

Postby Tavish » Sat Oct 31, 2009 3:48 pm

Sounds like you have ransomware. MBAM should work, but chances are you will have to boot into safe mode in order to run it.
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Re: Security Tool!!!

Postby AussieDodger » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:39 am

Have you checked the motherboard? :-?
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Re: Security Tool!!!

Postby Inukchuk » Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:32 am

Actually, malwarebytes worked perfectly. Thanks a ton, guys...
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Re: Security Tool!!!

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:36 pm

don't surf/download from questionable sites at 3AM. :-D
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Re: Security Tool!!!

Postby Metroid » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:00 pm

Security Tool? :-?
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Re: Security Tool!!!

Postby AussieDodger » Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:02 am

Metroid wrote:Security Tool? :-?
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