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Security Tool Spyware/Virus

by Shazelmo / February 21, 2010 3:32 AM PST

My desktop with Windows XP seems to be infected with the Security Tool Spyware/Virus. When I turn on CPU their page and warning of various virus and worms that I have appears. They naturally want to sell software to fix this problem. I am in a loop and can't get out without shutting down computer. Then, it comes up again when I restart computer. Please advise. Thanks! Shazelmo

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administrator account blocked access to internet
by sosgirl / February 21, 2010 6:38 AM PST

I have windows xp and several days ago i began receiving pop up warnings that my computer was infected. These came via windows security. I currently have avg 8.5 for my securtiy dectection and i have scheduled scans for viruses and threats. All other user accounts are not affected and can access the internet, yet on my administrator account i am unable to access it. How can my account be infected and the other accounts not be and shouldn't the so called
infections be detected on my avg whole computer scan? What should I do to correct this?

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AVG and other antivirus...
by Donna Buenaventura / February 21, 2010 9:13 AM PST
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Hi Shazelmo
by Donna Buenaventura / February 21, 2010 9:10 AM PST

Try the guide from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-security-tool
You will need to download rkill and also show the desktop that is mentioned in the said removal guide.

Note: There are several formats of rkill:
Rkill EXE:
http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/rkill.exe
Rkill COM:
http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/rkill.com
Rkill SCR:
http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/rkill.scr
Rkill PIF:
http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/rkill.pif

Also, if any rkill format will not help, you can use exehelper.exe:
http://www.raktor.net/exeHelper/exeHelper.com
http://www.raktor.net/exeHelper/exeHelper.scr

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