jim63 17:29 23 Apr 2010

Keep getting this message which will not let me connect to internet."XP Security tool has blocked a programme from accessing the internet". My firewall has been turned off but unable to turn it on. XP Security keeps asking me to purchase it and this message always appears when I say no

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:36 23 Apr 2010
  jim63 19:55 23 Apr 2010

This is not free and unable to get one that is free

  Dragonfly2 20:02 23 Apr 2010

It sounds like a virus. We've just had something similar, have spent all day today getting rid of it. We had a messages telling us that our computer was in serious danger, that we had a whole long list of viruses, trojans etc, and we were asked to purchase an upgrade to sort out the problem. It all looked as if it came from Microsoft, but it didn't. Have you checked whether anything shows up when you do a virus scan, or scan for spyware (e.g. with Spybot).

  Sea Urchin 20:07 23 Apr 2010

XP Security Tool is a rogue antivirus program - you need to stop the process before Malwarebytes can remove it. If you already have Malwarebytes it will have become corrupted , so you need to download it again. Follow this very carefully:

click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:07 23 Apr 2010

Manual Security Tool Removal Instructions:

Ctrl +Alt+Del - Taskmanager processes tab click process - click end process
Stop These Security Tool Processes:

Security Tool.exe

Find and Delete These Security Tool Files:

%System Root%\Samples
%User Profile%\Local Settings\Temp
%Program Files%\SecurityTool
%Program Files%\SecurityTool
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\SecurityTool
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\SecurityTool

Start -run type regedit press OK navigate to keys
Remove These Security Tool Registry Values:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “SecurityTool”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Vista Antivirus 2010

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