Security Tool - Malware?

  Graham. 15:12 14 Jan 2010

A friend calls to say this Security Tool is covering her screen, together with another pop-up window. It is saying she has a number of infections and must buy this program to cure them.

From googling, it would seem to be malicious. As she has disconnected from the web to prevent the host connecting to her PC, is there a program I can download to a memory stick and take round?

  MAJ 15:13 14 Jan 2010

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware click here run it in Safe Mode, some of these fake anti-spyware programs can ge difficult to get rid of.

  Graham. 16:04 14 Jan 2010

Thanks, I've downloaded Malwarebytes and copied it to a stick. Another neighbour is with the patient at the moment.

  Sea Urchin 16:13 14 Jan 2010

Before using Malwarebytes you should download to end any processes being run by Security Tool.

Scroll down to Automated Removal Instructions:

click here

  Sea Urchin 16:16 14 Jan 2010

PS Notice also that Security Tool will attempt to disable Malwarebytes so read carefully

  Graham. 16:31 14 Jan 2010

The 'other neighbour' is an IT specialist from University - he deals with this on students' laptops on a regular basis. He's taken it home with him.

Thanks for now.

  Graham. 17:14 14 Jan 2010

Thanks again, I've also downloaded for future reference.

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