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Security Tool - PC infected, applications blocked and BSOD when trying to boot in safe mode - HELP!!

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#1 Judess


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Posted 06 November 2009 - 10:57 AM


Last night my PC was infected after visiting a normal blog. Immediately my PC was getting false messages of "intruder alerts" and prompts for running a scan. Although I clicked on the "x" to close the window rather than "Yes", the next thing I know I see a blue icon on my desktop for Security Tools.

It ran a fake scan - trying to tell me I had numerous malicious spyware programs. I ignored this, but now I can't use task manager, malwarebytes and spybot get blocked so they can't perform a scan, firefox runs really slow (nothing new there...), and often gets redirected to sites promoting symantec products, or won't let me access the internet - blocking various searches like when I googled "Security Tool virus removal".

I also get a rapid fire of windows alerts telling me my PC is under attack.

It has also downloaded a "Windows Security Centre" icon which looks to be a fake as this looks to be what is driving the alerts telling me my PC is under attack - the icons however are remarkably similar to the official microsoft security centre logos.....

I attempted to reboot the PC in safe mode, but this doesn't work as immediately it jumps into the BSOD after selecting any of the safe mode options - although when I reboot in normal mode this is fine.

It seems like this is just one of the variants of the security tools virus...

Can someone help please? I don't even know where to start with this....I just want to be able to use my PC!!

One last note - the security tool virus also stops me from downloading any of the malwarebytes programs (firefox is blocked from following the links which most sites are listing).


Edited by Judess, 06 November 2009 - 12:01 PM.

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 07 November 2009 - 10:03 PM

Run this application first and then try mbam

Please download Rkill by Grinler and save it to your desktop.Link 2
Link 3
Link 4
  • Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.
  • If using Vista, right-click on it and Run As Administrator.
  • A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.
  • If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.
  • If it does not work, repeat the process and attempt to use one of the remaining links until the tool runs.
  • If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.
Do not reboot the computer or you will have to run it again


Also try this

We Need to check for Rootkits with RootRepeal
  • Download RootRepeal from the following location and save it to your desktop.
  • Extract RootRepeal.exe from the archive (If you did not use the "Direct Download" mirror).
  • Open Posted Image on your desktop.
  • Click the Posted Image tab.
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • Check all seven boxes: Posted Image
  • Push Ok
  • Check the box for your main system drive (Usually C:), and press Ok.
  • Allow RootRepeal to run a scan of your system. This may take some time.
  • Once the scan completes, push the Posted Image button. Save the log to your desktop, using a distinctive name, such as RootRepeal.txt. Include this report in your next reply, please.


Please note: If Rootrepeal fails to run, try this step: Click Settings - Options. Set the Disk Access slider to High

Also try: right-click on rootrepeal.exe and rename it to tatertot.scr
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