System Tool 2011 Removal Instructions

This System Tool 2011 removal guide includes 2 System Tool 2011 Videos and a Manual Guide.

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Updated: 3-6-2011: Latest instruction set added for newer traces.

Updated: 1-09-2011:  New Security Tool 2011 file paths.

Description: System Tool 2011 AKA System Tool is a clone of Security Tool.  This false security client is nothing more than a scam setup to steal peoples money.

 

 How Did I get infected with System Tool 2011?

Computers get infected with System Tool 2011 from what is known as a Drive By Download and from installing a program that that thought was something else like a video update. A drive by download is when a malicious website or website that has been hacked, injects code onto that web page and when a user visits the page he/she is prompted to run or install a program. In some cases these programs may auto install. Most paid clients out there like Spyware Doctor with Antivirus are able to block these types of infections. If your antivirus software did not block this install you should consider making a switch. It's obvious whatever you have is not protecting you.

What is System Tool 2011 Doing to My Computer Right Now?

The scan results found by this bogus security client are all fake.  The warning messages shown are also fake. Normally System Tool 2011 hijacks the users desktop on XP systems. It will also block security clients from running and installing as well as all other executables except firefox.exe and iexplorer.exe and a few others.

While you may get security measures about your system sending out spam or your private files benign accessed. In most cases these are false warnings meant to scare you into making a purchase of this client.

Here are some examples of FALSE messages that System Tool 2011 puts out.

Warning!
Application
cannot be executed. The file FILE NAME HERE is infected.
Please activate your antivirus software.

System Tool Warning
Your PC is infected with dangerous viruses. Activate antivirus protection to prevent data loss and avoid the theft of your credit card details.
Click here to activate protection.

System Tool Warning
Intercepting programs that may compromise your private and harm your system have been detected on your PC.
Click here to remove them immediately with System Tool.

For many people the users Desktop may also be highjacked. The image below shows this warning. It is all made up to scare and trick the user into making a purchase. The message is

Warning!
Your're in Danger!
Your Computer is infected with Spyware!

System Tool 2011 Removal

Again the above message is meant to scare the user into making a purchase.

 

System Tool 2011

» Download System Tool Removal Software

You need to remove System Tool 2011 as soon as you can. In many cases users have other hidden trojans installed on their computer as well. This is why it's so important to run a full virus scan even if you follow the manual removal guide below.

System Tool 2011 Removal Video

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Remove System Tool

NEW XP Guide. Works the same as the above. Just different file paths. The above video shows more insight.

Remove System Tool 2011 XP

 

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System Tool 2011 Manual Removal Procedures

The first step you must take in order to remove System Tool 2011 is to stop the following process. Watch the video for guidance.

  • [random].exe ( Example is gAoGm02900.exe ) Your file trace will be named different.

To Stop this process you can either browse to the file location shown below and re-name the file first and then restart your computer. Then browse to that file location again and delete the file.

The next step in System Tool 2011 removal is to delete the following file:

Windows XP:

  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\[random]\[random].exe
  • New Path C:\Documents and Settings\USER NAME\Local Settings\Application Data

Windows Vista/7:

  • C:\ProgramData\[random characters ]\[random characters].exe
  • New Path C:\Users\USER NAME\AppData\Local

Once you have deleted the above executable, System Tool 2011 will no longer be running. At this time you need to run a full virus scan. RUN A SCAN. We recommend Spyware Doctor with Antivirus. You need to ensure no other viruses are on your computer.

System Tool 2011 Registry Removal Procedures

Once you have deleted the above System Tool 2011 file trace you will also want to remove the infected registry item. This is not a requirement as you already deleted the main executable.:

  • KEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunOnce "[random]"

You should now run a full security scan to ensure no other threats are installed on your computer. We recommend you download a copy of Spyware Doctor with Antivirus.

System Tool 2011 Directories:

XP

  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\[random]
  • New Path C:\Documents and Settings\USER NAME\Local Settings\Application Data

Windows 7 / Windows Vista

  • C:\ProgramData\[random characters ]\[random characters].exe
  • New Path C:\Users\USER NAME\AppData\Local

Outside Resources:

http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=66064

http://www.helpmyos.com/t2311-how-to-remove-system-tool-2011

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