Beware of the Fake System Tool
By on April 5th, 2011

malware[Windows]

The other day, I spotted a warning at the Microsoft Malware Protection Center. They presented some great information about a piece of malware called    Winwebsec,  which is more commonly seen as “System Tool“. Apparently it’s popping up more often now, so I decided to put out a warning to our readers.

I’ve actually run into this one before, while fixing some of my friends and family’s computers. It wasn’t much trouble to get rid of at the time, but I’ve read that some of the newer versions are more difficult to remove.

An infected computer will start getting fake warnings like the one shown here. These warnings are very realistic. Their purpose is to try to fool you into buying some more fake software that will make things even worse for you.

system-tool-fakealert

I looked around and I found one or two good articles that tell you how to remove the fake System Tool, but I decided to put together my own little guide.  Below you’ll find a slideshow that I’ve put together. It will give you a better idea of what to look for and some suggestions on how to remove this Fake System Tool.

If you can’t see the slideshow here, you can view it at Google.  For those interested, here are some cool technical details about this infectious fake.
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  • http://www.alifesoft.com Mac

    Really very angry and annoyed by those fake warnings and I’ve beard enough before but don’t know how to do. Great guides to me now. Thanks, Clif.

    • http://www.google.com/profiles/clif.notes Clif Sipe

      You are welcome Mac.

  • http://vvdeals.com VVdeals

    Though meet this kind of annoyance but didn’t find a solution. Nice sharing, and I’d like to share with others.

 
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