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SecurityTool infection, possibly from Farmville

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Ogreon, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. Ogreon

    Ogreon unlisted

    Oct 3, 2006
    Brother's computer got infected by this. MS Security Essentials was running and fully updated but did not stop it, in fact, it stopped SE. I ran the AVG bootable cd. It could not find or stop SecurityTool.

    I did some detective work to find and delete the files and the registry entries. I installed and ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. It seems to be gone.

    Brother says the only thing he was doing was playing Farmville. I read that Zynga's toolbar got hacked to display some Russian site, this might have also been slipped in.