How to get rid of Advanced Security Tool 2010. Automatic and manual removal guide

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Unfortunately, a new unwanted malicious application under the well-thought name Advanced Security Tool 2010 has recently appeared. By the way, this new rogue anti-spyware tool comes from the same family as Security Central.

Advanced security tool 2010 - FAKE
Advanced security tool 2010

Again, this program is normally spread via various Trojans that install it onto user’s PC without his/her consent or knowledge. In other words, it may be planted onto user’s computer even though this user has no any intention on installing it at all. As soon as it is brought in, Advanced Security Tool 2010 will be adjusted to launch itself automatically with every Windows startup. Very irritating, isn’t it? That’s why, if you have been compromised by Advanced Security Tool 2010, immediately disconnect your Internet connection to avoid further uncontrolled import of additional threats and viruses. We strongly advise you to get a copy of anti-malware program from a separate clean computer and then start scanning the attacked PC.

Please be advised that when Advanced Security Tool 2010 is launched, various fake security pop-ups will appear on the desktop and from Windows taskbar. Typical for many other rogues, these fake alerts will try to persuade you that your privacy is at serious risk or that some malicious software was revealed running on your machine. However, just like the scan results of the program, these alerts are fake and can be completely ignored. The text of these fake pop-ups is similar to the following one:

Firewall Warning
Hidden file transfer to remote host was detected
Advanced Security Tool 2010 has detected that somebody is trying to transfer your private data via Internet. We strongly recommend you to block the attack immediately.

Privacy Alert
Your system was found to be infected with itercepting programs. These can log your activity and damage your privacy. Click here for Advanced Security Tool 2010 spyware removal.

We therefore seriously urge you not to purchase Advanced Security Tool 2010 and not to believe in its faulty promises. Even though Advanced Security Tool 2010 would declare that it is the only solution to remove all the scams and viruses detected, in reality it is nothing but a rogue, simply aiming to steal hard earned money from you. The best solution to perform would be to permanently and completely delete Advanced Security Tool 2010 as soon as it has been detected on a computer system. It is of utmost importance to use a trustworthy anti-spyware to protect your PC from this and the other rogues. So why don’t you use Gridinsoft Trojan Killer to permanently get rid of it?

As you see, Advanced Security Tool 2010 is not a lonely walker in the empty space. Similar to other trojans and rogue software, it has multiple links to other rogues. That’s why complex malware removal is the best way to get rid of rogue Advanced Security Tool 2010. In addition, if you remove Advanced Security Tool 2010 automatically by using Gridinsoft Trojan Killer you get life-time protection from malware aggression.

Please be advised that GridinSoft LLC and IS NOT associated, affiliated, consorted, or connected with the publishers or creators of Advanced Security Tool 2010. In the same manner this article should not be wrongly treated or understood in being associated in any way with the promotion or endorsement of malware. Our only intention is to provide information that would give instructions to PC users on how to detect and completely remove malware from their computers with the help of Gridinsoft Trojan Killer and/or manual removal instructions stipulated below. Thus, this article should be used for educational and informational purposes only.

Advanced Security Tool 2010 automatic remover:

    No doubt, Advanced Security Tool 2010 was initially designed to scare users and convince them to purchase it by making it seem as if your PC is indeed infected. Needless to mention, you should not purchase this program, and if you have already done so, you should immediately take the measures to remove it from your PC to prevent from further spreading of its hazardous activity. To remove this infection and any other similar malware, please be so kind to attentively read and follow the advises stipulated below.

    As soon as your PC gets infected, immediately take the measures to delete Advanced Security Tool 2010 using reputable anti-virus software or by means of manual removal. If you do not do this immediately, then after your PC gets infected and you restart your computer, the main window of Advanced Security Tool 2010 will appear and nothing else will be on your screen except for this window. You will not be able to launch any other application or use your PC as you would normally do. The remedy is as follows:

    Press the key combination “Ctrl” – “Alt” – “Del”. Afterwards click File-New Task (Run…):

    Type-in the word “explorer” and press “OK”:

    After these operations launch GridinSoft Trojan Killer and start the cleanup procedure.

    Note! Important recommendation:
    Advanced Security Tool 2010 may block GridinSoft Trojan Killer from normal running. You might need to take the following sequence of steps:

    1. Download the latest version of GridinSoft Trojan Killer to clear (not infected) computer and install it.
    2. Update the virus database.
    3. Copy the entire folder “GridinSoft Trojan Killer” to your jump drive (memory stick). Normally it is located at the following path: (C:\Program Files\GridinSoft Trojan Killer). “C” stands for the system disk of your computer. The name of the system disk, however, can be marked with another letter.
    4. Open your jump drive (memory stick). Find the folder “GridinSoft Trojan Killer” there. Open it , find the file under the name “trojankiller.exe” and rename it to “iexplore.exe”.
    5. Move memory stick to infected PC, open “GridinSoft Trojan Killer” folder and run iexplore.exe. Optional: copy the folder “GridinSoft Trojan Killer” from your jump drive to some other folder created on your PC and run “iexplore.exe”.

Advanced Security Tool 2010 manual removal guide:

Delete Advanced Security Tool 2010 files:

%UserProfile%\Application Data\1tmp.bat
%UserProfile%\Application Data\asectool.exe
%UserProfile%\Application Data\scan.dll
%UserProfile%\Application Data\secmof.tmp
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Advanced Security Tool 2010.LNK
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Advanced Security Tool 2010.LNK

Delete Advanced Security Tool 2010 registry entries:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Advanced Security
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{80c10400-59cb-4c79-97ce-cc693103afca}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft “adver_id” = “29”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations “LowRiskFileTypes” = “.exe;”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “AdvSecTool”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “rundll32” = “”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon “Shell” = “%UserProfile%\Application Data\asectool.exe” /sn”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “EnableLUA” = “0”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “rundll32” = “”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon “Shell” = “explorer.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntload.exe”

However, please be aware that manual removal of Advanced Security Tool 2010 is a time-consuming undertaking. Moreover, it does not always ensure full deletion of the rogue due to the fact that certain files might be hidden or even may be restored automatically afterwards. In addition, such a manual interference might damage the PC. That’s why we strongly recommend automatic removal of Advanced Security Tool 2010. By choosing GridinSoft Trojan Killer for this purpose you will be able to save your time and get the required result.

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