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Danger level 9
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer
Other mutations known as:
Windows Utility Tool , WindowsUniversalTool

Windows Universal Tool

You will be flabbergasted by the sheer intensity and vigor of the devastating effects Windows Universal Tool will have on your PC. This seemingly quite innocuous system optimizing tool will eventually render your PC utterly devastated and crippled through its systematic attack if left untreated. Although it will try everything in its power to come across as a genuine application Windows Universal Tool is nothing more than an elaborate online scam, and hails from the same cist pool as Windows Utility Tool. In order to limit this outrageous rogue’s devastating impact on your system erase Windows Universal Tool from the PC immediately.

Windows Universal Tool makes use of established forms of infection, most notably through fake malware scanners and browser hijacking domains. These browser hijackers forcefully reverts users’ search and browsing sessions in an attempt to redirect users to its compromised homepages. Once the user hits on the landing page his system and browser vulnerabilities will instantly be attacked and exploited.

At the end of the day, Windows Universal Tool is only out to cause severe destruction as a method of extorting money out of its victims. It will surreptitiously take control of its victim’s PC, and deny him access to his Desktop and other vital functions like running executables on the system. There does seem to be a way to reinstate access to the Desktop while infected with Windows Universal Tool. Follow the following instructions to be able to launch programs and access your Desktop again:

1. After rebooting the system, you will not be able to access the Desktop again but will instead be presented with the Windows Universal Tool startup screen. Press the OK button to start the Windows Universal Tool system scan
2. As the system scan ends click on the Microsoft website link. At bottom left corner.
3. This will open the Internet browser. Once the page loads, click on the Red X at the top right of the screen
4. This will enable you to close the Windows Universal Tool startup screen window and you should also be able to access your Desktop again.

These actions will restore your ability to run most executables on your PC too, but the threat is still very palpable until you delete Windows Universal Tool from the system. You may still be subject to various fake warnings and error messages while trying to launch files, but you should just persist and you will eventually be successful.

Some of the fake security warnings you might be subjected to reads as follows:

Outdated viruses database are not effective can’t guarantee adequate protection and security for your PC! Click here to get the full version of the product and update the database!

The application taskmgr.exe was launched successfully but, it was forced to shut down due to security reasons.

This happened because the application was infected by a malicious program which might pose a threat for the OS.

Don’t react to any call to action instigated by Windows Universal Tool in these fake warnings. This will only make it easier for Windows Universal Tool to attain its devious goals.

Protect your PC from the inevitable damage Windows Universal Tool will wreak on your system by employing the removal power of a genuine security tool. This will not only destroy Windows Universal Tool from your PC but also provide effective and adequate protection against similar future attacks.

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How to manually remove Windows Universal Tool

Files associated with Windows Universal Tool infection:


Windows Universal Tool processes to kill:


Remove Windows Universal Tool registry entries:

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell “%AppData%\[random].exe”


  1. peter Jan 26, 2011

    how do i find the file to remove it?

  2. Wayne Jan 26, 2011

    where is that file ...i searched for in .....cannot find it

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