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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


With all the sophistication invested by developers of rogue security and optimization products into their applications it can be easy to fall victim to their deceitful and malicious lies, as in the case of the seemingly genuine looking WindowsTool. Although it appears to be legitimate looking, WindowsTool derives from the very same family of well know rogues WinScan and Fake HDD. This alone is enough to justify its obliteration from any infected PC.

Despite what WindowsTool would like its victims to believe, this rogue defragmenter simply does not have the ability or intention of identifying or fixing any type of system error. This is exemplified by the fact that WindowsTool will stop at nothing in order to succeed at fleecing its victims out of their hard earned money.

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Because WindowsTool’s infiltration of the system is virtually undetectable it makes it that much harder to detect and remove. The first inclination the user will have of this rogue on his system will come from the many spam fake security messages generated by WindowsTool. These fake security messages were designed to create panic in the user in an effort to make him part with his money for WindowsTool’s worthless software. Some of these fake security alerts include:

Critical Error!
Damaged hard drive clusters detected. Private data is at risk.

Critical Error
Hard Drive not found. Missing hard drive.

Critical Error
RAM memory usage is critically high. RAM memory failure.
Critical Error
Windows can't find hard disk space. Hard drive error

Critical Error!
Windows was unable to save all the data for the file System32496A8300. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware.

Critical Error
A critical error has occurred while indexing data stored on hard drive. System restart required.

System Restore
The system has been restored after a critical error. Data integrity and hard drive integrity verification required.

Activation Reminder
WindowsTool Activation
Advanced module activation required to fix detected errors and performance issues. Please purchase Advanced Module license to activate this software and enable all features.

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Low Disk Space
You are running very low disk space on Local Disk (C:).

Windows - No Disk
Exception Processing Message 0x0000013

Requested registry access is not allowed. Registry defragmentation required
Read time of hard drive clusters less than 500 ms
32% of HDD space is unreadable
Bad sectors on hard drive or damaged file allocation table
GPU RAM temperature is critically high. Urgent RAM memory optimization is required to prevent system crash
Drive C initializing error
Ram Temperature is 83 C. Optimization is required for normal operation.
Hard drive doesn't respond to system commands

Data Safety Problem. System integrity is at risk.
Registry Error - Critical Error

WindowsTool will try and block the user’s ability to execute programs on the PC. This is done in an effort to prevent the user from running a program which can terminate WindowsTool. It will present the user with the following fake security messages each time he attempts to launch a program:

Windows detected a hard drive problem.
A hard drive error occurred while starting the application.


Windows cannot find notepad. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search.


Windows detected a hard drive problem.
Scanning for hard drive errors...
Hard drive scan helps to detect and resolve hard drive problems and system performance issues.

Once the user closes this alert he will find himself faced with another pop up generated by WindowsTool which states it will now attempt to fix the hard drive:

Fix Disk
WindowsTool Diagnostics will scan the system to identify performance problems.
Start or Cancel

Should the user fall for this scam and press the START button WindowsTool will pretend to scan the PC and report with the following fake security message that there is something wrong with system:

WindowsTool Diagnostics
Windows detected a hard disk error.
A problem with the hard drive sectors has been detected. It is recommended to download the following sertified software to fix the detected hard drive problems. Do you want to download recommended software?

Take note of the many grammatical and spelling mistakes in these fake alerts. This alone should cast doubt upon its legitimacy. If you want to activate WindowsTool on the system so as to allow you to circumvent its many infuriating symptoms, enter the following Activation Key:


At the end of the day you will only be able to regain control of your PC through investing in a genuine security tool which will be able to erase WindowsTool from the system permanently.

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How to manually remove WindowsTool

Files associated with WindowsTool infection:

Windows Tool.lnk
Uninstall Windows Tool.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\WindowsTool\WindowsTool.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\WindowsTool\Uninstall WindowsTool.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\WindowsTool\
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[random].exe
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[random].dll

Files associated with WindowsTool infection (Win7, Vista):

%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\WindowsTool\Win Scan.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\WindowsTool\Uninstall WindowsTool.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\WindowsTool\

WindowsTool DLL's to remove:


WindowsTool processes to kill:


Remove WindowsTool registry entries:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download "CheckExeSignatures" = 'no'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Use FormSuggest" = 'yes'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations "LowRiskFileTypes" = '/{hq:/s`s:/ogn:/uyu:/dyd:/c`u:/bnl:/ble:/sdf:/
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments "SaveZoneInformation" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[random]"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[random].exe"

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