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Danger level 7
Type: Trojans


Trojan.WinTools is an example of a Trojan infection whcih acts as a toolbar that supplies searching features. Trojan.WinTools tends to alter a computer user\'s homepage and search bar settings. The Trojan.WinTools variant can be extremely difficult to remove and will constantly attempt to regenerate itself.

Trojan.WinTools, being a form of a Trojan infection tends to be installed onto a computer via a security exploits, and without the user’s awareness.

Systems infected with the Trojan.WinTools parasite, also known as Trojan WinTools, have been investigated, and the findings show that Trojan.WinTools tends to display the following characteristics:

• Downloads/requests other files from Internet.   
• Creates a startup registry entry
• Packed with a packer that is known to be used by malware (e.g. to complicate threat analysis or detection)
• Contains characteristics of an identified security risk.   

Trojan.WinTools is particularly damaging to a computer system, once it has fully embed itself within the PC’s system, therefore it is given a high priority security risk status by many computer analysts.

The fact that Trojan.WinTools can easily enter any PC system via security exploits and flaws, most times without the user’s interaction, means that it is that much easier for Trojan.WinTools to enter the system and ensure the system’s security is immensely compromised.

Once Trojan.WinTools is installed it may begin to download and install additional malware onto the infiltrated system, which may in turn cause serious issues and render the infected computer useless.

All financial and personal data may be at serious risk of being stolen, should a computer system have Trojan.WinTools present.

Trojan.WinTools tends to allow a remote attacker to gain access to all personal information, which is highly capable of resulting in identity theft.

Risks which may affect the PC’s system functions include: the opening of illicit network connections, the use of polymorphic tactics to self-mutate, the disabling of already installed security software, modification of system files, and not forgetting the installation of additional malware.

It is highly recommended to make use of a reliable and legitimate anti-spyware application, to remove Trojan.WinTools and all its components from the infected computer system.

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How to manually remove Trojan.WinTools

Files associated with Trojan.WinTools infection:


Trojan.WinTools DLL's to remove:


Trojan.WinTools processes to kill:


Remove Trojan.WinTools registry entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser Helper Objects{87766247-311C-43B4-8499-3D5FEC94A183}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser Helper Objects{8DA5457F-A8AA-4CCF-A842-70E6FD274094}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesWinTools for IE service
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{87766247-311C-43B4-8499-3D5FEC94A183}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{8DA5457F-A8AA-4CCF-A842-70E6FD274094}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WinTools for IE service
RUNNING PROGRAM\explorer.exe

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