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Posted by Steven in Computer Help, MS Removal Tool on 03 27th, 2011

Various computer users have reported to many security companies of a program called MS Removal Tool that somehow installed itself before displaying a plethora of misleading popup alerts.

One may think that the MS Removal Tool program was created and sold by Microsoft but that is not so. MS Removal Tool is a deceptive application created by hackers with the intent to extort money from unwary computer users. This process takes place from MS Removal Tool’s aggressive extortion techniques. Computer users think that in order to “fix” issues that MS Removal Tool has presented to them that they must purchase the full registered version of MS Removal Tool.

MS Removal Tool in full version form does not do anything more than the one that may be installed automatically from a malicious source online or a Trojan horse. In other words, MS Removal Tool is completely unable to detect or remove spyware and malware parasites. Regardless of MS Removal Tool’s popup messages, it should never be purchased. Purchasing MS Removal Tool would only put your credit card information in the hands of cybercrooks, the ones that may have created MS Removal Tool in the first place.

How Can You Remove MS Removal Tool?

MS Removal Tool can be very difficult to manually remove if you are an inexperienced computer user. Not to mention, MS Removal Tool has been known to populate the Windows Registry with many different entries and removing the wrong entries could render a PC damaged or useless. The use of a reputable antispyware or antivirus tool is recommended to safely remove MS Removal Tool from your Windows computer.

To easily remove MS Removal Tool, find the following process and end them in the task manager. After that is done, delete each related MS Removal Tool file from your hard drive. In additional to locating the following processes, it is recommended that you delete the MS Removal Tool registry entries listed below as well. It is also a good idea to uninstall the MS Removal Tool application via your add/remove programs function found in the Windows Control Panel if your system recognizes MS Removal Tool has an installed program.

MS Removal Tool files (and folders) to remove:

  • %CommonAppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
  • %CommonAppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]

MS Removal Tool registry entries to remove:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]






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