Published Mar 15, 2011|Updated Aug 22, 2017

SystemTool

Alert level: Low Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: Win32/Winwebsec (other) Rogue:Win32/Winwebsec (other) System Tool (other) MS Removal Tool (other)

System Tool is a variant of Win32/Winwebsec - a family of programs that claims to scan for malware and displays fake warnings of "malicious programs and viruses". They then inform the user that he or she needs to pay money to register the software to remove these non-existent threats.

Win32/Winwebsec has been distributed with many different names. The name used by the malware, the user interface and other details vary to reflect each variant's individual branding. The following details describe Win32/Winwebsec when it is distributed with the name "System Tool".