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Infected by a program called "System Tool"

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My computer has been completely taken over by a program calling itself "System Tool".  It tells me that my computer is infected and offers to remove all vira and spyware found, if I just use my credutcard to purchase a copy of the software.  I cannot start any other program, as a warning continously interrupts all attempts with warious text about .exe programs being infected.
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This variant of malware is one of the few that require a "Safe Mode" boot (with networking) to clean with Malwarebytes.

Please review the detailed instructions here:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-system-tool 
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by:ThomasFjord
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Thanks a lot.  It is like being re-born.
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Glad it worked.
Just so you know - you can upgrade to the "Pro" version for a one time charge of about $US25.

You can schedule automatic updates - and scans - and the protection is 24/7.

The fee is a ONE-TIME charge to you and you can use it for life.
(No, I don't work for them...but I sure wish I had stock in that company.)
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