How to remove Selection Tools (Virus Removal Guide)

Selection Tools virus

According to most security vendors, Selection Tools (SelectionTools) is an adware program similar to BuyNSave that often infiltrates a computer system and affected internet browsers without user knowledge and consent. Programs used to promote Selection Tools ads will often obtain permissions allowing them to access and gather user browser data, such as bookmarks and history in order to serve advertisements based off an internet users browser habits.

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Furthermore, Selection Tools adware may also share collected user browsing data with third-parties. In turn, this can cause a large amount of unwanted email spam, ‘junk’ mail at home, phone calls from telemarketers, and more.

Potential Selection Tools malware is called the “Selection Tools virus” by many internet users and security bloggers even though this program is not technically defined as a computer virus or infection. This is because the adware is known to be very destructive, modify existing browser and system settings (including system start-up settings), and it primarily bundles with other unwanted programs, malware, and malicious threats that can cause further issues. Additional items will likely need to be removed during the removal process, including browser add-ons and extensions.

How to remove Selection Tools

This Selection Tools removal guide will help you remove Selection Tools virus, potentially unwanted programs, uninstall Selection Tools malware, and get rid of Selection Tools ads on Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.

Step 1: Scan your computer for malware

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2. Install the free or full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. The full version enables real-time protection to block malware and unwanted programs from infecting your computer, while the free version is just a free scan and removal tool.

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3. Open the Anti-Malware program and click the large “Scan Now” button to initiate a malware scan. Malwarebytes may automatically begin to update and scan your computer at this point.

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4. When the scan is complete, click the Quarantine All button to isolate and remove the detected files. You may be asked to reboot your computer after removal to completely remove detected files.

If you are still having issues with malware after using Malwarebytes it is recommended to download and install a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro by Surfright to eradicate existing malicious files and automatically repair corrupted settings.

Step 2: Cleanup and repair settings

1. Install the free or full version of CCleaner by Piriform.

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CCleaner Analyze Cleaner

2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

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3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.

4. To automatically uninstall Selection Tools using CCleaner, navigate to the Uninstall tab and search for the program in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the unwanted software as selected by clicking the Run Uninstaller button.

Step 3: Uninstall Selection Tools

1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel (on Windows 8, right click the bottom left corner to gain access to the Windows 8 Start Menu. Windows 8 may also select Programs and Features).

2. In Windows Control Panel, click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program in the Programs section (If you are using Windows 8 you will bypass the Control Panel).

3. In the list of installed programs, search for Selection Tools. Once the program is located, double click the unwanted program or select it with your mouse and click the Uninstall button. *Follow any on-screen instructions that may prompt to remove this program. Repeat the steps to remove additional unwanted programs.

4. Restart your computer.

Step 4: Remove Selection Tools browser attachments

Google Chrome

1. Click on the Customize icon (3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the Selection Tools extension and other suspicious extensions and remove them individually by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.

2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the Selection Tools add-on and other suspicious add-ons and remove them if located.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.

2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the Selection Tools add-on, click it, and click the Remove button. Remove other suspicious add-ons if found. If the Remove button does not appear you must first uninstall associated software through the Control Panel.

If you are still experiencing issues removing potential Selection Tools malware we recommend to perform a system restore/recovery or a reset/refresh for Windows 8.