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Should I remove SelectionTool?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
85% remove it15% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #40,711
Reach 0.0024%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.84 days
231.34 days >
Average installed length: 121.55 days


What is SelectionTool?

This is an adware browser extension that injects 3rd-party advertisements in the user's web browser.

From the terms (http://selectiontoolkit.com/terms-of-service/):
"The Software offers you several features that will enhance your online experience and your use of information across the web. By using the Software you can mark text online and to: (a) magnify the selected text for easy review; (b) search for related texts and results on the web using common search engines; (c) highlight the marked text for easy review, and (d) share the marked text on your social network page. The Software will enhance your interaction with websites you browse by adding features, functionality and content through your browser. The Software is FREE of charge and sponsored by advertisements and commercial offers that may be displayed to you by Vendors."

About  (from Revizer Technologies)

Selectiontoolkit is the ideal reading and research companion on the web! Simply select text within any webpage to highlight it and black out everything else, or magnify its size for maximum reading convenience. Easily share your selected text or search for additional materials with just a single click. The Software e...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SelectionTool.
SelectionTool_wd.exe (99f3497ba2cd88cc8f2953b2a8df62e6) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.AD150.A
Comodo Security 18086 Application.Win32.Adware.WDUnlocker.A
ESET-NOD32 8.9665 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AD150.A
STupd.exe (e738d197d05d99cc0171f2df3704438e) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Lyckriks
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.AddLyrics.AF
Comodo Security 17956 Application.Win32.AddLyrics.X
ESET-NOD32 9562 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AddLyrics.AF
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Adware/Lyckriks
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Lyckriks.oh
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Troj.Lyckriks.oh.(kcloud)
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA OC
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1H07CA14
VIPRE Antivirus 27544 Adware.Win32.Lyckriks
SelectionTool157.exe (62a4370057d3cdc290f6159012bae0e1) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.136296
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.136296
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.136296 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9600 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AD150.B
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.136296
G Data 24 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.136296
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.136296
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
SelectionTool155.exe (3827c780c95242ae053217f1f1818f0a) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-BKB [PUP]
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.AD150.A
ESET-NOD32 9511 a variant of Win32/AdWare.AD150.A
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
       View all 25 all detections
SelectionTool has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: SelectionTool Software
URL: www.selectiontoolkit.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\selectiontool-soft
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\SelectionTool-soft\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.31 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SelectionTool

Program executable:SelectionTool_wd.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\selectiontool\SelectionTool_wd.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) SelectionTool_wd.exe
  • SelectionTool155.exe
  • SelectionTool157.exe
  • STupd.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • SelectionTool_wd.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SelectionTool_wd' (runs daily at 16:38).
  • STupd.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SelectionTool Update' (runs daily at 0:38).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • SelectionTool_wd.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SelectionTool_wd.
  • STupd.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SelectionTool Update.
2 Services
  • SelectionTool157.exe runs as a service named 'SelectionTool' (SelectionTool).
  • SelectionTool155.exe runs as a service named 'SelectionTool' (SelectionTool).

How do I remove SelectionTool?

You can uninstall SelectionTool from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program SelectionTool, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove SelectionTool.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Vista (SP1) 2%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 85%
Keep it 15%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.57%
Windows 10 21.28%
Windows XP 10.64%
Windows Vista 8.51%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.68%
Windows 8 10.64%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.64%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.38%
Windows 7 Home Basic 6.38%
Windows 8 Single Language 4.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.19%
  Italy 20.75%
  France 16.98%
  Brazil 5.66%
  Sweden 5.66%
  Canada 5.66%
  South Africa 3.77%
  Mexico 3.77%
  Netherlands 3.77%
  Norway 1.89%
  New Zealand 1.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 30.95%
Hewlett-Packard 14.29%
ASUS 11.90%
Dell 9.52%
Intel 7.14%
Samsung 7.14%
Sony 7.14%
Toshiba 2.38%
Lenovo 2.38%
American Megatrends 2.38%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.76%
TOSHIBA Satellite C650D 2.38%
Sony VPCEH2C4E 2.38%
Sony SVE1713L1EW 2.38%
Sony SVE1512M1EW 2.38%
Si Computer S.p.A. Produc... 2.38%


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