AV Security Suite (AVSecuritySuite) Virus Removal Guide
Virus Type: Rogue Security Application
Threat Level: 8 / 10
AV Security Suite, also known as AVSecurity Suite, is a fake antivirus application. This virus is similar to Security Suite and Antivirus Action. AV Security Suite is generally installed through the use of a trojan horse, which is generally downloaded while surfing the web. AV Security Suite will block all applications unless the file name of the executable of the application is iexplore.exe or firefox.exe since AV Security Suite doesn’t block Internet Explorer or Firefox.
Below is our recommended removal tool for AV Security Suite. The removal tool has been rated 5 cows out of 5 by Tucows and was previously CNET’s Editor’s Choice. Feel free to download it below.
If you are unable to run the removal tool, or are unable to run any programs in general, you may need to stop the processes associated with AV Security Suite with task manager. If task manager has been blocked by AV Security Suite, try using Process Explorer. If AV Security Suite blocks Process Explorer, rename Process Explorer to iexplore.exe or firefox.exe. AV Security Suite will generally not block the com version of Process Explorer, which can be downloaded here.
Another method to open task manager is to restart the computer and attempt to open task manager before AV Security Suite loads so that AV Security Suite can’t block task manager.
It is recommended to use safe mode when removing the virus because AV Security Suite will generally not be able to load in safe mode. To enter safe mode, restart the computer and press F8 multiple times before the Windows screen to bring up the boot options.
The safe mode with networking option will allow the user to be able to use the internet in safe mode. AV Security Suite will generally modify Internet Explorer connection settings to make Internet Explorer connect through a proxy server. This user comment may provide insight into fixing the connection settings of Internet Explorer. After fixing the connection settings of Internet Explorer, AV Security Suite can be removed by using the removal tool or by manually removing the virus.
The user comments for Antivirus Suite and the user comments for Antispyware Soft may provide insight into removing AV Security Suite since the three viruses are similar. There are roughly 120 comments.
Common symptoms and characteristics of AV Security Suite and other rogue security programs include:
1. AV Security Suite is generally installed without user permission.
2. AV Security Suite uses pop ups and fake virus scans to scare the user.
3. Various antivirus and system programs on the user’s computer will stop functioning.
Manual AV Security Suite Removal – In order to manually remove AV Security Suite, the processes associated with AV Security Suite must be stopped, the files associated with the processes must be removed, and the registry entries must be corrected to the previous state before AV Security Suite entered the computer.
Stop AV Security Suite Processes (Learn How To Do This)
Remove AV Security Suite Files (Learn How To Do This)
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Application Data\[random letters]\
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Application Data\[random letters]\[random letters]tssd.exe
Remove AV Security Suite Registry Keys (Learn How To Do This)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AV Security Suite
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AV Security Suite
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AV Security Suite
Remove AV Security Suite Startup Entry (Learn How To Do This)
Common Questions -
1. What is a computer virus? (Click Here To View)
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3. What common symptoms show that my computer may be infected? (Click Here To View)
4. What is a rogue security application? (Click Here To View)
5. What are some antivirus and antispyware programs which I can use to remove viruses and spyware? (Click Here To View)
If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to comment below. If you need any help with any of the steps, please don’t hesitate to comment below. We recommend that you follow our safety tips so that you can keep your computer clean Please Click Here to View Our Safety Tips. It is also best to upgrade to Internet Explorer 8 for better web browsing security. If a web browser is not up to date, viruses such as AV Security Suite can generally infect computers much easier while surfing the web. The upgrade is free.
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