Security Suite (SecuritySuite) Virus Removal Guide
Virus Type: Rogue Security Application
Threat Level: 8 / 10
Security Suite, which is also known as SecuritySuite, is a fake antivirus program. This virus is a copy of Antivir Solution Pro and AV Security Suite. The viruses act similarly; however, Security Suite does look slightly different than Antivir Solution Pro and AV Security Suite. Also, Security Suite generally will have a different executable when compared to Antivir Solution Pro and AV Security Suite. Security Suite is generally installed through the use of a trojan horse, which is generally downloaded while browsing the internet. Security Suite will block all applications unless the file name of the executable of the application is iexplore.exe or firefox.exe since Security Suite doesn’t block Internet Explorer or Firefox.
Below is our recommended removal tool for 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 Security Suite with task manager. If task manager has been blocked by Security Suite, try using Process Explorer. If Security Suite blocks Process Explorer, rename Process Explorer to iexplore.exe or firefox.exe. 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 Security Suite loads so that Security Suite can’t block task manager.
It is recommended to use safe mode when removing the virus because 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. 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, Security Suite can be removed by using the
The user comments for Antivirus Suite, the user comments for AV Security Suite, the user comments for Antivir Solution Pro, and the user comments for Antispyware Soft may provide insight into removing Security Suite since the five viruses are similar. There are roughly 180 user comments.
Common symptoms and characteristics of Security Suite and other rogue security programs include:
1. Security Suite is generally installed without user permission.
2. 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 Security Suite Removal – In order to manually remove Security Suite, the processes associated with 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 Security Suite entered the computer.
Stop Security Suite Processes (Learn How To Do This)
Remove 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]shdw.exe
Remove Security Suite Registry Keys (Learn How To Do This)
Remove Security Suite Startup Entry (Learn How To Do This)
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