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.

Security Suite Virus

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.

Boot Menu

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

or by manually removing the virus.

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.

View Security Suite Files
View Security Suite Keys

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)
[random letters]shdw.exe

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)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Security Suite
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Security Suite

Remove Security Suite Startup Entry (Learn How To Do This)
[random letters]shdw.exe

Common Questions -
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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.

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4 Responses to “Security Suite (SecuritySuite) Virus Removal Guide”

Viviane September 5th, 2023 at 3:23 pm

You guys rule!
I had a big head ache with Security Suite in my PC, but now it’s all under control.
Thank you very very much!

Anthony September 11th, 2023 at 4:29 pm

This is the easiest solution for Security Suite

Guys. I struggled with it a lot. Security suite does not infect any of the existing files. It is a separate application which runs and prevents other applications from running. It gives unnecessary pop ups making you believe that your system is infected with virus. Tried malware bytes and other clean up softwares. Security Suite appears as harmless to virus cleaner because it does not infect any files.

Here is how to get rid of Security Suite.

Open Windows explorer and got C:\Users\YourName\AppData\Local. If you are not able to open windows explorer, Go into safe mode and do it.
Find the newest ‘Date modified’ folder(s). Mine were: zsdxcxedw. They looked suspicious and were modified at the same time the virus started. If the Security suite virus started at the same time these folders were created/modified, chances are that’s the virus software. Delete this file and reboot your computer. You are done now.

Lindsey September 11th, 2023 at 9:52 pm

hey! I’m having a problem killing the processes in PE… it tells me ‘access is denied’. I checked and my account is an administrator account…but I bought this computer from someone else and don’t know if possibly there was another account that was deleted, or how to get around this. help!

craig September 28th, 2023 at 5:02 pm

You are unbelievable. I have been messing with Symantec on this for days and was ready to take the pc to a shop when I read your instructions. Done! and so easy. Thank you very very much!!

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