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Virus "Security Suite"


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#1 kboaz2001

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 03:09 PM

A program called "Security Suite" has embedded itself on my computer. It will not let me use any of my anti-virus programs or System Restore. How do I remove it?

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 03:11 PM

start with malwarebytes.

Here's instructions on how to do that. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...alware-tutorial

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 03:14 PM

Hello and welcome... You need to do all the steps. I am moving this from Win 7 tp the Am I Infected forum,
Please follow our Removal Guide here How to remove AV Security Suite
You will move to the Automated Removal Instructions

After you completed that, post your scan log here,let me know how things are.
The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
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Posted 12 August 2010 - 05:50 PM

I finally went into Safe Mode, downloaded and scanned with Malwarebytes and Clamwin. I then restored the system off of Safe Mode, and the virus seems to be gone. Everything is working normal now. :thumbsup:

Edited by boopme, 12 August 2010 - 07:38 PM.


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Posted 12 August 2010 - 07:41 PM

Great to hear it. Now you should Create a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been backed up, renamed and saved in System Restore. Since this is a protected directory your tools cannot access to delete these files, they sometimes can reinfect your system if you accidentally use an old restore point. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state.

The easiest and safest way to do this is:
  • Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
  • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
  • Then use Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.
  • Go to Start > Run and type: Cleanmgr
  • Click "Ok". Disk Cleanup will scan your files for several minutes, then open.
  • Click the "More Options" tab, then click the "Clean up" button under System Restore.
  • Click Ok. You will be prompted with "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?"
  • Click Yes, then click Ok.
  • Click Yes again when prompted with "Are you sure you want to perform these actions?"
  • Disk Cleanup will remove the files and close automatically.
Vista and Windows 7 users can refer to these links: Create a New Restore Point in Vista or Windows 7 and Disk Cleanup in Vista.
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