Security Suite Virus: Removal Guide

By Jamie Pert - Aug 12, 2010

If you have recently infected with the legitimate-looking Security Suite virus you are probably wondering how to remove it, well the good news is that it is part of the Antivir Solution Pro rogue family, therefore can be removed in a very similar way.

The first thing you need to do is download a few utilities from the Internet (from another PC), all of which are free, these are CCleaner (here), (here) and Malwarebytes AntiMalware (here), when they are downloaded burn the files to a CD, if you do not have another computer with a CD burner you can always download these files when you have booted into Safe Mode with Networking (see below).

Now on the infected PC, turn the PC on and whilst it is booing press the F8 key constantly, before the operating system loading screen appears you should get a choice of different boot options, one of which says “Safe Mode with Networking”, choose this option and wait for the desktop to load, if you are having trouble with this step check out this link.

Once you are at your desktop put in your CD and copy the downloaded files to your desktop. The first thing you must do is open Internet Explorer (even if you run an alternative web browser), once loaded go to tools and choose internet options, a windows should appear, click on the connections tab and then click LAN settings, here you should uncheck the box next to “Use a proxy server for your LAN”, once done click OK, then on the next windows click OK again.

Now install CCleaner, there are no custom options you need to choose, so just click next, ok etc, one installed open CCleaner click on the Cleaner button on the left and select run cleaner (this will delete all file build up on your computer, including removing all items in your recycle bin and cookies etc).

Now run rkill, this will stop any processes associated with the infection, this process may take some time however is essential, if any popups say that rkill is an infection they are fake warnings.

Now install Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware, again there are no custom settings to worry about just click next, next, continue etc. Once installed run the program and click on the update tab, click update to ensure that you have the latest definitions installed, now click on the scanner tab and perform a full scan, this will take some time but will locate any infected files on your PC, when the scan if finished click OK, and then click the show results button, ensure that all of the infections are ticked and then press the Remove Selected button, your computer may need to restart to finish the process, however when it reboots the infection should be no more.

Once your PC seems fine try to ensure that your antivirus software is up-to-date and configured to run regular scans, also always install Windows Updates as these patch critical security vulnerabilities.

If you are still having problems with this infection check out the source link below.

Source: BleepingComputer

  • Rich Wayne

    Worked well – who can i thank ?

    • Jamie Pert

      thank @jam1epert on Twitter

  • Derrill

    please sent me news letter

  • paulette

    anyone have a phone number for security suite? would really appreciate it.
    they got me and I would like to get them back.


    Thanks guys.. This really helped I was so worried last night that I have to spend too much time reinstalling all the software… YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST!!!!!

  • Jeff Dillon

    Worked for my Windows Vista system. Thank you very much!