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AV Security Suite. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Jake Doevan - -   Also known as AVSecuritySuite, AVSecurity Suite, AV SecuritySuite, AV Security Suite Basic, AV Security Suite Pro | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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AV Security Suite is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as Antispyware Soft and Antivirus Soft. Once installed, this fake program will display fake security alerts and state that your computer is infected with spyware, adware and other types of malware. Then it will prompt you to pay for a full version of the program to remove the infections and to make your computer more secure. Of course, that’s not true, because AV Security Suite is an infection itself and obviously won’t protect your computer from malware. Most importantly, don’t purchase this bogus program. If you have already purchased it, then you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charges. Finally, please follow the removal instructions below to remove AV Security Suite from your computer as soon as possible either manually or with an automatic removal guide.

Probably the most annoying thing about AVSecuritySuite is that it actually blocks legitimate software and certain system tools. It may even make your computer very slow. When running, it will display several fake pop-ups and state that your anti-virus or anti-spyware program is infected and that you should uninstall it. Furthermore, it will impersonate Windows Security Center and state that your computer is not protected against malware. It will then recommend you to buy a full version of AV Security Suite. Again, don’t do that, otherwise you will simply lose your money. It’s very important to mention that you may have to reboot your computer is safe mode with networking in order to remove this virus from your computer. AV Security Suite Basic changes Internet Explorer settings and enables proxy server. You need to restore those settings, otherwise, you won’t be able to download malware removal tools from the Internet. If you fins that your computer is infected with this bogus and very annoying program, then please follow the removal instructions below.

AV Security Suite removal instructions

1. Restart your computer. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap “F8” key constantly. Use the arrow keys to highlight the “Safe Mode with Networking” option as shown in the image below, and then press ENTER.

2. Open Internet Explorer. Click on the Tools menu and then select Internet Options.

3. In the the Internet Options window click on the Connections tab. Then click on the LAN settings button.

4. Now you will see Local Area Network (LAN) settings window. Uncheck the checkbox labeled Use a proxy server for your LAN under the Proxy Server section and press OK.

5. Download an automatic removal tool from this page and run a full system scan. Or download it form alternative location.

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Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

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AV Security Suite manual removal:

Kill processes:
[RANDOM CHARACTERS]tssd.exe

Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "[EIGHT RANDOM CHARACTERS]" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Data[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS]tssd.exe"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun"[HARACTERS]" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Data[RANDOM CHARACTERS][SECOND SET OF RANDOM CHARACTERS]tssd.exe"

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerDownload"CheckExeSignatures" = "no"

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerDownload"RunInvalidSignatures" = "1"

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerPhishingFilter"EnabledV8" = "0"

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerPhishingFilter"Enabled" = "0"

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesAttachments"SaveZoneInformation" = "1"

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesAssociations"LowRiskFileTypes" = ".exe"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREAVSuitE

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREavSofT

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareavSofT

Delete files:
[RANDOM CHARACTERS]tssd.exe

Delete directories:
%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Data[RANDOM CHARACTERS]

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  • Guest

    Very good article and right on the nose. The obvious way to tell this is a scam is the “broken English” used by the malware itself. Professional companies edit and proof read anything published. My own system suffered an attack last night and took me about an hour to figure out how to get rid of.

  • Guest

    thanx for avsuite cure, dont know how I got it

  • Guest

    veteran windows users will also notice that the immitation security windows look off. I tried to use taskmgr and cmd (both were killed automatically) thanks a lot for this solution!

  • Guest

    I had a hell of a time getting rid of this one, if you cant find the files in the registry entries listed above, check to see if you are in the right account when you go into safe mode, the infection resided in a secondary account, i was trying to get rid of it in the administrator account.

  • Guest

    i'm trying to get rid of this but i think it's not allowing me to get internet connection.
    More about manually deleting please??

  • Guest

    Watch out, the programmers of this rogue software got just a bit smarter. The infection I got was not named [random]. it was named with some jibberish. Still in the same location though.

  • Guest

    I just wanted to thank you *so* much for this guide. I was able to remove AV Security Suite using your guide, (the trial of STOPzilla doesn't remove it, but Malwarebytes Anti Malware did the trick), and now my computer is back in working order. Again, thank you thank you thank you!

  • Guest

    thanks! my antivirus removed it but it was still going on in the background. When I restarted the comupter everything was back to normal and I deleted the [random].exe which for me was DHYk.exe
    then I went to tools in my google chrome to fix the LAN proxy setting
    yay im so gald

  • Guest

    i cant open the regedit file

  • Guest

    Thanks very much. I had removed the malware itself, but then could not access HTTP sites. Step 4 fixed that. Also, some of the registry entries described here were still present, so I deleted them. Thanks again!

  • Guest

    It won't let me run the removal program. Now what?

  • Guest

    Perfect manual instructions. Be sure to login as the user affected, not admin.

  • Guest

    Outstanding instructions. Thank you kindly, including those that remind us to log into safe mode as the affected user rather than the administrator.

  • Leon Arlott

    Thank you so much!! You're a brilliant man/woman for posting this up to help us poor sods that just don't get it…. Thank you!

  • Guest

    thank you soooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!! i had to open a very imporatnt program in 30 minutes but it was infected! You are the best!!!! you helped me sooooooo much!!!!! everyone!!!!! download this and follow the steps its not a scam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! T H A N K S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Guest

    well…you dont have to start up in safe mod…i didnt i just used the taskman then ended its process then went to IE and changed settin back…of course it didnt matter since all i use IE for is viewin .gifs and .swfs…so i went to firefox and found this…..

  • Guest

    I wish this would have helped be but i guess I got a newer version because it blocked all my ways of manually removing the program and the remover.

  • Rory

    Holla, none of the methods on this page seem to work for me. Has anyone got any other ideas for getting rid of this please? Thanks

  • Guest

    Some times you have to change the name of the remove tool so the program wont block it

  • Guest

    This program was a real pain in the butt! Tried a number of things before using the process above. Genius! Not only does this work, it's easy (once you know the correct steps). Than you so much!

  • Guest

    THIS IS WHAT I HAD TO DO:::::

    i had to go into safe mode to install the spyware doctor… cause for some reason, i was unable to get online through safemode… because i use a non-standard wifi connect program… but it did work, just took a while

  • jim

    I tried Malwarebytes Anti Malware, but to no avail. After running the full scan and rebooting the system seemed OK for about 10 minutes, but then the AV crap came back. What can I do now?

  • Guest

    Wicked tutorial 😉

  • Guest

    well all i did was go into safe mode with networking, and then system restore. works like a charm.

  • jess

    I did safe mode then system restore too. Worked amazingly well yay! 🙂

  • A

    Working on the manual deletion. A little harder, but it's cleaner and safer to the system.

  • Guest

    thank you so much you really made my day. 🙂

  • Guest

    THANKKSSSS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUUUCCCHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Guest

    thankyou so much!!!! makes me kinda angry for watching so much darn porn!

    • That Chick

      I have the same problem.

  • Guest

    Thank you so much!!!!!

  • Guest

    how exactly do i do system restore? anyone?

  • Guest

    did u all have to pay for this program? It says that i was free to scan but to fix it, i have to pay… ?

  • Guest

    I would REALY like to find those responsible for this. Pain and anguish come to mind.

  • Guest

    Thank you very much

  • Guest

    Hmm. Some sick people must really enjoy ruining the computerized universe with utter Bullcrap like this. Damn them.

    Thanks.

  • Guest

    Pain and more pain for these rats…..

  • Guest

    Thorough and helpful. Thank you!

  • Guest

    While opposed to the death penalty, at this point I might reconsider if malware writers were publically ececuted through slow torture.

  • Guest

    Thank you for your help. I struggled just to get to a web page that I could load. It disabled all my control panel actions, including Help and Restore. I didn't know what to do next. Great instructions. What a relief.

  • Guest

    Does this work?

  • gabe

    Thank you, you're such a lifesaver.

  • Joe

    Absolute lifesaver. Not confirmed but it looks like the manual delete has completely removed it. Thanks!

  • James

    That AV Security Suite almost got the best of me yesterday. Thanks so much for sites like these.

  • dagodave

    What is the best way to block these types of Malicious attacks from occurring again? Is there any way to find out who deployed this type of Spyware and prosecute them?

    • That Chick

      It was probably porn… I watch it a lot. -_-

  • Mark

    I am sure glad I had another computer around so I could find this information. AV Security Suite wouldn't let me load any web pages at all. I was pretty worried there for a bit. Just glad I realized what was the real problem.

  • Jared

    You've saved my life with this information for the fourth time (4 different computers). Thank you!

  • Matt

    u guys are life savers thanks

  • Guest

    I had the AV security suite virus, I went to safe mode and downloaded the malware program which I then ran, it removed the virus but now I am unable to access the internet with IE. Is there anyone with any ideas on how to fix the problem? My internet carrier is AT & T uverse. Thank for the help.

  • Guest

    If your internet is not working after you cleared the virus out, make sure your proxy box is UNCHECKED. go through steps 2-4.

  • Guest

    Thank you so much! I am running the malware scan at the moment so I hope it fixes everything! (:

  • Guest

    right now the virus is spamming hopefully this works

  • Guest

    I feel like this happened to me like three times but with other stuff at least I had an iPhone this time. You guys rock, thanks

  • Guest

    Thanks for this information. I was going crazy…yes CRAZY with this stupid program.

  • Guest

    Where do I get the downloaded remover?

  • Guest

    We do everything and it still doesn't work. When it says to download an automatic removel system does that mean I have to run some like spybot or is spybot the next thing to do? Please help

  • Guest

    OMG! I did it! Thank you so much for this helpful information. If I (domestic engineer) can do it you can too!

  • HeadShot

    Did it today and it finally worked.
    To those who are stating that they still have problems make sure to do the same process for every user on your computer starting with administrator.
    Only when i did the above i was able to get rid of it completly.

  • Guest

    How do you get download remover??????????

  • Guest

    I try to restart my PC in safe mode with networking but I get the blue screen of death and it keeps restarting. Help?!?

  • Guest

    As soon as I saw the AV Security Suite today I knew something was fishy. I had no clue to how to get rid of it since it would block all my programs. But thanks so much for putting up this information!!

  • <GuesyOU

    Super Simple and it worked!!
    Thank you so much —

  • Guest

    this guide is really good except i had to set the proxy settings diffrently

  • Guest

    I can not get to the part where I remove the AV Security Suite. I am ok up until step 5

  • Guest

    I would be interested to know how this infection slipped thru my network. The instructions here were spot on, thank you.

  • Guest

    Thanks a bunch! It must feel great knowing how much you help other people!

  • Guest

    After I unchecked the proxy box it still won't let me access the internet. What now?

  • Guest

    why has no one figured out where this company is located and executed them?

  • Guest

    Looking at the dates of all the other people who have commented, I realize I'm not the only one who ended up stuck with this AV Security rubbish.
    Anyway, I followed the steps and it has worked for me.
    Thank you.

  • Guest

    is there any free way to get rid of this av security suite??

  • Guest

    Don't you think it should be mentioned that when it gets to the actual removal stage spyware doctor will require $29.99 to work?

  • Guest

    My system wouldn't let me get at my system restore even in safe mode. I ended up starting the computer in Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

    Type rstrui.exe

    at the command prompt and this starts system restore. Thanks goodness it worked!

  • Guest

    I got this AV Security Suite parasite and just did a system restore and it worked. Should I do anything else?

  • Guest

    my system will not let me get into safe mode. now what?

  • Guest

    Thank you very much for posting this information.

  • Guest

    What happens when you can't start in safe mode? Why am I wasting my time posting this question?

  • Guest

    GET COMODO ANTI-VIRUS. It's one of the best anti virus software programs. It's absolutely free, for a life-time.

  • Guest

    ive got the same virus and now my computer only stays on for maybe a minute or two after it boots up…. help anyone????

  • Guest

    omg thanks so much parents were gonna kill me

  • Guest

    after 4 how you download the 5? very confusing

  • Guest

    This is one very annoying piece of garbage program that seems to elude Norton/Symantec (although Avast catches it). The instructions above (I used the manual removal section after Steps 1-4) worked perfectly. Thank you to whomever took the time and trouble to document this.

  • Guest

    I just woke up and this was on here, no idea how it got here but I knew it was going to hell. Thanks for the help it worked great! No problems at all. 🙂

  • Guest

    Followed the instructions in order to be able to access websites, then used my trusted Malwarebytes program to eliminate the crap. Worked like I had hoped. 🙂

  • Guest

    what if we cant access the internet?…

  • Guest

    Im in trouble! Thanks for your steps, i tried, but it didnt work!! Im in trouble!! This laptop infected by that Av watever thingo is on the DET laptop! im gonna die!! D:

  • Guest

    It didnt work…my life is ruined..im gonna get into trouble….the AV security suite thing is still there…what do i do…?

  • Guest

    great guide to removal. thanks so much! and don't forget to update java (if you can).

  • Guest

    find the random exe file and rename it and reboot your computer. then you can use any of the good free spyware removal programs to get rid of all the reg entries and other files.

  • Guest

    Thank you!!! It worked very well.

  • Guest

    any hints or clues on what or where this 'random exe' file is, or an easier way to find it?

  • Guest

    Cant get on the internet. I follow steps

  • Guest

    I ran McAfee in safemode and then did a System Restore to about five days back and it appears to be fine, though I am still suspicious. How do I know if it's gone?

  • ROB300

    Do we change the internet settings back when we finish?

  • Dhawal

    wow.. seems like we all got the same virus in our computer.. im trying these steps right now.. hopefully they work.

  • Guest

    do a system restore, it works.

  • Guest

    anyone with any technology law experience can tell me how these programs and sites escape punishment?

  • Guest

    great instructions, did it manually and it has fixed the problem, I hope the people at AV Suite get a horrible case of STDs! Thanks for the info and help!

  • Guest

    THIS DOESN”T WORK. You can't run the STOPzilla program in safe mode and the maleware won't let you run any program in regular mode.

  • Guest

    Clear & Concise instructions.

    thank you for the help!

  • Guest

    I think that all you have to do is delete HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun”[EIGHT RANDOM CHARACTERS]” from your registry…

  • Guest

    Thank you so much !!! Worked perfectly. They fooled me once and I did pay but not this time, thank you again for all your help

  • Guest

    Trust me doing a System Restore will NOT work. Your computer will be fine for a little while and then it will come back. Eventually it will erase all your Restore points until you can't even system restore anymore.

  • Guest

    Oh yeah, and delete HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareavSofT and HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareavSuitE

  • Guest

    Tried it and said spyware doctor had a “Buy online license to fix”. Uh, no.

  • Guest

    I have the program Malwarebytes…..After longing in in safe mode I was able to run Malwarebytes to remove the AV Security Suite then reboot my pc…

  • Guest

    I did these steps and it got ride of it fpr a few hours and it comes back Help ME please I go school on my computer..

  • Guest

    the “remover tool” is spyware doctor. this program is a $30 spyware protection program. if you follow the above steps but rather than download they're “remover” and just run your own antivirus/adware protection software and remove it yourself.

  • Guest

    also remove

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREAVSS
    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareAVSS

  • Guest

    I am confused. I removed it without any problems, and it installed itself again 2 days later. I know how to remove it but how do we end up getting it? It seems to install itself out of nowhere. Does anyone know where it comes from?

  • Guest

    I'm stuck at #5 “Download an automatic removal tool from this page….” There's nowhere to do that. No button, no bar. Help!

  • Guest

    nothing happens. i clicked that box in the LAN settings and the internet didn't come back. Am i missing something else?

  • Krystyna

    LIFE SAVER. Thank you SO MUCH!

    You may have double check to make sure the Lan button is really unchecked. Then search for this website once you get the internet working again and download the program. IT IS FREE. I just used it and now I am back in business 🙂

  • glenn

    what if i don't have internet explorer already? i can't download it to my laptop for some reason in safe mode.

  • Stefan-Atl

    Thanks for posting the manual removal instructions. I used them and was able to fix my vista machine in about 30 minutes

  • Guest

    It also changes the proxy setting in Firefox, but not Netscape.

    I was able to dowload and reinstall IE8 and Firefox, rand eset the proxy settings, but I wasn't sure if I got all of the registry settings.

    Thanks for the help.

  • Guest

    I currently have Spyware doctor (PC Tools) and also have the AV security suite parasite. I ran a full scan nothing came up.

  • Guest

    I never had a problem until I downloaded IE 8! Ever since then my computer is slower, and my yahoo website home page is specialized to a IE 8 address! My suggestion, don't download IE 8!

  • grateful.

    you are a star my friend. Instructions followed……..problem eradicated. Many Thanks.

  • Guest

    you gotta be hooked up physically on the internet, ie a network cord or cable, the wireless wont hook in safe mode. at least mine didnt.

  • huntdawg05

    if you cant get the internet to work using these instructions you must be connected onto the internet using a network cable plugged in your computer. it wont work using wireless…at least mine didnt

  • Guest

    i downloaded stopzilla but it won't let me open it. thoughts?

  • Guest

    i want my money back. theres like no customer service number said they will reufnd

  • VirusRemovalInfo

    Great Information! Great work!

  • Guest

    it really helped… my system had the same problem… now i am going to set it

  • Armenian

    Guys just avoid all the headache by just restoring your system =. In another way take your computer where it was before you got this virus or whatever.

    go to start > help> type system restore and it will explain to you everything. easy and fast

  • Guest

    Thank you so much!

    I flipped when I saw what was on my system. Only issue is I cannot regain my internet via browser. All other tubes works for some reason. I think it might have something to do with securitysuite hooking into the browsers.

    Regardless, thank you so much for this tutorial.

  • Guest

    DL'ed spyware doctor, almost 300 threats atm. Hmmmmm, mayhaps I should do something about that…

  • Guest

    Doesn't work, I get the blue screen of death when I try to start in safe mode with or without networking.

  • Guest

    THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!

  • Guest

    How do you remove the virus using Mozilla Firefox? This just tells you how to remove it using Internt Explorer.

  • Guest

    I can't find the process to kill, and Spybot S&D and Windows Defender found and deleted all they could. What now?

  • Guest

    i had this virus last night, i was so pissed that i almost broke my screen, i turned off my computer, restart it in the morning and it worked, but i think the virus is still there, if i ever found out who made the virus im going to kill him.

  • Guest

    system restoring with not do anything retards, go buy antivirus like 40 dollars for a year, unless you dont care. I also think that antivirus companies make the virus so we have to pay for a antivirus,.

  • Stupidav

    Incase anyones wondering, there are variations of the file name that are out there. The latest name that I just saw is “amrxcbbshdw.exe”.

  • muckamite

    this did nothing for me .

  • Guest

    i carnt pay for spyware doctor im only 15

  • Guest

    I ended up having to buy the software..my pc wouldn't even let me do a system restore. I used spyware doctor to remove everything, but my credit card company won't refund the charges that in my opinion were fraudently obtained from security suite.

  • Guest

    i did not ask or consent this site stopzilla and now i cannot get rid and would like it removed as it was an unlawfull act against me and my computor and i will have to check out what action against stopzilla i can take for costs to rid me of it

  • antivithe

    Virus scanner and Antivirus software reviews and comparison.Despite security improvements of operating systems the internet is not becoming a safer place. Compared to a simple Antivirus, an Internet Security Suite offers comprehensive security protection for your computer.virus scanner

  • Jochebed

    Thanks this helped so much. Easy to follow and everything works great again.

    • Rahman

      I dont want to see this kind of help. Please remove this from my computer. Thanks

  • john

    Just right click on AV SECURITY SUITE icon, then click on its properties to find it location write it down. Restart your computer in safe mode, then go to its location and delete it. It all done.

  • Keith

    I disabled AV SS in startup and restarted my PC,Then I downloaded SuperAntispyware Free
    Run a quick scan and it removed it.

  • lul

    why the fock does everyone have thumbs down?!?

  • hitler

    SIG HEIL AND EAT A DICK

  • Richard Mechen

    I followed your instructions to the letter but I got the following message in a box at the foot of my screen…….. “SpyHunter-Installer contained a virus and was deleted”. I am getting the same message with practically everything I try and download on my laptop. Thankfully my main PC is unaffected. This is driving me nuts. I can see the program in the Control Panel Programs list. I am not going to try uninstalling it from there

  • Yiddish

    I trust Comodo AV.