AV Security Suite removal help

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Registered: 01-16-2010
AV Security Suite removal help
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Fri, 06-25-2010 - 11:50am
Hello everyone,


Just wanted to drop a few lines to let you know that there is a new virus called AV Security Suite which pretends to be a legitimate antivirus program. There are many such rogue programs out there, but this one is the most active at the moment (infects thousands of PCs every day) and it makes your PC very slow, you can't open many of your programs and etc. The main goal of this virus is to trick into paying for a full version of the program. Usually, it claims that your computer is infected and then asks to purchase the program. So, most importantly, don't purchase it! If you have already bought it, then contact your credit card company as soon as possible and dispute the charges. Next, you should remove AV Security Suite from your computer because it may download and install additional malware onto your PC. Be smart, be safe! Good luck!



Reliable and free AV Security Suite removal instructions:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-av-security-suite

http://deletemalware.blogspot.com/2010/06/how-to-remove-av-security-suite-free.html



Free malware removal tools:

http://www.malwarebytes.org/

http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

http://www.safer-networking.org/en/home/index.html

http://pack.google.com/intl/en/pack_installer.html (Spyware Doctor free version)


Edited 6/25/2010 11:53 am ET by starryeyed2010
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Registered: 01-16-2010
Sat, 12-18-2010 - 11:43am

Yet another rogue security program from this family. This time it's called Antivrius Scan. Be advised, that this program is not safe and you shouldn't install it on your computer. If you got hit with this malware please remove it from your computer as soon as possible using legitimate anti-malware programs. Removal help:

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Registered: 01-16-2010
Tue, 10-19-2010 - 3:45pm

Just a quick note.... There is a huge increase of computers infected with a rogue security program called "ThinkPoint". If you got a pop-up window which claims that your system has an unknown Trojan virus, please don't click on it! It claims to be a legit security application, but in reality it isn't. In fact, it's a ripoff rogue program. Please visit this web page to get more information about ThinkPoint malware (removal instructions included):

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Registered: 01-16-2010
Tue, 09-28-2010 - 5:02pm

(28th September 2010) UPDATE: Today we found a new rogue anti-virus program called Antivirus 8. It's a typical ripoff rogue that claims to find infected files on the computer and then prompts you to pay for a full version of the program to remove those files. Don't fall victim to this rogue program and don't pay for it. If you have already bought it then you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charges. Thankfully, you can remove Antivirus 8 malware from your computer for free using Malwarebytes Antimalware, SUPERAntiSpyware or Spyware Doctor. We also noticed that this virus might infect system restore points as well. That's why you should purge all system restore points and create a new one after you have successfully removed Antivirus8 from your computer.

Antivirus 8 description and removal instructions:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-antivirus8
http://deletemalware.blogspot.com/2010/09/how-to-remove-antivirus8-malware.html

Be safe online!

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Registered: 01-16-2010
Sun, 08-15-2010 - 10:37am
Security Suite is yet another rogue program from the same family as AV Security Suite and Antivir Solution Pro. I'm sure we're going to be hearing about this one for a long time. If your computer got infected with this malware, please read how to remove Security Suite or Security Suite removal instructions. Good luck!
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Registered: 01-16-2010
Fri, 07-16-2010 - 12:07am
cl-emty_nstr, AVG is a good antivrius program I agree with you, but Avast (free) scores better in the latest security tests. Nearly all of them. Besides, it has anti-rootkit protection, AVG doesn't. I'm not saying that you should uninstall AVG and use Avast, just read some new reviews. Have a look here http://www.av-comparatives.org/images/stories/test/ondret/avc_report25.pdf


I also want to draw your attention and inform you about the lastest scareware called Antivir Solution Pro. It's from the same family as AV Security Suite. You can use the same free malware removal tools which I recommended in my previous post to remove this virus from your computer. Some additional information about this new malware:


http://deletemalware.blogspot.com/2010/07/how-to-remove-antivir-solution-pro.html

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-antivir-solution-pro


Good luck!
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Tue, 06-29-2010 - 12:15pm

Thank you for your information....


I use a free AV on my laptop I use AVG. There are a couple good free ones. But something I would like to add to your message. If you just can't afford a paid for AV and you hear of a free one....just go to Google (or where ever you search) and type in the name of the program you are thinking of and add reveiws to it, such as


 


Have a nice day !.