What kind of software is Security Suite?
We have found the Security Suite adware while checking shady websites (Security Suite has an official download website too). We examined the deceptive page promoting Security Suite and noticed that it displays a fake message disguised as a notification from the Chrome browser. That message claims that Security Suite will block online ads.
Security Suite in detail
Our malware researches have examined plenty of adware-type applications. Usually, these apps served pop-ups, banners, coupons, and other ads used to promote shady websites and applications. In some cases, clicking on those ads led to unwanted downloads or installations. Since Security Suite is also adware, it should not be trusted.
Another reason not to trust this application is that it is promoted using a deceptive website. Websites of this type often promote questionable or even malicious applications. It is pretty common that they use scare tactics to trick users into causing unwanted installations.
|Name||Ads by Security Suite|
|Threat Type||Adware, Mac malware, Mac virus|
|Symptoms||Your computer becomes slower than normal, you see unwanted pop-up ads, you are redirected to dubious websites.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers, torrent file downloads.|
|Damage||Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites, loss of private information.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
Potentially unwanted applications in general
Another common problem with adware is that it can hijack web browsers and collect information about its users. It hijacks web browsers by changing their settings (usually to promote a fake search engine). More examples of software classified as adware are Test Certificate, Dark Viewer, AlphaSpeedBooster.
How did adware install on my computer?
The installer for Security Suite is promoted using a deceptive website. Security Suite gets installed after following instructions provided on fake messages displayed by that website. Other popular ways used to distribute adware are designing ads to run certain scripts and bundling adware with other software.
When adware is bundled with other software, downloaders and installers have "Advanced", "Custom", or similar settings. Adware gets installed when users finish installations without changing those settings.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Always use legitimate sources such as official websites, platforms, and direct links to download files and programs. Also, check downloaders and installers for unwanted downloads or installations and deselect them before downloading or installing programs. Do not click on advertisements showing up on dubious web pages.
If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of the deceptive website promoting Security Suite website (GIF):
Screenshots of deceptive websites promoting Security Suite adware:
Screenshot of the official download page for Security Suite:
Instant automatic malware removal:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Combo Cleaner is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of malware. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is Security Suite?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes Security Suite redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Security Suite" and other recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by security suite, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with ads by security suite removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by security suite, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What harm can adware cause?
Adware can impact computer performance (slow it down), affect browsing experience (diminish it), invade privacy, and cause other problems.
What does adware do?
Usually, the main purpose of adware is to bombard users with annoying advertisements. Additionally, it can function as a browser hijacker and data collector.
How do adware developers generate revenue?
Most adware developers use it to promote products, services, websites, etc. Their main source of income usually is various affiliate programs.
Will Combo Cleaner remove Security Suite adware?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and remove all detected adware. It will leave no traces of adware, which is often a problem while trying to remove adware manually (files belonging to adware remain in the system even after the removal).