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    I am running Win XP Home, Service Pack 3. I picked up the "AV Security Suite" infection, and to remove it, started Windows in Safe Mode and ran Malewarebytes, which identified the infection and quarantined the "bad" files. But when I boot into XP, the infection remains. Are there any other tools or techniques to employ when Malewarebytes is not successful?

    Thanks in advance for any help on this.

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    How to Remove AV Security Suite

    AV Security Suite+manual removal

    Running one tool may not be enough, there are also registry entries that need correcting.
    Removal from within Safemode is also highly advisable.
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    A google search lists many other possibilities. You may find many offer similar methods, but as Clint states, often more than one method is needed. In the past I have also found that some removal methods involve manual changes as well as running AM apps. Good Luck with your removal.
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    Personally, I do not recommend registry cleaners, as included in the linked guide. I see more damage than good done with reg cleaners.

    MBAM includes detection for AV Security Suite (see http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index...howtopic=53741). I recommend the removal guides at Bleeping Computer. For AV Security Suite see How to remove AV Security Suite (Uninstall Guide).


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    about registry cleaners... what is about them that you don't like?

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    I have had great luck with CCleaner, as have many others in the Lounge. Sorry to have gotten off the original topic.
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    I agree with Corrine, I do not like or recommend the use of registry cleaners. I like to point to the excellent discussion on the topic at AumHa forums which was compiled by Bill Castner. Lots of great info there by extremely knowledgeable folks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kc27 View Post
    I am running Win XP Home, Service Pack 3. I picked up the "AV Security Suite" infection, and to remove it, started Windows in Safe Mode and ran Malewarebytes, which identified the infection and quarantined the "bad" files. But when I boot into XP, the infection remains. Are there any other tools or techniques to employ when Malewarebytes is not successful?

    Thanks in advance for any help on this.

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    Just wondering if your Malwarebytes is up to date? Make sure you have updated it. I have not found any Spyware infections that Malwarebyte's does not detect even if they have slipped
    by my Anti-Virus Programs

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