Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.
AVSecuritySuite is an adware program that attempts to deceive users passings itself off as a legitimate antivirus program.
Once installed, it prevents users from working with the computer properly, as it does not allow the files with an EXE extension to be run. In fact, when any of these files is run, a message like the following is displayed informing users that this file is infected.
Additionally, it carries out the following actions, which are common of this type of fake antivirus programs:
AVSecuritySuite creates a random directory in Local Settings\Application Data of the Documents and Settings directory of the user that has logged in.
AVSecuritySuite creates a random file with an EXE extension in the random directory created by the program.
AVSecuritySuite creates the following entries in the Windows Registry:
AVSecuritySuite modifies the following Windows Registry entries in order to change the Internet security settings:
AVSecuritySuite can reach the computer when the user accesses certain websites which display banners or pop-up windows which lead to the download of this program. It can also reach the computer in a link that can be received via spam messages, fraudulent websites, etc.
AVSecuritySuite is 282,368 bytes in size.