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What is Security Suite?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Security Suite is a browser hijacker. These so-called "hijackers" manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice.
This particular one redirects your searches to a different search provider.

How do I know if my computer is affected by Security Suite?

You may see this entry in your list of installed Chrome extensions:

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and this new menu bar drop-down:

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You may have noticed these warnings during install:

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How did Security Suite get on my computer?

Browser hijackers use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was downloaded from the webstore:

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after a redirect from their website:

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How do I remove Security Suite?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this search hijacker.

  • Please download Malwarebytes for Windows to your desktop.
  • Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  • Click on the Get started button.
  • Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  • When the scan is finished click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  • Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of Security Suite?

  • No, Malwarebytes removes Security Suite completely.

How would the full version of Malwarebytes help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this hijacker.

As you can see below Malwarebytes Browser Guard, and the full version of Malwarebytes would have protected you against the Security Suite hijacker. It would have blocked their website, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.


 

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Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:


 

CHR Extension: (Security Suite) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fgnplmdfcbmjbmifhkchinnhbbpognci [2022-01-21]

Alterations made by the installer:
 

File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
---------------------------------------------------
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fgnplmdfcbmjbmifhkchinnhbbpognci\1.0.0_0
       Adds the file background.bundle.js"="12/23/2021 2:10 AM, 48459 bytes, A
       Adds the file browserAction.bundle.js"="12/23/2021 2:10 AM, 15321 bytes, A
       Adds the file browserAction.html"="12/23/2021 2:10 AM, 11629 bytes, A
       Adds the file content.bundle.js"="12/23/2021 2:10 AM, 6109 bytes, A
       Adds the file manifest.json"="1/21/2022 10:45 AM, 1627 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fgnplmdfcbmjbmifhkchinnhbbpognci\1.0.0_0\_locales\de
       Adds the file messages.json"="1/21/2022 10:45 AM, 2289 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fgnplmdfcbmjbmifhkchinnhbbpognci\1.0.0_0\_locales\en
       Adds the file messages.json"="1/21/2022 10:45 AM, 2148 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fgnplmdfcbmjbmifhkchinnhbbpognci\1.0.0_0\_locales\es
       Adds the file messages.json"="1/21/2022 10:45 AM, 2295 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fgnplmdfcbmjbmifhkchinnhbbpognci\1.0.0_0\_locales\fr
       Adds the file messages.json"="1/21/2022 10:45 AM, 2307 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fgnplmdfcbmjbmifhkchinnhbbpognci\1.0.0_0\_locales\it
       Adds the file messages.json"="1/21/2022 10:45 AM, 2321 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fgnplmdfcbmjbmifhkchinnhbbpognci\1.0.0_0\_locales\nl
       Adds the file messages.json"="1/21/2022 10:45 AM, 2351 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fgnplmdfcbmjbmifhkchinnhbbpognci\1.0.0_0\_locales\pt_PT
       Adds the file messages.json"="1/21/2022 10:45 AM, 2276 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fgnplmdfcbmjbmifhkchinnhbbpognci\1.0.0_0\_metadata
       Adds the file computed_hashes.json"="1/21/2022 10:45 AM, 2262 bytes, A
       Adds the file verified_contents.json"="12/23/2021 2:10 AM, 4188 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fgnplmdfcbmjbmifhkchinnhbbpognci\1.0.0_0\icons\default
       Adds the file Logo_128x128.png"="1/21/2022 10:45 AM, 3208 bytes, A
       Adds the file Logo_16x16.png"="1/21/2022 10:45 AM, 512 bytes, A
       Adds the file Logo_300x300.png"="12/23/2021 2:10 AM, 7468 bytes, A
       Adds the file Logo_32x32.png"="1/21/2022 10:45 AM, 921 bytes, A
       Adds the file Logo_48x48.png"="1/21/2022 10:45 AM, 1359 bytes, A
       Adds the file Logo_48x48_disabled.png"="12/23/2021 2:10 AM, 1344 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\fgnplmdfcbmjbmifhkchinnhbbpognci\1.0.0_0\icons\ratings
       Adds the file A.png"="12/23/2021 2:10 AM, 1434 bytes, A
       Adds the file B.png"="12/23/2021 2:10 AM, 1490 bytes, A
       Adds the file C.png"="12/23/2021 2:10 AM, 1422 bytes, A
       Adds the file D.png"="12/23/2021 2:10 AM, 1410 bytes, A
       Adds the file E.png"="12/23/2021 2:10 AM, 1409 bytes, A
       Adds the file F.png"="12/23/2021 2:10 AM, 1379 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\fgnplmdfcbmjbmifhkchinnhbbpognci
       Adds the file 000003.log"="1/21/2022 10:45 AM, 7868 bytes, A
       Adds the file CURRENT"="1/21/2022 10:45 AM, 16 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOCK"="1/21/2022 10:45 AM, 0 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOG"="1/21/2022 10:45 AM, 371 bytes, A
       Adds the file MANIFEST-000001"="1/21/2022 10:45 AM, 41 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
------------------------------------------------
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\PreferenceMACs\Default\extensions.settings]
       "fgnplmdfcbmjbmifhkchinnhbbpognci"="REG_SZ", "10DAAE9BA4D7944CEB3CBF4D1F93E05C5426378A6C159309D815CACA411B8BA2"

Malwarebytes log:
 

Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 1/21/22
Scan Time: 10:58 AM
Log File: b7951fda-7aa0-11ec-8736-080027235d76.json

-Software Information-
Version: 4.5.2.157
Components Version: 1.0.1562
Update Package Version: 1.0.50089
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {username}-PC\{username}

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Scan Initiated By: Manual
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 240473
Threats Detected: 10
Threats Quarantined: 10
Time Elapsed: 1 min, 9 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Detect
PUM: Detect

-Scan Details-
Process: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Module: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Key: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Value: 1
Adware.SecuritySuite, HKCU\SOFTWARE\GOOGLE\CHROME\PREFERENCEMACS\Default\extensions.settings|fgnplmdfcbmjbmifhkchinnhbbpognci, Quarantined, 2231, 1018014, , , , , , 

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 2
Adware.SecuritySuite, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Local Extension Settings\fgnplmdfcbmjbmifhkchinnhbbpognci, Quarantined, 2231, 1018014, , , , , , 
Adware.SecuritySuite, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\EXTENSIONS\fgnplmdfcbmjbmifhkchinnhbbpognci, Quarantined, 2231, 1018014, 1.0.50089, , ame, , , 

File: 7
Adware.SecuritySuite, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, 2231, 1018014, , , , , 84ECF2E6ADEB29C1639560F08559C008, 57E5149FE54A9F2AEB37B323331F526E4F90836EC1DD00A8D5DBD6DFB262E4BA
Adware.SecuritySuite, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Preferences, Replaced, 2231, 1018014, , , , , 9FB64464C3102C7372A35D8EE34A8212, 196C699D241128600CAD2DF4A4D12141BF72D85278133705D983BB1A3E6D233C
Adware.SecuritySuite, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\fgnplmdfcbmjbmifhkchinnhbbpognci\000003.log, Quarantined, 2231, 1018014, , , , , F4376DD4A6BD43CD8222B4140457F716, 9811CA4E6A84B064023DF2AED386E450ED1EBF108E11979326E5911B8435DB3C
Adware.SecuritySuite, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\fgnplmdfcbmjbmifhkchinnhbbpognci\CURRENT, Quarantined, 2231, 1018014, , , , , 46295CAC801E5D4857D09837238A6394, 0F1BAD70C7BD1E0A69562853EC529355462FCD0423263A3D39D6D0D70B780443
Adware.SecuritySuite, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\fgnplmdfcbmjbmifhkchinnhbbpognci\LOCK, Quarantined, 2231, 1018014, , , , , , 
Adware.SecuritySuite, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\fgnplmdfcbmjbmifhkchinnhbbpognci\LOG, Quarantined, 2231, 1018014, , , , , 86DFE0E50C7E1A4EA121665359CC07F6, 6C3E004CA518D36BD3EFF11E141337B02500E55C2FF55E9090F764C5451EF0A1
Adware.SecuritySuite, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\fgnplmdfcbmjbmifhkchinnhbbpognci\MANIFEST-000001, Quarantined, 2231, 1018014, , , , , 5AF87DFD673BA2115E2FCF5CFDB727AB, F9D31B278E215EB0D0E9CD709EDFA037E828F36214AB7906F612160FEAD4B2B4

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes could have protected your computer against this threat.
We use different ways of protecting your computer(s):

  • Dynamically Blocks Malware Sites & Servers
  • Malware Execution Prevention

Save yourself the hassle and get protected.

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