How to remove Security Shield?
What is Security Shield?
Security Shield is a renewed version of a dangerous malware Security Tool which has been actively infecting computers and has infiltrated tons of them. The new version of it can be found as Security Shield 2012. Classified as rogue anti-spyware, this application poses a huge risk for infected machine because of its fraudulent expectations to steal unaware users’ money. GUI of Security Shield appears to be just like the one of Security Tool, so this program can be predicted to use the same misleading tactics as the previous malware did. To the date (2012.05) Security Shield is one of the longest -lasting rogue threats. Security Shield got small design change during 2011 and added line “Security Shield 2011″ in the bottom of its design. Later on the line was replaced by “Security Shield 2012″.
After the research of Security Shield we found out that this scam installs onto one’s PC through other malware and fake online scanners. It sometimes uses annoying browser hijackers for its distribution that offer installing its unregistered version for free. The fake scanner pages are promoted through Twitter or other social media spam. In some cases, Security Shield might get installed through drive-by downloads or other trojans.
Having infiltrated computer’s system without letting you know, Security Shield makes some useful modifications that will allow it to launch just after computer’s reboot. Besides, it starts blocking you from using other legitimate programs you need, for example:
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As it was mentioned above, Security Shield starts its malicious strategy as soon as computer becomes active and does that through fake alerts and scanners. However, all these cyber threats reported by malware shouldn’t make you scared – just after getting on board it drops a number of harmless files which later detects as viruses. Do not delete these files, announced by this scam as malicious ones – some of them may be completely harmless and very important files of your system! You should ignore alerts of Security Shield and remove this program as soon as possible. Here are the alerts displayed by Security Shield:
Security Shield Firewall Alert
Security Shield has prevented a program from accessing the internet.
“iexplore.exe” is infected “Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent”. This worm has to tried to use “iexplore.exe” to connect to remove host and send your credit card information
Security Shield Warning
Spyware.IEMonster activity detected. This form of spyware attempts to steal passwords from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Outlook and other commonly used programs. Click here to immediately remove it with Security Shield.
Security Shield Warning
Intercepting malicious software that may violate your privacy and harm your computer has been detected. Click here to remove now with Security Shield.
Security Shield Warning
Some of the important system files on your PC were modified by malicious software. It may cause system crashes and data losses.
Click here to prevent non-authorized changes and remove threats (Recommended)
Consequently, victims of Security Shield are recommended to register its paid full version which is a huge mistake. As you should have already understood, Security Shield and its alerts are fabricated and must not be trusted. Please, do not follow the tips prompted by this scam because you will make your computer infected even more. The shortest known way to save your machine is to use a reputable anti-spyware and remove Security Shield. Please, do this as soon as possible!
Note: In most cases you CAN download executables, like http://www.2-viruses.com/downloads/spyhunter-i.exe on your PC directly by entering their url in address bar, for example http://www.2-viruses.com/downloads/spyhunter-i.exe, or http://www.2-viruses.com/spdoc.exe. Spyhunter installer has malware killing capabilities that work with Security Shield.
If malware remover download is blocked, use following video to overcome Security Shield :
Note!! When removing Security Shield, you can try using this code of registration. It worked with its predecessors Security Tool and System Tool in the past, and malware researcher Siri uncovered that it works with current version of this malware.
64C665BE-4DE7-423B-A6B6-BC0172B25DF2. The code might not work with all versions of Security Shield. The virus should be disabled, so you will be able to run a full system scan with Spyware Doctor or malwarebytes anti-spywares. You would have much less chances to be infected if you had decent internet security program ( made by Symantec, AVG, ESET, Kaspersky, PCTools), or firewall and decent anti-malware program with real time protection like Spyware Doctor or MBAM.
Security Shield 2011 – a fresh version of the rogue
A new version of Security Shield rogue was released that displays 2011 or 2012 in its name aka Security Shield 2011 or Security Shield 2012. It works the same: the rogue application is installed by trojans from video files, shareware or updates. Once Security Shield is installed, you will start seeing lots of alerts that try to scare you. These alerts will claim that your PC is heavily infected and requires a scan, or that a hacking attempt is disabled by Security Shield. Your regular antivirus will be disabled and in many cases it can not be reactivated, thus many users might fall for this scareware trick and do a system scan with Security Shield 2012. The scan will detect various infections, however all detections are fake. First, you will note that the Type and Name of detection will not match: an adware or rogue is detected as a virus. Also, the file location is not displayed in full. If you search for the files detected by Security Shield, you will see that there are no such files on the disk.
Security Shield 2012 is generally the same parasite as Security Shield and belongs to the same malware makers so the code above should work. Do not forget to scan your PC with anti-malware tools afterwards!. We recommend Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Spyhunter and Spyware Doctor for that.
Security Shield is Extremely dangerous
Security Shield may spread via Trojans
Security Shield may display fake security messages
Security Shield may install additional spyware to your computer
Security Shield may repair its files, spread or update by itself
Security Shield violates your privacy and compromises your security
for Security Shield detection
Note: Spyhunter trial provides detection of parasite like Security Shield and assists in its removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.
Security Shield screenshots
Manual Security Shield removal
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Security Shield, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Spyhunter or other malware and spyware removal applications found on 2-viruses.com.
Stop these Security Shield processes:
Remove these Security Shield Registry Entries:
Remove these Security Shield files:
It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other Security Shield infected files and get help in Security Shield removal by using free Spyhunter scanner. It comes with free real-time protection module that helps preventing Security Shield and similar threats.
Security Shield is classified as Rogue Anti-Spyware. After infecting a user’s system, it proceeds to scare its victim into buying the “product” by displaying fake security messages, stating that your computer is infected with spyware and only Security Shield can help you to remove it after you download the trial version. As soon as the victim downloads Security Shield trial version, it pretends to scan your computer and shows a grossly exaggerated amount of non-existent errors. Then, Security Shield offers to buy the full version to fix these false errors. If the user agrees, Security Shield does not only fix the errors, but it also takes the user’s money and may even install additional spyware into the victim’s computer.
Some Rogue Anti-Spyware, such as Security Shield, may offer users to buy it after the victim clicks on a banner or a pop-up while surfing the internet. Usually, a Trojan is installed to a victim’s computer after clicking on the advertisement. It then proceeds to download or even install Security Shield, which is another way for Rogue Anti-Spyware to spread itself.
Most of rogue Anti-Spyware, such as Security Shield, is nearly impossible to remove manually.