We have noticed that a lot of people seem to have been infected with a rogue-anti-spyware program which calls itself Security Shield, this programs looks pretty legitimate, however it is similar to Security Suite and Ultra Defragger and falsely reports that there are problems with your computer.
If you try to fix these fake problems Security Shield tells you that you must purchase the full program, which is how they make money from this malware, you can see a screen showing the fake program below.
Once installed Security Shield can have a lot of adverse affects on your computer’s performance, therefore a lot of people are looking to remove it completely, in the post we will hopefully help you to do this.
You can see a fully detail removal guide here, to summarize you must first download a few free tools, it will probably be easier to download these on another computer and then burn them to disc or copy them to a USB flash drive. Here are the tools you will need, click on them to download them CCleaner, RKill and Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware.
The first thing to do is boot your infected computer into Sade Mode with networking, to do this press F8 during boot up and choose “Safe Mode with Networking” from the list, if you are having trouble with this step check out our how to guide here.
Once in you should be able to install CCleaner and Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware, do this and run CCleaner, on the left click Cleaner and then in the bottom right click run cleaner, this should clear a lot of unnecessary files from your computer, which will drastically speed up the rest of the removal process.
The next step is to run RKill, this program will terminate any processes associated with infections, it is an automated process so just double click the .exe and wait for a minute or so.
Now you must run Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware, when you open the program you should see a few tabs to choose from, select update and then check for updates, this will update MBAM’s definition files, once updated click on the scanner tab and perform a full scan. This scan will take some time (a couple of hours perhaps), once finished click “Show Results” and then click “Remove Selected”, this will remove all infections found, a restart may be required.
Your PC should restart in normal mode and there should be no sign of Security Shield, I would recommend that you install Windows Updates and update your Antivirus protection, if you do not have protection check out our ESET Security Centre 4 review, there’s a free trial.
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