Security Shield Removal
Here is What We’ve Found After Dozens of Hours Testing…
We at Spyware-Experts.com spend countless hours each and every day purposefully getting infected with the latest spyware threats and then testing various removal tools and scenarios. We do this so that we can help unsuspecting computer users avoid experiencing the frustration and headaches that ususally accompany trying to get rid of a malicious spyware infection such as Security Shield.
After becoming infected with it and going through the exhaustive testing procedure with multiple failed removal attempts from most of the tools out there, we have come up with a removal process that consistently and completely removes Security Shield from your computer.
Security Shield Removal Instructions
Bookmark this page as you will need to return here after re-booting your computer.
1. Reboot your computer to enter “Safe Mode with Networking“.
- Just after the initial PC startup screen and just before the “Starting Windows” screen appears, press the F8 key (you may want to press F8 several times to be sure). You should see a screen that looks like the image below. If you miss it and Windows boots normally, re-boot your computer and try again.
2. Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to navigate to the “Safe Mode with Networking” choice. Press the “Enter” key to begin the safe mode boot up process.
3. Return to this page (via the bookmark created in step 1)after your computer has booted into “Safe Mode with Networking“‘ – then click the button below:
This will initiate the download and installation of Spyware Doctor. Once it is finished installing, Spyware Doctor will automatically begin to scan your computer using its Intelliscan technology. When the scan is complete, click the “Fix Checked” button to allow Spyware Doctor to completely remove Security Shield.
***Please note that some extremely malicious versions of Security Shield can block your Internet as well as stop you from downloading or installing removal tools such as Spyware Doctor. If this happens to you, please contact our Spyware Removal Assistance Line at:
as you will most likely require expert assistance removing Security Shield.
Live Technicians are available from 9am-11pm every day, including weekends***
**After this process is complete it is always a good idea to do a second scan of your computer. To do this, re-boot your computer again, enter Windows normally this time and run another scan with Spyware Doctor.
Additional Security Shield Information:
What is Security Shield?
Security Shield is what is known as rogue spyware or ransomware which means it claims to be legitimate security software but it is actually spyware itself. It attempts to scare you into purchasing bogus software by hijacking your computer and bombarding it with fake security alerts and spyware scans, but the entire process is just an elaborate hoax.
However, the larger threat that Security Shield poses is that hackers use it to attempt to gain access to your sensitive information i.e. passwords, account numbers, credit cards, etc. because it can log keystrokes and internet activity and then send that information to a remote server over the internet – which can ultimately lead to identity theft.
*IMMEDIATE REMOVAL OF SECURITY SHIELD IS REQUIRED TO KEEP YOUR COMPUTER AND PERSONAL INFORMATION SAFE*
Why Can’t I Remove Security Shield Manually?
Security Shield is an extremely complex spyware infection. It places a large number of random files and registry entries on your computer. Because there are also legitimate Windows files that are random strings of numbers and letters, knowing which files to delete is near impossible (I know because I tried!) and if you delete a legitimate file that your computer needs this could lead to further problems, including causing your computer to become inoperable.
Security Shield also has the ability to recreate itself – meaning that unless you remove all traces of it completely, it will simply resintall itself every time you restart your computer.
What does Security Shield do?
Once installed, Security Shield can:
*Steal your passwords, credit card numbers and personal information.
*Block you from running Windows Task Manager
*Block you from running executable files
*Trick you into purchasing illegitimate software by simulating detection of infections.
*Hijack your web browser by blocking access to websites of legitimate software vendors.
*Affect the performance of your computer so much so that it may render it inoperable.
*Selectively disable parts of your system to prevent you from uninstalling it.
*Prevent legitimate spyware and virus removers from running
*Disable automatic system software updates
*Install additional spyware or viruses onto your computer
How did Security Shield get on my computer?
The most common ways to come in contact with Security Shield include:
*Maliciously coded web sites that popup a warning message that you are infected
*E-mail messages that trick you into clicking on a link
*Web sites that claim you need to download additional software like a audio codec or video viewer
*Links or downloads that are spread through social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook
*Instant Messaging systems