Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Remove Security Shield counterfeit and take care of deleting real threats

Security Shield (aka SecurityShield) provides a lot of information on threats detected on your PC even without getting its components installed onto the computer allegedly scanned. There are dozens web-addresses hosting the same page, fake remote virus detector. The page is but a nice-looking picture that does not hesitate detecting the same set of threats for any PC connected to it. It might be loaded on a background and present scan summary as user is about to close web-browser. In the meantime, it contains an exploit that attempts to stealthily drop fake antispyware using browser vulnerability and errors in running applications on attacked PC. Therefore it is not true that the malware must be manually downloaded and installed. There are plenty of examples of the program installation through security breaches on target PC and bypassing user’s approval routines.
Get rid of Security Shield as the rogue keeps annoying users with misleading security information upon its installation onto computer system regardless of its introduction details. The rogue indirectly facilitates download and installation of other threats so that removal of Security Shield needs to be combined with comprehensive free scan – such option is available here.

Other Security Shield GUI variants:

 Signs of Security Shield infection \ related rootkit infection:
  • Critical RAM usage. Unknown system processes with random names;
  • Users can't open or install legitimate antivirus \ antispyware software;
  • Browser redirections and search engine redirections (Rootkit activity);
  • Fake Security alerts and PC slowdowns.

How to Remove Security Shield Virus for free?

Security Shield does its best to interfere with other programs, especially if suspects these programs are its remover. However, a good solution is the one that does not allow any viruses to block it, at least after some steps aimed at applying security restrictions to illegal applications.
The below guide explains automated and manual removal of the rogue, including the situations when the cleaning solution is banned by malware on the stage of downloading, installing and functioning.

-  Automatic Removal

This is the best way to get rid of Security Shield. True system security will free-scan your PC using advanced and common identification routines. That is a guarantee of every virus and counterfeit identification followed by extermination.
The sequence of actions below gradually shows how to properly remove Security Shield:

1. Launch PC reboot; prior to the beginning of system loading keep pressing continuously or tapping F8 until entering boot options list.

2. Once in the Boot Menu, please use arrow keys to choose Safe Mode with Networking, strike Enter to load Windows in the selected configuration.
Windows 7 Security 2012 is normally unable to start and perform any actions in the suggested mode. In case it nevertheless is running, please click here: Process Explorer. Save the downloaded program to your PC under the following filename: "explorer.exe".
Launch explorer.exe (Process Explorer) to terminate running processes of the malware in question. That is the way to ensure Security Shield is idle, thus helpless, so that its deletion is no longer a challenge.

3. Once Security Shield is idle, i.e. not a single process of the rogue is being executed, follow the link below:

The solution has in its disposal extended descriptive database of infections, as well as applies behavioral, heuristic and uncommon routines to leave no chance for a single rogue survival.
Download of Spyware Doctor is to be followed by its installation. Once the installation is complete, it is strongly recommended to regularily update your antivirus to enable its using latest descriptions and methods.
Start and run Spyware Doctor choosing Full Scan in its menu. This will detect every infection on your PC. Keep using the tool to dispose of all the detected pests. This will certainly cover Security Shield so that its removal problem will be solved!

Manual Removal

To be honest, manual removal is not an easy job, though the complexity varies from case to case. Furthermore, any mistake due to mistyping or choosing wrong folder might cause great damage. To remove Security Shield using no automated tool as assistance it is necessary to manually exterminate files constituting the rogue. This poses a real challenge to users of average skills, needless to say of the IT dummies.
The procedures below describe the actions to be taken to remove Security Shield manually:

1. Restart in Safe Mode with Networking
2. Launch Registry Editor by going to Start. Choose Run, then enter Regedit in the box generated on clicking Run, click OK or strike Enter key.
As you are in Registry Editor, remove the keys specified below:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallSecurity Shield 2011
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareSecurity Shield 2011
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun “[random]”
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun “Security Manager”
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun “Security Shield 2011?
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallSecurity Shield 2011
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareSecurity Shield 2011
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet SettingsUser AgentPost Platform "(Default)" = ''
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "Security Shield 2011"
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "Security Shield 2011 Security"

Please beware of importance of legitimate keys. Make sure the entries you are removing match the values specified above exactly so that useful registry values remain intact.

3. Registry cleanup is inevitable preliminary to be followed by extermination of the basis of any program, its files. The objects below are subject to extermination without any exception.
%AppData%MicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick LaunchSecurity Shield 2011.lnk
%AppData%Security Shield 2011
%AppData%Security Shield 2011IcoActivate.ico
%UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsSecurity Shield 2011.lnk
%StartMenu%ProgramsSecurity Shield 2011
%StartMenu%ProgramsSecurity Shield 2011Activate Security Shield 2011.lnk
%StartMenu%ProgramsSecurity Shield 2011Help Security Shield 2011.lnk
%StartMenu%ProgramsSecurity Shield 2011How to Activate Security Shield 2011.lnk
%StartMenu%ProgramsSecurity Shield 2011Security Shield 2011.lnk
Do not be in haste when performing the removal to prevent casual mistakes. Malware authors would not waste such plain opportunity of bewildering the removers of their creatures as assigning names of striking resemblance to critically important files to its own constituents.
The manual guide is updated to the best of the guide author knowledge and belief. However, malware updates might make the malware evolve faster than the guide is updated, which is incredibly unlikely case when using the automatic removal guide.
If you need further advice, please specify your query in the comment below. Your request will certainly be considered and, if corresponds to the subject matter, responded in shortest terms. Thank you for your taking care of your computer security!

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