Remove Security Shield
Removal instructions

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Security Shield is also known as SecurityShield | Type: Rogue Antispyware

Security Shield is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as System Tool and Security Tool. Once installed, it will supposedly scan your computer for spyware, adware, trojans and other malware. Of course, it will find numerous infections and then will prompt you to pay for a full version of Security Shield in order to remove non-existent infections. This fake security program will also display fake alerts and notifications stating that your computer in under attack or that your sensitive information can be stolen. This program is a scam. If your computer is infected with this malware then you should use our removal instructions below to remove Security Shield and any related malware either manually or with an automatic removal tool.
While SecurityShield is running, it will block certain programs and display a fake error message. The fake message reads:


Security Shield
"cmd.exe" is infected with "Worm.Win32.Autorun.bnb". Do you want to register your copy and remove all threats now?

Security Shield also hijacks Dekstop and Web browsers to further scare you into thinking that your computer is infected or has other problems, security issues. It may redirect you to misleading and malicious web sites and even display porn pop-ups on your screen. The fake alerts and notifications read:


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)

Security Shield is a scareware that uses misleading methods to trick users into purchasing this absolutely useless program. If you have purchased it then contact tour credit card company and dispute the charges. Then use our removal instructions to remove Security Shield and related malware. We strongly recommend you to use an automatic removal because this rogue program can come bundled with other malware.
You can also use this code to register Security Shield: 64C665BE-4DE7-423B-A6B6-BC0172B25DF2

Security Shield 2012

There is a new version of security shield. It goes with the year tag: security shield 2011, security shield 2012. Basically it is the same rogue antispyware. The work principle is no different - security shield installs to the victims computer without explicit consent from the user. It can install through the fake video codex, trojans of fake software updates. After the install Security Shield 2012 disables your current antivirus or antispyware. After this step fake antispyware program will start his own scan process. All this scan process is fake, after the scan Security shield 2012 will find a lot of viruses on your computer and will ask you to pay money to remove them. You need to know that all this is fake, the viruses and infections it finds - do not exist.
Removal process of Security Shield 2012 is a hard task. We even do not recommend to use manual removal instructions below, as it regenerates again. Some anti-spyware vendors developed special rules to detect and remove security shield, but this virus knows how mutate, so it is really difficult task even for automated solutions. Anyway there are some programs which dedicates their time to detect and renove security shield. We recommend using STOPzilla, SpyHunter or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.

Related files: [random].exe

Security Shield properties:
• Changes browser settings
• Shows commercial adverts
• Connects itself to the internet
• Stays resident in background

Security Shield video guide



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Alternate Software

STOPzilla
Tested and Confirmed! STOPzilla removes Security Shield (2013-09-25 02:33:57)
Malwarebytes Anti Malware
Tested and Confirmed! Malwarebytes Anti Malware removes Security Shield (2013-09-25 02:33:57)
XoftSpySE Anti Spyware
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Defender Pro Ultimate
We are testing Defender Pro Ultimate's efficiency at removing Security Shield (2013-09-25 05:11:12)
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Security Shield manual removal

Kill processes:
[random].exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce "[random]"
Delete files:
C:\\Documents and Settings\\[User]\\Local Settings\\Application Data\\[random].exe

Geolocation of Security Shield

This map reveals the prevalence of Security Shield. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, United States, Canada and Australia.

QR code for Security Shield removal instructions

Security Shield qrcode QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.
The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Security Shield are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Security Shield right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.

Removal guides in other languages

Information added: 2013-09-25 02:33
Information updated: 2013-09-25 02:33

Ask us discussions

Modern viruses are really hard to remove. They have random file names, random registry entries, they can immitale legal products and files. Removal instructions sometimes can't Help to remove infection manually. Please take a look at our discussion where users like you share they experience in fighting the parasite:

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Users comments about Security Shield:

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IT
make sure you turn off restore points because sometimes restore points will bring the virus back even after it has been removed. I recommend safe mode and this turned off before doing the removal. I have removed things and restore points have brought them back before. just a tip
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sara
Good post about computer it is very useful for users

get rid of Security Shield
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suited
I found the process, then did system restore but it only gave me the option to restore from a point earlier in the day...

But now I have stopped all connection to the internet and am doing a whole scan of my pc. Lets just hope it works
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Phil
Thank you to Jamie!
I too was able to use Task Manager, and check the properties of each task, when I found the one that was installed and modified today (though it had a different name to Jamies) I was able to halt it; from there on, my real antivirus kicked back in (AVG) and quarantined the sucker!
Thanks again!
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jheelay
another simple way is by creating new account.Set this new account to administrator then DELETE old account with security shield.
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sara
your post will help peoples to get rid of Security Shield
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kostas
system restore in safe mode and its gone!!!!!
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jan
instructions on youtube videos did not remove security shield...thankfully I found so many comments on here and did the system restore...looks like it worked...so far so good...THANK YOU !!!
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JMK
I just unplugged my computer after it showed up and its gone.
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TROLL
KICK YOUR FACE LARRY!
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Larry
Thanks gang!!! safe mode .... restore ... did the trick ....
now I want to find this cat and kick the ........
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IT
I know a guy that designs viruss for Microsoft ironic isnt it I bet they launch viruss on purpose to make money of the anit virus software.
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André Silva
thanks Spyhunter delete the security shield of my computer in 5 minutes!
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Dennis
I was successful in removing this nasty virus for free and relatively fast so I want to share my experience. My computer could hardly do anything as I could not get into Internet Explorer, Foxfire, or Google Chrome! I could not even launch any program including scanning program from Microsoft Security Essentials on my computer!!! I thought I might have to spend money to get it repaired but I read posts here which said to restore tp a prior point but when I tried that it did not have any prior points. So this is what I did: 1) I first went to another computer and downloaded a free program called msert.exe from Microsoft called Microsoft Safety Scanner available at:
http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx and I put in on a thumb drive. 2) I then rebooted my infected computer into Safe Mode by tapping F8 key when it starts to load. 3) I then went to My computer and double clicked the msert.exe program that was on the thumbdrive I transferred from the non-infected computer. That program found and removed this virus. 4) Just to be safe I then rebooted that laptop normally and ran another popular free anti-virus program called Ad-aware available from:
http://www.lavasoft.com/
and it found a lot more threats which I removed. There is now no indication of that nasty virus.
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Spencer
A question. as soon as i ran spy hunter, security shield dissapeared is it supposed to be like that?
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pecsam
for me too and since i saw that i have to pay to fix the problems i didnt do it but now it has disappeared
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dee
The system restore to an earlier state seemed to work for me...awesome thanks for this info
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Jamie
My daughter ended up with this crap on her computer so after clicking "yes" on everything thinking she really had a virus she came to me so it was pretty far gone. Security Shield was a pain to get rid of because she is running Windows 7 and most of the instructions I found online were for XP or Vista. Security Shield wouldnt let me even look at ANYTHING online, let alone find an anti-spyware program. I took a gamble and went on task manager then went under the processes tab. It was disguised as ioknf.exe. I figured that out by clicking on its properties and finding it was a new file and related to nothing. I clicked on end process and it was gone. That is what worked for me. Hope this helps someone.
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Sami
uhhm it doesnt work anymore, i cant open taskmanager, right now this Hunter is scanning so i hjope it will take it down, and before i came here i tried to run in safe mode, so i restarted my pc and pressed F8 but it just showed me 2 columns of unreadable stuff so i hope this hunter gets rid of it........
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Angie
my comp has attacked by security shield,it keep pops out,and i click in to fill in the details and purchase it.after the purchase,the "threats" that detected by security shield has gone so i can start to open up other application,but then even after reboot,i cant find any security shield application and i did not received any activation code to activate it. So is my comp safe from security shield and will my bank account be hacked or whatever ?
Please Help!!
Thanks
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kasa
thanks .system restore worked!
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Ruth
I started in safe mode then went to system recovery, it has worked for me, thanks THOMAS BAILEY for putting you advice on.
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James
If you realy want to get rid of syware like this completely without running a lot of tools. Add a new admin user, log into that user, backup what you want from your old user, and delete the infected user. If you want to create a the old user again you can.
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