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Password Shield. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - -   Also known as Password Shield ads, Ads by Password Shield, Password Shield virus | Type: Adware

What is Password Shield?

Password Shield is a free application that can be used for protecting passwords and creating a centralized server for remembering them when they are forgotten. Nevertheless, you should be very careful when downloading this program to the system because it may be bundled with third party software. In most of the cases, such programs are categorized as adwares and potentially unwanted programs (PUP) what means that they can be used for affiliate marketing. Thus, by installing this app on your computer you may also discover other applications that may lead you to computer-related issues. Beware that these programs that are related to Password Shield may start displaying sponsored advertisements, links, banners and similar content on each of your web browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc.). Usually, they seem very interesting because they are filled with various appealing commercial offers, such as discounts and price comparisons. However, no matter how attractive they may seem, keep in mind that these alerts may be filled with sponsored links that may try to redirect you to suspicious third-party websites. Moreover, it's very likely that adwares that are related to Password Shield may start collecting information about your your browsing habits, online activities, etc. That's why we do not recommend keeping this application on the system. Thus, if your web browser has already been affected by suspicious browser add-on and you know that you have recently downloaded Password Shield to your computer, you should run a full system scan with Reimage and remove these questionable applications.

How can Password Shield hijack my computer?

As we have mentioned in the section above, Password Shield is commonly spread in a bundle with other applications, so you should be very careful when installing this program on your computer. It can be downloaded from the Internet for free from various download websites but before doing so you should make a small research about this program. If you would carefully read EULA and Privacy Policy of this program, you may change you mind after seeing information about third-party software that may be installed alongside with it. Unfortunately, people fail to read those long lines, so these is no surprise why they they fall into installing applications that they don't need. If you have installed this program inattentively, you should check your computer for additional freeware that was installed in a bundle. Of course, you should also be more careful the next time you decide to install a free program. Keep in mind that various download managers and media players are frequently filled with additional components, such as add-ons, plugins, toolbars and extensions that are not recommended. That's why you should always select Advanced or Custom installation option and read every notification in order to find and opt out of additional components. If Password Shield redirects or pop-up ads have already started bothering you, follow the guide that us given below and get rid of it as soon as possible.

How to remove Password Shield virus?

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To remove Password Shield, follow these steps:

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Erase Password Shield from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Password Shield and related programs
    Here, look for Password Shield or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
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Get rid of Password Shield from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Password Shield or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'
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Delete Password Shield from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Password Shield and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Password Shield removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Uninstall Password Shield from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Password Shield should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Remove Password Shield from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Password Shield and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Password Shield removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Eliminate Password Shield from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Password Shield and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Password Shield removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Erase Password Shield from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Password Shield or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Password Shield removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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