WHAT IS SHIELD PLUS PRIVACY PROTECTOR?
The Shield Plus Privacy Protector is a browser extension that will supposedly place a plug-in on your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozzila Firefox browser as it is compatible with them. Even though Shield Plus Privacy Protector does not seem to have an official website so it has been difficult to get their point on the functionality of this tool, we have discovered that it supposedly performs scans and protects your computer against various dangerous applications lurking on the Internet. However, you may soon notice that the appearance of Shield Plus Privacy Protector has resulted in an increased number of ads flashing on your screen. Therefore, one might suspect that the said functionality of Shield Plus Privacy Protector might be compromised by its other feature, that is the display of ads on your screen. It may also change the settings of your default homepage and search engine and its files will be held in a hidden Program Data file rather than some usual location which will make it difficult to remove it completely if you are trying to do it manually. What is more, it will install cookies that might track your browsing-related information. Therefore, if you does not like the way it works, you can remove it with some reputable anti-spyware tool like Reimage.
HOW CAN SHIELD PLUS PRIVACY PROTECTOR APPEAR ON MY COMPUTER?
While Shield Plus Privacy Protector claims to be a security tool, its method of entering your computer strongly reminds of a basic potentially unwanted program like adware or a browser hijacker, because it does not travel on its own but rather bundled with other free programs like PDF converters or media players. The options regarding the question whether you want to download them are hidden in Advanced and Custom options. Therefore, if you are not in favour of such practice, you should always check these options and deselect everything you might not want ending up on your computer. What is more, if you want to diminish the risk further, you should avoid third-party installers of all sorts.
HOW TO REMOVE SHIELD PLUS PRIVACY PROTECTOR FROM MY COMPUTER?
The Shield Plus Privacy Protector is neither a virus nor malware, so it you may try looking for it in Add/Remove Programs list. However, we have already informed you that it might store its files in a hidden folder so there is no chance of knowing whether manual removal will be able to get rid of this program completely. What is more, there might still be registry entries remaining in Windows Registry that are rather difficult to remove completely unless you have a reliable tool. Therefore, the best results can be achieved if you use one of automated anti-spyware utilities like, for example, Reimage, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus or Malwarebytes Anti Malware. In case you decided to try your luck with manual removal of Shield Plus Privacy Protector, you can follow these steps:
- Press Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
- Here, find Shield Plus Privacy Protector.
- Uninstall it and other programs you do not want having on your computer.
- Click OK to save these changes.
If you are 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.