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Remove Shield+ (Free Instructions)

removal by Lucia Danes - - | Type: Adware

The hidden dangers of Shield+ virus:

Have you seen tons of annoying ads recently? If your answer is yes, then you might get tricked into believing that Shield+ Browser will save you from them. However, instead of helping people to protect themselves from annoying pop-up ads, this adware-type program can cause even more ads on your computer. After infiltrating your PC system, it adds itself to Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and other web browsers. As a result, it gets an ability to generate different kinds of ads that may lead you to another issue related to this adware – redirects to sponsored websites. Beware that Shield+ ads are displayed because they are involved to the pay-per-click scheme so that they could bring the income for their developers. However, they hardly monitor third parties that they promote, so there is always a risk of being redirected to the malicious website. To avoid such problem, make sure that you remove Shield+ virus from your computer.

Questions about Shield+

What’s more, this program may collect non-personally identifiable information (computer’s geographical location, email address, your browsing-related information, etc.). After doing so, it may share it with its developers trying to use this data for generating relevant and eye-catching Shield+ ads. Also, we should warn you that this information may also be revealed to untrustworthy third parties that are trying to increase their income. Beware that you may end up with more spam in your email inbox. To prevent Shield+ removal from the system, its developers have skillfully hidden its files among the useful ones. If you are dealing with a continuous reappearance of this program on your computer, you should think about automatic removal option. For that, we highly recommend Reimage.

Shield+ ads and the official website of this adware

The infiltration methods of Shield+:

Similarly to hundreds of other adware-type programs and PUPs, Shield+ virus can infiltrate its target PC system through “bundling.” Commonly, only a few of PC users tend to read installation instructions while downloading new software to their computers. If you have also been ignoring recommendations to read “Terms of Use” or to choose “Custom” or “Advanced” installation option, please, stop that. You should always keep an eye on such process because you may end up with suspicious attachments on your computer. Beware that the developers of the adware are bound to offer users an opt-out way. To get an ability to use it, always select “Advanced” installation option and then uncheck all check marks saying “Yes, I agree to install Shield+ on my computer”. If you have already missed this check mark, you should jump to the next page and find a guide that explains all details that you need to know about the removal of this program.

Shield+ removal:

To sum up, Shield+ virus is an adware-type program, which can annoy you with tons of pop-up ads. Please, do NOT click links displayed in these ads as they may redirect you to suspicious websites. Finally, note that this app can lead you to the loss of non-personally identifiable information because it is capable of tracking each of its users. If you want to prevent tracking and similar issues caused by this adware, you have to remove Shield+ Browser. You can eliminate it automatically using any of anti-malware programs that are given below. They will help you efficiently find all files that could be suspicious.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Shield+, follow these steps:

Remove 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 Shield+ and related programs
    Here, look for 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'

Eliminate 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 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'

Uninstall 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 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 Shield+ removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Erase 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, Shield+ should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Delete 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 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 Shield+ removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Get rid of 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 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 Shield+ removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Remove 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 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 Shield+ removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Lucia Danes
Lucia Danes - Virus researcher

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  1. PeterRRR says:
    February 26th, 2016 at 6:46 am

    Do NOT install Shield+ browser! Its malware!

  2. Willy says:
    February 26th, 2016 at 7:15 am

    Your Shield+ removal guide is the easiest! THANK YOU!

  3. Jessica says:
    February 26th, 2016 at 7:15 am


Your opinion regarding Shield+