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Remove “Web Shield” adware (updated Aug 2016) - Free Instructions

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - - | Type: Adware

What kind of Web Shield application is it?

Have you ever wondered that the Internet collects too much information about you? Web Shield virus might look like the program which allows you to see who is spying on you. In addition, it claims of increasing the performance of your device by deleting tracking cookies and similar spying technologies. Thousands of users are said to download the program already. Do not get deluded by such advertising techniques and instead consider Web Shield removal. This potentially unwanted application may initiate annoying advertisements while you are surfing on the Web. Additionally, it may cause redirects to affiliate websites. Contrary to promoted protection against tracking, the PUP acquires information about your online activities. We advise you to perform Web Shield removal at once.

Officially, this app is advertised as a useful tool, which is supposed to improve people’s browsing experience. It attracts users by such features as blocking disturbing advertisements and other sorts of pop-ups. Moreover, it is supposed to increase the security of your computer by filtering the content which is displayed to you in the form of search results. These qualities may seem attractive and greatly practical. However, let us remind you that this application is adware itself. The PUP has no other purpose except affiliate marketing.

Consequently, it may start interrupting you with its Web Shield ads, in-text banners, and other sorts of commercial offers. This potentially unwanted program may also compile non-personal and technical information. It comprises of search entries, visited websites, browsing preferences, and the data about your operating system. Such collection of data helps the interested online companies to indicate users needs and interests. As a result, it helps them to create more appealing customized ads. However, popping advertisements more or less annoy the majority of users, so an increasing number of them might only convince to opt for the elimination of this adware.

The picture of Web Shield

Additionally, Web Shield redirect tendency might be another factor encouraging to get rid of this application. Due to such peculiarity, you might be misled to the insecure websites. Bringing along a virus or two can cause more or less significant deterioration of the computer. Thus, once you see “brought by Web Shield” or “Powered by” ads, and similar notifications, check your computer with the reputable anti-spyware and get rid of suspicious entries, such as this questionable browser add-on. For that reason, we recommend using Reimage Reimage Cleaner .

How can the program invade the operating system?

Its creators have been using a very questionable method known as “bundling.” In order escape Web Shield hijack, track the whole installation process of the freeware. Recklessly clicking “Next” will not save you time. Instead, you might need to waste it while getting rid of the adware. Moreover, develop a habit selecting “Custom” or “Advanced” installation method. By selecting these installation methods, you can detect optional components before they infiltrate your computer. Following this, unmark all check marks to disallow installation of additional plug-ins/extensions/toolbars.

Uninstalling Web Shield

There are two methods to put an end to Web Shield virus. You can remove it manually or automatically. We advise you to opt for the latter method because the anti-spyware application will thoroughly and quickly remove Web Shield from the system. It is considered to be a highly practical program since it can protect your device from various viruses, including more serious virtual threats. It can also detect scattered secondary adware files better and faster than the human eye. However, you might successfully perform manual Web Shield removal as well. Precisely go through each stage to ensure that the PUP is fully exterminated.

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To remove “Web Shield” adware, follow these steps:

Delete “Web 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 “Web Shield” and related programs
    Here, look for “Web 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 “Web 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 “Web 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'

Erase “Web 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 “Web 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 “Web Shield” removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Get rid of “Web Shield” adware 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, “Web Shield” should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Uninstall “Web 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 “Web 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 “Web Shield” removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Remove “Web 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 “Web 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 “Web Shield” removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Delete “Web 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 “Web 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 “Web Shield” removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Gabriel E. Hall
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  1. Robert5008 says:
    August 4th, 2016 at 1:21 am

    Sometimes its really a puzzle to tell whether the app is useful or malicious.

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