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Windows Prime Shield. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - -   Also known as WindowsPrimeShield | Type: Rogue Antispyware

Windows Prime Shield is another virus, which belongs to FakeVimes. If you noticed continuous system scanners and alerts that claim that this program detected on your computer tens of different viruses, be sure that it's a scam. In reality, Windows Prime Shield seeks to misinform people and then make them purchase its fake license. Before you pay for it and share your money with scammers, you should check your machine with a reliable anti-spyware. If it's updated to its latest version, it should prove to you that Windows Prime Shield is a dangerous virus that has to be eliminated from computer ASAP. If you decide to leave this rogue on your computer, soon you may notice system slow downs, browser's redirections and similar problems.

How can Windows Prime Shield infect computer?

Typically, Windows Prime Shield infiltrates computers unnoticed. It does that with a help of trojan horse, which additionally downloads malicious files that belong to this virus and also modifies the system. This is required for making Windows Prime Shield active as soon as victim reboots computer. As soon as these preparations are done, rogue starts imitating a system scan and displays such results:

Warning! Identity theft attempt detected
Hidden connection IP:
Target: Microsoft Corporation keys

If you see such and similar warnings, you can be sure that your computer is infected with a dangerous program. No matter how trustworthy its alerts look, in reality Windows Prime Shield is a real virus in this case. You should ignore its fake alerts and remove its malicious files from the system.

How to remove Windows Prime Shield?

Windows Prime Shield infiltrates computers unnoticed. However, you can prevent its infiltration with a help of reliable anti-virus and anti-spyware. If your security programs were outdated and now your PC is infected with this rogue, you should eliminate it from there. For that we recommend using any of these applications: Reimage, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus, Malwarebytes Anti Malware.

If you can't launch any of them, use these instructions:

1. Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Networking. Just reboot your PC and, as soon as it starts booting up, start pressing F8 repeatedly.
2. Loggin as the same user as you were in normal Windows mode.
3. Now click on IE or other browser and select 'Run As' or 'Run As administrator', enter your Administrator account password (if needed).
4. Enter this link to your address bar: and download a program on your desktop. Launch it to kill the malicious processes and remove its files.

The latest parasite names used by FakeVimes:
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What to do if failed?
If you failed to remove infection using Reimage, submit a question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
Reimage is recommended to uninstall Windows Prime Shield. Free scanner allows you to check whether your PC is infected or not. If you need to remove malware, you have to purchase the licensed version of Reimage malware removal tool.

More information about this program can be found in Reimage review.

More information about this program can be found in Reimage review.
Windows Prime Shield snapshot
Windows Prime Shield snapshot

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  • jnet

    This we site was a great help. My friends computer had the Microsoft Shield Virus and I looked on my laptop for a solution. I simply followed the steps , albeit very uncomfortable for non geeks to take steps other than turning a computer on and off :), and it worked a charm. I use Malware free version and CCleaner on my computer and have added it to my firends
    Thank you