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

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - -   Also known as WindowsShieldTool, Windows ShieldTool | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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Windows Shield Tool is a rogue anti-spyware program that reports non-existent infections and computer security threats. The main goal of this program is to convince you that your computer is infected with viruses and that you should purchase a full version of WindowsShieldTool to protect your computer from all dangerous malware circulating on the net right now. Of course, we strongly recommend you not to do so because this program is nothing more but a scam. Instead, remove Windows System Suite from the system as soon as possible; otherwise it may cause serious problems and lead to data loss.

Usually, Windows Shield Tool is promoted through the use of Trojans and fake online virus scanners. Those fake scanners display warnings about serious computer problems and recommend you to download bogus security program to remove supposedlt found infections. Regardless of what you click in those warnings, you will be redirected to the pay page of this bogus anti-spyware program. This parasite is also distributed via infected and hacked websites that lead to rogue infections.

When running, Windows Shield Tool will imitate system scan and report a variety of infections, from adware to rootkits. Those infections of course are false and won't harm your computer. The rogue program will state that your computer is infected with Spyware, Trojans and adware. In reality, though, the only infection is Windows Shield Tool itself. To make things worse, it will display legitimately looking security alerts from Windows Task bar. Some of them may look very realistic as they usually impersonate existing Windows alerts and notifications.

Error
Keylogger activity detected. System information security is at risk.
It is recommended to activate protection and run a full system scan.

Error
Software without a digital signature detected.
Your system files are at risk. We strongly advise you to activate your protection.

Your web will be hijacked and you won't be able to open certain security websites or download antivirus program. It is possible that your computer will works slower than usual because of this malicious program. If you can't run anything on your computer, try rebooting the system in safe mode with networking and running our recommended malware removal tool. Do not purchase this rogue program. Contact your credit card company and tell them what happened if you already paid for this virus. Please use the removal guide below to remove Windows Shield Tool from your computer.

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Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

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Windows Shield Tool

Windows Shield Tool manual removal:

Kill processes:
Inspector-[rnd].exe

Delete registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMainFeatureControlFEATURE_ERROR_PAGE_BYPASS_ZONE_CHECK_FOR_HTTPS_KB954312

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings "WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect" = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem "DisableRegedit" = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem "DisableRegistryTools" = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem "DisableTaskMgr" = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "Inspector"

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSettings "ID" = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSettings "net" = "2012-2-17_2"

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSettings "UID" = "rudbxijemb"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Options_avp32.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Options_avpcc.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution OptionsashDisp.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsdivx.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsmostat.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsplatin.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionstapinstall.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionszapsetup3001.exe

Unregister DLLs:
npswf32.dll

Delete files:
%appdata%npswf32.dll

%appdata%Inspector-[3 random characters].exe

%desktopdir%Windows Shield Tool.lnk

%appdata%result.db

%StartMenu%ProgramsWindows Shield Tool.lnk

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