Security Shield

Security Shield Description


ScreenshotOur malware experts have dug into Security Shield and found that it contains no ability to remove viruses and protect you from malware or any of the other functions that it markets. However, Security Shield has shown a marked proclivity towards traditional rogue security program tactics, including presenting itself as a free product while attempting to steal money by forcing you to register it. Since Security Shield hasn’t even a drop of positive features, you should immediately uninstall Security Shield with a genuine security program to protect your computer and your wallet.

The Emptiness Behind Security Shield’s Shiny Marketing


As far as rogue security products go, Security Shield has an exceptionally resilient and multifaceted marketing scheme. You’ll find glowing references to Security Shield on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, as well as scattered throughout the web in general software storehouse sites. Security Shield claims to be able to perform a multitude of unrelated PC security and maintenance functions, but this isn’t terribly surprising, since, although it would be difficult to program a product that had such functions, it’s a cinch to market functions that aren’t present in the first place! Despite Security Shield’s various claims and the persistently positive marketing veneer that it hides behind, Security Shield isn’t capable of performing even one of the functions that it advertises.

Don’t Let Security Shield’s Fancy Image Seduce You into Giving Away Your Wallet


Like other forms of scamware from the WinWeb Security family, Security Shield’s only real purpose is to steal money and credit card information.
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You should, therefore, avoid giving away either of these in your attempts to remove Security Shield and stop any of the many problems that it may cause while on your computer. Security Shield hasn’t been linked directly to older scamware like Antiviral Factory 2013, System Tool 2011, Personal Shield Pro, Advanced PC Shield 2012, Antivirus System, Windows Secure Kit 2011, Security Sphere 2012, Total Security 2009, Winweb Security, Smart Protection 2012, Smart Guard Protection, System Security, Security Monitor 2012, System Progressive Protection, Antivirus Security Pro, Antivirus Security 2013, Microsoft Antivirus 2013, Antimalware - Proven Antivirus Protection, Security Tool, Security Shield/Scanner, Security Scanner 2012, Antivirus Defence, Windows Attacks Preventor, MS Removal Tool, Live Security Professional, Antivirus Security Pro 2013, AVASoft Antivirus Professional, System Adware Scanner 2010, Live Security Platinum, Windows Ultra-Antivirus, System Security 2012, Live Essential Platinum, Total Security, Antivirus Security Pro 2014, System Care Antivirus, Futurro Antivirus, Security Shield 2012, Disk Antivirus Professional, Attentive Antivirus, Smart Fortress 2012 and Advanced Security Tool 2010.

Typical rogue security program dangers that Security Shield variants may incorporate include:
  • Creating fake error messages or infection warnings at random opportunities.
  • Blocking programs, such as anti-virus scanners, Notepad or Task Manager, under the fiction that they’ve been infected or damaged.
  • Hijacking your web browser to redirect you to one of Security Shield’s websites, as noted earlier.
  • Setting your web browser’s homepage to a Security Shield website and refusing to let you change it back.
  • Constant requests for you to spend money on Security Shield to fix any or all of the above problems.

However, there’s no need to pay Security Shield’s rather expensive price to delete it; instead, you can delete Security Shield with any sufficiently-competent anti-malware program.

Security Shield Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)


Is your PC infected with Security Shield? To safely & quickly detect Security Shield we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.




Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

Registry Modifications

Tutorial: To edit and delete registry entries manually, read the tutorial on how to remove malicious registry entries.

Tip & Warning: Editing and removing the wrong registry keys can severely damage your PC, so remember to backup your Windows Registry! To optimize your Windows Registry and speed up your PC, download RegHunter's registry cleaner.
  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce "[RANDOM CHARACTERS]"

Additional Information

  • The following messages's were detected:
    # Message
    1Security Shield
    "cmd.exe" is infected with "Worm.Win32.Autorun.bnb". Do you want to register your copy and remove all threats now?
    2Security Shield
    Security Shield Firewall Alert
    Security Shield has prevented a program from accessing the internet.
    "iexplore.exe" is infected "Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Agent". This worm has to tried to use "iexplore.exe" to connect to remove host and send your credit card information
    3Security Shield Warning
    Intercepting malicious software that may violate your privacy and harm your computer has been detected. Click here to remove now with Security Shield.
    4Security Shield Warning
    Some of the important system files on your PC were modified by malicious software. It may cause system crashes and data losses.
    Click here to prevent non-authorized changes and remove threats (Recommended)
    5Security Shield Warning
    Spyware.IEMonster activity detected. This form of spyware attempts to steal passwords from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Outlook and other commonly used programs. Click here to immediately remove it with Security Shield.

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102 Comments

  • lida pills says:

    Rogues are usually Website author? No. There’s nothing OP at 90. All items have it really is some weakness. The only Post author part of this game can be low-level prot players.

  • Lu.L says:

    Hope to receive some assistance from http://www.spywareremove.com if I will have any questions. Wish you luck!

  • Romich says:

    i’ve worked on this security shield, i tried offline antivirus, it worked good, i restart the comp, and dl some antivir program (just one), but i when i want to dl an antimalware, this f…… program wake up, and no more to do. can you give me the best way to remove this wonderfull program (LOL). good luck with it….

  • Greg says:

    Easy fix. Find the file, drag to your desktop, restart your computer, click and delete BEFORE it can auto start.

  • Marie says:

    Security sheild just showed up in my comp and I can’t even get to my home page. How can I get this removed and not lose any of my doc’s? Is there anyone that can give me direction step by step! I’m very frustrated. Do need to take my computor in and have some one else fix it.

  • ken says:

    hell no!!this security shield has destablised my pc.I cant find where the f***k in the installed programes it is.
    I tried malwarebytes and cant do a thing to stop this sh**t.Even restoring is stuck…any suggestions guys?

  • Kato says:

    It works!!!!

  • Joe K says:

    found the shield deleteed it and all is well also had to uninstall and reinstall security esentials really did a number on that

  • travlor says:

    shut computer off then turn back on pressing f8 vigorously until utility screen pops up scroll down to safe mode networking and click ok inside you should be able to access your virus protectection

  • Zeus says:

    I ran System Restore as soon as it started annoying me and I found out that it was itself malware. It’s gone. No personal data or files lost. Easy as pie.

  • James says:

    I hope Ican install theremover to the infected unit

  • john says:

    i need help to get securty shield off my computer so i can use it an they have done every this

  • DH says:

    Did C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\Local\Temp\ and at bottom of page saw green and white shield and after I got the program closed I right clicked deleted. Sent to the recycle bin emptied then did a system restore and no more problems but for the 30 mins prior talk about pure HELL!!!!! Thanks guys The Fix seemed to work great!!

  • Laura says:

    Security Shield just showed up on my computer last night – how do I get rid of it – I can’t get on the internet without this screen popping up saying I have viruses – no number to call – just a screen on what type of subscription I want and to put in my credit card #.

  • TrickyMisfit says:

    Tried all the solutions below without luck. In C:/Users/[username]/Local Settings I found a file named afimba.exe (Icon is a shield with light green and white squares) that had the date/time about when I contacted this bast*ard. It would not let me delete it. I found the registry entry for it in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node/Microsoft/DirectDraw/ Trying to delete the Key causes a blue screen of death. First delete the values. I then changed the file name of afimba.exe to 0000.exe and it seems to have stopped the program from running. The program can be deleted using the DOS prompt. This malware seems to be self-mutating. Running McAfee virus scan did not detect it.

  • Daniel says:

    I had Security Shield on my computer and it did not appear as any of the files, processes or services that various removal instructions said it would. However, AVG found a file called liquid9529749.exe in C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\Local\Temp\ which it removed and I now appear to be clean of Security Shield.

  • Fredrik Eriksson says:

    I got this installed from surfing at ebay.co.uk…… WTF is up with that?

    System restore seems to have solved my problems for now at least. Doing a full system scan and I will try to different malware remvoing softwares. ESET NOD32 might not be good enough since it didnt report anything…

  • Iam Yourhelper says:

    (Username)\Local Settings\Application Data\
    There will be an exe file named something random. The symbol is a green V thingie.
    Open Task Manager and type in the letters. Close the file to make it stop popping up all the time, it will just stop the pop-ups until next time you start Windows.

  • Mohit Jain says:

    It worked, I manually deleted exe and crap cookies from system, so able to remove spyware completely

  • ali says:

    i cant download spyhunter if the security shield wont let me do anything

  • Paul says:

    Thanks for the advice, re system restore. I thought I was going to have to get my pc rebuilt due to this hiddeous spyware!

  • David says:

    this security is so f*****

  • Frank says:

    In windows 7 I found a strange file ucfkizfa.exe in C:\users\<user>\AppData\Local
    Start Windows in Safe mode (F8) and you are able to remove this file.
    After that the Security Shield messages has gone. But system is still infected. Now I’m going to install a virus scanner.

  • ian says:

    can anyone help me get security shield off my pc

  • Dave says:

    Can anyone tell me how to locate these problem files (such as "6323257655.exe" from the list above)?
    Once found, can they simply be deleted?

  • Micah says:

    Security Shield will not let me download this. Help?

  • Belen says:

    Wow that sucked…..the system restore worked perfectly just make sure you go back a couple of days…thanks so much

  • Celeste says:

    I need help.

  • Bob says:

    It doesnt let me acess the internet either.

  • JJ says:

    I really need help, my Security Shield won’t even allow me to access the internet so I can’t download any type of things to remove it. If you could help I would be very happy.

  • Bev says:

    Seems to have done the trick – a lot quicker &amp; easier than some other online suggestions which we couldn\’t get to work at all! Thank you.

  • Bev says:

    Seems to have done the trick – a lot quicker & easier than some other online suggestions which we couldn’t get to work at all! Thank you.

  • Linda says:

    I’m trying it out now fingers crossed!

  • Martha Name says:

    PLEASE REMOVE SECURITY SHIELD FROM THIS LAPTOP.

  • Sandra Jones says:

    HELP! I have tried exactly what has been advised about going to system restore etc, but at every attempt this sofware constantly blocks even this and it wont even allow me to open system restore. How do you overcome this factor as I cant get anything done at all as it just blocks every single thing???

  • Robin Severson says:

    Thank you, thank you. I believe shutting down the pc and going into system restore seems to have solved my problem with security sheild. I tried to get into my add and remove but it wouldn’t let me. Shutting down is the key. Thanks again

  • CSpahn says:

    I shut off the PC for 5-10 minutes, re-booted went directly to system restore and set for 2 days prior. So far so good.

  • steve says:

    i did a system restore in safe mode…worked fine but couldnt get to any programs without safe mode….click f8 key repeatedly upon startup to get to safemode networking and then do a normal system restore

  • Bob says:

    This is terrible! THIS CAME ON MY COMPUTER… I try to go on the internet to destroy it, BUT HOW TO GET RID OF IT!!!!

  • pete says:

    the use of system restore seems to have worked on my sons laptop and i have installed a better internet security programme (PANDA INTERNET SECURITY 2012) dont know if it will stop this nasty bit of software but I hope so.
    Is there a program out there that we can send the proliferator of this to eat their hard drive

  • kristi says:

    OMG, that worked!! Thank you so much!

  • Daboy says:

    Use SYSTEM RESTORE… it works just fine. Just make sure you chose a date when your pc was not yet infected by security shield malware/adware. good luck guys!

  • di says:

    Thanks for the info. Worked for me also. Di

  • hanna says:

    I do not have security against viruses on my computer and your thing and then said to me how to remove the ok.

  • Ian says:

    Security Shield has driven me crazy, opening up porn sites i do not want my kids to see and then not allowing me to use the PC. Malcolm Morris advises to use system restore and he is correct, but Speed is essential. Power down your PC and leave a few minutes. Re open and as soon as you get to the start screen click
    Start – Control Panel – Performance & Maintenance – System Restore.
    If Security Shield starts to scan press STOP on it.
    Choose a date before SS infected you and let the PC restore your PC to a good working date. Seems to have fixed my PC for now. Good luck.

  • KAS says:

    Hi, I’ve just removed this shit from my notebook running XP. Reboot you machine and hold F8, you’ll get different options to boot with, take safe mode with command prompt. Once you’ll get the command prompt, follow the above mentioned 3 steps and you’ll be fine. Type “regedit” on command prompt to get the registry editor. In my case the directory structure was c:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Local\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe.

    Hope this help.

  • OMG says:

    it blocks control,Alt,Delete……omg wat am i gunna do :O

  • i killed it says:

    HI, i have removed security shield manualy and i will tell you how:
    first open “task Manager” (ctrl,alt,del.) than open security shield. switch back to task manager and you will see security sheild, left click and on the little menu select “go to process”. when your there it will be automaticly selected then click on the “end process” button, that will shutdown security shield. next use the directory above to get to security shield. drag it into the recycle bin and that’s the end of that.

  • IHATESECURITYSHIELD says:

    i want this out NOW please help, im 12 lol i dont need this stress

  • johnny says:

    idk how this security shield got put on my computer but i really need it of.couse i can’t do anything on my computer without it poping up n the way r read my mail r a book so plz help me

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