My Security Shield

My Security Shield Description

ScreenshotMy Security Shield tries to look like a real anti-malware program, but My Security Shield’s functions are strictly devoted to creating junk files and making hoax displays of fake infection results. This rogue anti-malware program shares many traits in common with other malware, since My Security Shield is based off of preexisting rogue anti-malware threats – My Security Shield will corrupt the Windows registry, force imitation scans that always return poor results and pester you into ‘registering’ My Security Shield. My Security Shield has no purpose being on anyone’s PC, let alone purchased, since My Security Shield’s functions are only irritants at best and security risks at worst!

My Security Shield’s Malware that Makes Its Own Infections

My Security Shield is closely related to such previous rogue anti-malware threats as Virus Doctor, Security Master AV and My Security engine; all these applications share behavior and coding even if their names and appearances differ. Most rogue anti-malware applications add entries to the registry to run during system startup, and My Security Shield follows in this path worn by My Security Shield’s predecessors. Any computer that has a My Security Shield infection will probably be forced into letting the rogue anti-malware product go through a show of a system scan after each reboot.

My Security Shield also uses error messages like the following to supplement My Security Shield’s scans:

Warning! Virus detected
Threat Detected: Trojan -PSW.VBS.Half
Description: This is a VBScript-virus.

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It steals user’s passwords

Warning! Access conflict detected!
An unidentified program is trying to access system process address space.
Process Name: AllowedForm
Location: C:\Windows\…\notepad.exe

Warning! Identity theft attempt detected
Memory access problem
WindowsErrorForm has encountered a problem at address 0x1FC408.
We are sorry for the inconvenience.
If you see this error again, operational information can be irrevocably lost.

There are no unidentified programs, viruses or other threats on your system, however… at least, none that My Security Shield can detect! In fact, My Security Shield will actually create useless files in your %UserProfile%\Recent\ folder just so it has something to declare to be an infection. After all that, it should be obvious that deleting My Security Shield, not purchasing it, is what you need to do if it’s invaded your hard drive.

Punishing My Security Shield for Its Intrusion

Any machine running Windows 2000, 9x, Vista or Windows 7 is at risk of infection by My Security Shield. Removing My Security Shield should be done only after My Security Shield and any other malware are all shut down, since active malware can bypass standard quarantine and deletion procedures.

The majority of rogue anti-malware applications are delivered by Trojans, so keep one eye peeled for other malware while you get rid of My Security Shield. Kicking one problem out while missing the other may only require you to go through the entire process again when the Trojan drops a second rogue anti-malware threat.

My Security Shield belongs to the FakeVimes family, which includes members such as Windows Software Saver, Windows Security Master, Windows Command Processor, Home Safety Essentials, Windows Security Renewal, Windows Performance Adviser, Windows Abnormality Checker, Windows Private Shield, Windows Defence Unit, Windows Advanced User Patch, Best Malware Protection, Extra Antivirus, Windows Enterprise Suite, Windows Internet Watchdog, Windows Virtual Firewall, Windows Safety Manager, Windows Advanced Security Center, Windows Efficiency Master, Windows Anti-Malware Patch, Windows Activity Booster, Windows Home Patron, Windows Efficiency Kit, My Security Engine, Windows Antivirus Adviser, Windows Processes Accelerator, Windows Custodian Utility, Windows Custom Safety, Windows Pro Defence Kit, Windows Sleek Performance, Windows Managing System, Windows Efficiency Console, Windows Safety Module, Windows Antibreach Tool, Windows Control Series, Windows Care Taker, Windows Malware Firewall, Windows Safeguard Upgrade, Windows Problems Stopper, Windows Antivirus Care, XP Smart Security, Windows Personal Detective, Windows Virus Hunter, Antimalware PC Safety, Windows Safety Series, Windows Secure Web Patch, Windows Software Keeper, Live Enterprise Suite and Virus Doctor.

My Security Shield Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)

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

Technical Details

Visual & GUI Characteristics


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.
  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name Detection Count
    3 %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[5 RANDOM CHARACTERS]\MS[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe 159
    4 %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[7 RANDOM CHARACTERS]\SM[RANDOM CHARACTERS]_[NUMBERS].exe 156
    5 My Security Shield.lnk 141

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_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\..{RunKeys}My Security Shield

Additional Information

  • The following messages's were detected:
    # Message
    1Warning! Virus detected
    Threat Detected: Trojan-PSW.VBS.Half
    Description: This is a VBScript-virus. It steals user's passwords.

    Memory access problem
    WindowsErrorForm has encountered a problem at address 0x1FC408.
    We are sorry for the inconvenience.
    If you see this error again, operational information can be irrevocably lost.
Posted: August 5, 2010 | By
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Threat Metric
Threat Level: 10/10
Detection Count: 363


  • Luc says:

    Once viruses wouldn’t let me go anywhere I decided to purchase My Security Shield, though never heard of it before. Unlike the persons who posted a comment above My Security Shield had cleaned up my system from all the crap and I’m quite satisfied with it so far.
    Also why didn’t you used the support service? I did it and it helped me a lot.

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  • R eleanora says:

    Please delete this viruis from my computer you. Thank you

  • joseph says:

    When I type in the instructions for opening the Task Manager nothing happens. What am I doing wrong?

  • ls85 says:

    Just in case anyone else cant find the Registry keys in the location described above, I found it in “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\My Security Shield.”

    Thanks for helping me get rid of this!

  • Sam says:

    When i do Alt+CTRL+Delete it doesent come up with procssess? :S

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