Windows Premium Shield Description
Windows Premium Shield is a fake anti-malware scanner that appears to be derived from the FakeVimes family, which is known for blocking other programs for no justifiable reason, disabling security-critical Windows apparatus and hijacking Web browsers. These all are aspects of a ‘stoop to conquer’ style scam wherein Windows Premium Shield tries to control your PC to make you spend money on its software, which malware experts always would consider as a financially self-destructive act. Disabling Windows Premium Shield through reliable anti-malware solutions and then using a real anti-malware product to remove Windows Premium Shield is all that ever should be required.
Windows Premium Shield: A Shield that’s Less Than Paper-Thin
The rogue security software industry isn’t necessarily very innovative, but that doesn’t keep new entrants like Windows Premium Shield from being non-negligible threats to the safety and basic usability of your computer. Windows Premium Shield usually may be installed through secondary PC threats, such as exploit kits that install threats automatically by attacking generic software vulnerabilities. After its installation, malware researchers recommend being prepared against the following issues, at a bare minimum:
- Hijacking and redirecting Internet Explorer. These attacks serve the twin function of preventing you from loading any real security sites while also feeding you false information through imitation warning pages.
- Windows Premium Shield also will block other programs besides Chrome and Firefox. Windows Premium Shield especially emphasizes preventing you from loading major brands of anti-malware products, along with Windows security tools like Task Manager.
- Of course, Windows Premium Shield is particularly identified by its fraudulent system warnings, scans and general appearance as a supposed anti-malware program. While these ‘features’ are intended to make you spend money on it, Windows Premium Shield only can provide inaccurate system information, and malware experts don’t suggest spending any money on Windows Premium Shield whatsoever.
Getting Rid of Windows Premium Shield without Paying a Premium
While legitimate anti-malware products strive to make your PC as safe as possible, Windows Premium Shield performs the opposite functions, and malware researchers consider Windows Premium Shield a threat on the same level as any Trojan, rootkit or worm. Nor is Windows Premium Shield the only type of rogue anti-malware program you should worry about attacking your PC; the FakeVimes family is full of many similar scamware products, including System Smart Security, My Security Shield, Windows Custodian Utility, Windows Pro Defence, Windows Protection Booster, Strong Malware Defender, Windows Prime Accelerator, Windows Pro Defence Kit, Windows Secure Workshop, My Security Engine, Personal Internet Security 2011, Windows Secure Workstation, Smart Security, Home Malware Cleaner, Windows Performance Adviser, Windows Active HotSpot, Windows Antivirus Helper, Windows Efficiency Kit, Windows AntiBreach Patrol, Additional Guard, Windows Internet Guard, Windows Multi Control System, Windows Smart Warden, Windows Security System, Windows Proprietary Advisor, Windows Security Suite, Windows Managing System, Windows Firewall Constructor, Anti-Malware Lab, Windows Warding Module, Windows PC Aid, Windows Crucial Scanner, Windows Virtual Angel, Windows Antihazard Solution, System Protection Tools, Windows Efficiency Accelerator, Windows Efficiency Console, PrivacyGuard PRO, Windows Pro Web Helper, Windows Safety Checkpoint, Windows Ultimate Security Patch, XP Smart Security, Live PC Care, Smart Anti-Malware Protection, Extra Antivirus, Windows First-Class Protector and Windows Active Guard. None of these fraudulent security products ever should be bought or given any confidential information.
When removing Windows Security System, the first order of business usually will be to launch an anti-malware program that may be blocked by Windows Premium Shield. You can do this by disabling Windows Security System, itself, through Safe Mode or alternative standard security tactics. Malware researchers recommend using the most extended and thorough scanning options that are available, since deleting Windows Security System also may cause you to run across any number of supporting Trojans, and other PC threats.
Windows Premium Shield Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)
Is your PC infected with Windows Premium Shield? To safely & quickly detect Windows Premium Shield we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.
Download SpyHunter's* Malware Scanner to detect Windows Premium Shield What happens if Windows Premium Shield does not let you open SpyHunter or blocks the Internet?
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 1 Windows Premium Shield.lnk 125
Posted: December 23, 2013 | By SpywareRemove
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