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Personal Shield Pro Version 2.20

Posted: July 3, 2011

ScreenshotPersonal Shield Pro Version 2.20 is a clone of similar rogue security programs such as Personal Shield Pro, Security Shield and MS Removal Tool. Even though Personal Shield Pro Version 2.20 claims to be a new and improved program with real threat detection and removal functions for your PC, Personal Shield Pro Version 2.20 hasn't a drop of the security features it advertises. Instead, Personal Shield Pro Version 2.20 will attempt to steal your credit card information and money while causing malfunctions in a variety of applications. To delete Personal Shield Pro Version 2.20 and remove all related problems, make use of a trustworthy and fully-updated security program.

Personal Shield Pro Version 2.20 - Just a Chip Off the Old Personal Shield Pro Block

Personal Shield Pro Version 2.20 is a recent clone of Personal Shield Pro and other similar rogue security programs. As such, you may need to update your security software for the most recent threats before Personal Shield Pro Version 2.20 can be detected or removed. Other rogue programs that are closely related to Personal Shield Pro Version 2.20 include XP Antivirus 2012, Antivirus .NET, Antivirus Live, Antivirus Soft and Antivirus Scan. All of these programs use the interface of a high-quality anti-virus scanner, but none of them, including Personal Shield Pro Version 2.20, can perform such functions.

This doesn't prevent Personal Shield Pro Version 2.20 from using fake error messages along with fake scanner results to make it look as though your PC is being threatened by multiple infections, however. Some possible Personal Shield Pro Version 2.20 pop-ups can include:

Internet Explorer Warning ? visiting this web site may harm your computer!
Most likely causes:
- The website contains exploits that can launch a malicious code on your computer
- Suspicious network activity detected
- There might be an active spyware running on your computer

Security Warning
Application cannot be executed. The file notepad.exe is infected. Do you want to activate your antivirus software now?

Windows Security Alert
Windows reports that computer is infected. Antivirus software helps to protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. Click here for the scan your computer. Your system might be at risk now.

Antivirus software alert
Infiltration alert
Your computer is being attacked by an Internet virus. It could be password-stealing attack, a trojan-dropper or similar.

These messages are programmed to appear regardless of how healthy your PC is, so you don't need to worry about doing anything that Personal Shield Pro Version 2.20 recommends. In fact, purchasing a copy of the 'non-trial' version of Personal Shield Pro Version 2.20 will place your credit card in great danger of being charged fraudulently and repeatedly.

Hammering Your PC Back into Shape without Personal Shield Pro Version 2.20's Questionable Help

Removing Personal Shield Pro Version 2.20 should use an appropriate anti-virus program whenever this is possible. Since Personal Shield Pro Version 2.20 is extremely likely to exploit the Windows Registry to place itself in your Windows startup routine, you should assume that Personal Shield Pro Version 2.20 is active unless you've rebooted into Safe Mode or used another secure boot technique. Safe Mode can be accessed by hitting F8 during a reboot.

Until you take such a step to shut down Personal Shield Pro Version 2.20, you may not even be able to access security-related programs. If you can't prevent Personal Shield Pro Version 2.20 from starting, then renaming the relevant program files into generic names like 'explorer.exe' may help get through Personal Shield Pro Version 2.20's blacklist.

Beware of possible browser hijacks while Personal Shield Pro Version 2.20 is active. Browser hijackers can display fake error messages, change your homepage settings, create pop-ups and tamper with online content in a variety of ways. Most hijacks by rogue programs will redirect you to a homepage for Personal Shield Pro Version 2.20 or another product; even visiting these websites may cause attacks by trojans to occur.

File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Desktop\Personal Shield Pro.lnk
    2 %Temp%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\
    3 %Temp%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

Registry Modifications

  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\..{RunKeys}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe"

Additional Information on Personal Shield Pro Version 2.20

  • The following messages's were detected:
    # Message
    1 Security Warning
    Application cannot be executed. The file notepad.exe is infected. Do you want to activate your antivirus software now?
    2 Antivirus software alert
    Infiltration alert
    Your computer is being attacked by an Internet virus. It could be password-stealing attack, a trojan-dropper or similar.
    3 Windows Security Alert
    Windows reports that computer is infected. Antivirus software helps to protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. Click here for the scan your computer. Your system might be at risk now.
    4 Internet Explorer Warning – visiting this web site may harm your computer!
    Most likely causes:
    - The website contains exploits that can launch a malicious code on your computer
    - Suspicious network activity detected
    - There might be an active spyware running on your computer

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Personal Shield Pro Version 2.20 may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

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5 Comments

  • apiwat says:

    PERSONAL SHIELD PRO REGITER V2.20

  • John Chia says:

    I really thank you for your very professional advice which help to get rid of personal shield pro version 2.20 in my computer.

  • Essa Patel says:

    I was gone to register personal shield pro 2.2 but me mind told me it was not good idea. thanks to you post i found out it was bogus program. many thank yous very much. sorry. my english not first langeeg.

  • Benny says:

    First tried to register Personal Shield Pro 2.20 but it wanted me to pay $59. Almost fell for the trick. Thanks for the informational and removal.

  • Brittany Selke says:

    I hope I can get the removal tool to download, as I have the problem. It started to download awhile ago, but was interrupted. Will try again. I appreciate your help and if I can get this problem fixed I will re-visit your site.