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Rogue Anti-Spyware App ‘Security Shield’ Fails to ‘Shield’ PCs from Malware 7
Posted by Steven in Computer Help, Security Shield on 02 7th, 2012

Security Shield is another malicious program that many PC users have been complaining of. Security Shield is known to conduct itself in a way similar to legitimate security programs. The main issue with Security Shield is that it does not complete its tasks of detecting and removing malware. Security Shield will render pop-up warnings and system scan results that are actually bogus. Then it claims that it will remove all of the detected threats if a PC user purchases a registered version of Security Shield. Unfortunately, it will not do anything if purchased.

Security Shield is basically a scam. PC users who run across it are strongly urged to utilize a method for removing the Security Shield app and any of its associated files. This process is easily performed if the PC user uses a trusted antispyware app to detect and remove Security Shield. Manual removal is also possible but puts users at risk of causing damage to the Windows registry. Moreover, Security Shield has many associated files that flood different areas of a PCs hard drive that could cause additional issues.

How Can You Remove Security Shield?

Security Shield can be very difficult to manually remove if you are an inexperienced computer user. Not to mention, Security Shield has been known to populate the Windows Registry with many different entries and removing the wrong entries could render a PC damaged or useless. The use of a reputable antispyware or antivirus tool is recommended to safely remove Security Shield from your Windows computer.

To easily remove Security Shield, find the following process and end them in the task manager. After that is done, delete each related Security Shield file from your hard drive. In additional to locating the following processes, it is recommended that you delete the Security Shield registry entries listed below as well. It is also a good idea to uninstall the Security Shield application via your add/remove programs function found in the Windows Control Panel if your system recognizes Security Shield has an installed program.

Security Shield files (and folders) to remove:

  • %LOCALAPPDATA%\ 246950008.exe
  • %UserProfile%\AppData\Local\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
  • %LOCALAPPDATA%\ 6323257655.exe
  • %LOCALAPPDATA%\ 595230097.exe
  • c:\Documents and Settings\[USERNAME]\Local Settings\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
  • %LOCALAPPDATA%\ 663846548.exe
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

Security Shield registry entries to remove:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce “[RANDOM CHARACTERS]“