Security Shield 2011 Removal

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What is Security Shield 2011?

Security Shield 2011 also known as simply Security Shield is a false anti-virus client. These kinds of programs are known as malware. The sole purpose of this program is to get the infected user to purchase the client. This is done by showing false scans showing your computer to be infected and by showing scary messages like your data is being hacked and your banking info is being sent out.

 How Did I get infected with Security Shield 2011?

In our testings we only got infected on our test computer from actually installing the client. It was maskerading as a video update. In many cases users may be tricked into intalling the software thinking it is a video update, security update and the like.

I’m sure there are other ways Security Shield is getting installed on users computers. It’s not uncommon for drive by downloads to occur where a user is infected through a security hole on their computer. This is were anti-virus software is supposed to kick in and stop the virus from installing.

What is Security Shield 2011 Doing to My Computer Right Now?

The good news out of all this is none of your personal files nor personal information seems to be at rick off the bat with this malware. It basically will hold your computer for ransom by not allowing you to use programs on the computer and constantly anoying the hell out of you with it’s bogus error messages. Of course all this can change over time and you may have other infections like a bot or banker trojan that is trying to steal information and your passwords. This is why you should STRONGLY consider removing this virus ASAP.

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What Do I Do To Remove Security Shield 2011?

Simple. Well kind of simple for a savvy computer user. Just follow our manual Security Shield removal guide below. It should work well for you. If you have problems just post a question in the comment section.

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Security Shield | Security Shield 2011 Removal Video for Windows 7 and Vista. Works for XP as well but you will need to use the manual guide to locate the file paths.

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Security Shield 2011 Manual Removal Procedures

The first step you must take in order to remove Security Shield 2011 is to stop the following process. Watch the video for guidance.

  • Security Shield.exe ( This file name will mutate and change over time. Expect your file name to be different )

Know File Path Locations

XP

  • C:\Documents and Settings\[Username]\Application Data\

    C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR USER NAME\ApplicationData\Local\Temp\

Vista / Windows 7: One of the below

  • c:\users\[username]\AppData\local\
  • C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Local\Temp\
  • C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\

To Stop this process you can

A. Browse to the file location shown below and re-name the file first and then restart your computer. Then browse to that file location again and delete the file. Take note that you can sort the files by date and help rule out most files and folders. Chances are you will only have a few files that appear within the date range you first became infected.

B.  Boot into Safe Mode and delete the file

C:  Use the Task Manager  to find the location of the file and re-name it then delete after re-boot. Most people will have this disabled and not working. However some users can use it the very second you log into the operating system. You have about 10 seconds to locate the file before the Task Manager will close.

D:  Log-into another users account and see if you can delete the file.

E:  Start the Task Manager the very second you login and terminate the process that way.

The next step in Security Shield 2011 removal is to delete the following file. You NEED to re-boot your computer first if you re-named the file as you can not remove a file that is running.

If you are unable to find the Executable you need to delete then you should boot into safe mode with Networking and install the SpyHunter Client and run a full scan.

KNOWN LOCATIONS OF THIS VIRUS

XP

  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\

Vista / Windows 7:

  • c:\users\[username]\AppData\\Security Shield 2011\
  • C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Local\Temp\
  • C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\

Be sure to run a full virus scan once you are done. This ensures you have gotten all the virus traces and that you have no other malware on your computer.

Security Shield 2011 Registry Removal Procedures

Editing the Windows Registry is not recommended for most users. One little slip and you can kiss your operating system good by. It’s better to just let antivirus software repair and edit the rgistry. You may also want to consider using the PC Health Advisor Trial Here to clean out the registry and scan for other malware.

Here are the registry traces for your refference only. Please help update these traces by posting a comment below

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Security Shield 2011
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Security Shield 2011
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random]”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Security Manager”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Security Shield 2011?
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Security Shield 2011
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Security Shield 2011
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\User Agent\Post Platform “(Default)” = ”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Security Shield 2011”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Security Shield 2011 Security”

Security Shield 2011 Directories:

XP

  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\

Windows 7 / Windows Vista

  • %AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Security Shield 2011.lnk
  • %AppData%\Security Shield 2011\
  • %AppData%\Security Shield 2011\IcoActivate.ico
  • %Temp%\ ( REMOVE ALL TEMP FILES )
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Security Shield 2011.lnk
  • %StartMenu%\Programs\Security Shield 2011\
  • %StartMenu%\Programs\Security Shield 2011\Activate Security Shield 2011.lnk
  • %StartMenu%\Programs\Security Shield 2011\Help Security Shield 2011.lnk
  • %StartMenu%\Programs\Security Shield 2011\How to Activate Security Shield 2011.lnk
  • %StartMenu%\Programs\Security Shield 2011\Security Shield 2011.lnk

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