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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

How to Remove Security Shield Pro 2011 (Uninstall Guide)

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Security Shield Pro 2011 is the registered version of the wide spread malware called Security Shield. A lot of people are being affected by this rogue antivirus software, but we also suspect that the Security Shield Pro 2011 can be distributed separately as an entirely different security product. Often, the infection appears to come from infected websites and fake virus scanners within the browser. The fake AV may load adult-oriented or pharmaceutical websites and report nonexistent infections to convince you that your computer is truly infected with some malicious software. I'm sure you will be promoted to register the program in order to remove the threats, which will ultimately involve giving the scammers your credit card number. Under no circumstances should you register this program! If you some how ended up with this fake antivirus application, please use the steps in the removal guide below to remove Security Shield Pro 2011 from your computer. Good luck and be safe online!

Security Shield Pro 2011 removal instructions (in Safe Mode with Networking):

1. Reboot your computer is "Safe Mode with Networking". As the computer is booting tap the "F8 key" continuously which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode with Networking" and press Enter key. Login as the same user you were previously logged in with in the normal Windows mode.

2. Download recommended anti-malware software (Spyware Doctor) and run a full system scan to remove this virus from your computer.

NOTE: in some cases the rogue program may block anti-malware software. Before saving the selected program onto your computer, you may have to rename the installer to iexplore.exe, explorer.exe or winlogon.exe With all of these tools, if running Windows 7 or Vista they MUST be run as administrator. Launch the program and follow the prompts. Don't forget to update the installed program before scanning.

Associated Security Shield Pro 2011 files and registry values:

  • C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName]\Local Settings\Application Data\pemd_mvc.dat
  • C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName]\Local Settings\Application Data\sig_light2.dat
  • C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName]\Local Settings\Application Data\sig_light.dat
  • C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName]Local Settings\Application Data\SSP.exe
  • C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName]\Local Settings\Application Data\Support
  • C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName]Local Settings\Application Data\unins000.dat
  • C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName]\Local Settings\Application Data\unins000.exe
  • C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName]\Local Settings\Application Data\vk_bhotb.dat
  • C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName]\Local Settings\Application Data\vk_sscan.dll
Registry values:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce "C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName]Local Settings\Application Data\SSP.exe"
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