Security Shield Pro 2011

Also Known As: Security Shield Pro 2011 Rogue
Distribution: Low
Damage level: High

How to eliminate Security Shield Pro 2011?

What is Security Shield Pro 2011?

Security Shield Pro 2011 is a malicious security scanner designed to scare PC users into believing that their computers are infected with critical risk security threats.  This rogue scanner is commonly propagated through fake updates and video codecs. You should express great caution when downloading video codecs from the Internet. Recently, there was a spate of misleading websites spreading rogue scanners using this misleading method. When you enter these websites, you will often be presented with a video screen and large 'Play' button.

Security Shield Pro 2011 fake antivirus program

After clicking the 'Play' button, you will either be informed that you do not have a compatible video codec to play the video, or that you need to update your Flash Player. If you agree to download the updates, you could infect your computer with a fake antivirus program such as Security Shield Pro 2011.

When your computer becomes infected with this rogue computer scanner, you will be presented with various fake security warning pop-ups. After the infection, the program configures itself to run automatically on system start-up and then mimics the scanning of your computer for spyware, malware, and viruses. After the fake scan, Security Shield Pro 2011 reports that your PC is infected with various spyware, and in order to remove the 'detected' threats, you will be asked to purchase a full version of the program. You should not buy this program - it is a scam designed to steal money from your credit card. If you have already purchased this program, you should contact your credit card company to explain that you have been tricked into buying a fake computer antivirus program. In certain cases, it is advisable to change your credit card number to prevent further funds being stolen from the compromised account. It is a common practice for creators of misleading programs to sell banking information to other cyber criminals. You should ignore the fake scans and fake security warning messages that Security Shield Pro 2011 displays and remove it from your computer as soon as possible. If you notice that your computer is infected with Security Shield Pro 2011, you should remove it immediately by following this removal guide.

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Quick menu:

Automatic Security Shield Pro 2011 removal

Step 1
Before downloading the removal tool, try entering the Security Shield Pro 2011 license key:  64C665BE-4DE7-423B-A6B6-BC0172B25DF2 in the activation window.

Step 2
When Security Shield Pro 2011 is activated, you can uninstall it normally. Go to Control Panel (Start -> Settings->Control Panel in Windows XP or Start -> Control Panel in Windows Vista/7). Then double click 'Add or Remove programs'. On the 'Add or Remove programs' window, find the line named "Security Shield Pro" and click uninstall.

Step 3
Security Shield Pro will now be uninstalled, although infected files remain on your system. Now, however, you will be able to download and install the Spyware Remover software to remove the infections. Use the link below for the Spyware Remover download.

NOTE: Some spyware can block the downloading of spyware removers. If you cannot download it using the default location, try one of the alternative download locations below:

  • Location 1 (the file is renamed to "iexplore.exe", since most spyware does not block this file)
  • Location 2

Security Shield Pro 2011 manual removal

1. Start your computer in Safe Mode. Click Start, click Shut Down, click Restart, click OK. During your computer starting process press the F8 key on your keyboard multiple times until you see the Windows Advanced Option menu, then select Safe Mode with Networking from the list.

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Video showing how to start Windows in "Safe Mode with Networking":

Windows XP:

Windows 7:

Windows 8:

 
2. Open Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options. Select "Connections".

internet options

 

internet options connections

 

 3. Click LAN settings, if 'Use a proxy server for your LAN' is checked, uncheck it and press OK.

lan settings

proxy settings

 

 

 

 

 4. Download and run the fix_deskto.reg file. This fix removes registry entries that disallow execution of programs in some variants of this spyware. To download it, click the link below.

5. Download HijackThis and save it to your desktop. Some malicious programs are able to block HijackThis, so when you click the download link, in the Save dialog, rename HijackThis.exe to iexplore.exe and only then click the Save button. After saving the file to your desktop, double click it. In the main HijackThis window click the “Do a system scan only” button. Select the following entry (place a tick at the left of the entry):

O4 – HKCU\..\RunOnce: [{RANDOM}] C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\{RANDOM}\{RANDOM}.exe

After selecting the required entry, click "Fix Checked". After this procedure you can close HijackThis and proceed to the next removal step.

6. Download and install Anti-spyware software to completely remove the infection.

NOTE: Some spyware can block the downloading of spyware removers. If you cannot download it using the default location, try one of the alternative download locations below:

  • Location 1 (the file is renamed to "iexplore.exe", since most of spyware doesn't block this file)I
  • Location 2

Other tools, known to remove Security Shield Pro 2011:

You can also try this registration code: 64C665BE-4DE7-423B-A6B6-BC0172B25DF2 (this code worked with a previous version of Security Shield). After entering this code, Security Shield Pro 2011 should cease displaying security warnings and could help you in the removal process. This code disables Security Shield Pro 2011 only temporarily, and after entering this code, you should scan your computer with a legitimate anti-spyware program.

If you are unable to remove Security Shield Pro 2011, you can use these manual removal instructions. Use them at your own risk, since if you do not have strong computer knowledge, you could harm your operating system. Use them only if you are an experienced computer user. (Instructions on how to end processes, remove registry entries...)

End these Security Shield Pro 2011 processes:

unins000.exe
SSP.exe

Remove these Security Shield Pro 2011registry entries:

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “SSP”
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Security Shield Pro_is1

Delete these Security Shield Pro 2011 files:

%AppData%\Security Shield Pro\SSP.exe
%AppData%\Security Shield Pro\Support.url
%AppData%\Security Shield Pro\pemd_mvc.dat
%AppData%\Security Shield Pro\sig_light.dat
%AppData%\Security Shield Pro\sig_light2.dat
%AppData%\Security Shield Pro\unins000.dat
%AppData%\Security Shield Pro\unins000.exe
%AppData%\Security Shield Pro\vk_bhotb.dat
%AppData%\Security Shield Pro\vk_sscan.dll
%Programs%\Security Shield Pro\
%Programs%\Security Shield Pro\Security Shield Pro on the Web.lnk
%Programs%\Security Shield Pro\Security Shield Pro.lnk
%Programs%\Security Shield Pro\Uninstall Security Shield Pro.lnk
%Desktop%\Security Shield Pro on the Web.lnk
%Desktop%\Security Shield Pro.lnk

Summary:

The fake antivirus programs (also known as "rogue antivirus programs" or "scareware") are applications that tries to lure computer users into paying for their non-existent full versions to remove the supposedly detected security infections (although the computer is actually clean). These bogus programs are created by cyber criminals who design them to look as legitimate antivirus software. Most commonly rogue antivirus programs infiltrate user's computer using poop-up windows or alerts which appear when users surf the Internet. These deceptive messages trick users into downloading a rogue antivirus program on their computers. Other known tactics used to spread scareware include exploit kits, infected email messages, online ad networks, drive-by downloads, or even direct calls to user's offering free support.

A computer that is infected with a fake antivirus program might also have other malware installed on it as rogue antivirus programs often are bundled with Trojans and exploit kits. Noteworthy that additional malware that infiltrates user's operating system remains on victim's computer regardless of whether a payment for a non-existent full version of a fake antivirus program is made. Here are some examples of fake security warning messages that are used in fake antivirus distribution:

Fake pop-up used in rogue antivirus distribution example 1

Fake pop-up used in rogue antivirus distribution example 2

Computer users who are dealing with a rogue security software shouldn't buy it's full version. By paying for a license key of a fake antivirus program users would send their money and banking information to cyber criminals. Users who have already entered their credit card number (or other sensitive information) when asked by such bogus software should inform their credit card company that they have been tricked into buying a rogue security software. Screenshot of a web page used to lure computer users into paying for a non-existent full version of security shield pro 2011 rogue and other rogue antivirus programs:

example of a webpage used to collect payments for fake antivirus programs

To protect your computer from security shield pro 2011 rogue and other rogue antivirus programs users should:

  • Keep their operating system and all of the installed programs up-to-date.
  • Use legitimate antivirus and anti-spyware programs.
  • Use caution when clicking on links in social networking websites and email messages.
  • Don't trust online pop-up messages which state that your computer is infected and offers you to download security software.

Symptoms indicating that your operating system is infected with a fake antivirus program:

  • Intrusive security warning pop-up messages.
  • Alerts asking to upgrade to a paid version of a program to remove the supposedly detected malware.
  • Slow computer performance.
  • Disabled Windows updates.
  • Blocked Task Manager.
  • Blocked Internet browsers or inability to visit legitimate antivirus vendor websites.

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