Last night, I downloaded a program called Shield Plus Cleaner on my XP computer. After I installed it, I turned off my computer and went to sleep. Today, after I boot up my machine, this program started to scan my system automatically and I can’t stop it. So I have to wait for it to finish the scan. Several minutes later, the result shocks me that I have hundreds of issues on my system. I tried to solve but I need to register to program and pay money to it. Can I trust this program and let it help me protect my machine? Please advise.

Brief Introduction to Shield Plus Cleaner

Shield Plus Cleaner sounds like a good program that can protect your system from virus attack and help you tune up your system for a better performance. On the contrary, the fact can be out of people’s judgment. It is classified as a rogue anti-virus program that cannot protection your computer, that’s to say, it is a computer virus which can damage your system and weaken the defense system to help more computer viruses to come and make more damages. What’s worse, this fake anti-virus program can always pop up when people get the system loaded, PC users will not able to close or bypass the page of this program.

The Screenshot of This Program

Shield-Plus-Cleaner

From the name of it, we have found that many PC users had fallen into the trap of this Shield Plus Cleaner. Many computer users can be misled to think it as a good program, so in this case, cyber hackers can upload this fake to many page and wait for people to download it willingly. People who read the unreal description of it can be lured to install it to their computers. That’s the main way for cyber criminals to spread this infection to innocent computers. In addition, this fake can also be bundled with other programs, so when people install those corrupted programs to their computers, this rogue antispyware can be installed at the same time.

When this Shield Plus Cleaner infection sneaks into target computers, it can change the system registry with it vicious data, so that it can be activated whenever people turn on the infected computers. On the appearance of it, we can find many professional functions, however, none of them can work truly. This fake can execute forged full scan to the infected machines and give users unreal results saying that there are various of issues on the computers which need to be solved immediately, otherwise, the system can get fatal problems. Do not believe anything on it as it is totally inveracious. What this fake program tries to do is to use the inexistent issues to lure people to register this program, in another word, this is a tool that hackers use to cheat people to send money to them. If people pay for this fake, the next scan can show nothing wrong. Under no circumstance, should people pay money to this fake program.

The properties of the Infection

-Always pops up once you boot up your computer or run a program, claiming your computer is in great risk
-Asking you to purchase a code to activate this software, so that it can help you to remove the threats in your computer
-Can modify the computer registry once it is installed into the computer
-Can prohibit legit program to run, including your anti-virus programs.
-Can occupy a great usage of CPU, which slows down the performance of computer or even causes blue screen.

Finding all or some of these symptoms on your computer, sorry to say that your computer is infected by Shield Plus Cleaner. Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for computer literate.

Manual Removal Guide of Fake Anti-virus Program (For Computer Literate On Window XP, if you can deal with XP problems easily then you can also do the work on Windows 7 or Windows 8)

There is a removal guide provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

Step 1: Try to access the Safe mode with Networking.

In order to get into this mode, you should restart your infected computer and then press F8 key constantly before windows launches. Use your arrow keys to highlight “safe mode with networking” and then press Enter.

Safe-mode-with-Networking

For those computer which are XP operating systems, you will need to you choose your XP system after you choose safe mode with networking, you can press Enter directly without choosing any thing.

safe mode system choose

After loading files, you need to log in your account to get the safe mode with networking, for XP users, please choose Yes when you see the dialog.

windows_xp_safe_mode_dialog

Step 2: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to Windows Internet WatchDog, the name of the process of it is random.

XP task manager

Step 3:Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel, then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs.

XP-control-panel-add

Then try to find Windows Internet WatchDog, highlight it and choose Remove.

add_remove_prog_winXP

Step 4: Click on Start button or press Win+R, then type regedit in the box to open Registry Editor, after that, try to find
C:\Users\profile name here\AppData\
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Video Guide on How to Remove Rogue Program:

YouTube Video Removal Guide:

Conclusion:

It is not an easy thing for all computer users to realize that this Shield Plus Cleaner is a fake antispyware when they first see it on the Internet. It is not a wise choice to install any infamous anti-virus programs to protect your computer. So, if you want to find one on the web, you need to trust those renowned ones which are widely used by PC users. If you have this fake on your machines, you will be told that your computer is in great damage with many problems, and you need to pay a lot of money to the program so that it can help you out. Don’t pay to it even a dime as it is totally fake.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a quite level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Shield Plus Cleaner? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on September 1, 2015 11:52 am

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