Security Shield Pro 2011
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|Threat Level:||100 % (High)|
|First Seen:||May 16, 2011|
Security Shield Pro 2011 is a rogue security application that has infected a great number of computers around the world. This program belongs to the Security Shield family of rogue programs. Like most rogue anti-spyware programs, the goal of Security Shield Pro 2011 is to make computer users believe that their computer is severely infected. Then Security Shield Pro 2011 will offer to fix the problems if the computer user is willing to buy a Security Shield Pro 2011 license. Don't become a victim, this is all a scam. Security Shield Pro 2011 has no anti-virus or anti-malware capabilities. It is all a way for the unscrupulous people behind Security Shield Pro 2011 to get your credit card information. Instead of paying for this useless software, use a legitimate anti-malware utility to remove Security Shield Pro 2011 from your computer.
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The First Tasks Security Shield Pro 2011 Does When It Enters Your Computer
Security Shield Pro 2011 and Security Shield Pro 2011's clones (e.g. Security Shield) infiltrate computers without the user's knowledge. These kinds of programs use a Trojan to bypass the computer's security. Trojans are often disguised as video codecs, updates for your computer, or popular files on file sharing networks or downloading sites. Once Security Shield Pro 2011 is installed, Security Shield Pro 2011 alters the Windows Registry, so that Security Shield Pro 2011 will be loaded when the computer starts up. This program also fills your hard drive with garbage files, numerous dummy files that do nothing but take up space. Security Shield Pro 2011 does this to identify them as malware when Security Shield Pro 2011 runs its fake system scan.
Security Shield Pro 2011’s Campaign of Misinformation
Once Security Shield Pro 2011 has installed on your system and prepared itself, Security Shield Pro 2011 will begin bombarding you with alerts and fake system scans. Security Shield Pro 2011 does this to induce you into providing your credit card details. It will also conveniently find the many files Security Shield Pro 2011 put into your hard drive and label them as potential viruses. You should never try to remove any files marked as viruses. Some of these may be harmless files that your computer needs to operate normally. If your computer has symptoms of a Security Shield Pro 2011 infection, remember the guidelines below:
- Don't believe anything claimed by Security Shield Pro 2011.
- Don't give Security Shield Pro 2011 your credit card information.
- Use a real security program to get rid of Security Shield Pro 2011.
SpyHunter Detects & Remove Security Shield Pro 2011
File System Details
Detections: The number of confirmed and suspected cases of a particular threat detected on infected computers as reported by SpyHunter.
|2.||%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]Local Settings\Application Data\SSP.exe|
|3.||%AppData%\Security Shield Pro\SSP.exe|
|4.||%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Security Shield Pro 2011.exe|
|5.||%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Local Settings\Application Data\unins000.exe|
C:\Documents and Settings\
|7.||%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Local Settings\Application Data\vk_sscan.dll|
|8.||%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Local Settings\Application Data\sig_light2.dat|
|9.||%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Local Settings\Application Data\vk_bhotb.dat|
|10.||%Programs%\Security Shield Pro\|
|11.||%Desktop%\Security Shield Pro.lnk|
|12.||%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Local Settings\Application Data\pemd_mvc.dat|
|13.||%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]Local Settings\Application Data\unins000.dat|
|14.||%Programs%\Security Shield Pro\Uninstall Security Shield Pro.lnk|
|15.||%AppData%\Security Shield Pro\Support.url|
|16.||%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Local Settings\Application Data\sig_light.dat|
|17.||%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Local Settings\Application Data\Support|
|18.||%Programs%\Security Shield Pro\Security Shield Pro.lnk|
|19.||%Programs%\Security Shield Pro\Security Shield Pro on the Web.lnk|
|20.||%Desktop%\Security Shield Pro on the Web.lnk|
Security Shield Pro 2011 may create the following directory or directories:
|%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Security Shield Pro|