'Security Shield Warning' Fake Alert

'Security Shield Warning' Fake Alert Description

'Security Shield Warning' is a fabricated security alert displayed by the fake anti-spyware called Security Shield. Users that encounter this fake warning are typically already infected with the trial version of Security Shield. 'Security Shield Warning' prompts users to pay for the non-existent full version of Security Shield in order to remove falsely detected malware. Do not fall for this trick and have the trial version of Security Shield removed from your PC upon encountering it.

Technical Information

File System Details

'Security Shield Warning' Fake Alert creates the following file(s):
# File Name Detection Count
1 C:\\Documents and Settings\\[User]\\Local Settings\\Application Data\\[random].exe N/A

Registry Details

'Security Shield Warning' Fake Alert creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
RegistryKey
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[random]"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[random]"