Windows Shield Center

By Domesticus in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 100 % (High)
Infected Computers: 97
First Seen: January 31, 2011
Last Seen: January 8, 2020
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Windows Shield Center is a fake anti-spyware program created to scare Internet users into purchasing its money-stealing, good-for-nothing tool. Windows Shield Center is also known as another adaptation of Windows Security Control, Windows Security Suite and other similar rogue anti-spyware programs. Windows Shield Center uses a fake-looking Microsoft Security Essentials alert message to give the illusion that there's a problem with the computer. Once a computer user is duped into clicking a link or downloading a program from the fake Microsoft Security Essentials alert message, it allows infected files to enter a computer user's machine and from there several disruptive actions can begin to take place. A few of the disruptive and deceptive actions are alterations to the Web-browser settings, hijacked homepage which redirects to bogus security sites, and fake scanners listing fabricated spyware results.

Often computer users download and install Windows Shield Center's trial version because they keep being continuously fed with alarming messages and scan results that point to computer problems. Sadly, they learn very quickly that Windows Shield Center is not the answer to their computer problems, but instead the originator of it. Computer users are mislead to purchasing the ineffective program Windows Shield Center and will have to deal with the consequences of having a malware program that has given their credit card information to fraudsters. Victims of Windows Shield Center are seriously advised to quickly call their credit card company, request a chargeback, and cancel the "tainted" credit card to avoid further loss of money. To clean the computer of Windows Shield Center, infected computer users should seek a reliable anti-spyware program that has a history of dealing with nasty rogue anti-spyware programs.

Aliases

15 security vendors flagged this file as malicious.

Anti-Virus Software Detection
Comodo Heur.Packed.Unknown
BitDefender Gen:Variant.Kazy.8749
NOD32 a variant of Win32/Kryptik.JWU
NOD32 Win32/Agent.SDM
McAfee FakeAlert-KS
Ikarus Virus.Win32.Sality
eSafe Win32.WS.Reputation
K7AntiVirus EmailWorm
McAfee Artemis!A2499FC4960C
AVG Generic4.ALIB
Fortinet Adware/BHO
Ikarus Virus.Win32.AdWare
eTrust-Vet Win32/SillyBHO.QQ
AntiVir TR/BHO.294912
Comodo UnclassifiedMalware

SpyHunter Detects & Remove Windows Shield Center

File System Details

Windows Shield Center may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. dsoqq.exe f034e862a7f13e82119aac04c6887bb8 23
2. arking.exe 4bd8427d06fe47f1e2a18c78450b961f 22
3. msvmiode.exe 47e2a6f7baf99c57fa418df68210c550 11
4. arking.exe d0257a24e4a6bed33e6b8c0b0fa9b711 8
5. msmsgs.exe a2499fc4960cb01a957b65f4e424797e 4
6. svcnost.exe 6ad2dbad745f05f6e4123c6952d26ea0 3
7. bariq.dll 9d5016befacf86b19ed02f5852e2835c 2
8. svcnost.exe 23ee71bf9edef1a5bd58c6531d02900c 2
9. svcnost.exe dea40047da1ac2dd918a867f577ac712 2
10. MediaPass_Setup.exe 3d482c9989f215d1bfc12339a8aa97bb 2
11. softupdate107_289.exe c6b859767d940b038fbee200422bef6e 2
12. SI3f1_2194.exe 3be42fbb277634aca53fde6ba535e0cc 1
13. ithirk.exe 406cc308dfb7fe322d3ddd1cb3254fa3 1

Messages

The following messages associated with Windows Shield Center were found:

Microsoft Security Essentials Alert
Potential Threat Details
Microsoft Security Essentials detected potential threats that might compromise your private or damage your computer. Your access to these items may be suspended until you take an action. Click ???show details??? to learn more.

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