|Type||PUP, ad-supported browser extension|
|Short Description||eShield is promoted as an application that provides safe browsing.|
|Symptoms||Targeted ads may be displayed to the user. His search provider may be changed to search.eshield.com.|
|Distribution Method||Via freeware packages, or from the official website.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By eShield|
eShield is may be listed as a potentially unwanted program and possibly ad-supported software. Once the program is installed on the PC, the user’s search provider may be changed to search.eshield.com. The search engine may also be associated with other potentially unwanted program. However, more information is needed to confirm that.
Analysis by VirusTotal indicates that eShield may be detected as PUP.Optional.eShield.A by some anti-virus products. PUP.Optional.eShield.A may be linked to other potentially unwanted programs.
eShield, search.eshield.com Distribution and Description
The eShield browser extension is available for download on the Google Chrome Store. However, the app is also compatible with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.
It is promoted as an extension that secures the browser and provides safe online surfing. However, if the add-on wasn’t downloaded willingly by the user, it may have sneaked into the system via the bundling method. Bundling allows third-party developers cover financial losses and monetize their online platforms. Also, many third-party online marketing companies and their affiliates may take part in the process by providing relevant advertisements.
The company will not sell or share collected user data to outside parties. However, this information may be provided to third party partners. Finally, non-personally identifiable information may be supplied to third parties for marketing and business purposes.
eShield’s also has Behavioral Advertising policy. eShield employs behavioral advertising tactics. The term is yet another name for targeted ads. The term is also known as OBA – Online Behavioral Advertising.
eShield, search.eshield.com Removal Options
Even if the program was installed willingly, it might put the user’s privacy at risk. Thus, removing the PUP completely is a good idea.
eShield’s developers have provided uninstallation instructions on its website for:
→Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari
After following the instructions, the user may want to scan his system. Such programs often increase the system’s vulnerability. Refer to our removal manual to check if your PC is intact.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter