|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
- Guide 1: How to Remove eShield from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of eShield from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove eShield from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase eShield from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall eShield from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove eShield from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate eShield from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove eShield from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove eShield
Step 2: Uninstall eShield and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by eShield on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by eShield there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of eShield from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall eShield and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove eShield via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove eShield files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as eShield, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove eShield from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase eShield from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall eShield from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove eShield from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the eShield will be removed.
Eliminate eShield from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.