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Remove search.eshield.com from the Browser. Uninstall eShield

NameeShield
TypePUP, ad-supported browser extension
Short DescriptioneShield is promoted as an application that provides safe browsing.
SymptomsTargeted ads may be displayed to the user. His search provider may be changed to search.eshield.com.
Distribution MethodVia freeware packages, or from the official website.
Detection toolDownload 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.eshield-browser-extension

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.

As for eShield, we have revised its Privacy Policy and unveiled that it displays targeted advertisements to users. Cookies are also added to the browser, and both software and hardware information is obtained.

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.

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1. Remove/Uninstall eShield

1. Remove/Uninstall eShield in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 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 get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall eShield.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove eShield from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select eShield and click “Remove

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    After eShield is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

    uninstall-fig7

  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate eShield and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After eShield is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select eShield to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.

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    After eShield has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on eShield
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall eShield. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the eShield will be removed.

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