|Type||Anti-malware technology, possible indication of malware.|
|Short Description||Shieldplus Cleaner is designed to detect errors without them being present in any database. False positives are possible.|
|Symptoms||Flooding the user with ‘Error detected!’ type of notifications.|
|Distribution Method||Via clicks on malicious sites or bundling.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Shieldplus Cleaner|
Similar to ShieldPlus Privacy Protector, ShieldPlus Cleaner is a rogue PC clean-up program that may exhibit exaggerated ‘Error Found!’ type of alerts on the user PC. This is most likely conducted with the purpose of generating profit. It may vary from calling the toll-free number 866-5402-785 to swipe user data use different methods to get the user to buy a ‘licensed’ version of the software. Beware, because experts claim that ShieldPlus Cleaner may not clean you computer, of errors, but instead slow down your PC and display fake alerts.
How Did ShieldPlus Cleaner Get In My PC?
There are several ways this software could have gotten into your computer. One of them is by a method, called bundling. Bundling involves the including of a PUP, such as ShieldPlus in the form of a free extra in the setup program of a free program, downloaded online. It may or may not be mentioned in the installation steps as an opt-in box, or an ‘I Agree’ step. Users should always read the EULA agreement of the installer to check if there are any bundled downloads and either opt them out or if there is not such possibility remove them and download the software from its official website. This bundling strategy is usually performed with the goal of making money to the third-party software provider site. In return, they may randomly bundle the advertised software. Another method of distribution may be if this software is published online in a link on which the user may be redirected. This may happen in case they have an adware their PC or by clicking on an external pop-up in a malicious site.
ShieldPlus Cleaner – What Does It Do?
Like other ShieldPlus products, the cleaner claims to support several options in the user’s PC. Those include system cleanup (registry entries, etc),, general scan, startup setting, system restore and drive defragmentation, all of which can improve the user experience. The downside of the software however, is that you may experience certain PC Slowdowns plus the program may update itself automatically and perform several other activities on the user PC.
Security investigators believe that ShieldPlus Cleaner may situate some of the following objects on user PCs:
→ShieldPlusCleaner.exe;updater.exe;Interop.Shell32.dll;Microsoft.Deployment WindowsInstaller.dll;ComponentFactory.Krypton.Toolkit.dll;Uninst000.CA.dll;Uninst000.dll;Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll;Logging.dll;Helper.dll Splash.exe;Setup.dll;bo.dll
More to it than that, the app is believed by some users to display fake alerts, claiming the computer has errors that can be removed only with the licensed version. This aggressive marketing strategy uses the fear in users to lure them into paying. Another ‘feature’ this program has tech support number that is flagged as a toll-free number in the global yellow pages. Similar toll-free customer support digits are often the cause of numerous scam reports. Such reports are mainly about the customer support either subscribing the user to various services he does not in fact needs and gathering his personal and financial information. This is very malicious and in case you detect someone attempting that, you should not comply and immediately hang up the phone. More so, it is a probability that scammers may subscribe users to expensive automated SMS service, charging them a lot of money. All of these methods are extremely useful against non-experienced users, and it is a recommendation always to perform research when it comes to online safety and such software.
Removing ShieldPlus Cleaner
ShieldPlus Cleaner may be removed manually if you implement the step-by-step removal instructions in the accordion below. However, in case you want to professionally make sure you have gotten rid of all associated objects, make sure you download and install an anti-malware program. It will detect which programs and objects are of a potential danger to you and your information and immediately remove them. Also ,by doing that you make sure that no further malware and non-malware penetrate your machine without your consent.
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