|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
- Guide 1: How to Remove Shieldplus Cleaner from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Shieldplus Cleaner from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Shieldplus Cleaner from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Shieldplus Cleaner from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Shieldplus Cleaner from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Shieldplus Cleaner from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Shieldplus Cleaner from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Shieldplus Cleaner from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Shieldplus Cleaner
Step 2: Uninstall Shieldplus Cleaner 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 Shieldplus Cleaner 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 Shieldplus Cleaner there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Shieldplus Cleaner from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Shieldplus Cleaner 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 Shieldplus Cleaner 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 Shieldplus Cleaner files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Shieldplus Cleaner, 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 Shieldplus Cleaner 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 Shieldplus Cleaner 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 Shieldplus Cleaner 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 Shieldplus Cleaner 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 Shieldplus Cleaner will be removed.
Eliminate Shieldplus Cleaner 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.