|Name||ShieldPlus Privacy Protector|
|Type||PUP, Rogue Antivirus Program|
|Short Description||Shield is supposed to protect the computer from viruses, worms, etc..|
|Symptoms||Constant PC scans, system slowdowns, fraudulent virus alerts|
|Distribution Method||Via freeware packages, or from its official website.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By ShieldPlus Privacy Protector|
In case you have an application going by the name of ShieldPlus, you most likely have a rogue antivirus program. Experts consider these programs a bad code since they do not do any benefit to the user. The reported behavior of this program is that it claims to detect various viruses onto the user PC that do not exist and remove them. This is usually done with the purpose of making users pay for extra services or call expensive tech support numbers. Either way users also report seeing online advertisements ‘By ShieldPlus’. Experts say the reason such applications are successful for cyber criminals is that they take advantage of the fear in inexperienced users to make profits.
How Did ShieldPlus Privacy Protector Get On My PC?
You may have accidentally installed this program by clicking on a web link that automatically executed a hidden installation. However, the most common way such unnecessary bunch of code may get on your computer is being installed along with the system files of another freeware program. If you want to know which, think about any free programs or trials of such you may have installed on your system from torrent sites or third-parties. Those may have been bundled with ShieldPlus, and this is how you may have it popping up on your desktop in an annoying manner.
More About SheldPlus Privacy Protector
Similar to other rogue antivirus software, shield plus may collect different user information for the probable purpose of serving the interest of its developers. Because after all, information is power, right? Another interesting detail that is typical of such rogue antivirus programs is that they may request permissions to modify different settings on the computer ‘for security purposes’. Such may include settings that run automatic ‘scans’ on start-up or just randomly during the day. Other settings may prevent it from deletion and allow some other processes to run which undoubtedly may slow the user PC down.
User reports regarding this app are many. Most of them include annoying advertisements of PC Optimizers and other software or service. Some other interesting reports indicate that this unwanted program may affect browser usability, web traffic and other sectors in the computer with the purpose of generating automatic income to its creators.
How To Fully Delete ShieldPlus Privacy Protector?
In case you want this program extradited from your system, be sure to act fast. First, follow the removal manual below – it may help you to stop manually this program by isolating it. Second, be sure to install an authentic anti-malware program on your computer that will help you with the complete removal of all Shield Plus associated files. Also, if you feel like there may still be some objects remaining that may be unnecessary, you should obtain a powerful registry cleaner that will clean up all of the modified settings on your OS.
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 Privacy Protector from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of ShieldPlus Privacy Protector from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove ShieldPlus Privacy Protector from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase ShieldPlus Privacy Protector from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall ShieldPlus Privacy Protector from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove ShieldPlus Privacy Protector from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate ShieldPlus Privacy Protector from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove ShieldPlus Privacy Protector from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove ShieldPlus Privacy Protector
Step 2: Uninstall ShieldPlus Privacy Protector 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 Privacy Protector 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 Privacy Protector there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of ShieldPlus Privacy Protector from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall ShieldPlus Privacy Protector 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 Privacy Protector 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 Privacy Protector files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as ShieldPlus Privacy Protector, 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 Privacy Protector 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 Privacy Protector 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 Privacy Protector 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 Privacy Protector 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 Privacy Protector will be removed.
Eliminate ShieldPlus Privacy Protector 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.