- Installs itself without permissions
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Slow internet connection
- System crashes
- Annoying Pop-up's
- Slow Computer
The dedication displayed by developers of rogue antispyware applications are at times mind boggling. With all the effort put into the development and design of rogues such as Protect Shield, it’s no wonder why many people continue to fall victim to these types of rogues. Protect Shield was not designed to protect any PC. As is the case with any rogue, Protect Shield’s only motivation and goal is to con consumers out of their money, while leaving them with nothing more than an empty shell for their hard earned money. It’s because of this, among many other valid points that you have to erase Protect Shield from your system.
Protect Shield employs tried and tested methods for delivering its infection to the host PC. Making use of browser hijacking web domains, users are lured to these sites without their consent where browser and system vulnerabilities are exploited. In this way the Protect Shield Trojan gains access to the system and forcefully deliver the infection to the PC. Protect Shield also bundles its malware and Trojans with other legitimate security software downloads, as well as codecs downloaded from third party websites. These underhanded and sneaky means of infiltration has become synonymous with rogueware.
As a first line of attack against the system, Project Shield will assail the PC owner with various fake warning messages. It will blame the erratic system behavior to follow on these bogus infections, and offer to remove these threats from the system but only after the PC owner pays for a licensed Project Shield version. Project Shield, in an attempt to further gain the user’s trust will display a window which imitates the workings of the real Windows Security Center. The difference between Project Shield’s window and the authentic Windows Security Center is that the rogue will recommend its own fake software.
When all is said and done, Project Shield is nothing more than an elaborate online scam out to make as much money out of its victims as possible. Do not become its next victim. Invest in a powerful security tool which will obliterate Project Shield from the system, and offer continued protection against future attacks.
How to manually remove Protect Shield
Files associated with Protect Shield infection:
Protect Shield processes to kill:
Remove Protect Shield registry entries: