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Danger level 9
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer

Windows Shield Center

The motivation behind any rogue security tool is rip its victims off, and Windows Shield Center stops at nothing to accomplish this feat. Windows Shield Center is a rogue antispyware tool which hails from the same family of destructive rogues such as Windows Antispyware Solution, Windows Risk Eliminator and Windows Universal Tool. This alone should act as enough motivation to destroy Windows Shield Center instantaneously, but if you need more convincing read on.

This rogue enters the system uninvited, and will remain dormant until it deems it the correct time to start its assault on the PC. Trojans and malware constitutes the principle form of distribution and infection for Windows Shield Center. Browser hijacking web domains and third party websites distributing various software downloads all form part of Windows Shield Center’s online marketing campaign and makes its infiltration into the system virtually undetectable.

Windows Shield Center was designed to appear as a thoroughly trustworthy security tool in an effort to fool users and gain their trust. Once the Windows Shield Center infection roots itself in the PC, it will start its attack on the system by spamming the user with various false security alerts. It will also block the user from accessing his Desktop as well as bar him from executing any programs or from connecting to the Internet. This is indeed disturbing, as in essence Windows Shield Center will try and make it impossible for the PC owner to download or run any program which might be able to detect and eliminate it. Even though this rogue exhibits extremely disturbing behavior, there is a way to circumvent its assault and regain access to your Desktop. Follow these instructions to activate your Desktop and permanently remove Windows Shield Center from the system:

1. When presented with the startup screen, press the OK button to start the Windows Shield Center scan on the system.

2. While the scan is running, go the bottom left corner screen where you will notice a website linking to a legitimate Microsoft website (http://www.microsoft.com/protect).

3. Click on this link to be redirected to a bogus website informing users about online safety and privacy education. This website is a fake domain, and you should close it immediately by clicking on the red X at the top right of the screen.

4. You should now be able to also close the Windows Shield Center startup screen and regain access to your Desktop

Access to the Desktop should now be restored, and you will be able to launch programs on the system again. Until you ultimately eliminate Windows Shield Center from the system, you might still be subjected to various fake security alerts. Some of the fake alerts to be on the lookout for include the following:

System Security Warning
Attempt to modify register key entries is detected. Register entries analysis is recommended.

System component corrupted!
System reboot error has occurred due to lsass.exe system process failure.
This may be caused by severe malware infections.
Automatic restore of lsass.exe backup copy completed.
The correct system performance can not be resumed without eliminating the cause of lsass.exe corruption.

Warning!
Name: firefox.exe
Name: c:program filesfirefoxfirefox.exe
Application that seems to be a key-logger is detected. System information security is at risk. It is recommended to enable the security mode and run total System scanning.
Microsoft Security Essentials Alert
Potential Threat Details
Microsoft Security Essentials detected potential threats that might compromise your private or damage your computer. Your access to these items may be suspended until you take an action. Click 'show details' to learn more.

Threat prevention solution found
Security system analysis has revealed critical file system vulnerability caused by severe malware attacks.
Risk of system files infection:
The detected vulnerability may result in unauthorized access to private information and hard drive data with a seriuos possibility of irreversible data loss and unstable PC performance. To remove the malware please run a full system scan. Press 'OK' to install the software necessary to initiate system files check. To complete the installation process please reboot your computer.

It is clear to see from the many spelling and grammatical mistakes contained in the Windows Shield Center false security alerts that this product is suspect and illegitimate. So do not pay any heed to these false notifications and don’t ever pay for a Windows Shield Center product or license.

Windows Shield Center will cripple your PC with its devastating effects, and won’t hand back control of your PC even after you pay for its worthless software. Take back what is rightfully yours and annihilate Windows Shield Center immediately. Do this by making use of the removal power of a genuine and fully updated security tool which will erase Windows Shield Center and protect your PC in future against similar attacks.

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How to manually remove Windows Shield Center

Files associated with Windows Shield Center infection:

svcnost.exe
softupdate107_289.exe
svcnost.exe
softupdate107_289.exe
SI3f1_2194.exe
msvmiode.exe
msmsgs.exe
MediaPass_Setup.exe
ithirk.exe
dsoqq.exe
bariq.dll
arking.exe
%AppData%\[random].exe
arking.exe
msmsgs.exe
msvmiode.exe
ithirk.exe
SI3f1_2194.exe
bariq.dll
MediaPass_Setup.exe
dsoqq.exe

Windows Shield Center DLL's to remove:

bariq.dll

Windows Shield Center processes to kill:

SI3f1_2194.exe
svcnost.exe
svcnost.exe
softupdate107_289.exe
SI3f1_2194.exe
msvmiode.exe
msmsgs.exe
MediaPass_Setup.exe
ithirk.exe
dsoqq.exe
arking.exe
%AppData%\[random].exe
MediaPass_Setup.exe
arking.exe
ithirk.exe
msvmiode.exe
softupdate107_289.exe
dsoqq.exe
msmsgs.exe

Remove Windows Shield Center registry entries:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon "Shell" = '%AppData%\[random].exe'
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