ShieldPlus is not a web browser that we would recommend using to a security-conscious user as it holds quite a few questionable features. Unfortunately, quite a few people already have this dubious browser active on their PC as vendors of it often use devious means of distributions. Such features are the main reasons this browser has been classified as a potentially unwanted program; thus, it is rather obvious that malware experts at our internal labs advise you not to keep this piece of suspicious software active on your computer. In fact, we firmly believe that using this suspicious web browser could, at times, have rather devastating outcomes. Therefore, we highly recommend choosing another program for surfing the one; one that is well-known and can be trusted at all times. In this report, we provide further information about ShieldPlus and its complete removal guide that you should you to delete it without encountering any major problems.
At first sight, ShieldPlus as a web browser does not seem suspicious whatsoever as it provides all the standard function as other browsers do. At times, it might seem even useful. While this might be true, you should know that there is something much more questionable about this potentially unwanted program than meets the eye. During our investigation, we have found out that the dubious web browser is based on a Chromium engine, which is rather infamous for being used by other suspicious browsers such as Wind Browser, Olcinium Browser, Qword Browser, and quite a few others. Thus, it is not that surprising that the questionable browser works in a similar way to the mentioned counterparts do.
One of the most alarming features of this potentially unwanted program is its search engine. We highly advise you to stay away from it at all times as it could be the reason other questionable or even malicious programs can enter your operating system without much trouble. This is so because it often provides sponsored search results, which cannot be trusted since they could turn out to host redirect links within them. This means that jus by clicking on a link that might appear useful you could end up on a suspicious or even worse – malicious website. You can land on a website that hosts malicious software or one that might run an arbitrary code execution exploit. Such an exploit is extremely dangerous as it implements software without your knowledge once you land on such a site and, unfortunataley, it is impossible to determine whether the software is legitimate or not. Running ShieldPlus is a liability to your virtual security, and you should not take such a risk; thus removal of it is a must in our opinion.
While such activity is dangerous there is another questionable and just as potentially dangerous thing about ShieldPlus and it is its distribution. Since an official website of it with a direct download link does not exist it is not surprising that in the majority of cases it comes as a part of a bundled installer. This is alarming because installers filled up with questionable software are infamous for being used by malware distributors. Therefore, if you happen to run ShieldPlus on your operating system, you should not waste any time and analyze your operating system for other questionable programs as it is very likely that the potentially unwanted program came with some other unwanted software. In most cases bundled installers are obtained from various third-party download websites. Thus, avoiding such sites will help you to significantly reduce the risk of infecting your PC with any suspicious piece of software; but if you are a security conscious user that wishes to keep their PC safe and secure at all times you should without any doubt install a professional antimalware tool that would provide you with overall system security by warning you about any questionable website or download in advanced.
The removal of ShieldPlus should be executed without any delay as the risk is too high to take. Fortunately, the whole procedure is rather simple since you can delete it via Control Panel. Once you have done this, you should run an in-depth analysis of your PC to be sure that every single bit of this dubious browser has been removed from your PC. We highly advise you to execute and in-depth search within your registry system to be sure that no leftover keys or values are still active. You should also search the folders %APPDATA% and %LOCAL% since most questionable programs tend to reside. If such analysis of your operating system seems a bit too complicated, you should just use a reliable malware detection and removal tool to delete ShieldPlus in its entirety.
How to remove ShieldPlus from your PC
Windows Vista and Windows 7