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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts

My Web Shield

When computer users are eager to protect themselves from dangerous threats, they might turn to unfamiliar programs that offer to safeguard their systems for free. For instance, My Web Shield could be one of those programs that you encounter online. Worse, this application might also enter your computer accidentally, so that would mean that you did not plan to have it on your PC in the first place. Whichever it might be, you should remove My Web Shield at once because this program cannot deliver what it promises. What’s more, having unwanted programs on-board could lead a variety of system security problems.

In some cases, this adware application could also be considered a Trojan infection. It depends on the security application that you have installed because different programs may identify various infections under different names. However, the point is that My Web Shield is rather from being a genuine computer infection because it does not try to hide its presence from you, and it even has an official homepage. This website can be accessed via or What’s more, the installer file for the application can be downloaded from As you can see, the application is available out in the open, and it does not even try to hide itself.

However, we believe that users seldom download My Web Shield from the official homepage. In fact, it is far more likely that the program comes in software bundles via third-party file-sharing sites. What we mean is that users often indulge in freeware installation. We can find a lot of applications out there in a number of file-hosting websites. These programs can be downloaded and installed free of charge, but whenever you download a program form a third-party source, you have to consider the possibility that it might come bundled with other software.

Third-party installers can lump a few applications together, and so you may think that you are installing this one program, but you could end up setting up several more automatically. To avoid the likes of My Web Shield, you should remain attentive when you install new programs because you should be able to choose which programs or features you want to add to your system. Of course, if users breeze through the installation wizard, they lose that chance. And it is not just this one adware application that might be installed on your PC. Potentially unwanted programs tend to travel in groups, so you might as well run a full system scan with a security program right now, looking for other threats.

The app itself says that it is a “tool created to protect your PC against unwanted and malicious content.” So, technically, it should protect you from adware, but the problem is that My Web Shield functions as an adware helper itself. It means that the program collects information on your web browsing habits and enables other adware programs to function properly on your computer. That is also why we say that My Web Shield is probably not the only undesirable application installed.

What’s more, the program does not work properly, and we know that it can also display commercial advertisements. So if a program displays commercial ads, it also means that it monitors your online activity. It collects information on your web browsing habits to generate custom content for these ads, and if you see something that you find interested in the ads, you might as well click it. This is what My Web Shield and other adware programs are aiming for. But that is not 100% safe because they do not know where the outgoing links lead you.

The bottom line is that when an unfamiliar and unwanted program enters your computer, you have to do everything in your power to get rid of it. You can remove My Web Shield manually by following the instructions we have prepared below. Also, you can get rid of this program using a security tool of your choice.

Automatic software removal is always a lot faster and more efficient. Not to mention that you can also remove other undesirable applications and protect your system from harm. So it is up to you which method you choose.

How to Remove My Web Shield

  1. Press Win+R and the Run prompt will open.
  2. Type Control Panel and click OK.
  3. Open Uninstall a program (Add or remove programs for Windows XP).
  4. Highlight My Web Shield and click Uninstall.
  5. Press Win+R and type %ProgramFiles%. Click OK.
  6. Delete the My Web Shield profile from the directory.
  7. Press Win+R and type %WinDir%. Click OK.
  8. Go to system32\drivers.
  9. Delete the mwescontroller.sys file from the directory.
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