- Connects to the internet without permission
- Slow internet connection
- Annoying Pop-up's
- Slow Computer
Mac Shield is a fake security program, which is a clone of Mac Guard. It targets Macbooks despite the common opinion that Macbooks are resistant to various types of malware. Generally, Mac Shield works as any rogue antispyware, by pretending to be a security program which detects numerous errors in the computer. However, protecting the computer is not the main purpose of Mac Shield. In fact, it does not have an ability to do that. Instead, it wants to make the users cough up their cash as soon as possible by offering a completely worthless product.
The main mean of Mac Shield’s distribution is through hijacked sites and faked search results. It is easy for the creators of this rogue to use the most popular search keywords, and make their site, which distributes Mac Shield, appear at the top of the result list. Then if the user clicks one of these links, a prompt appears saying “Windows Security has found critical process activity on your PC and will perform fast scan of system files”. The only way to get rid of the notification is to click “OK” button. However, the fact that the user is being prompted about Windows Security when he is running on Mac OS should be suspicious already.
Once the “OK” button is hit, a Windows OS interface window appears and a “fast scan” is performed. This is where the user should realize that the whole thing is a scam already. Needless to say, that after the “scan” the infection will start downloading a ZIP file for Mac Shield automatically, and after the installation the program launches automatically.
Mac Shield performs a fake system scan at once, at the same time sending various fake security notifications, which say things like:
The system is infected
Since Mac Shield is a malicious and fraudulent program the user must ignore all the messages and the scan results, because in the end, the only thing that this program wants is to rip the user off. It offers a lifetime protection for $79.95, but that would never work out. The only way out of this situation is deleting Mac Shield for good. No good can come out of allowing this program to stay in the computer, so one must remove Mac Shield as swiftly as possible.
Mac Shield Manual Removal Instructions
1. Make sure the instructions are easily accessible for you during all the stages of removal. Print them out if need be.
If you followed step after step, Mac Shield should have disappeared from your computer already.