- Installs itself without permissions
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Shows commercial adverts
- Slow internet connection
- Annoying Pop-up's
- Slow Computer
Shield Safeness or ShieldSafeness is a rogue anti-spyware application that is similar and possibly a clone of the following rogueware family: Soft Veteran, SoftCop, Trust Soldier, Safe Fighter, Trust Cop and Secure Warrior. As is typical of rogue applications, Shield Safeness employs the use of false scan results and fake security warnings to carry out their main goal of creating purchase orders for their misleading software. Shield Safeness will state that the computer in question is infected with a variety of Trojan infections, adware or malware and that you should purchase Shield Safeness to remove these infections.
Never forget that these infections are all fictitious and don't actually exist on the computer. Shield Safeness is installed via the use of Trojan infections, such as the notorious Zlob or Vundo. Shield Safeness might also be promoted on various affiliated malicious websites. Once active, Shield Safeness will ostensibly scan your computer and list various fake infections or security issues. The computer will then also be bombarded with very annoying pop-up messages and security alerts. Obviously, these alerts are also fake. If your computer is infected with Shield Safeness, make sure you remove it and all its affiliated components!