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ShieldSafeness Adware Removal Instructions

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The Emsi Software malware research team has discoverd a new outbreak of the ShieldSafeness adware. a-squared Anti-Malware detects this malware as Adware.Win32.ShieldSafeness.

ShieldSafeness is a rogue scanner program, it shows a fake security center window, misleading scan results and fake security alerts. The author of ShieldSafeness also made SoftVeteran, SoftSoldierSoftCop, TrustFighter, TrustSoldier, SafeFighter, SecureVeteran, SafeFighter etc, so it has same user interface, same characteristics, just a different name. To further convince victims, ShieldSafeness will also create numerous junk files with random names on your computer that will be detected as malware when the program scans your computer, but will not allow you to remove them until you purchase it.

Create new files:

  • %ProgramFiles%ShieldSafeness SoftwareShieldSafenessalways_delete.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%ShieldSafeness SoftwareShieldSafenessalways_skip.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%ShieldSafeness SoftwareShieldSafenessmain_config.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%ShieldSafeness SoftwareShieldSafenessShieldSafeness.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%ShieldSafeness SoftwareShieldSafenessuninstall.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%ShieldSafeness SoftwareShieldSafenessquarantinequarantine.xml
  • %SystemRoot%system32setup2.exe
  • %AllUsersProfile%DesktopShieldSafeness.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuProgramsShieldSafeness1 ShieldSafeness.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuProgramsShieldSafeness2 Homepage.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuProgramsShieldSafeness3 Uninstall.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Cookiesvirus [email protected][1].txt
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTempnss86.tmpnsProcess.dll

Create new registry entries:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallShieldSafeness
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareShieldSafeness
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareShieldSafeness
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, “ShieldSafeness”

Screenshots:

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Adware.Win32.ShieldSafeness_8.png

Adware.Win32.ShieldSafeness_7.png

 

How to remove the infection of Adware.Win32.ShieldSafeness ?

To delete this malware infection, please download and install a-squared Anti-Malware. Run a full scan on all drives and move all detected items to the quarantine.

 



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