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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Virus ALERT: Security Shield

There is another rogue anti-virus program called "Security Shield" that infects computers by using bogus security warnings in lure users into downloading the malware. This virus is one of a suite of known malware programs by Virus Doctor. Security Shield or any other Virus Doctor freeware can cause a variety of issues including blocking the system’s ability to connect to the Internet and slow down other system processes.

Security Shield Program

Only use established anti-virus program manufacturers to scan and remove malware from any computer. ESET NOD32, Symantec Norton Anti-Virus, McAfee Anti-Virus and Webroot are all industry-approved programs that will monitor and remove viruses from your system.

If your system is infected with the Security Shield virus, there are solutions available from Symantec and Malwarebytes.

For Symantec:
1. Download the latest Rapid Release definitions.
2. Reboot the system in Safe Mode.
3. Run Disk-Cleanup to remove temporary files.
4. Perform full system scan. Follow the instructions to remove any detected threats.

Click here for more information on the Symantec solution »

For Malwarebytes:
1. Download Malwarebytes program here.
2. Install the program "mbam-setup.exe".
3. Use the default settings during the setup process. Check "Update Malwarebytes" and "Launch Malwarebytes".
4. Once installation is complete, begin scanning the system.
5. When scanning is complete, review the Scanner report. Check any files that are marked at malware and click "Remove Selected".

Malwarebytes Site

Click here for more information on the Malwarebytes solution »

BleepingComputer.com. Remove Virus Doctor.


Symantec. Security Forum.

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