Personal Shield Pro

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Personal Shield Pro Information
Type: Spyware
Analysis: Installs & gathers info from a PC without user permission.
Infection: By downloading freeware & shareware.
Symptoms: Changes PC settings, excessive popups & slow PC performance.
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What is Personal Shield Pro?


Personal Shield Pro is a member of a large family of rogue security applications that include such fraudulent programs as XP Security 2012, XP Antispyware 2012, Vista Security 2012, Vista Anti-virus 2012, Windows XP Restore, and Vista Home Security 2012.

Though Personal Shield Pro may behave and pretend to be a true PC security program, in reality, this rogue application is meant only to scare and scam you into purchasing its absolutely useless, fake security application, Personal Shield Pro. By artfully employing a vicious Trojan, Personal Shield Pro secretly accesses and invades your PC and then presents itself as a legitimate PC security tool. If you find that your PC has become infected by Personal Shield Pro, find a good anti-malware program that will detect and safely remove this dangerous threat from your PC.

A Closer Look at Personal Shield Pro's Actions


Reportedly, Personal Shield Pro spreads and distributes itself via multimedia web domains offering free online movies, fake online malware scanners, as well as freeware coming from file sharing networks. The multimedia web domains that offer free online movies often require users to download a particular player that is necessary to view their movies. In truth, these bogus video codec downloads are often a copy of an unwanted program (malware, spyware, Trojans, etc.).

Created and designed to mimic a legitimate brand of PC security software, Personal Shield Pro is definitively deceptive and easily believable in its pretender role. In fact, while claiming to be a trustworthy computer security tool, Personal Shield Pro is actually an infection bundled with a nasty Trojan virus. Like many other similar rogue anti-spyware programs, Personal Shield Pro functions by prompting dummy security scans on systems that it infects, and then creates fake virus alerts. These fake warning alerts will always claim to have detected severe threats on infected computers. An example of one such alert is: 'Your computer is being attacked by an Internet Virus. It could be a password-stealing attack, a Trojan-dropper or similar. Threat: Wind32/Nuqel.E.'

These security alerts, as well as the system scans it pretends to run on a machine, are completely fake. They are completely fabricated and meant to frighten and bully you into believing the nonsense being spewed at you by Personal Shield Pro’s bogus scans and alerts. Personal Shield Pro infects your system and generates false scans and alerts to fulfill its one and only purpose of ripping you off. Once Personal Shield Pro has managed to deceive PC users, it will proceed to its victim into purchasing the "product."

Signs and Symptoms of Personal Shield Pro


If your PC has become infected with Personal Shield Pro, some other, more obvious symptoms that may become apparent are:

  • Annoying fake pop-up alerts

  • Unusual system crashes

  • A dramatic decrease in overall PC functionality

  • Installs itself without user knowledge or permission

  • Connects to the Internet without user permission

In order to put PC users into a corner, Personal Shield Pro relies on a Trojan to change the PC users' browser settings (e.g. will change your homepage) to hijack your web browser and redirect users to malicious and infected web domains that are affiliated with Personal Shield Pro. In addition, Personal Shield Pro has the ability to download other viruses, spyware, and various PC threats to your computer system. This rogue application also possesses the ability to repair, update, and spread itself. Personal Shield Pro has the ability to create and/or add new values to your systems registry. This allows Personal Shield Pro to launch itself each and every time Windows launches, without your knowledge or approval.

To check your computer for Personal Shield Pro, download SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool.

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Detection of Personal Shield Pro (Recommended)

Personal Shield Pro is difficult to detect and remove. Personal Shield Pro is not likely to be removed through a convenient "uninstall" feature. Personal Shield Pro, as well as other spyware, can re-install itself even after it appears to have been removed.

You also run the risk of damaging your computer since you're required to find and delete sensitive files in your system such as DLL files and registry keys. It is recommended you use a good spyware remover to remove Personal Shield Pro and other spyware, adware, trojans and viruses on your computer.

Run a Personal Shield Pro scan/check to successfully detect all Personal Shield Pro files with the SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool. If you wish to remove Personal Shield Pro, you can either purchase the SpyHunter spyware removal tool to remove Personal Shield Pro or follow the Personal Shield Pro manual removal method provided in the "Remedies and Prevention" section.

Method of Infection

There are many ways your computer could get infected with Personal Shield Pro. Personal Shield Pro can come bundled with shareware or other downloadable software.

Another method of distributing Personal Shield Pro involves tricking you by displaying deceptive pop-up ads that may appear as regular Windows notifications with links which look like buttons reading Yes and No. No matter which "button" that you click on, a download starts, installing Personal Shield Pro on your system. Personal Shield Pro installs on your computer through a trojan and may infect your system without your knowledge or consent.

If you think you may already be infected with Personal Shield Pro, use this SpyHunter Spyware dectection tool to detect Personal Shield Pro and other common Spyware infections. After detection of Personal Shield Pro, the next advised step is to remove Personal Shield Pro with the purchase of the SpyHunter Spyware removal tool.

Symptoms

Personal Shield Pro may attempt to change your computer's desktop, hijack your browser, monitor your Internet browsing activities, change system files, and can do this without your knowledge or permission. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to remove all traces of Personal Shield Pro from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

Personal Shield Pro, as well as other Spyware, are constantly evolving and becoming more advanced to avoid detection. Personal Shield Pro along with its variants can install in different locations and even when you try to uninstall it you find they reappear when you reboot your computer.

Install a good anti-spyware software

When there's a large number of traces of Spyware, for example Personal Shield Pro, that have infected a computer, the only remedy may be to automatically run a Spyware scan from a good anti-spyware software designed to detect Personal Shield Pro and other types of spyware.

Remove Personal Shield Pro manually

Another method to remove Personal Shield Pro is to manually delete Personal Shield Pro files in your system. Detect and remove the following Personal Shield Pro files:

Processes

  • %Temp%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
  • %AllUsersProfile%\1030010300\1030010300.exe

Other Files

  • %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Desktop\Personal Shield Pro.lnk
  • %Temp%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\
  • %AllUsersProfile%\1030010300
  • %AllUsersProfile%\1030010300\1030010300

Registry Keys

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce "1030010300"

External links

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