Security Shield Virus – Removal Instructions

Security Shield is a fake antivirus program infecting computers worldwide. The Security Shield Virus has a realistic graphical interface and performs fake computer scans in an attempt to trick you into believing it is real. Information on how to remove Security Shield from your computer are contained in this article. Removal instructions are at the end of the article.

If you have been infected with Security Shield you mostly likely acquired the virus while browsing the internet. Downloading infected files, browsing malicious or hacked websites and using peer file sharing are common ways that people have been infected with the Security Shield Virus.

Once infected, the Security Shield Virus displays its cleverly designed fake program. The program performs scans, displays scan results and constantly bothers you into fixing the problems it claims to have discovered. You must remember that Security Shield is fake and anything it says is a complete lie.

The scans and scan results that are displayed by the fake Security Shield program are a complete hoax. It is a social engineering strategy that is used in an attempt to convince infected computer users that Security Shield is legit. The only real infection that you have is Security Shield itself.

After the virus has been removed you will once again regain control of your computer.

Performing a system restore on your computer will not work in getting rid of Security Shield. The creators of the Security Shield Virus have disabled any attempts at getting rid of it. They want this virus to be on your computer as long as possible. The only way to remove Security Shield is to use a professional virus removal program.

A professional virus removal program is designed specifically for getting rid of viruses like Security Shield. The removal program we recommend, called PC Tools, will detect Security Shield and will remove it entirely. After the virus has been removed you will once again regain control of your computer.

The professional virus removal program that we recommend is called PC Tools. PC Tools is designed specifically for removing viruses such as the Security Shield Virus. PC Tools also protects you from future threats once it has removed Security Shield. We highly recommend PC Tools and that is why we use it in our removal instructions below.

Virus Removal Instructions
Target Virus: Security Shield Virus

The virus removal instructions we have outlined below has been proven remove the Security Shield Virus. You must be on the infected computer when performing these steps.

1 To begin, go ahead and reboot the infected computer. If the infected computer is turned off, go ahead and turn it on.

2 Immediately as the computer begins to boot, press F8 many times. Pressing F8 allows you to access the Advanced Options Menu.

3 Once you are in the Advanced Options Menu, use your arrow keys and select the Safe Mode with Networking option. Press enter when you have selected that option.

Safe Mode with Networking

4 Windows will now boot into Safe Mode with Networking. Safe Mode with Networking will allow you to remove Security Shield which it would not allow when Windows was in normal mode.

5Now that the virus is not running it is time to begin removal. On your keyboard, click and hold the Windows key, then press the R key. See keyboard diagram below.


6 After you have pressed the Windows and R key, the Windows Run Box will open. Type exactly the following into the run box and click OK:


Windows Run Remove

After clicking OK, your computer will connect to our website and download our recommended virus removal program called Spyware Doctor by PC Tools.

7 When you see the PC Tools download box, click the Run button. The picture of the download box is below. After you click the “Run” button, PC Tools will launch. If your computer asks if you are sure you want to run PC Tools, click OK. The PC Tools installation will begin. After fully installing PC Tools the virus scan will automatically begin.

PC Tools Download Box Click Run

8 After PC Tools has scanned your computer and found Security Shield it is time to remove it. Simply click “Fix Checked” to remove the virus.

*Please note: You will not see the actual virus name in the list of found infections. The name of the virus in the PC Tools database is different than the name of the virus you see on your computer. If you see various infections on the scan results then that means that PC Tools found the Security Shield Virus.

9 After you click “Fix Checked” you are going to need to register PC Tools to remove Security Shield. Please register PC Tools and the Security Shield Virus will be removed.

Registering PC Tools offers superior benefits including real-time constant protection against any potential threats. PC Tools will detect and remove any future threats that may occur including viruses, spyware, trojans, registry infections and more. It is a great all-in-one solution for your computer security needs and that is why we recommend it.

10 After you have registered PC Tools, and the virus was removed, you can safely reboot into Normal Mode. The virus will be completely gone.

Call us toll free at 888.801.8751 if you wish to speak to our virus removal team.


  1. Thanks for the info. This worked perfectly!

  2. Hi, i tried pressing F8 many times but it doesnt show the advanced options menu and starts windows accordingly please help!!

    • Randall Savage says:

      Are you pressing F8 immediately as the computer begins to reboot? Completely turn off your computer. Unplug the computer, plug it back in, then start the computer. IMMEDIATELY after you have turned the computer back on, click the F8 button many times until you see the advanced options menu. You must hit the F8 key immediately as the computer powers on, and do not stop hitting it until you see the advanced options menu. Please let us know if you still cannot get into the advanced options menu.

  3. Thnaks

  4. Sikandar Baloch says:

    Thanks a lot!!! It’s worked..

  5. thank you so much, really was pissing me off

  6. I was panic and at a loss,and this was the only way,
    thank u very much!

  7. will this work for windows xp or is it windows 7 only???? please answer i need to sort this out now :(

  8. Its ok I worked it out.

  9. Amazing!!! Thanks so much!

  10. Brilliant. Thank you very much :) actually worked.

  11. Thanks

  12. Anonymous says:

    Awesome! Thanks computer fanatics

  13. thanks worked a treat

  14. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!

  15. Thanku soooo much this worked now to make it active as I did have it but ain’t no more

  16. Thank you so much I was at wits end with this stupid virus. You saved me from having to buy new laptop as I was going to throw mine out the window :)

  17. Thanks

  18. it works!!!

  19. Works!!

  20. Works great! thanks

  21. alexander says:

    Thank you very much for the help! everything worked out fine, was like magic I am indeed in your debt:)

  22. Kristine Gordon says:

    Thanks …worked great!

  23. Omg! I was about to get a new laptop and I tried this as a last resort! Worked awesome.

  24. Happy person says:

    Wow!! this worked thanks a lot…!!!

  25. thank you for good info.
    just writing this message to check whether those comments are legit lol.

    • Randall Savage says:

      Hi. Comments are all legit. We have a few hundred Facebook likes as well. Our instructions work :)

  26. worked!

  27. 7/10/2012 It is difficult for a relative ” non-geek” to know what info to trust on the inter net these days. This fix worked out and I appreciate you easy to follow instructions!

  28. This looks legit wanted to see if it worked.
    it did

  29. thank you it worked great.

  30. This is the second time we had to do this & it worked great agian….THANKS !

  31. This actually worked. Its legit.

  32. Shaun Williams says:

    Thank you very much!

  33. This is great it works very well I just wanted to say thank you for helping I was scared that my pc was done. Imma tell everyone about ya website. My ratings for you guys are 5stars

  34. I’m downloading right now Idk how I got this freaking virus I didn’t even install anything and it just started popish up.. Must be a sleeper virus

    • Randall Savage says:

      These viruses usually get on your computer without you even knowing. Typically it occurs when you are browsing the internet and visit an infected website. It is very difficult to know where you acquired the virus.

  35. Thank you!!

  36. Great, thanks

  37. thank you so much

  38. Amazing !!!. Thank a lot !!.

  39. Followed these instructions and downloaded the software and the virus is gone, along with a heap of other viruses. Needed to reboot a number of times before all signs disappeared but otherwise easy to follow instructions, gret work and thank you.

  40. Hell yeah it works

  41. Wow thank you… i want to say something about security sheild.
    As it was giving me that crap about getting it, i realized the window top was like windows xp and i was using windows vista. -their good… but aint that good- ;D

  42. james bay says:

    wow it works.

  43. God Bless You.
    I dont know how in the hell did i get that virus in my computer but you sure saved me. Thank you so so much.You guys ROCK !!!!!

  44. I would love to beat the people that made this virus with my laptop, would make me feel a Hell of a lot better. Thank you so much for the help!

  45. Confirmed. File has an updated name but it is still legit.

  46. I’ve been diving myself crazy trying to fix my computer! thanks so much!

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