Windows Web Shield Virus – Removal Instructions

Windows Web Shield is one of the FakeVimes that joins such other viruses as Windows Antihazard Helper and Windows Trojan Sleuth. The dramatic rise in inexperienced computer users has created an entirely new genre of malware that preys on innocent people. There is a family of viruses known as FakeVimes that operate in a much bolder way than most previous viruses. In the past, viruses have either contaminated a computer or installed spyware that causes the user to unknowingly give up their personal information. The FakeVimes genre of viruses creates an imaginary emergency and then tells the victim that they have to pay to have the emergency eliminated.

Users who know how to scan their directories for viruses and malware would recognize the Windows Web Shield as Rogue:Win32/FakeVimes virus. These are frustrating viruses because they seem to pop up out of nowhere and indicate that you have just stumbled upon a major computer infection. The presentation of the warning is very realistic and the malware developers even use images from familiar Windows programs to convince users that the threat is very real. An inexperienced user would not hesitate to question this kind of a virus and allow the virus to take over their computer.


The Windows Web Shield pops up on a computer screen using the familiar Windows defense shield. When the Windows Web Shield pops on the screen, it alerts the user that their computer has contracted a dangerous virus and the virus needs to be removed immediately. The Windows Web Shield then takes over the computer’s Internet browser and will inundate the user with false virus reports. The Windows Web Shield automatically loads itself onto the user’s computer and begins to shut down any anti-virus programs that are running.

The Windows Web Shield will also slow the performance of the computer, enhancing the notion that there is a virus. The user will then be prompted to use Windows Web Shield to remove the viruses, but that will only elicit a new set of errors that make the problem look worse. At that point, the user is instructed that the only way to get rid of the viruses is to purchase the full version of Windows Web Shield through a provided link. If the user clicks on the link, they are transported to a website that will take their personal information and use it to hijack their financial accounts.

Windows Web Shield Virus

Windows Web Shield Virus Removal Instructions

The virus removal instructions we have outlined below has been proven remove the Windows Web Shield virus.

** PLEASE NOTE: If the Virus is on a computer running “WINDOWS 8” see the Windows 8 Virus Removal Instructions

Remember: you must be on the infected computer when performing these 3 easy steps to remove the virus.

STEP 1: Start the computer in Safe Mode with Networking
a. Before starting this step, it is STRONGLY SUGGESTED that you write down our 24HR Toll Free tech support phone number incase you run into any issues or would like any additional help with your PC.

If you need help, this is the number to call!

b. To begin, go ahead and turn off the infected computer and wait roughly 20 seconds, then turn it back on.

c. Next Immediately as the computer begins to turn on, press F8 many times. Pressing F8 allows you to access the Advanced Options Menu. You should see an image like the one below.

Selection the option Safe Mode with Networking

d. Next use your arrow keys and select the Safe Mode with Networking option. Press enter when you have selected that option and the computer will begin to boot into safe mode.

STEP 2: Download the Windows Web Shield Virus Removal Program
a. Now it is time to open the “Run Command” box.

b.On your keyboard, push and hold the “Windows” key, then press the “R” key. See keyboard diagram below.

Keyboard Shortcut Diagram

c. After you have pressed the “Windows” and “R” key, the Windows Run Box will open. Type the following and press OK:


Windows Run Box

After clicking OK, your computer will connect to the internet and download our recommended virus removal program called Spyhunter.

STEP 3: Installing the Windows Web Shield Virus Removal Program
a. When you see the download box, click the “Run” button. The picture of the download box is below.

Spyhunter Download Box Click Run

b. Now you should be downloading a program called “Spyhunter 4” this program has been developed by a company called Enigma Software. Through their extensive work on Malware research they have developed one of the worlds most successful Virus and Malware removal programs. This program offers easy “point and click” virus removal.

c. After this program runs the scan, you should see a list of “threats” found on your computer. These Threats can be very harmful and may ruin the computer if not removed. To remove these threats click “fix Threats” and then “register” the program to permanently remove the virus and any other threats found.

*** After registering Spyhunter4 we highly recommend restarting the computer. Then we would like you to make sure everything is working properly. You should notice that the virus has been completely removed. If it has not been removed or the computer is not working 100% to your liking call us immediately at 1-888-895-6053 and one of our techs will help get it working properly again.

Need further assistance? Call us toll free and one of our friendly technicians will kindly walk you through the virus removal process.

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