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"Security Shield Infection"


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#1 Gamcon1

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 01:30 PM

I recently encountered a virus called "security shield" on my desktop. Checking the internet, I found that this is a well known virus. The operating system I am running is windows xp professional. I have restored the computer to an earlier date and I am not receiving the "infected" messages at this time. I am running McAfee Security Center software as well. Having McAfee scan my computer, before the restore process, did not remove the virus and even though my computer is running fine now, I'm afraid that this Security Shield virus will raise it's ugly head again. It has happened to me before with another malware program. Do I need to download additional software to make sure that the virus will not come back? Are there steps I can take to check myself without the aid of another program. I have installed "HiJack This" on this computer under a friends direction, who is more knowledgeable than I am about it's use, and I'm afraid that he is not available to consult with. Thank you for any advise you can give me.

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:02 PM

Hello, we moved you from XP to Am I Infected. Lets do all the steps in the guide and review the logs.


Please follow our Removal Guide here Remove Security Shield or SecurityShield (Uninstall Guide) .
After reading how the malware is misleading you ...
You will move to the Automated Removal Instructions

After you completed that, post your scan log here,let me know how things are.
The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:06 PM

Take a look here: Remove Security Shield or SecurityShield (Uninstall Guide) to make sure you have dealt with the problem completely.

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