Like Windows Internet Guardrogueware, Windows Web Shield is a rogue program which disguises as a real security tool to cheat innocent PC users. The fake antivirus program can be installed to PCs without PC users’ permission and it intends to cheat PC users into buying its registered version to resolve security problems. Normally, Windows Web Shield rogueware is bundled with free programs. So your PC is likely to be affected if you download unverified free programs from the Internet. Visiting unsafe web sites may increase the chances to get infected with the rogue program.
Once rogue program Windows Web Shield gets inside your system, it will scan your system immediately. And then it will show you a fake scan result which claims that your system is infected with many malicious viruses. You are advised to remove the viruses by using its registered version. But actually, the biggest problem is Windows Web Shield itself. Windows Web Shield is just a fake security tool which is created by cyber criminals to steal money from users. Instead of detecting and removing any viruses, the rogue program may damage your system. It is necessary to get rid of Windows Web Shield virus from your system immediately.
Windows Web Shield virus will do much harm to the infected computer:
1. Windows Web Shield virus slows down the whole infected system greatly.
2. Windows Web Shield virus can attack your machine without your awareness.
3. Windows Web Shield virus could block the working of your security software.
4. Windows Web Shield virus scans the system and displays false warnings.
5. Windows Web Shield virus may introduce other computer viruses.
6. Windows Web Shield virus induces you to buy fake registered antivirus.
How to Remove Windows Web Shield Virus from your PC?
1. Restart your computer and keep pressing F8 Key before Windows launches. Use the arrow keys to select the "Safe Mode with Networking" option, and then hit ENTER Key to continue.
2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del at the same time to open Windows Task Manager and end Windows Web Shield process.
3. Go to Computer Control Panel from Start menu and open Folder Options. Click View and then tick “Show hidden files and folders” and uncheck “Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)”. Press OK.
4. Press Windows+R together to start your registry. Delete the following registry files.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
5. Delete the following and related system files.
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\ Windows Web Shield\Help.lnk
6. Restart your machine
Note: Windows Web Shield virus is rather stubborn and malicious. It requests certain computer skills when you dealing with it in manual way. Any incident action could lead your machine to a more terrible situation.