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Fuck Spyware! How do you remove the Security Shield virus?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Grandslam, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Grandslam

    Grandslam Senior Member

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    I don't how I got it, but damn this thing is HORRIFIC. It won't even let me run system restore or malwarebytes for that matter. I have not found a working guide on how to remove it... who here knows how to get rid of this damn thing?!

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. NoirHat

    NoirHat Regular Member

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  3. Amsterdammer

    Amsterdammer Power Member

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    I was just checking this out but I found that most links claiming to have a cure are actually owned by the inventors of this program.

    Get people sick, then cure them!
    I hate this method but I see an evil genius at work here.

    Anyways, I found the guide to get rid of the predecessor. I think they might be a better bet than the rest of the links.
    www . bleepingcomputer. com/virus-removal/remove-my-security-shield

    According to the guide, you should have a printer and download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

    Hope this helps and good luck. :)
     
  4. GfxDude

    GfxDude Registered Member

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    malwarebytes and hijack this all the way! ;)
     
  5. Grandslam

    Grandslam Senior Member

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    It won't let me run malwarebytes, this shit is dirty!

    Is there any way through command prompt that I can run malwarebytes since it wont let me open it via its shortcut?
     
  6. Design Superstars

    Design Superstars Registered Member

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    I'd consider restoring the os and starting over again :/
     
  7. Gantz

    Gantz Junior Member

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    Trust me when I tell you this, ignore most everything said here and follow this step by step http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/8693...s-live-and-other-roguefake-antivirus-malware/

    Everything on there is free and it will absolutely remove the virus, but trust me when I tell you it will take hours, if not damn near a whole day. I've had to do it on two separate laptops so I know what I'm talking about.
     
  8. Amsterdammer

    Amsterdammer Power Member

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    Read the guide I found for you perhaps?

    It will instruct you on how to deal with this amongst other things.
    For instance on how you may have been infected in the first place and special instructions on how to deal with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware like not rebooting even though the program wants you to. It also deals with your download problem.

    Edit: A clickable link is in the post below this one.
     
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  9. michaelr1988

    michaelr1988 Regular Member

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    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-my-security-shield

    its weird i had this exact virus the other day.

    It tells you you got infections and stops you from doing almost anything, so bloody annoying. I used that guide above. RKILL kills security shield processes malware bytes helps remove it and you also need to download a new hosts file. Its all explained in the link.
     
  10. Grandslam

    Grandslam Senior Member

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    Yeah I scanned through it but I can barely even open the page because this damn virus won't even let flash plugins run. It wont let me do ctrl+alt+delete. It won't even let me open notepad. WHO WOULD CREATE SOMETHING THIS MALICIOUS??? I'm going to go nuts... it won't stop popping up fake virus notifications!!! :chicken_w

    How much is it gonna cost me to have best buy get this damn thing removed?

    I'm gonna try running malewarebytes in safe mode to see if it will let me run it but if that doesnt work... i dont know what i'm gonna do. This is going to drive me insane.
     
  11. Grandslam

    Grandslam Senior Member

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    This bloody thing won't even let me install RKILL. I am so outraged!
     
  12. J0hnny

    J0hnny Newbie

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    If you still haven't managed to get rid of it, I would recommend to scan you PC through a live cd. You can try "Avira AntiVir Rescue System". All you need to do is burn the image to a CD, boot from it, update it (if necessary) and scan your PC.
     
  13. soccerelvn

    soccerelvn BANNED BANNED

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    I usually make a mini xp boot disc and boot to the dvd drive. Then I just run all of my virus scanning programs in mini xp.
     
  14. Amsterdammer

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    If you have access to another computer you could try and download an Ubuntu live CD? This will not install anything but will boot your computer.
    From there you could access the guide, download your programs to an USB flash drive and kill this thing.

    You could do the same thing (downloading guide and proggies) on another computer as well but a live CD would give you access to your own computer while doing it.

    Rereading your post: Don't click the virus popup messages away. Leave them while you continue the install.
     
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    safe mode with networking then try install rkill. Or install it on another computer and transfer it across.
     
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    This is the time that everyone wants to switch to Mac :)
     
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    askcookingtips Newbie

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    Boot into "Safe Mode with Networking" the 2nd item on the menu you will see come up if you keep hitting F8 while booting up.

    In that mode you should be able to use Malwarebytes or another program and then run it. Plus also gives internet access if you needed an update.

    Hope that helps out, but those things suck!... they hijack your whole system, task manager and internet.
     
  18. andee

    andee Regular Member

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    hey bro try this program, hitman pro http://www.surfright.nl/en lets you use it on a 30 day trial

    if that dosent work, i managed to get rid of this virus with a program called combo fix, be very careful with it, read the proper usage fo it, its powerful and if you dont know what youre doing with it youll end up deleting alot of system/registry files .... like i did
     
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    teamred Newbie

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    I just dealt with this yesterday, I ended paying the 56.00 and then I was able to delete it after I bought it, I filed a chargeback with my cc company to get the payment stopped. Wonder where we might have got this shit from.
     
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    whynot Registered Member

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    My sister had it the other day on her laptop. Boot into Safe mode with networking then follow instructions on bleepingcomputer. I also followed this video which was really helpful and it took around two hours

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeauWr9BLrY
     
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