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How to remove Windows Premium Shield virus

Windows Premium Shield is a rogue anti-spyware program that detects a lot of false infections and displays numerous fake security warnings in order to scare you into thinking that your computer is infected with a lot of malware as a method to trick you into purchasing the full version of the program. It distributed by fake online malware scanners. These scanners will report that your computer is infected with a lot of infections and that you must install a software to clean your computer. This software is a trojan, which once started will download and install Windows Premium Shield onto your computer without your permission and knowledge. Must know, this fake security software is unable to detect or rid your system of parasites nor will be protect you from legitimate future threats. You need to remove Windows Premium Shield from your computer as quickly as possible!

During installation, Windows Premium Shield configures itself to run automatically when Windows loads. Once started, it will begin to scan your computer and list a large amount of infections (trojans, backdoors and malware) that will not be fixed unless you first purchase the program. Important to know, all of these infections are a fake and do not actually exist on your computer. So you can safely ignore the scan results.

While Windows Premium Shield is running, it will display a variety of fake security warnings and alerts that attempt to make you think your computer is infected with all sorts of malicious software. Some of the alerts are:

Malicious program has been detected.
Click here to protect your computer.

Trojan activity detected. System integrity at risk.
Full system scan is highly recommended.

Of course, all of these warnings and alerts are a fake and like scan false results should be ignored!

If your computer is infected with this infection, then most importantly, do not purchase it! Uninstall the rogue from your PC as soon as possible. Use the removal guide below to remove Windows Premium Shield and any associated malware from the system for free.

Use the following instructions to remove Windows Premium Shield (Uninstall instructions)

 

1

The rogue will not allow you to run a malware removal tools, then you will need to reboot your computer in Safe mode with Command Prompt.

Restart your computer. After hearing your computer beep once during startup, start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard. On a computer that is configured for booting to multiple operating systems, you can press the F8 key when the Boot Menu appears.

Instead of Windows loading as normal, Windows Advanced Options menu appears similar to the one below.

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Windows Advanced Options menu

When the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, select Safe mode with Command Prompt and then press ENTER.

2

Once Windows loaded, command prompt (black window) opens. In the command prompt type explorer.exe and Press Enter. Your desktop will now appear. Run Notepad and write the text below to Notepad:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
“GuardSoftware” =-

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
“Shell”=”explorer.exe”

Save this as fix.reg to your Desktop (remember to select Save as file type: All files in Notepad.)
Double Click fix.reg and click YES for confirm.
Reboot your computer in Normal Windows mode.

3

Now you should download Malwarebytes Anti-malware and remove all Windows Premium Shield associated malware.

Download MalwareBytes Anti-malware (MBAM). Once downloaded, close all programs and windows on your computer.

Double-click on the icon on your desktop named mbam-setup.exe. This will start the installation of MalwareBytes Anti-malware onto your computer. Once installation is complete, you will see window similar to the one below.

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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Window

Now click on the Scan button to start scanning your computer for Windows Premium Shield associated malware. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.

When the scan is finished a message box will appear that it has completed scanning successfully. Click OK. Now click “Show Results”. Make sure all entries have a checkmark at their far left and click “Remove Selected”.

4

Your system should now be free of the Windows Premium Shield virus. If you need help with the instructions, then post your questions in our Spyware Removal forum.

Windows Premium Shield removal notes

Note 1: if you can not download, install, run or update Malwarebytes Anti-malware, then follow the steps: Malwarebytes won`t install, run or update – How to fix it.

Note 2: your current antispyware and antivirus software let the infection through ? Then you may want to consider purchasing the FULL version of MalwareBytes Anti-malware to protect your computer in the future.

December 22, 2013 on 9:23 pm | In Malware removal, Rogue Anti Spyware | 1 Comment |


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  1. Thank you so much for putting this online!

    I had just rebuilt my laptop this weekend, and everything was running great… until. Until I get this very professional looking software popping up telling me I had an infected computer. It wasn’t allowing me to connect online using IE or Firefox… I could ping anything I wanted to – but doing much else other than having this ‘subscribe to our service’ message pop up wasn’t working.

    I wasn’t able to open Control Panel – I couldn’t even get taskmanager to open… I had no control over my own computer!

    I used the directions you gave to correct this issue, but it didn’t work. I followed every step, and put every keystroke in the fix.reg you suggested, but my registry never got updated.

    I then put on my boxing gloves, and did the update with regedit. I also removed the program that this program had implanted, just to be sure.
    I was able to then reboot – enable my favorite virus protection, update the latest updates of it – and scan my system.

    Everything is now running as it should be – and I’m hoping to never have to deal with this again!

    I thank you very much for providing me that info – had I not had my Ipad, I may have suffered to ‘fix’ this issue with a subscription to this rogue service fix, and there’s no telling the harm THAT would have created.

    Isn’t it a shame that somebody takes so much time to do something so vicious as this, when if they instead focused their attention to do something good, how many people would benefit from their actions… I hope there’s a special place for them when they die – and I hope it’s hot… really, really hot! :)

    Comment by Tom Liddle — December 23, 2013 #

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