Windows Prime Shield is a misleading application that classified as rogue antispyware program because it installed through the use of trojans and uses false scan results and fake security warnings in order to scare you into thinking that your PC in danger as method to trick you to purchase so-called “full” version of the software.
Once installed, Windows Prime Shield will configure itself to run automatically when Windows starts. Immediately after launch, the rogue will begin to scan your computer and display scan results that state the computer is infected with numerous infections. Important to know, all of these infections are fake, so you can safely ignore them.
While Windows Prime Shield is running, you will also see numerous security warnings. An example:
Trojan activity detected. System integrity at risk.
Full system scan is highly recommended.
However, like false scan results, all of these warnings are fake and should be ignored! As you can see, Windows Prime Shield is designed only for one – to trick you into buying the software. Instead of doing so, use the removal guide below in order to remove Windows Prime Shield and any associated malware from your computer for free.
Use the following instructions to remove Windows Prime Shield (Uninstall instructions)
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.
Windows Advanced Options menu
When the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, select Safe mode with Command Prompt and then press ENTER.
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.
Now you should download Malwarebytes Anti-malware and remove all Windows Prime 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.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Window
Now click on the Scan button to start scanning your computer for Windows Prime 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”.
Your system should now be free of the Windows Prime Shield virus. If you need help with the instructions, then post your questions in our Spyware Removal forum.
Windows Prime 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.