The appearance of Shield-Plus History Cleaner page as your homepage, new tab page and search provider means that you’ve a PUP (potentially unwanted program) from the group of browser hijackers installed on your computer. The browser hijacker infection has received widespread in recent days. Many people are faced with the fact that when the Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge starts, it will began to show the Shield-Plus History Cleaner instead of the start page and the option to revert back a default browser settings was locked.
As mentioned above, the Shield-Plus History Cleaner browser hijacker also modifies the web browser’s search provider. So, your internet browser, when searching something, will display a hodgepodge of ads, links to undesired and ad web pages and search results from the big search providers such as Google or Bing. As a result, actual use of a internet browser’s search becomes uncomfortable. Moreover, it may also lead to slowing or even freeze your internet browser.
The Shield-Plus History Cleaner browser hijacker is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, can make changes to settings of installed web-browsers, and blocks them from modifying. Also this hijacker can install additional internet browser addons and modules that will open ads and pop ups. And finally, the Shield-Plus History Cleaner hijacker can collect personal info about you like what web-pages you’re opening, what you are looking for the Net and so on. This information, in the future, may be used for marketing purposes.
In addition to that, as was mentioned earlier, some browser hijackers like Shield-Plus History Cleaner to also modify all web-browsers shortcuts which located on your Desktop or Start menu. So, every infected shortcut will try to redirect your internet browser to annoying sites, certain of which might be harmful. It can make the whole personal computer more vulnerable to hacker attacks.
Thus, it is clear that the presence of hijacker infection on your PC system is not desirable, and you need to clean up your computer as quickly as possible. Follow the step-by-step guidance below in order to delete Shield-Plus History Cleaner from IE, Google Chrome, Firefox and Edge.
Remove Shield-Plus History Cleaner from Windows 10 (8, 7, XP)
The following step by step instructions will help you to delete Shield-Plus History Cleaner search from the IE, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox. Moreover, the guide below will help you to delete malware such as PUPs, adware and toolbars that your computer may be infected. Please do the guidance step by step. If you need help or have any questions, then ask for our assistance or type a comment below. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to shut down your web browser or restart your PC.
To remove Shield-Plus History Cleaner, use the steps below:
- How to remove Shield-Plus History Cleaner without any software
- Remove Shield-Plus History Cleaner related programs through the Control Panel of your personal computer
- Get rid of Shield-Plus History Cleaner from Firefox
- Remove Shield-Plus History Cleaner home page from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Remove Shield-Plus History Cleaner redirect from Google Chrome
- Clean up the internet browsers shortcuts which have been hijacked by Shield-Plus History Cleaner
- How to get rid of Shield-Plus History Cleaner homepage with free software
- How to stop Shield-Plus History Cleaner
- Method of Shield-Plus History Cleaner hijacker infection intrusion into your PC
- Finish words
How to remove Shield-Plus History Cleaner without any software
Steps to remove Shield-Plus History Cleaner hijacker without any apps are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step tutorial completely to fully get rid of this undesired Shield-Plus History Cleaner .
Remove Shield-Plus History Cleaner related programs through the Control Panel of your personal computer
The process of browser hijacker removal is generally the same across all versions of Windows OS from 10 to XP. To start with, it is necessary to check the list of installed apps on your system and delete all unused, unknown and suspicious programs.
Make sure you have closed all web browsers and other applications. Press CTRL, ALT, DEL keys together to open the Microsoft Windows Task Manager.
Click on the “Processes” tab, look for something dubious that is the hijacker that causes internet browsers to open annoying Shield-Plus History Cleaner page then right-click it and select “End Task” or “End Process” option. Most commonly, malicious software masks itself to avoid detection by imitating legitimate Windows processes. A process is particularly suspicious: it is taking up a lot of memory (despite the fact that you closed all of your programs), its name is not familiar to you (if you are in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for its name in Google, Yahoo or Bing).
Next, delete any unwanted and suspicious apps from your Control panel.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Now, click the Windows button, type “Control panel” in search and press Enter. Select “Programs and Features”, then “Uninstall a program”.
Look around the entire list of applications installed on your personal computer. Most probably, one of them is the hijacker responsible for redirecting your web browser to Shield-Plus History Cleaner web page. Select the dubious program or the application that name is not familiar to you and uninstall it.
Windows Vista, 7
From the “Start” menu in Microsoft Windows, choose “Control Panel”. Under the “Programs” icon, select “Uninstall a program”.
Choose the suspicious or any unknown apps, then click “Uninstall/Change” button to delete this undesired program from your personal computer.
Click the “Start” button, select “Control Panel” option. Click on “Add/Remove Programs”.
Choose an unwanted application, then click “Change/Remove” button. Follow the prompts.
Get rid of Shield-Plus History Cleaner from Firefox
Press the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as shown in the following example.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as shown on the image below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to revert back your Firefox web-browser settings to its original state.
Remove Shield-Plus History Cleaner home page from Microsoft Internet Explorer
If you find that Internet Explorer browser settings like start page, newtab and search provider by default having been hijacked, then you may return your settings, via the reset internet browser process.
First, run the IE, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will show the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web browser, then press the “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as displayed in the figure below.
Once the task is complete, click “Close” button. Close the IE and reboot your PC system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web browser’s new tab page, homepage and default search provider to default state.
Remove Shield-Plus History Cleaner redirect from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to get rid of the browser hijacker infection, malicious and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to recover the web-browser’s startpage, search engine and new tab that have been changed by Shield-Plus History Cleaner browser hijacker infection.
- First, start the Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following steps: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, press the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press “Advanced” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Google Chrome will show the reset settings prompt as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Clean up the internet browsers shortcuts which have been hijacked by Shield-Plus History Cleaner
When installed, the browser hijacker responsible for changing your internet browser settings to Shield-Plus History Cleaner, may add an argument similar to “http://site.address” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Due to this, every time you run the web browser, it will show an undesired site.
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut that you use to open your web browser. Next, choose the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut for the browser that is redirected to the Shield-Plus History Cleaner or other undesired webpage.
Further, necessary to look at the text that is written in the “Target” field. The Shield-Plus History Cleaner browser hijacker infection and other internet browser’s harmful addons can replace the contents of this field, which describes the file to be start when you launch your web browser. Depending on the web-browser you’re using, there should be:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
If you are seeing an unknown text like “http://site.addres” which has been added here, then you should remove it, as shown on the image below.
Next, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you run the web-browser from this desktop shortcut file, it does not occur automatically redirect on the Shield-Plus History Cleaner page or any other undesired web-pages. Once the step is complete, we recommend to go to the next step.
How to get rid of Shield-Plus History Cleaner homepage with free software
Anti Malware software differ from each other by many features such as performance, scheduled scans, automatic updates, virus signature database, technical support, compatibility with other antivirus applications and so on. We advise you use the following free applications: Zemana Anti Malware, MalwareBytes Free and Hitman Pro. Each of these programs has all of needed features, but most importantly, they can scan for the browser hijacker infection and remove Shield-Plus History Cleaner from the Internet Explorer, MS Edge, Firefox and Google Chrome.
Scan and free your machine of Shield-Plus History Cleaner with Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM)
We suggest using the Zemana Anti Malware. You can download and install Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) to search for and remove Shield-Plus History Cleaner startpage from your machine. When installed and updated, the malicious software remover will automatically scan and detect all threats exist on the personal computer.
Installing the Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) is simple. First you’ll need to download Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop.
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Once downloading is finished, start it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will try to update itself and when this procedure is finished, click the “Scan” button for scanning your personal computer for the hijacker infection responsible for redirecting your internet browser to Shield-Plus History Cleaner web-page.
A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your system. While the Zemana Anti Malware utility is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malware. In order to remove all items, simply press “Next” button.
The Zemana will delete hijacker responsible for redirecting your web browser to Shield-Plus History Cleaner web-page.
Run Hitman Pro to delete Shield-Plus History Cleaner search
Hitman Pro is a free removal tool that can be downloaded and use to delete hijackers, adware, malware, PUPs, toolbars and other threats from your PC system. You can run this utility to detect threats even if you have an antivirus or any other security program.
Download Hitman Pro by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
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After the download is done, open the file location and double-click the Hitman Pro icon. It will start the HitmanPro utility. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to launch the program, click Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Next” to begin scanning your personal computer for the browser hijacker responsible for redirecting user searches to Shield-Plus History Cleaner. Depending on your PC, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When a threat is found, the count of the security threats will change accordingly.
When Hitman Pro has completed scanning your system, HitmanPro will open a list of all threats found by the scan as shown on the screen below.
Review the scan results and then click “Next” button. It will display a dialog box, click the “Activate free license” button. The Hitman Pro will get rid of hijacker infection responsible for Shield-Plus History Cleaner . When that process is done, the tool may ask you to reboot your machine.
How to automatically get rid of Shield-Plus History Cleaner with Malwarebytes
Remove Shield-Plus History Cleaner browser hijacker infection manually is difficult and often the browser hijacker is not completely removed. Therefore, we advise you to run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your system. Moreover, the free application will help you to remove malware, potentially unwanted apps, toolbars and adware that your personal computer may be infected too.
Installing the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware is simple. First you will need to download MalwareBytes by clicking on the following link.
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Update: March 20, 2018
When the download is finished, close all windows on your computer. Further, start the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware on the machine. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is done successfully, click Finish button. Then MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will automatically run and you may see its main window as displayed on the image below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes Free utility will begin scanning the whole machine to find out browser hijacker infection that cause a redirect to Shield-Plus History Cleaner webpage. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
When MalwareBytes completes the scan, MalwareBytes Free will display a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been found. All detected threats will be marked. You can remove them all by simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti Malware will get rid of hijacker infection that alters internet browser settings to replace your startpage, search engine and newtab with Shield-Plus History Cleaner webpage and add threats to the Quarantine. After that process is finished, you may be prompted to restart your computer. We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to remove hijackers, ‘ad supported’ software and other malware.
How to stop Shield-Plus History Cleaner
Use an ad-blocking utility such as AdGuard will protect you from harmful advertisements and content. Moreover, you may find that the AdGuard have an option to protect your privacy and stop phishing and spam webpages. Additionally, adblocker apps will allow you to avoid intrusive popup ads and unverified links that also a good way to stay safe online.
- Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard on your PC system by clicking on the following link.
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Update: July 17, 2017
- After downloading it, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the install is finished, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your computer, AdGuard will run automatically and stop ads, Shield-Plus History Cleaner redirect, as well as other malicious or misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
Method of Shield-Plus History Cleaner hijacker infection intrusion into your PC
Now your computer should be clean of the browser hijacker responsible for Shield-Plus History Cleaner . We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop ups and unwanted harmful web-sites) and Zemana Free (to periodically scan your PC for new hijackers and other malware). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete Shield-Plus History Cleaner redirect from the Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.