Antispyware Shield Pro is a rogue antispyware program that distributed through the use of trojans that come from various misleading websites.
When Antispyware Shield Pro is installed, it will configure itelf to run automatically when Windows loads. Once started, the rogue will run a system scan and reports numerous infections to make you think that your computer is infected with spyware, worms, trojans, and other malware. In order to remove all of these infections you will be asked to pay for a full version of the program. Of course, the scan results are all fake. So, you can safely ignore all, that the software shows you.
While Antispyware Shield Pro is running, you will be shown nag screens and other pop-ups. An example:
Antispyware Shield Pro
Threat detected: Trojan.Win32.Agent.PH
Risk level: Critical
However, all of these warnings are fake and like false scan results should be ignored! As you can see, Antispyware Shield Pro is a scam and should be removed upon detection. If you find that your computer is infected with the malware, please use the removal guide below to remove Antispyware Shield Pro from your computer for free.
More screen shoots of Antispyware Shield Pro
Symptoms in a HijackThis Log
O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [Restore] C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\F\restore.exe
Use the following instructions to remove Antispyware Shield Pro (Uninstall instructions)
Download MalwareBytes Anti-malware (MBAM). Close all programs and Windows on your computer.
Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application. When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the installation process. Do not make any changes to default settings and when the program has finished installing, make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
Once the program has loaded you will see window similar to the one below.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Window
Select Perform Quick Scan, then click Scan, it will start scanning your computer for Antispyware Shield Pro infection. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. You will see a list of infected items similar as shown below. Note: list of infected items may be different than what is shown in the image below.
Malwarebytes Anti-malware, list of infected items
Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected for start Antispyware Shield Pro removal process. When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.
Note: if you need help with the instructions, then post your questions in our Spyware Removal forum.
Antispyware Shield Pro creates the following files and folders
C:\Program Files\Antispyware Shield Pro
C:\Documents and Settings\comp\Start Menu\Programs\Antispyware Shield Pro
C:\Program Files\Antispyware Shield Pro\antispyshield.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\F\restore.exe
C:\Program Files\Antispyware Shield Pro\License.rtf
C:\Program Files\Antispyware Shield Pro\uninst.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\comp\Start Menu\Programs\Antispyware Shield Pro\Antispyware Shield Pro.lnk
C:\Documents and Settings\comp\Start Menu\Programs\Antispyware Shield Pro\Uninstall.lnk
C:\Documents and Settings\comp\Desktop\Antispyware Shield Pro.lnk
Antispyware Shield Pro creates the following registry keys and values
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\antispyware shield pro
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Entire Safe Scripts Ltd
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Entire Safe Scripts Ltd\Antispyware Shield Pro