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Old 06-19-2012, 10:40 AM   #1
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Hi,
The other day I got infected ( I don;t know how yet) with a program called Security Shield 2012. It slows down my computer and blocks my applications and I feel like it controls my computer
Can someone tell me how to get rid of it (manually I mean), because I read some articles but they did not help a lot...
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:44 AM   #2
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Backup the Documents you wish to keep just in case of file corruption

Make a new user account, install a good AntiVirus, or download something like the full AVG on a trial, run it on the user account you just made.

If this fails, run Malwarebytes AntiMalware on the user account you just made.

If these fail, download F-Secure Rescue CD, burn it to a disc, boot from it and run the scan through, the Virus will go, but it will delete files if they're infected whether they are important to you or not.
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Thanks for the fast reply. I will try to do this this evening and I hope it will fix everything. Also, can you recommend a good anti-virus program? There are so many... I can't choose one.
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If you're having a free one, AVG is pretty good, if you're paying for one, Kaspersky is my current favourite, Norton is pretty bad imho
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Thanks so much!
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You're welcome
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:59 AM   #7
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Hiya Samantha

Malwarebytes (Freeware) should clear your system and for a permanent Antivirus application you could try Avast Free, Microsoft Security Essentials (Free), or Avira Free Antivirus all three work well, you could try them all one at a time see witch you like, just copy / paste the names in to your search engine

It looks like you have been infected with the security shield virus removal and can be easily removed
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Hiya Samantha

Malwarebytes (Freeware) should clear your system and for a permanent Antivirus application you could try Avast Free, Microsoft Security Essentials (Free), or Avira Free Antivirus all three work well, you could try them all one at a time see witch you like, just copy / paste the names in to your search engine
This is perfect but don't put all 3 on your computer at once. Try each one individually and uninstall them before you intsall the next one. I'm a fan on Microsoft Security Essentials and have been using on my computer and about 5 or 6 relative's computers with no issues.
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Hi,
I hope you have already removed the virus. If not, you can also have a look at this article to find out more about the virus. I got infected with something similar last year (though it had a different name) and I can say it was a pretty nasty experience...
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Indeed, I had a similar one, except that software on the website you linked to is not free either.

Non-free options are in my opinion not an option. Personally, I'd prefer to format my PC than pay for Antivirus/Antimalware
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