How to remove (uninstall) Search-shield.com

Adware, such as Search-shield.com became really diffused last year. Suchlike programs differ from usual viruses in that their actions cannot be identified as certainly malicious. There are many promises declared and the functions written on the web-site of this tool, but are they really so good? If malware will live in your computer for ten days or more you will realize, that it isn't really worthy, and will attempt to delete it. But, this can reinstall itself past the removal. In this item, we are going to tell you what is Search-shield.com, how to uninstall it, and how to avoid infection in the future.

Search-shield

The viruses which show you links and prevent to surf the Net can be separated on two types: adware and hijackers. Adware attack the entire machine, showing you hype and other promotional info on each website and even if the browser is closed. The second kind acts exclusively in the browser by manipulating the results of your search queries, providing improper results and sending you to harmful websites. All of these series of malware are supplemented with itemized descriptions of their functions, and the user believes that they are proficient. The state of your machine is getting more deplorable according to the time that the virus had dwelled on it. If you'll leave malicious software unattended shortly, you will understand that your laptop is totally overwhelmed with all types of unwanted, suspicious or even really dangerous viruses. Critical failures, the poor performance of your workstation, spontaneous shutdowns, low response speed and reboots will become very frequent. When the machine comes into such condition, people begin to search for a problem, and understand that it was necessary to remove the advertising program at the beginning, or not to download it at all.

 

After penetrating the system adware performs some things aimed at defense against deletion, as well as get ready for action. The extremely important thing is to create a task of installation in case of disposal, and to get updating from the developer's web-site. Immediately after that, hijacker starts to vary browser settings. When the home-page and pre-set search engine are changed, user always sees the viral web-page in each browser and on any tab. After that, hijacker switches the browser options, responsible for ads. All well-known browsers now have a function which hides the unwanted ads, pop-ups, banners and other kinds of hype. The malicious software deactivates these functions, and you see that the amount of ads in the browser is extremely high. In addition, to that the quantity of advertising has increased notably, its quality has decreased. Sometimes, people simply can’t use the Internet, because when they try to visit some website, virus sends him to another one. So, what is the reason of this? The meaning of such actions is to make you to click on the links suggested by adware. Those links frequently lead to suspicious web-pages which sell substandard products, or services. Those web-pages are simply not visited by anyone besides their developers, and they have only one way out: to lure users to the website with the help of such tricks. Any attempt to get some stuff from such web-page will summon big problems. We believe, you realize that Search-shield.com is not the worthy software to store on your machine, and it should be uninstalled.

Methods to remove Search-shield.com

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Search-shield.com manually

Step 1. Uninstall Search-shield.com from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Search-shield.com from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)

 

We expect that you, having read the previous part of the article, recognized the need for complete removal of hijacker from the workstation. But you don't need to hurry, you should learn every disposal manner until you begin. You have two techniques whereby any malicious program might be removed: hand and software way. These methods are reliable, tested multiple times, and lead to fast removal of any dangerous software. But, there are some distinctions between them. The deletion in manual mode is composed of multiple doings, and between them there are the operations with important system files. Don't attempt to make the manual disposal if you aren't certain that you can do it. Beneath this paragraph we have the particular instruction, and the video guide on the removal of Search-shield.com. But you must remember that anti-viral program is the best option for beginners. Uninstall with assistance of AV-tool is really easier than manual disposal and there is no chance of error. AV-tool ensures the great level of security, and the uninstall in manual mode provides none, because you just get rid of adware, and leave the doors open for all threats. Nowadays, the most worthy special software according to the price/quality ratio is Spyhunter, and we advise you to try it. This AV-software is extremely popular in all parts of the world, and ensures continuous protection. Spyhunter uses daily updated virus database, it doesn't overload the CPU and does not conflict with other antiviruses.

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Search-shield.com removal instructions

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall Search-shield.com from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Search-shield.com and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Search-shield.com
  • C:\ProgramData\Search-shield.com
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Search-shield.com

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Search-shield.com" and delete these elements

 

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How to remove Search-shield.com from Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Search-shield.com and press Uninstall

 

How to uninstall from Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete Search-shield.com from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Search-shield.com and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

How to uninstall Search-shield.com from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash

 

Step 2. Remove Search-shield.com from the browser

How to remove Search-shield.com from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Search-shield.com

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

How to delete Search-shield.com from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Search-shield.com

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • On startup
  • Set pages
  • Put “about:blank”

 

How to uninstall Search-shield.com from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove Search-shield.com

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into homepage field

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Put “about:config” into address bar;
  • Confirm the suggestion;
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”;
  • Reset this field (right-click and choose reset).

 

How to delete Search-shield.com from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Search-shield.com and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

How to delete Search-shield.com from Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

Advantages of different removal methods

 

How to protect the computer?

To prevent similar issues in the future, you must know exactly how Search-shield.com got on the laptop. Adware use plenty of ways, but we'll assort them on three basic groups:

  • Infection through a malicious site. When you're on a web-site, you see a confirmation to download certain tools that may greatly help you in some cases. The promises of such tools are common, they are: the improvement of Net browsing, the execution of some actions in the social networks, automatic installation of every driver or update for your hardware, search for advantageous offers on the Net, search for the latest toll-free content such as movies, games and music. All of these options are already integrated into the browsers, or present in the Windows tools list, so, it means that such software are completely useless, and the site that propagates them is, apparently, harmful.
  • Adware may be attached to free software. If you have ever installed the toll-free tools, you understand what we are talking about. You install the software, and during the installation there is a pop-up with the suggestion to install the browser, the new toolbar for it, marvelous file manager, anti-viral tool, and, maybe, some different unknown, but highly "efficient" tools. There's no need to make a decision because the installation has already been confirmed, and in some cases, it will be really hard to decline the unwanted installations.
  • The straight download by user. Smart composed specification of the tool and its wonderful (and nonexistent) features deludes the user, and he installs the program.

The e-mails are used very often, to spread viruses but it is rarely used by adware. If you came to these words, we suppose, that adware is gone for good. The good antiviruses understand to locate a virus, but if you prefer the manual removal - you have to know all signs of virus.

  • Slow boot of OS. The majority of malware, during the installation, tune themselves to launch at startup, regardless of whether you need it or not. On the taskbar you will see all currently launched tools, and choose the ones that are good and which are not.
  • Appearance of ads in on every website. If the numbers of advertisement has grown up notably - that is, most likely, hijacker or adware.
  • The dependable programs became slowly and unstable, machine reboots and turns off by itself.
  • The emergence of the unknown software on the PC. If the tool shows up on your machine without your consent - it is, nothing else than the virus.

If you notice one of these red flags on your machine - you need to perform a full scan through special program, or manually uninstall all the undesired and malicious software from your PC. Don't trust in everything you see on the Web, watch for the symptoms of malware on the PC, and it will be ready for anything.

 

 

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