I have something on my machine called My Security Shield which keeps popping up with virus, trojan and identity theft warnings then trying to get me to purchase their security package. I'm assuming that this is a virus in itself as I can't seem to get rid of it from my machine. I have bought the McAfee programme but it doesn't seem to find it or get rid of it and I don't know what to do, the pop-ups are getting worse & I'm worried it might be doing other things to my machine?
Can anyone help me get rid of this & why doesnt my McAfee pick it up and get rid of it?
There is an excellent guide to Remove My Security Shield (Uninstall Guide) found at BleepingComputer.com.
Please read the instructions (print it off if helpful) and ask any questions here for any help if you are unsure about what to do, before attempting this.
Follow the instructions carefully, and let us know if we can help further.
Same thing happened to my clients computer. Thank goodness for google. I never would have found this without google. My security shield virus seems to spreading rapidly. I am surprised McAfee or Microsoft don't have more info about it. But the bleepingcomputer.com and freepcguide.com were good. I guess reliable, I am still finishing getting rid of the virus and getting the computer back to normal though. Using a different computer to post this.
Actually no that didn't work. I turned the computer off... and when I turned it back on...the virus was back...
so need to go to this page...
but to work with DATs and engine.... just download...run... then that fixes the whole problem?
If you suspect you're infected and have trouble finding what is causing the infection, I'd suggest giving this handy tool a try.
"McAfee GetSusp is intended for users who suspect undetected malware on their system. By using a combination of clever heuristics and querying McAfee's online database of known clean files to gather suspicious files, GetSusp eliminates the user's need for deep technical knowledge of computer systems to isolate undetected malware. McAfee GetSusp is recommended as a tool of first choice when analyzing a suspect machine."
Get it from here:
Once GetSusp identifies and collects the suspect files, post the logs here and we community members can help.
Technical Product Manager, McAfee Labs