Do you know what Virus Shield 2009 is?
Virus Shield 2009 or VirusShield 2009, is a copy of the rogue anti-spyware program Virus Doctor. Both Virus Shield 2009 and Virus Doctor uses various illicit tactics to extort money from computer users. You may think that Virus Shield 2009 is a security application designed to detect and remove computer infections if you purchase a full version. That is not the case, you must never use Virus Shield 2009 for anything.
Virus Shield 2009 may be installed from a website that advertises and sells the Virus Shield 2009 application or a malicious Trojan horse infection such as Zlob. Once Virus Shield 2009 is installed it starts to popup up fake messages and scan your system displaying bogus results. These are nothing more than scare tactics.
In non-techie terms:
Do not fall for the vicious tricks of Virus Shield 2009. Never download, install or purchase Virus Shield 2009 under any circumstances. Virus Shield 2009 will not remove any type of computer parasites from your computer. Virus Shield 2009 must be removed from your computer to eliminate those annoying popups.
Aliases: Virus Shield 2009, VirusShield 2009, VirusShield2009.
Virus Shield 2009 Automatic Removal Instructions
Virus Shield 2009 Manual Removal Instructions
This manual removal method is for techie computer users. Virus Shield 2009 manual removal may be difficult and time consuming to remove. There's no guarantee that Virus Shield 2009 will be removed completely. So read the Virus Shield 2009 removal steps carefully and good luck.
Before you start: Close all programs and Internet browsers. Also back up your computer in case you make a mistake and your computer stops working.
- Uninstall Virus Shield 2009 Program
Click on Start > Settings > Control Panel > Double-click on Add/Remove Programs. Search for and uninstall Virus Shield 2009 if found.
- To stop Virus Shield 2009 processes (view process removal steps)
Go to Start > Run > type taskmgr. The click the Processes tab and you'll see a list of running processes.
Search and stop these Virus Shield 2009 processes:
For each unwanted process, right-click on it and then select "End task".
- To Unregister Virus Shield 2009 DLLs (view DLL removal steps)
Search and unregister these Virus Shield 2009 DLLs:
To locate the Virus Shield 2009 DLL path, go to Start > Search > All Files or Folders. Type Virus Shield 2009 and in the Look in: select either My Computer or Local Hard Drives. Click the Search button.
Once you have the Virus Shield 2009 DLL path, go to Start and then click on Run. In the Run command box, type cmd, and then click on OK.
To locate the exact DLL path, type cd in order to change the current directory. To display the contents of the directory, use the dir command. To remove the DLL file type regsvr32 /u FILENAME.dll (FILENAME is the name of the file that you want to unregister).
- To unregister Virus Shield 2009 registry keys (view registry keys removal steps)
Go to Start > Run > type regedit > press OK.
Edit the value (on the right pane) by right-clicking on it and selecting the Modify option. Select the Delete option.
Search and delete these Virus Shield 2009 registry keys:
- If your homepage has been changed, go to Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > click on the General > click Use Default under Home Page. Add the your desired default homepage, then click Apply > click OK. Open a new web browser to check that you have your desired default homepage.
- Remove Virus Shield 2009 Directories.
To find Virus Shield 2009 directories, go to Start > My Computer > Local Disk (C:) > Program Files > Show the contents of this folder.
Search and delete the following Virus Shield 2009 directories:
C:\Program Files\Virus Shield 2009
Right-click on the Virus Shield 2009 folder and select Delete.
A message will appear saying 'Are you sure you want to remove the folder Virus Shield 2009 and move all its contents to the Recycle Bin?', click Yes.
Another message will appear saying 'Renaming, moving or deleting Virus Shield 2009 could make some programs not work. Are you sure you want to do this?', click Yes.
- To remove Virus Shield 2009 icons on your Desktop, drag and drop them to the Recycle Bin.
You've completed the Virus Shield 2009 manual removal instructions!
I hope this article has helped you solve your Virus Shield 2009 problems. If you want to contribute to this article, post your comment below.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes. By using this information you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. There's no guarantee that Virus Shield 2009 will be completely removed from your computer. Seek professional help if your computer continues to experience problems.