Windows Premium Shield is a fake security program. It is from rogue group of malware named FakeVimes. It pretends like antivirus program. It shows fake scan alerts. Technical;u speaking none of those virus exist except Windows Premium Shield virus. Some of those fake alerts looks like this:
Windows Premium Shield Alert:
Windows Premium Shield – 60%
Starting the build creation system…
System Parameters Reading…
Antivirus Components Creation….
Windows Premium Shield:
Activate Windows Premium Shield to get ultimate protection against identity theft, viruses, malware and other threats!
Windows Advanced Security Center
Help Protect your PC
Advanced security center helps, you windows security settings.
To protect your computer, make sure the three security essentials are on.
If the settings are not on, follow our recommendations.
Warning! Your computer is at risk!
Severe/High alerts: 9
Medium/Low alerts: 6
To remove those “found” viruses user needs to purchase software using your credit card. Until user purchase full version this alert keep coming up. It does not let you launch task manager and download any other program. On top of it does not bother for user consent. It does not even have removal tool, if you want to remove and uninstall Windows Premium Shield program. Here is the guide designed to remove Windows Premium Shield virus. If you do not remove this virus then your computer will not be so much useful as lot of alerts and unable to do anything causes headache.
Method 1: Using Software to remove Windows Premium Shield virus
Method 2: Manually Windows Premium Shield virus via registry and windows files
Method 3: Windows Premium Shield virus via removal YouTube video
How to remove Windows Premium Shield virus :
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Step 1:Print out these instructions as you will need to shut down the computer in next step. Need help call us at: 800-518-8533
Step 2:Now power down the Windows Premium Shield virus infected computer and wait for 30 Seconds before you turn on.
Step 3:Now please turn ON the computer and immediately keep hitting F8 until you see WINDOWS ADVANCED OPTIONS MENU as shown below.
Step 4:In the WINDOWS ADVANCED OPTIONS MENU, go down to the SAFE MODE WITH NETWORKING using the arrow keys on the board. Then press ENTER on the keyboard. This will take your computer to Safe mode. Safe Mode will cause the display and desktop icons to appear changed. This is normal. No need to Panic as it is due to Windows Premium Shield virus.
Step 5Now we must end all the processes that belong to Windows Premium Shield virus so that it does not interfere with your ability clear your computer. Inspector-[Random Characters].exe and Protector-[Random Characters].exe are the processed that needs to be stopped. To do this we need to download Rkill, developed by Bleepingcomputer to help stop the computer process of Windows Premium Shield virus. Now please hold down the WINDOWS key and the R key simultaneously to open RUN dialog box.
Step 6Now type “iexplore.exe http://www.fixpcyourself.com/rkill.com” and hit the OK button.
Step 7:Save the Rkill.exe on your desktop. Double-click the Rkill icon and run Rkill.exe. You will see a black MS DOS dialog box. Now it will kill all the processes of Windows Premium Shield virus. It will take several minute before a Notepad file containing log information on what Rkill found will open. You may review it and close notepad file.
Step 8:Now you are ready to removal all the infection related to Windows Premium Shield virus. For that you need to use Malwarebytes software. It is a very popular malware and spyware removal application. Now please hold down the WINDOWS key and the R key simultaneously to open RUN dialog box. Type “iexplore.exe http://www.fixpcyourself.com/mbam.exe” and hit the OK button.
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Step 9:Save the mbam.exe on your desktop. Double click the Malwarebytes icon and run mbam.exe. Now the SELECT SETUP LANGUAGE dialog box will appear. Select your preferred language and hit press OK button.
Step 10:The Malwarebytes SETUP WIZARD will show blow screen Hit the NEXT button to continue.
Step 11:Now the LICENSE AGREEMENT screen will appear as shown. Accept the agreement and hit NEXT button.
Step 12:Now the Information screen will appear. Click on next button and continue following the steps.
Step 13:SELECT DESTINATION LOCATION screen will appear now. You can choose the location where Malwarebytes can be installed. We recommend choosing the default location as shown then click NEXT button.
Step 14:Now the SELECT START MENU FOLDER screen will appear. Let the default as it is and click NEXT button.
Step 15:Now the SELECT ADDITIONAL TASKS screen will appear. If you want a Desktop Icon or Quick Launch icon then check appropriate boxes.
Step 16:READY TO INSTALL screen will come next. Hit the INSTALL button to install Malwarebytes.
Step 17:In this step let the UPDATE and LAUNCH checked as it is to update the application with latest malware definition to capture all the malwares then click FINISH button.
Step 18:Once update is done then Scanner screen will launch. Make sure to select PERFORM FULL SCAN is selected to clean up Windows Premium Shield virus infection. Click on SCAN button to start the scan.
Step 19:Now choose the local drives that you want to scan from the dialog box and click SCAN button.
Step 20:Be patient as the scan will take several minutes before it cleans up Windows Premium Shield virus infection. Once the scan is finished, a message box saying the scan is complete will appear. Click OK button to close the box then click SHOW RESULTS button.
Step 21:From results dialog box choose REMOVE SELECTED button to remove all the infections found. Malwarebytes will also delete all of the files and registry keys affected by Windows Premium Shield virus and add them to the quarantine.
Step 22:Malwarebytes may require you to reboot the PC to complete the Windows Premium Shield virus (Removal Steps). After completions reboot your computer Malwarebytes will be launched, please follow the instructions on the screen and continue the removal process. Once everything is clean out a log will be open created by Malwarebytes. Please reviewed it and closed it. Now your computer should be free of Windows Premium Shield virus. Enjoy.
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Technical Details of Windows Premium Shield virus files :
You may need to delete following Windows Premium Shield virus files :
%windows%\system32\drivers\Windows Premium Shield.sys
%Desktop%\Windows Premium Shield.lnk
%CommonPrograms%\Windows Premium Shield.lnk
%DesktopDir%\Windows Premium Shield.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Premium Shield\Uninstall Windows Premium Shield
%LocalAppdata %\Windows Premium Shield virus\uninstall\Windows Premium Shield virus.lnk
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Windows Premium Shield.lnk
%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Premium Shield.lnk
Also please check following registry file infected by Windows Premium Shield virus:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Windows Premium Shield
HKU\Sokolow Family\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell
GuardSoftware = %AppData%\[random].exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MpCmdRun.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MpUXSrv.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MSASCui.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\”Shell” = “[random].exe”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\CustomizeSearch=site address
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Search Bar=site address
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Windows Premium Shield
How to remove Windows Premium Shield virus (how to remove it using YouTube Video) :
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Symptoms of Windows Premium Shield virus:
It does not let you launch task manager or CTRL + ALT + DEL command.
It does not let user do anything else.
It keeps showing virus alerts.
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How to remove Windows Premium Shield virus and Safety Tips:
1. Run the Malwarebytes using these steps to How to remove Windows Premium Shield virus
2. Make sure your computer is up to date with windows updates.
3. Make sure Windows Firewall is enable.
4. Install reputable and commercial How to remove Windows Premium Shield virus.
5. Keep the Antivirus active and current
6. Call tech support help line: 1-800-518-8533 if you are unable remove this infection or have any question or concern.