How to remove Green Shield Antivirus (Uninstall instructions)!

di | 27/08/2010

Green Shield Antivirus is a fake security software which is mainly diffused through P2P channels or by visiting non recommendable sites.
The fake antivirus once it has infected the pc it activates fake scannings making the user believe that the system is infected, with the purpose to make them buy the fake license of the fake antivirus.

Needless to say, don’t try to buy anything.

The symptoms shown by a pc victim of Green Shield Antivirus are:

  • Slower system
  • Modified browser settings
  • Continuous pop-ups during browsing
  • Impossibility in some cases to connect to internet

How to get rid of the virus.
The tool that has shown to be efficient in removing the Green Shield Antivirus is:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Clean up with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
Download Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware onto the desktop, being careful to rename the file with a generic name, for example:

  • iexplore.exe
  • explorer.exe
  • userinit.exe
  • winlogon.exe

Proceed then with installation.
Start up the software, proceed first with the update and then perform a scanning in the system’s modality “Complete scanning”.
Select on each found malware and click on “Remove selected”.
Once you have obtained confirmation that each malware has been removed, you can close the program and restart the system.
If the malware were to inhibit the start up of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, download and run one of the following tools to unblock the start up:

If you are still not able to run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware with any of the software shown above, proceed like this:

Go to folder C: \Programs\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Here locate and rename the file mbam.exe with one of the following names:

  • iexplore.exe
  • explorer.exe
  • userinit.exe
  • winlogon.exe

If the malware inhibits internet access and therefore updating the software, proceed as follows:
Run Internet Explorer and from the menu click first on Instruments and then on Internet Options
Click on Connections and then on LAN Settings.
Unclick the field “use a proxy server”, and click on ok to confirm.
Click Apply. Click OK.

Now you should be able to reconnect to internet.