Password Shield is a free program offered for user’s password management. It is however combined with adware that displays ads in your Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox. Password Shield is not a virus as some computer users think ads by Password Shield can suddenly appear in web browser. In fact, adware is offered as optional applications that claim some usefulness. The way of installing Password Shield is often deceptive because computer users do not expect bundled programs when they download needed ones. Password Shield adware is often distributed with popular programs, and it is preset for automatic installation. Password Shield consists of various program components such as one installed as Windows application and multiple BHO (browser helper objects), web browser extensions or add-ons that work together for running adware activities.
If you want to remove Password Shield, then you need to uninstall Password Shield application and remove extensions related to Password Shield from your web browsers. It is not very difficult, and you can easily do this by following Password Shield removal guide placed below.
This removal guide will help you to remove Password Shield manually or with a help of special software that removes Password Shield and other malicious programs. SpyHunter offers quality detection, clean removal, and real-time protection against malicious programs.
What is Password Shield?
Password Shield is an ad-supported program offered for managing user’s passwords. This adware is installed on your computer as a Windows application and web browser extensions that help to track your browsing and display ads in your Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. There are many adware products deceptively installed along with other freeware, and Password Shield is one of these program. Some users however might willingly install it as a password management tool. Adware is often bundled with similar programs, and you can find other ads in your web browsers. Then, you need to remove Password Shield and other adware simultaneously to prevent other ad generators activities. If you want to prevent deceptive installation of adware programs, then be careful while installing freeware. Such program installation is often hidden and users are likely to click on “typical” installation option or “recommended” button or similar way of deception that helps to hide adware.
Protection against deceptively installed adware:
Protect your computer with programs like SpyHunter that can trace installation process, warn you on threats, and remove malware on your demand. Otherwise, you need to pay attention to EULAs and check boxes placed in setup wizard and download clients related to a free program that you download. It helps you to notice additional programs bundled to the one you get. Always use “custom”, or “advanced”, installation option instead of “typical”, or “normal” or “quick” because these options often hide adware programs from your view.
Password Shield Adware Removal ToolPassword Shield Removal Tool is a part of SpyHunter that easily remove Password Shield and other malicious programs found on your computer. It detects all malicious elements and tracking cookies related to Password Shield malware. Free scanner shows you all the details and helps to delete Password Shield components manually if you want. This software is timely updated and offers a free professional support for removing mutating viruses. It helps to remove stubborn PUP (potentially unwanted programs) and spyware, protects DNS connection, your web browsers, ActiveX components, and other system elements form malware infection. SpyHunter helps to guard your computer against Password Shield and other threats. It protects your security and privacy.
Remove Password Shield from Windows
You need to uninstall all the Password Shield components manually. First, you need to uninstall the program using “Add/Remove programs”. Then you need to remove web browser add-on components that belong to Password Shield.
Use the following guide for manual removal. Then scan your computer with antispyware program to make sure that other hidden malicious programs are also removed.
Uninstall Password Shield on Windows 8
- On Metro screen click on "Search" icon. Then, type "Remove Program" in the input box and click on "Uninstall a program" menu option.
- Select "Password Shield" program and click "Uninstall" button at the top of the list.
Optional: If on a desktop, right click "Start" button (or the lower left corner) to open the "Quick Access Menu". Then find and click on "Programs and Features"
Optional: Click on "Control Panel" option. Find and click "Uninstall a Program" link in the menu list placed under "Programs" menu option.
Uninstall Password Shield on Windows 7, Vista
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop and select "Control Panel" option on the right
- Click on "Programs and Features" menu option in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and highlight Password Shield program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.
Uninstall Password Shield on Windows XP
Uninstalling Password Shield from Windows XP is very similar to one shown above. There are minor differences in a process:
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop.
- Select "Control Panel" in the menu on the right
- Find and double-click "Add/Remove Programs" list item in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and click on Password Shield program. Then, click "Remove" button.
Remove Password Shield from Chrome
Remove Password Shield extensions from Google Chrome
- Start Google Chrome and click on Menu icon in the top-right corner. Select Settings in the drop down list.
- Click on Extensions on the left to display installed Chrome extensions. Find Password Shield extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.
- Restart your browser.
Remove Password Shield from Firefox
Remove Password Shield add-on from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox and click Menu icon at the top-right corner. Click on Add-ons icon.
- Select Extensions on the sidebar. Find Password Shield add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove Password Shield from Internet Explorer
Remove Password Shield extensions from Internet Explorer
- Start Internet Explorer click Tools icon in the top-right corner.
- Click on Manage add-ons option.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions tab on left, right-click on Password Shield, and then click Disable option.
- Restart your web browser.
Password Shield Infection Components:
Remove Password Shield entries from system registry:
Delete Password Shield files and folders:
C:\Program Files\Password Shield\assocreg.exe
C:\Program Files\Password Shield\betterlistviewexpress-net20.dll
C:\Program Files\Password Shield\bo.dll
C:\Program Files\Password Shield\ComponentFactory.Krypton.Toolkit.dll
C:\Program Files\Password Shield\de\PasswordShield.resources.dll
C:\Program Files\Password Shield\en\PasswordShield.resources.dll
C:\Program Files\Password Shield\es\PasswordShield.resources.dll
C:\Program Files\Password Shield\fr\PasswordShield.resources.dll
C:\Program Files\Password Shield\HelperClasses.dll
C:\Program Files\Password Shield\InstAct.exe
C:\Program Files\Password Shield\InstAct.exe.config
C:\Program Files\Password Shield\Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll
C:\Program Files\Password Shield\nl\PasswordShield.resources.dll
C:\Program Files\Password Shield\PasswordShield.exe
C:\Program Files\Password Shield\pt\PasswordShield.resources.dll
C:\Program Files\Password Shield\ru\PasswordShield.resources.dll
C:\Program Files\Password Shield\Setup.dll
C:\Program Files\Password Shield\SQLite.Interop.dll
C:\Program Files\Password Shield\System.Data.SQLite.dll
C:\Program Files\Password Shield\updater.exe
%LOCAL_APPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\pafkbggdmjlpgkdkcbjmhmfcdpncadgh
%LOCAL_APPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extension Rules
How to Show Hidden Files
Note: I hope you done by now, and Password Shield are gone. However, other malware and adware programs might be present on your computer. If you still see ads displayed by other malicious program, then try to use Password Shield Removal Tool that can remove all malicious programs and protect your computer against future infections.
Remove Password Shield Adware Infection Completely
It is possible that your computer is infected with other adware programs. You can check suspicious program names with the list of adware removal tools names and see if it match. If they match, than the program belongs to adware and our removal tools can handle it for sure. Actually, they can remove hundreds thousands of viruses, but there is always a gray area where any anti-virus fails. This checking procedure is very helpful while real scanning for viruses is definitely better.