ShieldMe is offered as a tool for child safety during internet browsing. However, it is an ad-supported program that is primarily developed for advertising. This adware consists of a Windows program and web browser extension, add-ons, or browser helper objects installed in Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.
If you want to remove ShieldMe, then you need to remove all of these ShieldMe components. Besides displaying ads in your web browser ShieldMe compromises your privacy with activities related to web search history tracking. It also wastes your web traffic and load your computer with activities that you barely need. ShieldMe is often deceptively installed with popular free programs that you download. This practice is called bundling and involves attaching ShieldMe installation program to a setup wizard that came with a free program or a download client used as a wrapper. ShieldMe barely would hurt your computer, but some ads might lead to computer infection. You need to be attentive when installing free programs, and if adware programs like ShieldMe infect your computer, then it is better to remove them as soon as possible. Use the guide below for manual ShieldMe removal or a ShieldMe removal tool that helps to remove other malicious programs and protect your security and privacy.
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What is ShieldMe?
ShieldMe is a tricky adware program offered as a tool for browser safety. It is either installed by a user who trusts the claim, or just infects Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer when it comes bundled with other freeware. It consists of a Windows application and similarly named browser extensions specific for web browsers installed on your computer. These adware components are designed for spying on your web browsing and displaying ads related to your browsing history. When you click on such ads, ShieldMe owners and distributors get some money on pay-per-click basis paid by promoters. While ShieldMe is not malicious, the downside of using it is wasted web traffic and your compromised privacy that put you at risk of sharing your user’s profile among various sales companies. ShieldMe is often distributed with free programs that you may download. This adware is deceptively installed unless you disable the optional for ShieldMe before installing a program or update that you download. Removing ShieldMe is quite easy, but other adware programs that might come bundled with it are often tricky and stubborn for your removal effort.
Protection against deceptively installed adware:
Protect your computer against malware with a help of SpyHunter that can block common means used by malware for sneaking into your system and infecting your computer. 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” installation instead of “typical”, or “normal” since these options might hide adware programs.
ShieldMe Adware Removal ToolShieldMe Removal Tool is a part of SpyHunter that easily remove ShieldMe and other malicious programs found on your computer. It detects all malicious elements and tracking cookies related to ShieldMe malware. Free scanner shows you all the details and helps to delete ShieldMe 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 ShieldMe and other threats. It protects your security and privacy.
Remove ShieldMe from Windows
You need to uninstall all the ShieldMe 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 ShieldMe.
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 ShieldMe 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 "ShieldMe" 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 ShieldMe 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 ShieldMe program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.
Uninstall ShieldMe on Windows XP
Uninstalling ShieldMe 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 ShieldMe program. Then, click "Remove" button.
Remove ShieldMe from Chrome
Remove ShieldMe 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 ShieldMe extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.
- Restart your browser.
Remove ShieldMe from Firefox
Remove ShieldMe 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 ShieldMe add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove ShieldMe from Internet Explorer
Remove ShieldMe 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 ShieldMe, and then click Disable option.
- Restart your web browser.
Note: Manual removal for ShieldMe is relatively easy task. However, other bundled malware and adware programs might be present on your computer. ShieldMe Removal Tool makes it easy for you to detect and remove other malicious programs quickly and efficiently.
Remove ShieldMe Adware Infection Completely
ShieldMe adware might be spread in a bundle with other like programs. As a result, your system might be also infected with malicious programs used by cyber criminals for stealing money and illegal activities. After you remove ShieldMe adware you have to run full anti-virus scan with an updated version of your antivirus. Then it is a good idea to scan your system with anti-malware program like SpyHunter 4. This software offers a free scanner that helps with manual removal, and you can opt for automated removal, professional support, and anti-malware protection.