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Removing Winishield Software

08/08/2009 5:56 PM

This is the name of a quasi-virus software. If penetrates your computer it attaches to Internet Explorer and it links to a web site where they invite you to buy the anti winishield software.

I wonder if anybody has a solution. There are several places that offer programs to remove it or advises you how to erase from registers.

It is not visible in the registry.

I did the un-install of winishield, THEIR uninstal program asked me to confirm removal, and...I think that mutated and changed name, 'cose it is still atached to IExplorer and does not permit browsing.

Fox is not afected.

Heeeeeelp!

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Re: Winishield

08/08/2009 7:45 PM
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Re: Winishield

08/08/2009 8:39 PM

I hope it is a lesson learnt...never use the "uninstall" function provided by a virus

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Re: Winishield

08/09/2009 2:05 AM

Solution available at cnet.com

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Re: Removing Winishield Software

08/09/2009 9:34 AM

FileASSASSIN might help. It can find and unlock these infuriating programs that won't die.

Good Luck.

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Re: Removing Winishield Software

08/09/2009 11:26 PM

Open task manager.

look for ptbwj3vm.exe. click disable

open windows system 32, program files, delete ptbwj3vm.exe

problem solved

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Re: Removing Winishield Software

08/10/2009 6:33 AM

Also, find and terminate these processes:

1) WiniShieldSvc.exe

2) WiniShield.exe

3) uninstall.exe

Full list of Winishield files

Then download MalwareBytes anti-malware and scan your PC.

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Re: Removing Winishield Software

08/10/2009 9:32 AM

Use Firefox, IE sucks

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Re: Removing Winishield Software

08/10/2009 9:55 AM

You are crazier than a shit house moouse. Firefox is a worthless piece of junk that has been foisted off on people that shouild know better. It opens you up to about a million viruses that IE has closed off. I know, I have actually tested instead of simply listening to the aginers out there. (aginers are people who are agin everything, they are agin eating this, they are agin wearing that etc.) Tset it yourself, you will find that I am correct. I have not tested chrome yet but will get to it someday soon. Right now that is what I use. Chrome.

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Re: Removing Winishield Software

08/10/2009 7:41 PM

lol....what a load of you know what

I use Firfox and am happy to report not one virus since discarding the IE crap (that frequently got sick) that runs embeded inside the desktop and OS.

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