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Should I remove VPN Shield?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0004%


1.6.0 16.67%
1.5.017 33.33%
1.5.012 16.67%
1.0.152 16.67%
1.0.151 16.67%

VPN Shield


VPN Shield is a program developed by STIDIA. The most used version is 1.5.017, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 1.2 MB (1,261,568 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 8. While about 75% of users of VPN Shield come from the United States, it is also popular in OM and China.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.vpnshieldapp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\stidia s.a\vpn shield
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{1A34728F-0850-467F-9965-C267FA47A147}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.2 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by VPN Shield

  • stidia.vpnshield.common.dll - VPN Shield (STIDIA s.a. (VPN Shield))
  • stidia.vpnshield.exe
  • stidia.vpnshield.network.dll
  • stidia.vpnshield.servicescommunicator.dll
  • microsoft.win32.taskscheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • stidia.vpnshield.taskscheduler.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • stidia.vpnshield.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named STIDIA - VPN Shield.

How do I remove VPN Shield?

Quickly and completely remove VPN Shield from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall VPN Shield from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program VPN Shield, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove VPN Shield.

Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%
Windows 8

Distribution by countryGeography

75.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.00%
  OM 8.33%
  China 8.33%
  Saudi Arabia 8.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 60.00%
Dell 20.00%
Toshiba 20.00%
Common models
HP ENVY dv6 Notebook PC 20.00%
HP Stream Notebook PC 14 20.00%
Dell MM061 20.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite L50-B 20.00%
HP 15 Notebook PC 20.00%


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