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What percent of users and experts removed it?
60% remove it40% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,977
United States Rank #16,041
Reach 0.0115%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.09 days
238.57 days >
Average installed length: 125.35 days


2.6.71 1.46%
2.6.70 0.73%
2.6.63 9.49%
2.6.58 3.65%
2.6.56 30.66%
2.6.55 1.46%
2.6.54 1.46%
2.6.53 37.96%
2.6.52 12.41%
2.6.49 0.73%

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Web Shield

What is Web Shield?

This software is ad-supported and displays advertisements in the form of injected banner ads, popups and context hyperlinks in the user's web browser. In addition it will modify the web browser's search provider.

From the Terms: "Applications may be supported by advertising, which may include display ads (banner ads), in-text ads, interstitial ads, or other types of ads. Users may see additional ads when using their Internet browser or other software applications. We use many partners to deliver the most relevant and highest quality ads possible, and make all reasonable efforts not to show ads that may be considered pornographic, promote violence or the use of firearms or contains obscene language. Applications may be automatically enabled on your web browsers following installation. Applications or advertisements may require changing your web browser’s default home page, default page or set of pages on startup, default search provider, and other browser settings. So that Applications can function most efficiently and with the least annoyance, Applications may modify or disable certain web browser or operating system features including, but limited to load time alerts, accelerator features, and Content Security Policy functionality. Applications may also include features to notify you when you are launching an application or visiting a web domain that may interfere with your installed Applications. To properly run after a system reboot, Applications may modify your computer’s Startup menu items or other system settings that control applications to run on startup. All Application uninstallers make a best effort to fully revert any changes settings upon uninstall, but do to the complex nature of software and other third party software that may be installed, perfect uninstall performance cannot be guaranteed."

About  (from Parallel Lines Development)

Additional optional offers may be presented to the User for download. Any new Applications selected by you will be downloaded and installed automatically. Web Shield puts the power of being a web detective into the users’ hands, allowing users to see past just the page. Web Shield proprietary technology looks for cooki...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Delivers various 'optional' bundled software during install
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • May modify the web browser's home page
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Web Shield.
WebShieldService.exe (a7dd274aa8655468489f87568d77a3e4) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.128
Malwarebytes v2014.04.23.01 PUP.Optional.InternetUpdater.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.113 TROJ_GEN.F47V0117
Web Shield has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.
Find out how to remove Web Shield.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.webshieldonline.com
Help link: www.webshieldonline.com/about.html
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\webshield
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\WebShield\uninstall.exe /kb=y /ic=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 1.58 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Web Shield

Program executable:WebShield.exe
Name:Web Shield
Additional files:
  • WebShieldService.exe - Web Shield Service
  • WebShield.exe - Web Shield
  • WebShield64.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • WebShieldService.exe runs as a service named 'Web Shield' (WebShield) "Provides system level support for Web Shield.".

How do I remove Web Shield?

Quickly and completely remove Web Shield from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Download "Should I Remove It?", it's FREE!Remove Web Shield from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall Web 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 Web 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 Web Shield.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 60%
Keep it 40%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.53%
Windows 8 16.06%
Windows Vista 7.30%
Windows XP 5.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.03%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.32%
Windows 7 Professional 8.82%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.62%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.15%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.23%
  India 16.86%
  Malaysia 5.81%
  Indonesia 5.23%
  Thailand 4.07%
  United Kingdom 3.49%
  Philippines 2.33%
  South Africa 2.33%
  IQ 1.16%
  Saudi Arabia 1.16%
  Romania 0.58%
  Sweden 0.58%
  Netherlands 0.58%
  Singapore 0.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.16%
Hewlett-Packard 23.30%
Acer 14.56%
ASUS 7.77%
Toshiba 7.77%
Lenovo 5.83%
Samsung 1.94%
Sony 1.94%
Sahara 0.97%
Gateway 0.97%
Packard Bell 0.97%
Common models
Acer Aspire 4752 3.06%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 2.04%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.04%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro C65... 1.02%
TOSHIBA Satellite P775 1.02%
TOSHIBA Satellite L650 1.02%


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