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Should I remove WinShredder?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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2.00.1000 83.33%
1.00.0000 16.67%



WinShredder is a program developed by PC Security Shield. The most used version is 2.00.1000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is ws20.exe. The setup package is about 2 MB (2,101,248 bytes) when donwloaded. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 87% of users of WinShredder come from the United States, it is also popular in Sri Lanka and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pcsecurityshield.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PCSecurityShield\WinShredder\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{A5F83C06-8FF0-46EE-B539-E5CB436ED9B7}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by WinShredder

Program executable:ws20.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\PCSecurityShield\WinShredder\ws20.exe
Additional files:
  • ws10.exe - WinShredder

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ws20.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WinShredder' which loads as "C:\Program Files\PCSecurityShield\WinShredder\ws20.exe".

How do I remove WinShredder?

You can uninstall WinShredder 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program WinShredder, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 WinShredder.

Win Vista (SP2) 50%
Win 7 17%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 50.00%
Windows 7 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 50.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 7 Professional 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.67%
  Sri Lanka 6.67%
  Germany 6.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
ASUS 33.33%
Toshiba 16.67%
Dell 16.67%
Common models
HP-Pavilion FQ563AA-ABA a... 50.00%
ASUSTeK K50IJ 25.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite L875D 25.00%


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