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Should I remove iolo technologies' System Shield?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
20% remove it80% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,304
United States Rank #14,450
Reach 0.0063%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.56 days
341.07 days >
Average installed length: 179.21 days


5.0.0 3.23%
4.5.2 6.45%
4.5.1 70.16%
4.2.12 4.84%
4.2.11 4.03%
4.2.4 9.68%
4.2.2 0.81%
4.2.1 0.81%

Other programs by iolo technologies

iolo technologies' System Shield

What is iolo technologies' System Shield?  (from iolo technologies)

At iolo, we believe computers are meant to speed things up, not slow things down. That's why we engineered the new System Shield 4 technologies to provide outstanding antivirus and antispyware protection for performance-minded users. It works quietly and efficiently, without slowing your PC down like other security pro...  Read more


iolo technologies' System Shield is a program developed by iolo technologies. The most used version is 4.5.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is SysShield.exe. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 8.81 MB (9,235,112 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 96% of users of iolo technologies' System Shield come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.iolo.com/system-shield
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\iolo\System Shield\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\iolo\System Shield\unins000.exe" /log
Estimated size: 8.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by iolo technologies' System Shield

Program executable:SysShield.exe
Name:iolo System Shield
Path:C:\Program Files\iolo\System Shield\SysShield.exe
Additional files:
  • ioloSSTray.exe - iolo System Shield (iolo System Shield Tray Notifier)
  • SSSysAnalyzer.exe - iolo System Shield component
  • SSTrayNotify.exe
  • SysShield.exe
  • uninst.dll - iolo System Components
  • sshtml.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SysShield.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{3684A2CA-1F11-40E5-9076-974E377E658F}'.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SysShield.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\iolo\System Shield\SysShield.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:13.36 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003866789%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00026469%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00012199%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:269,717
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:83.54 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove iolo technologies' System Shield?

You can uninstall iolo technologies' System 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program iolo technologies' System Shield, 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 iolo technologies' System Shield.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.26%
Windows 10 29.84%
Windows XP 6.45%
Windows Vista 6.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.17%
Windows 8.1 20.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.83%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.17%
Windows 7 Professional 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 95.94%
  United Kingdom 1.02%
  Belgium 0.51%
  Norway 0.51%
  Honduras 0.51%
  BD 0.51%
  Iran 0.51%
  Canada 0.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.73%
Dell 23.42%
Samsung 17.12%
Acer 10.81%
Toshiba 10.81%
ASUS 1.80%
American Megatrends 1.80%
Sony 0.90%
Lenovo 0.90%
Common models
Samsung 940X3G/930X3G 14.16%
Samsung 870Z5E/880Z5E/680... 2.65%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.65%
Dell Inspiron N5010 1.77%
HP Pavilion Sleekbook 14 ... 1.77%
Dell Inspiron 620 1.77%

About (from iolo technologies, LLC)

Founded in 1998, iolo technologies, LLC (www.iolo.
Publisher URL: www.iolo.com


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