Remove Web Shield adware (Removal Guide)

If you are looking for the “Windows Web Shield” Removal Guide – Click here.

In this case, we write an article about the removal instruction for Web Shield. Please, note that Web Shield is not a virus. But it does act like a Potentially Unwanted Program. We got questions from customers who installed Web Shield on their computer without notice.

This is because Web Shield comes bundled with known adware contained custom installers from and CNET. The CNET custom installer is where we got Web Shield installed. If you try to decline Web Shield during installation of the free software you are trying to download, the whole installation quits. Even the free software is not installed. This behavior might vary from customs installer.

You are being forced to install the offered application if you want to try the free software you originally trying to install. Therefore this removal instruction for Web Shield.

Also, we added 3 free tools to remove additionally offered adware that is also forced to be installed on your computer. We use AdwCleaner and Junkware Removal tool for detection and removal of adware on your computer system and MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to remove any left over infections. Both AdwCleaner and Junkware Removal Tool have known adware removal tools and just as MalwareBytes Anti-Malware completely free of charge.

Remove Web Shield (Uninstall instructions)

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It is advised to always read the Terms and Agreements before installing software on your computer. Do never click too fast thru the installation process [Next] button of software as you will agree to software you might not want to install. If the installer offers an Advanced or Custom option button, click it to find out if there is any other malicious software offered and installed during the installation process.

STEP 1 – Remove Web Shield Windows XP or Windows 7

  • Select Start
  • Select Control Panel
  • Goto Programs
  • Select Uninstall a program

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Remove Web Shield

Search for Web Shield from Parallel Lines Development LLC and click the Uninstall button

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* Basically search for any recent installed software you don’t know or trust

Remove Web Shield from Windows 8

Drag your mouse to the right edge of the screen. Goto Search and type “Control Panel
Select Control Panel on the left.

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Goto ProgramsUninstall a program

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Search for Web Shield from Parallel Lines Development LLC and click the Uninstall button

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Basically search for any recent installed software you don’t know or trust

STEP 2 – Remove Additional Adware using AdwCleaner

AdwCleaner will scan your computer for malicious Services, Folder, Files, Shortcuts, Registry items, and Products. As AdwCleaner tries to delete these malicious content it will also clean the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox browser. We strongly recommend using AdwCleaner several times a month to keep your computer clean from adware, popups, browser hijackers or toolbars.

Download AdwCleaner (Official link and direct-download)

Select AdwCleaner.exe with right mouse click and Run as Administrator

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If User Account Control asks you to allow AdwCleaner.exe to make changes to your computer, press Yes to continue.

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Start scanning your computer for any malicious threats by selecting the Scan button, please wait.

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AdwCleaner will now start scanning your computer. If AdwCleaner is done, it will display a list of malicious items detected, please uncheck the items you do not want to remove that might be detected as malicious.
If you have nothing to uncheck, continue to the removal process and select the Clean button.

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AdwCleaner will display the following informational alerts and starts rebooting the computer.

All programs will be closed in order to proceed correctly to the removal of the infections. Please save any work in progress and the click [OK]

If you have been brought to use AdwCleaner, it’s probably because your PC contained potentially unwanted programs or adware.
Potentially unwanted programs are often proposed during the installation of software. They may be present form of toolbars that sometimes change the homepage of the browser and slow internet browsing.
To avoid the installation of these programs polluting the computer, it is essential to follow these tips:

– Always download a program from the official link, or a trusted site
– When installing a program, do not click too fast [Next] without paying attention to Terms of Use and third-party programs available.
– If third-party programs are available (toolbars, etc) uncheck them.
– Enable detection of PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) in your Antivirus.

AdwCleaner must restart the computer to complete the removal process. The report will be opened on the next reboot.

After the reboo, a logfile will open. The logfile in Windows XP and Windows 7 will open once the desktop is started. To open the logfile in Windows 8 you need to switch to the Desktop modus by selecting windows key + d on your keyboard.
If you want to check the AdwCleaner log, you can find the report log in your system drive, Adwcleaner folder (for example: C:\adwcleaner)

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