Manual removal instructions:

The file HOTSPOT SHIELD.LNK is malware related. You must delete the file HOTSPOT SHIELD.LNK immediately!

Use this guide to remove HOTSPOT SHIELD.LNK manually:

STEP 1: Uninstall HOTSPOT SHIELD.LNK using Windows uninstallation applet (use Add/Remove Programs or Uninstall Program or Apps & features).

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STEP 2: Open Task Manager and close all processes, related to HOTSPOT SHIELD.LNK in their description. Discover the directories where such processes start. Search for random or strange file names.

Remove HOTSPOT SHIELD.LNK virus from running processes Remove HOTSPOT SHIELD.LNK virus from running processes.

STEP 3: Inspect the Windows services. Press Win+R, type in: services.msc and press OK.

Remove HOTSPOT SHIELD.LNK virus from Windows services Remove HOTSPOT SHIELD.LNK virus from Windows services.

Disable the services with random names or contains HOTSPOT SHIELD.LNK in it's name or description.

STEP 4: After that press Win+R, type in: taskschd.msc and press OK to open Windows Task Scheduler.

Remove HOTSPOT SHIELD.LNK from scheduled task list.

Delete any task related to HOTSPOT SHIELD.LNK. Disable unknown tasks with random names.

STEP 5: Clear the Windows registry from HOTSPOT SHIELD.LNK virus.

Press Win+R, type in: regedit.exe and press OK.

Remove HOTSPOT SHIELD.LNK virus from Windows registry Remove HOTSPOT SHIELD.LNK virus from Windows registry.

Find and delete all keys/values contains HOTSPOT SHIELD.LNK.

STEP 6: Check your shortcuts on your desktop and in the Start menu for HOTSPOT SHIELD.LNK presence.

Fix infected shortcuts.

STEP 7: Remove a virus from Google Chrome.

STEP 8: Remove a virus from Internet Explorer.

STEP 9: Remove a virus from Mozilla Firefox.

STEP 10: And at the end, clear your basket, temporal files, browser's cache.



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HOTSPOT SHIELD.LNK Dangerous Rating: 5 out of 5

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