• Report: #964320

Complaint Review: Security Shield

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  • Submitted: Sat, November 03, 2012
  • Updated: Sat, November 03, 2012

  • Reported By: Ruthie — Mercer Island Washington United States of America
Security Shield
Internet United States of America

Security Shield Security Shield held my computer hostage. Internet

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Security Shield took over my computer.  I couldn't get rid of it, nor could I get to any other website.  They wanted me to pay $80 and sign up for their security system.  I was not about to pay hostage money to those pirates. 

I was able to go to my Control Panel and get to the Recovery and Open System Restore, which brings up "Restore computer to earlier point of time".  I rolled the computer back to several days before these pirates captured my computer and the virus was gone.

I don't understand why any of these people who have reported this RipOff paid ransom money.  That just encourages them to continue stealing.

I also sent a report to my state's Consumer Protection office.


This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 11/03/2012 06:13 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Security-Shield/internet/Security-Shield-Security-Shield-held-my-computer-hostage-Internet-964320. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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