Remove MacShield


When using your Mac, you are told by a program called MacShield that you have viruses and that you must pay for the product in order to remove them. This is actually a fake antivirus that lies about your system security in order to get your money and is actually a variant of the MAC Defender trojan.


To remove the Mac Shield malware, you can download our Removal Tool or follow these instructions:

  1. Click the Spotlight magnifying glass icon (top right of the screen) or press cmd + Space.
  2. Type in Activity Monitor and press Enter.
  3. Make sure the dropdown (near the top right of the window) is set to All Processes.
  4. In the list, click on MacShield.
  5. Click the Quit Process button.
  6. Click Force Quit.
  7. Go to your Applications folder.
  8. Delete the MacShield file and empty the trash..
  9. Click the Apple icon in the top left of the screen, then click System Preferences.
  10. Click Accounts.
  11. Click on your username on the left.
  12. Click the Login Items tab.
  13. If Mac Shield is there click on it, then click the minus (-) button.

It is recommended that you Disable Automatic File Opening in Safari to prevent this happening again.


  1. You are a God Send. I would never have known how to get rid of MacShield and disable automatic file opening in Safari if not for you. Thanks a million times!!!!!

  2. Thanks so much! I was so afraid and frustrated-I felt like MacShield was the Mafia making me an offer I couldn't refuse!! Thanks so much, you are my Hero!!

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  4. for the last step, i didnt see Mac Shield, so i didn't click on the minus button. is that ok? am i still good to go and rid of Mac Shield for good?

  5. Thank you Carl… and GOD BLESS you! You're an absolute SAVIOR. The steps were easy to follow and I was able to breathe a huge sigh of relief. To think that one of the reasons for my buying a Mac is to avoid viruses that plaque PCs. All the Best to you and keep at it! Karl

  6. the stupid thing made me lose my appetite on several occasions..thanks a lot! u just saved me a lot of sleep šŸ™‚

  7. Thank you so much! With your help, I got rid of a virus all by myself for the first time! My geeky friends have never been more proud!

  8. Thank you so much….This is the best and most detailed info. I have found. These popups were so bad I could not even let my kids walk in the office. Thanks again

  9. carl, you are the bestas soon as i downloaded it i knew i downlaoded something i shouldnt havethanks<3

  10. Thank you so much i got tricked by this program and was so close to getting in trouble from my mother people are just sick risk exposing kids to those sights just to scam a few dollars. Thanks again your program was fast and simple to use and got rid of anoying scam program in seconds

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