Delete Incognito Private Shield

What is Incognito Private Shield

Incognito Private Shield falls under the category of a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). Its authors claim that the program cleans all privacy issues that are on your PC, such as user and password, profile, browser history, IM History, Cookies, local trace files, and other issues. Incognito Private Shield is actually a fake system optimization software, also referred to as a fake privacy optimizer. The majority of issues it reports can be fixed absolutely for free. However, the program additionally presents a lot of intentional false positive detections to make people buy the so-called full or registered version of the software.

Delete Incognito Private Shield

Incognito Private Shield is similar to Privacy Plus, Privacy Keeper and some other programs reporting similar fake privacy issues. The distributors of Incognito Private Shield understand that people most likely will not come to the personal conclusion to install the application through its official page. So they refer to the illegal practice of bundling the installer with other free programs. Hence, it is absolutely correct that the utility is detected by many anti-virus utilities as the one that should be immediately removed.

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Reasons not to tolerate Incognito Private Shield

Probably the main factor not to treat Incognito Private Shield as a genuine software is its numerous false positives. The application does not fix real computer problems, such as the damage by real malware or spyware. It is simply not capable of identifying the exact leakages in your system security that could lead to your privacy being compromised. Incognito Private Shield instead reports many fake problems in order to force you into activating its full version. Unfortunately, the registered version of the program is equally primitive, so investing money into it is the total waste of your funds. Incognito Private Shield essentially disturbs users while running in the system. It is automatically launched as soon as you start your PC. The software immediately runs its fictitious scanning lasting within a very short period of time. Soon the utility gives you a report mentioning invented problems and forcing you to purchase the license for fixing them. While the fake scanning takes place, Incognito Private Shield additionally distracts you with the multitude of pop-up alerts attempting to scare you into buying the licensed version of the program.

Finally, Incognito Private Shield causes your PC to be working in a very slow manner. Your system will be overloaded by the active processes related to the PUP. It uses a lot of system resources and causes high CPU usage that may result in continuous freezing and may lead to system crashes.

How to avoid Incognito Private Shield installation

The intrusion of Incognito Private Shield occurs without the user’s direct permission. The PUP is included in the setup file of many free programs. Unfortunately, sometimes this information about additional offers is not clearly mentioned during the installation process, or it may be specified in a small print. Users are often reluctant to read all these details carefully, so they tend to blindly agree with all the installation details by click on “Next†or “I agree†buttons. This is the way Incognito Private Shield infiltrates into many PCs today. Your current security software can also be blamed for the failure to protect your system from Incognito Private Shield unwanted installation. Many anti-viruses today claim to be effective, but often they simply do not perform their protecting function as advertised. You should exercise caution next time whenever you browse the web and especially when installing any free utilities. Incognito Private Shield can be uninstalled directly from the Control Panel, however, we additionally urge you to refer to the help of either Anti-Malware Tool or Anti-Malware Tool to make sure that there are no other traces of malware left in your system.

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Stage 1: Delete Browser Extension

First of all, we would recommend that you check your browser extensions and remove any that are linked to Incognito Private Shield. A lot of adware and other unwanted programs use browser extensions in order to hijacker internet applications.

Remove Incognito Private Shield Extension from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address bar, type: chrome://extensions/ and press Enter.
  3. Look for Incognito Private Shield or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Uninstall Incognito Private Shield Extension from Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. In the address bar, type: about:addons and press Enter.
  3. From the menu on the left, choose Extensions.
  4. Look for Incognito Private Shield or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Delete Incognito Private Shield Extension from Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select Preferences from the list.
  4. Choose the Extensions tab.
  5. Look for Incognito Private Shield or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Uninstall’.
  6. Additionally, open Safari Settings again and choose Downloads.
  7. If Incognito Private Shield.safariextz appears on the list, select it and press ‘Clear’.

Remove Incognito Private Shield Add-ons from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the menu at the top, select Tools and then press Manage add-ons.
  3. Look for Incognito Private Shield or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.
  4. Reopen Internet Explorer.In the unlikely scenario that Incognito Private Shield is still on your browser, follow the additional instructions below.
  5. Press Windows Key + R, type appwiz.cpl and press Enter
  6. The Program and Features window will open where you should be able to find the Incognito Private Shield program.
  7. Select Incognito Private Shield or any other recently installed unwanted entry and press ‘Uninstall/Change’.

Alternative method to clear the browser from Incognito Private Shield

There may be cases when adware or PUPs cannot be removed by simply deleting extensions or codes. In those situations, it is necessary to reset the browser to default configuration. In you notice that even after getting rid of weird extensions the infection is still present, follow the below instructions.

Use Chrome Clean Up Tool to Delete Incognito Private Shield

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address box, type: chrome://settings/ and press Enter.
  3. Expand Advanced settings, which you can find by scrolling down.
  4. Scroll down until you see Reset and Cleanup.
  5. Press on Clean up computer. Then press Find.

This Google Chrome feature is supposed to clear the computer of any harmful software. If it does not detect Incognito Private Shield, go back to the Clean up computer and reset settings.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

If you still find Incognito Private Shield in your Mozilla Firefox browser, you should be able to get rid of it by restoring your Firefox settings to default. While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox
  2. Into the address box, type: about:support and press Enter.
  3. You will be redirected to a Troubleshooting Information page.
  4. From the menu on the right side, select Refresh Firefox.
  5. Confirm your choice by clicking Refresh Firefox in the new window.
  6. Your browser will close automatically in order to successfully restore the settings.
  7. Press Finish.

Reset Safari Browser to Normal Settings

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Press Reset Safari.
  4. A new window will appear. Select the boxes of what you want to reset or use the screenshot below to guide you. Once you have selected everything, press ‘Reset’.
  5. Restart Safari.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the top menu, press on Tools and then Internet Options.
  3. In the new window that opens, choose the Advanced tab.
  4. At the bottom of the window, below Reset Internet settings, there will be a ‘Reset’ button. Press that.

While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

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