What is WebShieldService.exe?

WebShieldService.exe is part of Web Shield and developed by Irrational Number Applications according to the WebShieldService.exe version information.

WebShieldService.exe's description is "WebShield Service"

WebShieldService.exe is digitally signed by Irrational Number Applications.

WebShieldService.exe is usually located in the 'C:\ProgramData\WebShield\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected WebShieldService.exe.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on WebShieldService.exe:

Product nameWeb Shield
Company nameIrrational Number Applications
File descriptionWebShield Service
Internal nameWebShieldService.exe
Original filenameWebShieldService.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright © Irrational Number Applications 2015
Product version1.0.0.0
File version1.0.0.0

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameWeb Shield
Company nameIrrational Number Applications
File descriptionWebShield Service
Internal nameWebShieldService.exe
Original filenameWebShieldService.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright © Irrational Number Appli..
Product version1.0.0.0
File version1.0.0.0

Digital signatures [?]

WebShieldService.exe has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameIrrational Number Applications
Certificate issuer nameSymantec Class 3 SHA256 Code Signing CA
Certificate serial number637f0a74512cf65b05b3a5a0241d6624

VirusTotal report

12 of the 57 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the WebShieldService.exe file. That's a 21% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
AVG Downloader.CBD
Avira ADWARE/PullUpdate.Gen7
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.PullUpdate.IrNu
Bkav W32.HfsAdware.3AEF
Cyren W32/PullUpdate.B.gen!Eldorado
DrWeb Adware.Yontoo.79
ESET-NOD32 a variant of MSIL/Adware.PullUpdate.G.gen
F-Prot W32/PullUpdate.B.gen!Eldorado
Jiangmin AdWare/MSIL.joc
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.WebShield.A
Panda PUP/WebShield
Tencent Msil.Adware.Pullupdate.Swak
12 of the 57 anti-virus programs detected the WebShieldService.exe file.

WebShieldService.exe removal instructions

The instructions below shows how to remove WebShieldService.exe with help from the FreeFixer removal tool. Basically, you install FreeFixer, scan your computer, check the WebShieldService.exe file for removal, restart your computer and scan it again to verify that WebShieldService.exe has been successfully removed. Here are the removal instructions in more detail:

  1. Download and install FreeFixer: http://www.freefixer.com/download.html
  2. Start FreeFixer and press the Start Scan button. The scan will finish in approximately five minutes.
    Screenshot of Start Scan button
  3. When the scan is finished, locate WebShieldService.exe in the scan result and tick the checkbox next to the WebShieldService.exe file. Do not check any other file for removal unless you are 100% sure you want to delete it. Tip: Press CTRL-F to open up FreeFixer's search dialog to quickly locate WebShieldService.exe in the scan result.
    Red arrow point on the unwanted file
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the scan result and press the Fix button. FreeFixer will now delete the WebShieldService.exe file.
    Screenshot of Fix button
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. If WebShieldService.exe still remains in the scan result, proceed with the next step. If WebShieldService.exe is gone from the scan result you're done.
  7. If WebShieldService.exe still remains in the scan result, check its checkbox again in the scan result and click Fix.
  8. Restart your computer.
  9. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. Verify that WebShieldService.exe no longer appear in the scan result.
Please select the option that best describe your thoughts on the removal instructions given above

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Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to webshieldservice.exe:

webshieldservice.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

webshieldservice.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

WebShield Service has stopped working.

End Program - webshieldservice.exe. This program is not responding.

webshieldservice.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

webshieldservice.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

What will you do with the file?

To help other users, please let us know what you will do with the file:

What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with the file. 60% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 5 users.

User vote results: There were 3 votes to remove and 2 votes to keep

NOTE: Please do not use this poll as the only source of input to determine what you will do with the file. Only 5 users has voted so far so it does not offer a high degree of confidence.


Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

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