With Cyber Shield you execute all integrated programs in a so-called sandbox. We have had the software examined and tested by external companies/specialists in order to have this functionality checked and we will have Cyber Shield continuously tested. When we speak of “secure” in the help, we mean the current state of the technology.
The installation of the program requires a working Windows operating system. Support for Mac is in preparation. As far as the hardware is concerned, the general rule is: the more powerful, the better. But you need it at least:
- Windows 7/8/10 (32- or 64-bit each)
- at least 1 Gigabyte RAM
- You must be connected to the Internet while using the program!
If unexpected problems occur with SecuPerts Cyber Shield, please contact our support. You can reach our support center via our contact form on this website. Please have the following information ready so that we can help you as effectively as possible:
- The program name (SecuPerts Cyber Shield) and the version number.
- The name of the operating system used and any service packs installed.
- A short error description, as well as an indication of the frequency of occurrence (sporadic or regular).
To install SecuPerts Cyber Shield, please proceed as follows:
- Backup all current data and close all open programs.
- If you have purchased SecuPerts Cyber Shield on DVD, insert the disc now. Then please open your CD/DVD-ROM drive via ‘My Computer’ on your desktop and double-click a setup file.
- If you have purchased SecuPerts Cyber Shield as a download, unpack the downloaded file with a double click.
The following files will become visible:
Please click on “Extract” to extract all files. Then open the folder with all unzipped files. You will then have two options:
- Install Cyber Shield on USB
- Installing Cyber Shield for Windows
Note: DE stands for the German installation and EN for the English installation. More languages are in preparation!
If you want to install Cyber Shield on USB, you must have an 8 GB USB stick from which your computer can boot. Then follow the further instructions.
Here we will now describe how to install the software under Windows. Please click on “Install Cyber Shield for Windows” and follow the installation instructions:
- Confirm that Cyber Shield is allowed to make changes
- Then enter your serial number. If you don’t have a serial number yet and want to try the software in demo mode, please leave this field empty. Then click on “Install” and the installation will start.
- A separate installation of “Oracle Virtual Box” will start. Please click 3 times on “Next”, 1x on “Yes” and then 2 times on “Install” (one of them for a device driver). Finally, please select “Finish”.
- Click on “Finish” and some windows will open in which automatic configurations are performed.
You can close the “Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager” software. This is no longer required.
Cyber Shield will then run and the following window will open:
Now you have to come up with a password which you can remember well and you should keep this password safe! Tips for secure passwords can be found here. The password for Cyber Shield must be at least ten characters long, contain upper and lower case letters and a number. If the “Apply” button becomes active, please click on it. It will take a few seconds for Cyber Shield to continue.
Very important: If you lose this password, you can no longer access your personal data, which you enter/use in Cyber Shield! So please keep it safe and remember it!
Next comes a prompt to put Cyber Shield into “seamless mode”. Please activate the checkbox at “Do not show this message again” and select “Switch on”.
Then please accept our End User License Agreement and click “Yes”. If you have previously forgotten to enter the license key, you can do so now.
Cyber Shield will then start.
Please note: The following message appears at the top of the screen:
You can ignore this message and also click away by right-clicking the “x” twice.
The main menu of Cyber Shield looks like this:
You now have the choice between the following functions:
- Password manager
You currently have two options here::
- Internet: secure, but not anonymous
- Internet: safe and anonymous (TOR)
We are working on a free update, which will allow a third option soon:
- Internet: secure & anonymous (VPN)
In both cases we use Mozilla Firefox as our browser. Detailed instructions for Firefox can be found here.
Please note: Both browsers available to you are secure and you can move freely around the Internet.
If you want to use the Tor network, you can also surf anonymously – but unfortunately quite slowly. For more information about the Tor network, click here.
We are working on the integration of our own VPN network. This will allow you to surf anonymously much faster.
Attention: The start of the browser may take some time
We use a current version of KeePassXC. Further details can be found on the homepage of the software KeePassXC.
We use Earlybird, a version of Thunderbird. A detailed manual for this software can be found here.
Also here applies: You can open all e-mails calmly! Nothing can happen to you!
You have access to a word processor, a spreadsheet, a presentation software and can also view your last edited files. The “Libre Office 5” software is used in all menu items.
Eine ausführliche Anleitung dieser Software finden Sie hier.
A detailed manual of this software can be found here.
Please note: Everything you edit in Libre Office is protected against possible viruses on your main computer and possible viruses, trojans etc. in the documents cannot access your system. So you can really securely manage and edit your documents!
Please move your mouse to the top of your desktop and a menu bar will appear. There you will see the following icon:
Please click on the icon and you will have the following options, which are self-explanatory:
As soon as you exit or restart the software, all Cyber Shield modules will be restored to their original state. Your personal data will all remain in the data safe!
How are data exchanged between Cyber Shield and the main system?
Cyber Shield places the folder “Cyber Shield shared files” on the desktop of your computer. All files that you store there are accessible in Cyber Shield – and of course via your normal Windows environment. As this represents a potential security risk, all files there are checked with the daily updated virus scanner from Avira. However, there is always a residual risk if you want to exchange data.
Which keyboard shortcuts are important?
CTRL-M: Cyber Shield works in so-called “Seamless Mode”. I.e., all executed programs run in their own windows (as it is usual with Windows). With CTRL-M you can switch between the seamless mode and the classic desktop mode.
CTRL-L: With CTRL-L you switch Cyber Shield to full screen mode and back again.
ALT and click: If you want to move the Cyber Shield window, press the “ALT” key and click on the Cyber Shield window. You can then move the window as you like.
Note: Please use only the right CRTL key!
How will Cyber Shield be enhanced in the future?
Yes, we will add another browser that will allow you to quickly surf anonymously over a VPN network. And above all much faster than with TOR. We are also working on a secure banking browser and the integration of banking software. Details will follow soon! Basically, the software will also be translated into other languages afterwards.
When is Cyber Shield coming for Mac?
As soon as all above mentioned functions are integrated, we will also release the software for Mac!
Which operating systems are supported?
Cyber Shield runs on Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7 – both 32- and 64 bit!
On MAC OS X the versions 10.10, 10.11, 10.12 and 10.13 (64-bit and Mac Intel hardware only) will be supported.
Will the computer be slowed down by Cyber Shield?
No. Cyber Shield does not slow down your system. On modern 64-bit computers, you will notice no real loss of speed when you surf the Internet with our software.