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Wireshark Antivirus Adware Removal Instructions

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The Emsisoft malware research team has discoverd a new outbreak of the Wireshark Antivirus adware. Emsisoft Anti-Malware detects this malware as Adware.Win32.WiresharkAntivirus.

Wireshark Antivirus is a rogue security program, this is a new variant of SysAntivirus (alias Sysinternals Antivirus), XJR Antivirus, AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro and RTS Antivirus 2010. The maker of this rogue give it name as Sysinternals Antivirus. A rogue application tries to trick you by displaying false positive/misleading scan results report, which says that your computer is infected with viruses or trojan, but you will not be able to delete them before you purchase.

Create new files:

  • %ProgramFiles%skynet.dat
  • %ProgramFiles%svchost.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%wp3.dat
  • %ProgramFiles%wp4.dat
  • %ProgramFiles%adc_w32.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%alggui.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%nuar.old
  • %ProgramFiles%Wireshark AntivirusWireshark Antivirus.exe
  • %UserProfile%DesktopWireshark Antivirus.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsWireshark AntivirusWireshark Antivirus.lnk

Create new registry entries:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareClassesCLSID{149256D5-E103-4523-BB43-2CFB066839D6}
    (SZ) (Default) = ADC PlugIn
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareClassesCLSID{149256D5-E103-4523-BB43-2CFB066839D6}InprocServer32
    (SZ) (Default) = C:Program Filesadc_w32.dll
    (SZ) ThreadingModel = Apartment
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesAdbUpd
    (DWORD) Type = 0×00000010 (16)
    (DWORD) Start = 0×00000002 (2)
    (DWORD) ErrorControl = 0×00000001 (1)
    (SZ) DisplayName = Adobe Update Service
    (SZ) ImagePath = C:Program Filessvchost.exe

Modify registry entry:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareClassesexefileshellopencommand
    Old: (SZ) (Default) = “%1″ %*
    New: (SZ) (Default) = C:Program Filesalggui.exe “%1″ %*

Screenshots:

Adware.Win32.WiresharkAntivirus_1-400x30

Adware.Win32.WiresharkAntivirus_2-400x33

Adware.Win32.WiresharkAntivirus_3-400x21

Adware.Win32.WiresharkAntivirus_4-400x27

How to remove the infection of Wireshark Antivirus (Adware.Win32.WiresharkAntivirus)?

To delete this malware infection, please download and install Emsisoft Anti-Malware. Run a full scan on all drives and move all detected items to the quarantine.



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