WireShark Antivirus

Posted: August 5, 2010
Threat Metric
Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs 2,895

WireShark Antivirus Description

ScreenshotWireShark Antivirus (or WireSharkAntivirus) is a rogue malware remover which uses the name of a legitimate company to urge unwary computer users to purchase a fake product. WireSharkAntivirus uses stealthy trojan malware to get onto the system undetected. The malicious Trojans configure the system to launch Wireshark Antivirus everytime Windows boots up. Once active, the trojans produce fake warnings claiming the PC is infected with malware to urge the user to purchase WireSharkAntivirus. WireShark Antivirus cannot remove malware and is designed to pilfer money from hapless computer users. Do not fall for its trickery and have WireSharkAntivirus and all related trojans removed immediately using updated software.

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Aliases


Trojan.FakeAV [Symantec]Trojan.Agent/GenSuspicious file [Panda]Artemis!EAC83866829C [McAfee]Suspicious:W32/Malware!Gemini [F-Secure]W32/FraudLoad.A!Generic [Authentium]Win32:SuspBehav-DTrojan.Win32.Generic.5225FD5ATrojan:Win32/FakeScanti [Microsoft]Win32/WiresharkAntivirus.A [eTrust-Vet]Troj/Agent-OGQ [Sophos]Trojan.Fakealert.18638 [DrWeb]Trojan.Generic.4556294 [BitDefender]Trojan.FraudLoad-3279 [ClamAV]a variant of Win32/Kryptik.FXJ [NOD32]
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Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

The following files were created in the system:



%PROGRAMFILES%csrss.exe File name: csrss.exe
Size: 59.9 KB (59904 bytes)
MD5: f85a29f090092c747ebd491fcda7bd2d
Detection count: 459
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES%
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: September 3, 2010
%ProgramFiles%\Wireshark Antivirus\Wireshark Antivirus.exe File name: Wireshark Antivirus.exe
Size: 993.28 KB (993280 bytes)
MD5: e9160325ae778f90078b37251995b63c
Detection count: 68
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ProgramFiles%\Wireshark Antivirus\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: October 7, 2010
%ProgramFiles%\scdata\wskinn.exe File name: wskinn.exe
Size: 151.09 KB (151093 bytes)
MD5: ac87a1dcaa66a5b0ef19f10ac6cc4022
Detection count: 65
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ProgramFiles%\scdata\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: October 7, 2010
%ProgramFiles%conhost.exe File name: conhost.exe
Size: 98.81 KB (98816 bytes)
MD5: e620d288cc1d5ef70a1bbd52371f2ed9
Detection count: 61
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ProgramFiles%
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: October 7, 2010
%ProgramFiles%shk_v10.dll File name: shk_v10.dll
Size: 371.71 KB (371712 bytes)
MD5: 3946288b67aa158b914fcbd8922f6a73
Detection count: 12
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Path: %ProgramFiles%
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: October 7, 2010

More files

Registry Modifications


The following newly produced Registry Values are:

Directory%systemdrive%\Wireshark Antivirus

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