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What is OffersWizard?


The Malwarebytes research team has determined that OffersWizard is adware. These adware applications display advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing.


How do I know if my computer is affected by OffersWizard?


You may see this entry in your list of installed programs:




How did OffersWizard get on my computer?


Adware applications use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was bundled with other software.


How do I remove OffersWizard?


Our program Malwarebytes Anti-Malware can detect and remove this potentially unwanted program.

  • Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.
  • Double-click mbam-setup-version.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • At the end, be sure a check-mark is placed next to the following:
    • Enable free trial of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium
    • Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, you will be prompted to download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, select Scan now. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • When the scan is complete , make sure that everything is set to "Quarantine", and click Apply Actions.
  • Reboot your computer if prompted.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of OffersWizard?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes OffersWizard completely.
How would the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware help protect me?


We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this hijacker.  


As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware would have protected you against the OffersWizard hijacker.  It would have warned you before the rogue could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.



Technical details for experts


You will see no signs in a HijackThis log:



Alterations made by the installer:


 File system details  ---------------------------------------------    Adds the folder C:\Program Files\Common Files\Config       Adds the file data.xml"="7/27/2014 11:28 AM, 1935 bytes, A       Adds the file uninstinethnfd.exe"="9/19/2014 3:29 PM, 44325 bytes, A       Adds the file ver.xml"="7/27/2014 11:28 AM, 687 bytes, A    In the existing folder C:\Windows\System32       Adds the file hfnapi.dll"="7/30/2014 7:25 PM, 108544 bytes, A       Adds the file hfpapi.dll"="7/30/2014 7:25 PM, 248832 bytes, A       Adds the file installd.exe"="7/30/2014 7:25 PM, 111104 bytes, A       Adds the file nethtsrv.exe"="7/30/2014 7:25 PM, 180224 bytes, A       Adds the file netupdsrv.exe"="7/30/2014 7:25 PM, 162816 bytes, A    In the existing folder C:\Windows\System32\drivers       Adds the file nethfdrv.sys"="7/30/2014 7:26 PM, 40528 bytes, A  Registry details  ------------------------------------------    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Client]       "cid"="REG_SZ", "6919"       "cname"="REG_SZ", "draziWsreffO"       "i"="REG_SZ", "20140919152913"       "sid"="REG_SZ", "00000000000000000000000000000000"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\inethnfd]       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", "%C:\Program Files\Common Files\Config\uninstinethnfd.exe"       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "OffersWizard Network System Driver"       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", ""       "InstalledBy"="REG_SZ", ""       "NoModify"="REG_DWORD", 1       "NoRepair"="REG_DWORD", 1       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", ""       "QuietUninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files\Common Files\Config\uninstinethnfd.exe" /S"       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files\Common Files\Config\uninstinethnfd.exe""       "URLInfoAbout"="REG_SZ", ""       "URLUpdateInfo"="REG_SZ", ""       "VersionMajor"="REG_SZ", "1"       "VersionMinor"="REG_SZ", "0"

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:



Malwarebytes Anti-Malwarewww.malwarebytes.org Scan Date: 9/19/2014Scan Time: 3:40:09 PMLogfile: mbamOfferswizard.txtAdministrator: Yes Version: Database: v2014.09.19.03Rootkit Database: v2014.09.18.01License: FreeMalware Protection: DisabledMalicious Website Protection: DisabledSelf-protection: Disabled OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1CPU: x86File System: NTFSUser: Malwarebytes Scan Type: Threat ScanResult: CompletedObjects Scanned: 267294Time Elapsed: 3 min, 15 sec Memory: EnabledStartup: EnabledFilesystem: EnabledArchives: EnabledRootkits: DisabledHeuristics: EnabledPUP: EnabledPUM: Enabled Processes: 0(No malicious items detected) Modules: 0(No malicious items detected) Registry Keys: 1PUP.Optional.OffersWizard.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\inethnfd, Quarantined, [7a05e10ed2a94ee877a358b9f40f17e9],  Registry Values: 0(No malicious items detected) Registry Data: 0(No malicious items detected) Folders: 1PUP.Optional.OffersWizard.A, C:\Program Files\Common Files\Config, Quarantined, [7a05e10ed2a94ee877a358b9f40f17e9],  Files: 11PUP.Optional.OffersWizard.A, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\drvinst01.exe, Quarantined, [0c73da15c1ba3204f612c27206ffed13], PUP.Optional.OffersWizard.A, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\uninstinethnfd.exe, Quarantined, [4f306d82dd9e8fa7ac5cae863ec78e72], PUP.Optional.NetFilter, C:\Windows\System32\hfnapi.dll, Quarantined, [255abc33ec8f72c4c07f9c1fb94844bc], PUP.Optional.NetFilter, C:\Windows\System32\hfpapi.dll, Quarantined, [8ff008e74536ac8a1d2311aaa35ea759], PUP.Optional.Amonetize, C:\Windows\System32\nethtsrv.exe, Quarantined, [611e23cc8fecba7c99fedebf01008a76], PUP.Optional.Amonetize, C:\Windows\System32\netupdsrv.exe, Quarantined, [6d12e50acead1a1c7424712c1de45fa1], PUP.Optional.NetFilter, C:\Windows\System32\drivers\nethfdrv.sys, Quarantined, [7c03b8374239e3537154f7a6e819e11f], PUP.Optional.InstallD.A, C:\Windows\System32\installd.exe, Quarantined, [b1cea54a2d4ed75ff2e3c74616ed11ef], PUP.Optional.OffersWizard.A, C:\Program Files\Common Files\Config\ver.xml, Quarantined, [7a05e10ed2a94ee877a358b9f40f17e9], PUP.Optional.OffersWizard.A, C:\Program Files\Common Files\Config\data.xml, Quarantined, [7a05e10ed2a94ee877a358b9f40f17e9], PUP.Optional.OffersWizard.A, C:\Program Files\Common Files\Config\uninstinethnfd.exe, Quarantined, [7a05e10ed2a94ee877a358b9f40f17e9],  Physical Sectors: 0(No malicious items detected)  (end)

As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware could have protected your computer against this threat.

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