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What is WizLine?

 

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that WizLine 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 WizLine?

 

You may see this toolbar in your list of Toolbars and Extensions:

 

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and this toolbar in Internet Explorer:

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How did WizLine get on my computer?

 

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

 

How do I remove WizLine?

 

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 WizLine?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes WizLine 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 WizLine adware.  It would have warned you before the rogue could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.

 

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Technical details for experts

 

You will see these signs in a HijackThis log:

O3 - Toolbar: WizLineToolBar - {A28C812E-9967-447B-A842-C386DF16B3FB} - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\WizLine\WizLine.dllO8 - Extra context menu item: &Sample Toolband Serach - res://C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\WizLine\WizLine.dll/MENUSEARCH.HTM
 

 

Alterations made by the installer:

File system details  ---------------------------------------------    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\WizLine       Adds the file WizLine.dll"="8/27/2014 6:45 AM, 222792 bytes, A       Adds the file WizLineAgent.exe"="8/11/2014 5:58 AM, 38472 bytes, A       Adds the file WizLineUninstall.exe"="5/29/2014 12:27 PM, 30280 bytes, A       Adds the file wzcart.exe"="8/27/2014 6:57 AM, 3753544 bytes, A    In the existing folder C:\Windows\System32\Tasks       Adds the file WizLine"="10/10/2014 2:33 PM, 3356 bytes, ARegistry details  ------------------------------------------    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{A28C812E-9967-447B-A842-C386DF16B3FB}]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "WizLineToolBar"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{A28C812E-9967-447B-A842-C386DF16B3FB}\InprocServer32]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\WizLine\WizLine.dll"       "ThreadingModel"="REG_SZ", "Apartment"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{A28C812E-9967-447B-A842-C386DF16B3FB}\ProgID]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "WizLine.WizLineToolBar.1"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{A28C812E-9967-447B-A842-C386DF16B3FB}\Programmable]    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{A28C812E-9967-447B-A842-C386DF16B3FB}\TypeLib]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{D7092E5D-315B-465E-84F5-6C4A5667E96F}"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{A28C812E-9967-447B-A842-C386DF16B3FB}\VersionIndependentProgID]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "WizLine.WizLineToolBar"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{28C8D61A-FB08-47E1-88E0-800A2272BDE6}]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "IToolBandObj"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{28C8D61A-FB08-47E1-88E0-800A2272BDE6}\ProxyStubClsid]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{28C8D61A-FB08-47E1-88E0-800A2272BDE6}\ProxyStubClsid32]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{28C8D61A-FB08-47E1-88E0-800A2272BDE6}\TypeLib]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{D7092E5D-315B-465E-84F5-6C4A5667E96F}"       "Version"="REG_SZ", "1.0"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ToolBand.ToolBandObj]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "WizLineToolBar"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ToolBand.ToolBandObj\CLSID]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{A28C812E-9967-447B-A842-C386DF16B3FB}"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ToolBand.ToolBandObj\CurVer]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "WizLine.WizLineToolBar.1"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ToolBand.ToolBandObj.1]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "WizLineToolBar"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ToolBand.ToolBandObj.1\CLSID]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{A28C812E-9967-447B-A842-C386DF16B3FB}"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{D7092E5D-315B-465E-84F5-6C4A5667E96F}\1.0]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "WizLine 1.0 Type Library"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{D7092E5D-315B-465E-84F5-6C4A5667E96F}\1.0\0\win32]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\WizLine\WizLine.dll"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{D7092E5D-315B-465E-84F5-6C4A5667E96F}\1.0\FLAGS]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "0"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{D7092E5D-315B-465E-84F5-6C4A5667E96F}\1.0\HELPDIR]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\WizLine"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar]       "{A28C812E-9967-447B-A842-C386DF16B3FB}"="REG_BINARY, (zero length data)    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt\&Sample Toolband Serach]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "res://C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\WizLine\WizLine.dll/MENUSEARCH.HTM"       "Contexts"="REG_BINARY,     [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{A28C812E-9967-447B-A842-C386DF16B3FB}]       "Flags"="REG_DWORD", 1024       "VerCache"="REG_BINARY, ......................    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\WizLine]       "a_id"="REG_SZ", "eyesis"       "dir"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\WizLine"       "pid"="REG_SZ", "13"    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\WizLine\Update]       "ver"="REG_SZ", "0"
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16" ?><mbam-log><header><date>2014/10/10 06:27:27 -0700</date><logfile>mbam-log-2014-10-10 (06-27-26).xml</logfile><isadmin>yes</isadmin></header><engine><version>2.00.2.1012</version><malware-database>v2014.10.10.05</malware-database><rootkit-database>v2014.10.08.01</rootkit-database><license>premium</license><file-protection>disabled</file-protection><web-protection>enabled</web-protection><self-protection>disabled</self-protection></engine><system><osversion>Windows 8</osversion><arch>x64</arch><username>{username}</username><filesys>NTFS</filesys></system><summary><type>threat</type><result>completed</result><objects>290747</objects><time>431</time><processes>0</processes><modules>0</modules><keys>22</keys><values>6</values><datas>0</datas><folders>0</folders><files>3</files><sectors>0</sectors></summary><options><memory>enabled</memory><startup>enabled</startup><filesystem>enabled</filesystem><archives>enabled</archives><rootkits>disabled</rootkits><deeprootkit>disabled</deeprootkit><heuristics>enabled</heuristics><pup>enabled</pup><pum>enabled</pum></options><items><key><path>HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\CLSID\{A28C812E-9967-447B-A842-C386DF16B3FB}</path><vendor>PUP.Optional.WizLine.A</vendor><action>success</action><hash>17f633e06a12e551f4cf1781bf43f907</hash></key><key><path>HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\TYPELIB\{D7092E5D-315B-465E-84F5-6C4A5667E96F}</path><vendor>PUP.Optional.WizLine.A</vendor><action>success</action><hash>17f633e06a12e551f4cf1781bf43f907</hash></key><key><path>HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{28C8D61A-FB08-47E1-88E0-800A2272BDE6}</path><vendor>PUP.Optional.WizLine.A</vendor><action>success</action><hash>17f633e06a12e551f4cf1781bf43f907</hash></key><key><path>HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{28C8D61A-FB08-47E1-88E0-800A2272BDE6}</path><vendor>PUP.Optional.WizLine.A</vendor><action>success</action><hash>17f633e06a12e551f4cf1781bf43f907</hash></key><key><path>HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\TYPELIB\{D7092E5D-315B-465E-84F5-6C4A5667E96F}</path><vendor>PUP.Optional.WizLine.A</vendor><action>success</action><hash>17f633e06a12e551f4cf1781bf43f907</hash></key><key><path>HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\ToolBand.ToolBandObj</path><vendor>PUP.Optional.WizLine.A</vendor><action>success</action><hash>17f633e06a12e551f4cf1781bf43f907</hash></key><key><path>HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\ToolBand.ToolBandObj.1</path><vendor>PUP.Optional.WizLine.A</vendor><action>success</action><hash>17f633e06a12e551f4cf1781bf43f907</hash></key><key><path>HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\ToolBand.ToolBandObj</path><vendor>PUP.Optional.WizLine.A</vendor><action>success</action><hash>17f633e06a12e551f4cf1781bf43f907</hash></key><key><path>HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\ToolBand.ToolBandObj.1</path><vendor>PUP.Optional.WizLine.A</vendor><action>success</action><hash>17f633e06a12e551f4cf1781bf43f907</hash></key><key><path>HKU\S-1-5-21-3800216732-1304051731-3937296329-1001-{ED1FC765-E35E-4C3D-BF15-2C2B11260CE4}-0\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\SETTINGS\{A28C812E-9967-447B-A842-C386DF16B3FB}</path><vendor>PUP.Optional.WizLine.A</vendor><action>success</action><hash>17f633e06a12e551f4cf1781bf43f907</hash></key><key><path>HKU\S-1-5-21-3800216732-1304051731-3937296329-1001-{ED1FC765-E35E-4C3D-BF15-2C2B11260CE4}-0\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\STATS\{A28C812E-9967-447B-A842-C386DF16B3FB}</path><vendor>PUP.Optional.WizLine.A</vendor><action>success</action><hash>17f633e06a12e551f4cf1781bf43f907</hash></key><key><path>HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\CLSID\{A28C812E-9967-447B-A842-C386DF16B3FB}</path><vendor>Adware.Korad</vendor><action>success</action><hash>e32a080bf08ce6508305caf4aa577987</hash></key><key><path>HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\TYPELIB\{D7092E5D-315B-465E-84F5-6C4A5667E96F}</path><vendor>Adware.Korad</vendor><action>success</action><hash>e32a080bf08ce6508305caf4aa577987</hash></key><key><path>HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{28C8D61A-FB08-47E1-88E0-800A2272BDE6}</path><vendor>Adware.Korad</vendor><action>success</action><hash>e32a080bf08ce6508305caf4aa577987</hash></key><key><path>HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{28C8D61A-FB08-47E1-88E0-800A2272BDE6}</path><vendor>Adware.Korad</vendor><action>success</action><hash>e32a080bf08ce6508305caf4aa577987</hash></key><key><path>HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\TYPELIB\{D7092E5D-315B-465E-84F5-6C4A5667E96F}</path><vendor>Adware.Korad</vendor><action>success</action><hash>e32a080bf08ce6508305caf4aa577987</hash></key><key><path>HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\ToolBand.ToolBandObj</path><vendor>Adware.Korad</vendor><action>success</action><hash>e32a080bf08ce6508305caf4aa577987</hash></key><key><path>HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\ToolBand.ToolBandObj.1</path><vendor>Adware.Korad</vendor><action>success</action><hash>e32a080bf08ce6508305caf4aa577987</hash></key><key><path>HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\ToolBand.ToolBandObj</path><vendor>Adware.Korad</vendor><action>success</action><hash>e32a080bf08ce6508305caf4aa577987</hash></key><key><path>HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\ToolBand.ToolBandObj.1</path><vendor>Adware.Korad</vendor><action>success</action><hash>e32a080bf08ce6508305caf4aa577987</hash></key><key><path>HKU\S-1-5-21-3800216732-1304051731-3937296329-1001-{ED1FC765-E35E-4C3D-BF15-2C2B11260CE4}-0\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\SETTINGS\{A28C812E-9967-447B-A842-C386DF16B3FB}</path><vendor>Adware.Korad</vendor><action>success</action><hash>e32a080bf08ce6508305caf4aa577987</hash></key><key><path>HKU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As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware could have protected your computer against this threat.

We use different ways of protecting your computer(s):

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  • Malware Execution Prevention
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