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What is WNet?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that WNet 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 WNet?

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

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How did WNet get on my computer?

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

How do I remove WNet?

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 WNet?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes WNet 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 adware application.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware would have protected you against the WNet adware. It would have warned you before the application 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:

O23 - Service: WNet - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet\WNet.exe
You may see these signs in FRST logs:

 () C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet\WNet.exe R2 WNet; C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet\WNet.exe [436736 2015-03-07] () [File not signed] <==== ATTENTION C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet (Windows (R) Win 7 DDK provider) C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\ssfilterdrv.sysWNet (HKLM-x32\...\WNet) (Version: 2.1.0 - BR SOFTWARE)
Alterations made by the installer:

File system details [View: All details] (Selection)---------------------------------------------------    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet       Adds the file libeay32.dll"="16/06/2015 01:44, 1499136 bytes, A       Adds the file nfapi.dll"="30/07/2015 14:45, 126976 bytes, A       Adds the file nfregdrv.exe"="20/05/2013 07:02, 49152 bytes, A       Adds the file ProtocolFilters.dll"="14/07/2015 08:00, 368640 bytes, A       Adds the file ssleay32.dll"="16/06/2015 01:44, 376832 bytes, A       Adds the file uninst.exe"="27/10/2015 08:34, 69128 bytes, A       Adds the file WNet.exe"="07/03/2015 14:41, 436736 bytes, A    In the existing folder C:\Windows\System32\drivers       Adds the file ssfilterdrv.sys"="12/08/2015 15:14, 57152 bytes, ARegistry details [View: All details] (Selection)------------------------------------------------    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WNet]       "InstID"="REG_SZ", "bGv4JNL05fyXxcJ4VE7H9cr82SRRV7TJ"       "Version"="REG_SZ", "2.1.0"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\WNet]       "Comments"="REG_SZ", "The best offers in internet just one click away from you (ID: 5p4r79LBJOIzBPVOOIi9CM)"       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "WNet"       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "2.1.0"       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "BR SOFTWARE"       "QuietUninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet\uninst.exe" "       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet\uninst.exe" "    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WNet]       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "WNet"       "ErrorControl"="REG_DWORD", 1       "ImagePath"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet\WNet.exe"       "ObjectName"="REG_SZ", "LocalSystem"       "Start"="REG_DWORD", 2       "Type"="REG_DWORD", 16       "WOW64"="REG_DWORD", 1
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malwarewww.malwarebytes.orgScan Date: 27/10/2015Scan Time: 08:50Logfile: mbamWNet.txtAdministrator: YesVersion: 2.2.0.1020Malware Database: v2015.10.27.01Rootkit Database: v2015.10.23.01License: PremiumMalware Protection: DisabledMalicious Website Protection: DisabledSelf-protection: DisabledOS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1CPU: x64File System: NTFSUser: {username}Scan Type: Threat ScanResult: CompletedObjects Scanned: 304836Time Elapsed: 4 min, 26 secMemory: EnabledStartup: EnabledFilesystem: EnabledArchives: EnabledRootkits: EnabledHeuristics: EnabledPUP: EnabledPUM: EnabledProcesses: 1PUP.Optional.BRApp, C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet\WNet.exe, 1612, Delete-on-Reboot, [5f8ec9921e6d082e2c84ba7415eb20e0]Modules: 4PUP.Optional.WNet, C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet\libeay32.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [f7f60b50791255e1cbdcace03bc8f10f], PUP.Optional.WNet, C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet\nfapi.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [f7f60b50791255e1cbdcace03bc8f10f], PUP.Optional.WNet, C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet\ProtocolFilters.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [f7f60b50791255e1cbdcace03bc8f10f], PUP.Optional.WNet, C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet\ssleay32.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [f7f60b50791255e1cbdcace03bc8f10f], Registry Keys: 2PUP.Optional.BRApp, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\WNet, Quarantined, [5f8ec9921e6d082e2c84ba7415eb20e0], PUP.Optional.WNet, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\WNet, Quarantined, [f7f60b50791255e1cbdcace03bc8f10f], Registry Values: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Data: 0(No malicious items detected)Folders: 1PUP.Optional.WNet, C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet, Delete-on-Reboot, [f7f60b50791255e1cbdcace03bc8f10f], Files: 7PUP.Optional.BRApp, C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet\WNet.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [5f8ec9921e6d082e2c84ba7415eb20e0], PUP.Optional.WNet, C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet\nfregdrv.exe, Quarantined, [f7f60b50791255e1cbdcace03bc8f10f], PUP.Optional.WNet, C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet\libeay32.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [f7f60b50791255e1cbdcace03bc8f10f], PUP.Optional.WNet, C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet\nfapi.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [f7f60b50791255e1cbdcace03bc8f10f], PUP.Optional.WNet, C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet\ProtocolFilters.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [f7f60b50791255e1cbdcace03bc8f10f], PUP.Optional.WNet, C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet\ssleay32.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [f7f60b50791255e1cbdcace03bc8f10f], PUP.Optional.WNet, C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet\uninst.exe, Quarantined, [f7f60b50791255e1cbdcace03bc8f10f], 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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