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What is WizzScreenmode?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that WizzScreenmode 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 WizzScreenmode?

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


and these warnings during install:



and this (misdirected) icon on your desktop:


How did WizzScreenmode get on my computer?

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

How do I remove WizzScreenmode?

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


Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:
 HKLM-x32\...\Run: [Screenmoody] => C:\Program Files (x86)\Wizzscreenmode\Wizzscreenmode.exe [663552 2016-03-24] (Wizzlabs)
 C:\Program Files (x86)\Wizzscreenmode

Wizzscreenmode version 1.0 (HKLM-x32\...\Wizzscreenmode_is1) (Version: 1.0 - Wizzlabs)
Alterations made by the installer:
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Wizzscreenmode
       Adds the file LinqBridge.dll"="3/24/2016 11:03 AM, 62976 bytes, A
       Adds the file unins000.dat"="4/15/2016 12:28 PM, 2214 bytes, A
       Adds the file unins000.exe"="4/15/2016 12:26 PM, 722597 bytes, A
       Adds the file Wizzscreenmode.exe"="3/24/2016 11:03 AM, 663552 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Users\{username}\Desktop
       Adds the file Wizzscreenmode.lnk"="4/15/2016 12:28 PM, 836 bytes, A
Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
       "Screenmoody"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\Wizzscreenmode\Wizzscreenmode.exe""
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Wizzscreenmode version 1.0"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "1.0"
       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 1404
       "Inno Setup: App Path"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Wizzscreenmode"
       "Inno Setup: Deselected Tasks"="REG_SZ", ""
       "Inno Setup: Icon Group"="REG_SZ", "Wizzscreenmode"
       "Inno Setup: Language"="REG_SZ", "english"
       "Inno Setup: Selected Tasks"="REG_SZ", "desktopicon"
       "Inno Setup: Setup Version"="REG_SZ", "5.5.8 (a)"
       "Inno Setup: User"="REG_SZ", "{username}"
       "InstallDate"="REG_SZ", "20160415"
       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Wizzscreenmode\"
       "MajorVersion"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "MinorVersion"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "NoModify"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "NoRepair"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "Wizzlabs"
       "QuietUninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\Wizzscreenmode\unins000.exe" /SILENT"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\Wizzscreenmode\unins000.exe""

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Scan Date: 4/15/2016
Scan Time: 12:35 PM
Logfile: mbamWizzScreenmode.txt
Administrator: Yes

Malware Database: v2016.04.15.02
Rootkit Database: v2016.04.09.01
License: Premium
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
Self-protection: Enabled

OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {username}

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 363610
Time Elapsed: 9 min, 22 sec

Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

(No malicious items detected)

(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 1
PUP.Optional.WizzScreenMode, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\Wizzscreenmode_is1, Quarantined, [ce504e616c2dda5cb0bd07a07b8917e9], 

Registry Values: 1
PUP.Optional.WizzScreenMode, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|Screenmoody, "C:\Program Files (x86)\Wizzscreenmode\Wizzscreenmode.exe", Quarantined, [f925327d5a3fa195f5d2df4a679b867a]

Registry Data: 
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 1
PUP.Optional.WizzScreenMode, C:\Program Files (x86)\Wizzscreenmode, Delete-on-Reboot, [ce504e616c2dda5cb0bd07a07b8917e9], 

Files: 6
PUP.Optional.WizzScreenMode, C:\Program Files (x86)\Wizzscreenmode\Wizzscreenmode.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [f925327d5a3fa195f5d2df4a679b867a], 
PUP.Optional.WizzScreenMode, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\Wizzscreenmode.exe, Quarantined, [47d7c0ef3861f1455a6d88a156ac30d0], 
PUP.Optional.WizzScreenMode, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\Wizzscreenmode.lnk, Quarantined, [9886cee14356a294b6b6b5f243c117e9], 
PUP.Optional.WizzScreenMode, C:\Program Files (x86)\Wizzscreenmode\unins000.dat, Quarantined, [ce504e616c2dda5cb0bd07a07b8917e9], 
PUP.Optional.WizzScreenMode, C:\Program Files (x86)\Wizzscreenmode\LinqBridge.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [ce504e616c2dda5cb0bd07a07b8917e9], 
PUP.Optional.WizzScreenMode, C:\Program Files (x86)\Wizzscreenmode\unins000.exe, Quarantined, [ce504e616c2dda5cb0bd07a07b8917e9], 

Physical Sectors: 
(No malicious items detected)

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