Wireshark Antivirus - How To Remove?

Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware

Wireshark Antivirus is a quite sophisticated and trickily made fake anti-spyware that using the name of legitimate company offers to purchase fake antivirus. Wireshark development team has recently made the announcement about all this foolish campaign initiated by scammers. They denied having any connections to Wireshark Antivirus.

After looking closer at this program, we also recommend to remove Wireshark Antivirus as soon as it appears on your computer. This malware gets into potential host system through Trojan (Trojan.Zlob) which is known to be able to get on board undetected. Additionally, once the corrupt trial version is installed without any permission, trojan also configures the system to launch WiresharkAntivirus as soon as Windows boots up. That means that everytime you will turn on your computer, you will see fabricated system scan that reports non-existent infections. There will also be numerous pop-up ads or alerts and they all will notify about “dangerous malware”.

Wireshark Antivirus messages look like this :

Security Warning:
The file … is infected.
Running of application is impossible.

Please activate your antivirus software.

The final trick of Wireshark Antivirus is making you purchase its fake license. Malware declares that it is the only way to remove all the scams detected and even redirects people to malicious websites promoting it. However, you should never purchase Wireshark Antivirus because it is a useless piece of scamware just like its trialware. If you detect this program on your computer, remove Wireshark Antivirus just like you did with Sysinternals Antivirus, XJR Antivirus, AKM Antivirus  2010 Pro. A and use a trustful anti-spyware to protect your PC from the other rogues.

Wireshark Antivirus might is likely to install browser helper object (malicious browser add-on) that will block opening legitimate websites. Before performing removal instructions we recommend rebooting into safe mode and disabling all unknown browser add-ons.

Automatic Wireshark Antivirus removal tools

Note: Reimage trial provides detection of parasites and assists in their removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.  We might be affiliated with some of these programs. Full information is available in disclosure

Manual removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Wireshark Antivirus, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Reimage or other tools found on 2-viruses.com.


Wireshark Antivirus screenshots


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August 5, 2010 10:15, August 9, 2010 08:59

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