OffersWizard

OffersWizard Description

OffersWizard is used to generate advertisements revenue. OffersWizard is a Potentially Unwanted Program. Unlike viruses, malware, worms and Trojans, PUPs are not considered a threat and pose a lesser threat to your computer. However, although OffersWizard can be uninstalled as normal and does not have destructive consequences, its effects may be just as disruptive or irritating as many threats. Because of this, PC malware specialists strongly counsel that PC users remove OffersWizard immediately from the affected computer using the assistance of an ethical anti-malware program that is fully up to date.

OffersWizard Uses Its 'Magical Powers' to Favor Its Creators


OffersWizard is designed to generate revenue. There are various strategies in which OffersWizard may be used to make money for a third party at your expense. Below, security researchers have listed the three main ways in which OffersWizard generates revenue:
  • OffersWizard delivers advertisements to the victim's computer. OffersWizard is associated with pop-up advertisements, sliding advertisements, banner advertisements, video advertisements and in-text marketing links that cause pop-up windows to appear when the affected computer user passes the mouse cursor over them. These types of marketing materials generate advertisement revenue directly at the expense of affected computer users.
  • OffersWizard also causes Web browser redirects. This practice, known as browser hijacking, involves taking over the affected Web browser and redirecting it to determined websites repeatedly. Typically, OffersWizard redirects computer users to websites containing numerous advertisements and sponsored content. This allows marketers to generate revenue from affiliate marketing.
  • OffersWizard may also generate revenue through market research. OffersWizard may gather information about your online habits and Web browser settings. This information may be sold to an outsider and may be part of identity theft and other harmful practices.

Do not let marketers generate revenue at your expense! Security researchers strongly recommend that computer users remove OffersWizard immediately from an affected computer. Once OffersWizard has been uninstalled, it is important to verify that OffersWizard has not exposed the affected computer to other potentially unsafe content by scanning the affected computer with a reliable security program.
Aliases: PUP-Amonetize!38FA2BAF42C2 [McAfee], Generic PUA JF [Sophos], Win32:Downloader-VLS [Trj] [Avast], Application.Win32.Amonetize.NZ [Comodo], Generic PUA NB [Sophos], Malware/Win32.Generic [AhnLab-V3], Downloader.Agent.Win32.215042 [Zillya], PUA.Gen [Symantec], TROJ_GEN.R092C0EHO14 [TrendMicro-HouseCall], Win32:Downloader-VLT [Trj] [Avast], Win32:Amonetize-CW [PUP] [Avast], Trojan.Win32.Downloader.av [Baidu-International], Win32.Trojan-downloader.Agent.Lnos [Tencent], Mal/Generic-L [Sophos] and PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.174FC083!391102595 [Rising].

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Technical Information

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File System Details

OffersWizard creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %WINDIR%\system32\netupdsrv.exe 161,792 e9b701d4be50a524eaab15fc42586117 479
2 %WINDIR%\SysWOW64\nethtsrv.exe 180,224 3593992850bf284980777d55e89889da 62
3 \??\C:\Windows\system32\drivers\nethfdrv.sys 49,152 b187b9ebcdee34cfdf58b02c897618fa 1,385

Registry Details

OffersWizard creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\NetHttpService
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\nethfdrv
SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\NetHttpService
SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\nethfdrv
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\NetHttpService
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\nethfdrv
SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_NETHFDRV
SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Enum\Root\LEGACY_NETHFDRV
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}
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