Wireshark Antivirus

Wireshark Antivirus Description

Type: Rogue Anti-Virus Program

Wireshark Antivirus is a fake anti-virus application that uses the name of a legitimate company to gain the trust of users. The Wireshark development team has issued a noticed informing the public that they "do not and have never made antivirus software". The rogue Wireshark Antivirus spreads via sneaky Trojans that can infiltrate computer systems undetected. Once inside a system, Wireshark Antivirus will create a registry entry that will ensure it is executed each time the system is started up.

Wireshark Antivirus will then display a number of bogus security alerts and pop-up warnings in order to convince a victim that his/her machine is infected and the only solution is to purchase the "licensed" version of Wireshark Antivirus. The "licensed" version of Wireshark Antivirus does not exist and this malicious application can neither detect nor remove any real computer malware.

As a member of the FakeScanti family, Wireshark Antivirus has many clones. Among Wireshark Antivirus' clones are Security Guard, Sysinternals Antivirus, Milestone Antivirus, BlueFlare Antivirus, WolfRam AntiVirus, OpenCloud Antivirus, OpenCloud Security, Data Restore, OpenCloud AV, Security Guard 2012, AV Guard Online, Guard Online, Cloud Protection, AV Protection Online, System Protection 2012, AV Security 2012, Sphere Security 2012, AV Protection 2011, Super AV 2013.


15 security vendors flagged this file as malicious.

Anti-Virus Software Detection
Symantec Trojan.FakeAV
Panda Suspicious file
McAfee Artemis!EAC83866829C
F-Secure Suspicious:W32/Malware!Gemini
Authentium W32/FraudLoad.A!Generic
Microsoft Trojan:Win32/FakeScanti
eTrust-Vet Win32/WiresharkAntivirus.A
Sophos Troj/Agent-OGQ
DrWeb Trojan.Fakealert.18638
BitDefender Trojan.Generic.4556294
ClamAV Trojan.FraudLoad-3279
NOD32 a variant of Win32/Kryptik.FXJ
McAfee Artemis!E620D288CC1D
CAT-QuickHeal Trojan.Agent.gen
Panda Trj/CI.A

Technical Information

File System Details

Wireshark Antivirus creates the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detection Count
1 csrss.exe f85a29f090092c747ebd491fcda7bd2d 196
2 shk_v10.dll 3946288b67aa158b914fcbd8922f6a73 5
3 conhost.exe e620d288cc1d5ef70a1bbd52371f2ed9 0
4 wskinn.exe ac87a1dcaa66a5b0ef19f10ac6cc4022 0
5 Wireshark Antivirus.exe e9160325ae778f90078b37251995b63c 0
More files

Registry Details

Wireshark Antivirus creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
%systemdrive%\Wireshark Antivirus

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