Wireshark Antivirus DescriptionType: 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.
File System Details
|#||File Name||MD5||Detection Count|
|5||Wireshark Antivirus.exe||e9160325ae778f90078b37251995b63c||0 +|
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