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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is OffersWizard?
 
The Malwarebytes research team has determined that OffersWizard 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 OffersWizard?
 
You may see this entry in your list of installed programs:
 
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How did OffersWizard get on my computer?
 
Adware applications use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was bundled with other software.
 
How do I remove OffersWizard?
 
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 OffersWizard?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes OffersWizard 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 OffersWizard hijacker.  It would have warned you before the rogue could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.
 

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Technical details for experts
 
You will see no signs in a HijackThis log:
 
 
Alterations made by the installer:
 
 
File system details  
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    Adds the folder C:\Program Files\Common Files\Config
       Adds the file data.xml"="7/27/2014 11:28 AM, 1935 bytes, A
       Adds the file uninstinethnfd.exe"="9/19/2014 3:29 PM, 44325 bytes, A
       Adds the file ver.xml"="7/27/2014 11:28 AM, 687 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Windows\System32
       Adds the file hfnapi.dll"="7/30/2014 7:25 PM, 108544 bytes, A
       Adds the file hfpapi.dll"="7/30/2014 7:25 PM, 248832 bytes, A
       Adds the file installd.exe"="7/30/2014 7:25 PM, 111104 bytes, A
       Adds the file nethtsrv.exe"="7/30/2014 7:25 PM, 180224 bytes, A
       Adds the file netupdsrv.exe"="7/30/2014 7:25 PM, 162816 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Windows\System32\drivers
       Adds the file nethfdrv.sys"="7/30/2014 7:26 PM, 40528 bytes, A
 
 
Registry details  
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    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Client]
       "cid"="REG_SZ", "6919"
       "cname"="REG_SZ", "draziWsreffO"
       "i"="REG_SZ", "20140919152913"
       "sid"="REG_SZ", "00000000000000000000000000000000"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\inethnfd]
       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", "%C:\Program Files\Common Files\Config\uninstinethnfd.exe"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "OffersWizard Network System Driver"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "1.0.0.3001"
       "InstalledBy"="REG_SZ", ""
       "NoModify"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "NoRepair"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", ""
       "QuietUninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files\Common Files\Config\uninstinethnfd.exe" /S"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files\Common Files\Config\uninstinethnfd.exe""
       "URLInfoAbout"="REG_SZ", ""
       "URLUpdateInfo"="REG_SZ", ""
       "VersionMajor"="REG_SZ", "1"
       "VersionMinor"="REG_SZ", "0"
 
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:
 

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org
 
Scan Date: 9/19/2014
Scan Time: 3:40:09 PM
Logfile: mbamOfferswizard.txt
Administrator: Yes
 
Version: 2.00.2.1012
Malware Database: v2014.09.19.03
Rootkit Database: v2014.09.18.01
License: Free
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Disabled
Self-protection: Disabled
 
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x86
File System: NTFS
User: Malwarebytes
 
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 267294
Time Elapsed: 3 min, 15 sec
 
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled
 
Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Registry Keys: 1
PUP.Optional.OffersWizard.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\inethnfd, Quarantined, [7a05e10ed2a94ee877a358b9f40f17e9], 
 
Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Folders: 1
PUP.Optional.OffersWizard.A, C:\Program Files\Common Files\Config, Quarantined, [7a05e10ed2a94ee877a358b9f40f17e9], 
 
Files: 11
PUP.Optional.OffersWizard.A, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\drvinst01.exe, Quarantined, [0c73da15c1ba3204f612c27206ffed13], 
PUP.Optional.OffersWizard.A, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\uninstinethnfd.exe, Quarantined, [4f306d82dd9e8fa7ac5cae863ec78e72], 
PUP.Optional.NetFilter, C:\Windows\System32\hfnapi.dll, Quarantined, [255abc33ec8f72c4c07f9c1fb94844bc], 
PUP.Optional.NetFilter, C:\Windows\System32\hfpapi.dll, Quarantined, [8ff008e74536ac8a1d2311aaa35ea759], 
PUP.Optional.Amonetize, C:\Windows\System32\nethtsrv.exe, Quarantined, [611e23cc8fecba7c99fedebf01008a76], 
PUP.Optional.Amonetize, C:\Windows\System32\netupdsrv.exe, Quarantined, [6d12e50acead1a1c7424712c1de45fa1], 
PUP.Optional.NetFilter, C:\Windows\System32\drivers\nethfdrv.sys, Quarantined, [7c03b8374239e3537154f7a6e819e11f], 
PUP.Optional.InstallD.A, C:\Windows\System32\installd.exe, Quarantined, [b1cea54a2d4ed75ff2e3c74616ed11ef], 
PUP.Optional.OffersWizard.A, C:\Program Files\Common Files\Config\ver.xml, Quarantined, [7a05e10ed2a94ee877a358b9f40f17e9], 
PUP.Optional.OffersWizard.A, C:\Program Files\Common Files\Config\data.xml, Quarantined, [7a05e10ed2a94ee877a358b9f40f17e9], 
PUP.Optional.OffersWizard.A, C:\Program Files\Common Files\Config\uninstinethnfd.exe, Quarantined, [7a05e10ed2a94ee877a358b9f40f17e9], 
 
Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
 
(end)
 
As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware could have protected your computer against this threat.
We use different ways of protecting your computer(s):
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  • Malware Execution Prevention
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