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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is WordFly?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that WordFly 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 WordFly?

You may see this entry in your list of installed programs:

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and these warnings during install:

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and you may see this type of advertisements:

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How did WordFly get on my computer?

Adware applications use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was bundled with other software.

How do I remove WordFly?

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 all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  • Restart your computer when prompted to do so.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of WordFly?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes WordFly 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 WordFly adware. 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 these signs in a HijackThis log:
O23 - Service: WordFly 1.10.0.15 Client Service (wfsvc_1.10.0.15) - WordFly - C:\Program Files\WordFly_1.10.0.15\Service\wfsvc.exe
Possible signs in FRST logs:
 R2 wfsvc_1.10.0.15; C:\Program Files\WordFly_1.10.0.15\Service\wfsvc.exe [278592 2015-04-30] (WordFly)
 R1 wffd_1_10_0_15; C:\Windows\System32\drivers\wffd_1_10_0_15.sys [52720 2015-04-30] (WordFly)
 () C:\Program Files\WordFly_1.10.0.15
 (WordFly) C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\wffd_1_10_0_15.sys

WordFly 1.10.0.15 (HKLM\...\WordFly_1.10.0.15) (Version: 1.10.0.15 - WordFly)
Alterations made by the installer:
File system details  
---------------------------------------------
    Adds the folder C:\Program Files\WordFly_1.10.0.15
       Adds the file terms-of-service.rtf"="4/29/2015 7:45 PM, 23997 bytes, A
       Adds the file Uninstall.exe"="4/30/2015 10:10 PM, 319424 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Program Files\WordFly_1.10.0.15\3rd Party Licenses
       Adds the file buildcrx-license.txt"="5/19/2014 9:10 PM, 7074 bytes, A
       Adds the file Info-ZIP-license.txt"="5/19/2014 9:10 PM, 2944 bytes, A
       Adds the file JSON-simple-license.txt"="10/30/2014 2:55 AM, 11558 bytes, A
       Adds the file nsJSON-license.txt"="5/19/2014 9:10 PM, 809 bytes, A
       Adds the file Nustache-license.txt"="10/30/2014 2:55 AM, 1079 bytes, A
       Adds the file TaskScheduler-license.txt"="10/30/2014 2:55 AM, 0 bytes, A
       Adds the file UAC-license.txt"="5/19/2014 9:10 PM, 956 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Program Files\WordFly_1.10.0.15\Service
       Adds the file wfsvc.exe"="4/30/2015 10:09 PM, 278592 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Windows\System32\drivers
       Adds the file wffd_1_10_0_15.sys"="4/30/2015 10:09 PM, 52720 bytes, A

Registry details  
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    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\WordFly_1.10.0.15]
       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\WordFly_1.10.0.15\Uninstall.exe"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "WordFly 1.10.0.15"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "1.10.0.15"
       "NoModify"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "NoRepair"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "WordFly"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\WordFly_1.10.0.15\Uninstall.exe"
       "URLInfoAbout"="REG_SZ", "http://www.wordflyapp.com"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WordFly_1.10.0.15]
       "cr-at"="REG_SZ", ""
       "cr-pid"="REG_SZ", ""
       "cr-ver"="REG_SZ", "42.0.2311.135"
       "dbsr"="REG_SZ", "iexplore"
       "features"="REG_SZ", "0x01000000"
       "ff-at"="REG_SZ", ""
       "ff-pid"="REG_SZ", ""
       "ff-ver"="REG_SZ", "25.0 (en-US)"
       "hid"="REG_SZ", "99B84D34-775B-F8F2-2E33-C48517F1E2F6"
       "ie-at"="REG_SZ", ""
       "ie-pid"="REG_SZ", ""
       "ie-ver"="REG_SZ", "11.0.9600.17728"
       "iid"="REG_SZ", "00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000"
       "itm"="REG_SZ", "2015-05-10T09:35:56Z"
       "nf-at"="REG_SZ", "DD337ED3-E46D-2290-2423-326ED330A3C1"
       "nf-pid"="REG_SZ", "75F12BE0-13A3-4C56-B50F-464557DD37E2"
       "nid"="REG_SZ", "8D41449E-BF91-4FFA-A606-498E2B5BF005"
       "osn"="REG_SZ", "Windows 7 Ultimate N"
       "ost"="REG_SZ", "x32"
       "osv"="REG_SZ", "6.1.7601"
       "user_sid"="REG_SZ", "S-1-5-21-4016700205-1717049133-1125222536-1001"
       "ver"="REG_SZ", "1.10.0.15"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wffd_1_10_0_15]
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "wffd_1_10_0_15"
       "ErrorControl"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "Group"="REG_SZ", "PNP_TDI"
       "ImagePath"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "system32\drivers\wffd_1_10_0_15.sys"
       "Start"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "Tag"="REG_DWORD", 10
       "Type"="REG_DWORD", 1
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wffd_1_10_0_15\Enum]
       "0"="REG_SZ", "Root\LEGACY_WFFD_1_10_0_15\0000"
       "Count"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "NextInstance"="REG_DWORD", 1
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wfsvc_1.10.0.15]
       "Description"="REG_SZ", "This service enables WordFly 1.10.0.15 on HTTP websites"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "WordFly 1.10.0.15 Client Service"
       "ErrorControl"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "ImagePath"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, ""C:\Program Files\WordFly_1.10.0.15\Service\wfsvc.exe""
       "ObjectName"="REG_SZ", "LocalSystem"
       "Start"="REG_DWORD", 2
       "Type"="REG_DWORD", 16
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org

Scan Date: 5/10/2015
Scan Time: 11:45:30 AM
Logfile: mbamWordFly.txt
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.01.6.1022
Malware Database: v2015.05.10.02
Rootkit Database: v2015.04.21.01
License: Trial
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
Self-protection: Disabled

OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x86
File System: NTFS
User: Malwarebytes

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 289141
Time Elapsed: 5 min, 30 sec

Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

Processes: 1
PUP.Optional.WordFly.A, C:\Program Files\WordFly_1.10.0.15\Service\wfsvc.exe, 2956, Delete-on-Reboot, [37c3424f365412246295143e9b6bfc04]

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 4
PUP.Optional.WordFly.A, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\wfsvc_1.10.0.15, Quarantined, [37c3424f365412246295143e9b6bfc04], 
PUP.Optional.WordFly.A, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\wffd_1_10_0_15, Quarantined, [00faa4ed820885b1d522ba985da9ca36], 
PUP.Optional.WordFly.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\WordFly_1.10.0.15, Quarantined, [25d5b7da5f2bfe3800f7460cac5add23], 
PUP.Optional.WordFly.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WordFly_1.10.0.15, Quarantined, [7288b7da5f2bfd39ee6293d59570d22e], 

Registry Values: 1
PUP.Optional.WordFly.A, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\wfsvc_1.10.0.15|ImagePath, "C:\Program Files\WordFly_1.10.0.15\Service\wfsvc.exe", Quarantined, [6892573a32584beb5ff384e4867f3ec2]

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 3
PUP.Optional.WordFly.A, C:\Program Files\WordFly_1.10.0.15, Delete-on-Reboot, [23d79ff2fb8f082ec686ca05f40f6f91], 
PUP.Optional.WordFly.A, C:\Program Files\WordFly_1.10.0.15\3rd Party Licenses, Quarantined, [23d79ff2fb8f082ec686ca05f40f6f91], 
PUP.Optional.WordFly.A, C:\Program Files\WordFly_1.10.0.15\Service, Delete-on-Reboot, [23d79ff2fb8f082ec686ca05f40f6f91], 

Files: 17
PUP.Optional.WordFly.A, C:\Program Files\WordFly_1.10.0.15\Service\wfsvc.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [37c3424f365412246295143e9b6bfc04], 
PUP.Optional.WordFly.A, C:\Windows\System32\drivers\wffd_1_10_0_15.sys, Quarantined, [00faa4ed820885b1d522ba985da9ca36], 
PUP.Optional.WordFly.A, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\WordFly.exe, Quarantined, [50aa167bc7c39e98dd1ab2a08b7b51af], 
PUP.Optional.WordFly.A, C:\Program Files\WordFly_1.10.0.15\Uninstall.exe, Quarantined, [25d5b7da5f2bfe3800f7460cac5add23], 
PUP.Optional.Vitruvian.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp\vitruvian-installer-hardwareprofile-v0001, Quarantined, [4eaca4ed404ae353285c80dcb05518e8], 
PUP.Optional.Vitruvian.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp\vitruvian-installer-install-v0003, Quarantined, [2ad0f899f39746f0295ba6b67c8930d0], 
PUP.Optional.Vitruvian.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp\vitruvian-installer-processes-v0002, Quarantined, [df1b335ef39711258400cf8d0104a45c], 
PUP.Optional.Vitruvian.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp\vitruvian-installer-scheduledtasks-v0001, Quarantined, [c535127fdfab5bdbf78d8ad29e674fb1], 
PUP.Optional.Vitruvian.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp\vitruvian-installer-softwareregkeys-v0002, Quarantined, [16e45b36c3c72115a5df79e3966fa25e], 
PUP.Optional.WordFly.A, C:\Program Files\WordFly_1.10.0.15\terms-of-service.rtf, Quarantined, [23d79ff2fb8f082ec686ca05f40f6f91], 
PUP.Optional.WordFly.A, C:\Program Files\WordFly_1.10.0.15\3rd Party Licenses\buildcrx-license.txt, Quarantined, [23d79ff2fb8f082ec686ca05f40f6f91], 
PUP.Optional.WordFly.A, C:\Program Files\WordFly_1.10.0.15\3rd Party Licenses\Info-ZIP-license.txt, Quarantined, [23d79ff2fb8f082ec686ca05f40f6f91], 
PUP.Optional.WordFly.A, C:\Program Files\WordFly_1.10.0.15\3rd Party Licenses\JSON-simple-license.txt, Quarantined, [23d79ff2fb8f082ec686ca05f40f6f91], 
PUP.Optional.WordFly.A, C:\Program Files\WordFly_1.10.0.15\3rd Party Licenses\nsJSON-license.txt, Quarantined, [23d79ff2fb8f082ec686ca05f40f6f91], 
PUP.Optional.WordFly.A, C:\Program Files\WordFly_1.10.0.15\3rd Party Licenses\Nustache-license.txt, Quarantined, [23d79ff2fb8f082ec686ca05f40f6f91], 
PUP.Optional.WordFly.A, C:\Program Files\WordFly_1.10.0.15\3rd Party Licenses\TaskScheduler-license.txt, Quarantined, [23d79ff2fb8f082ec686ca05f40f6f91], 
PUP.Optional.WordFly.A, C:\Program Files\WordFly_1.10.0.15\3rd Party Licenses\UAC-license.txt, Quarantined, [23d79ff2fb8f082ec686ca05f40f6f91], 

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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