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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is WNet?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that WNet 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 WNet?

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

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How did WNet get on my computer?

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

How do I remove WNet?

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 WNet?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes WNet 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 adware application.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware would have protected you against the WNet adware. It would have warned you before the application 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: WNet - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet\WNet.exe
You may see these signs in FRST logs:
 () C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet\WNet.exe
 R2 WNet; C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet\WNet.exe [436736 2015-03-07] () [File not signed] <==== ATTENTION
 C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet
 (Windows (R) Win 7 DDK provider) C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\ssfilterdrv.sys

WNet (HKLM-x32\...\WNet) (Version: 2.1.0 - BR SOFTWARE)
Alterations made by the installer:
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet
       Adds the file libeay32.dll"="16/06/2015 01:44, 1499136 bytes, A
       Adds the file nfapi.dll"="30/07/2015 14:45, 126976 bytes, A
       Adds the file nfregdrv.exe"="20/05/2013 07:02, 49152 bytes, A
       Adds the file ProtocolFilters.dll"="14/07/2015 08:00, 368640 bytes, A
       Adds the file ssleay32.dll"="16/06/2015 01:44, 376832 bytes, A
       Adds the file uninst.exe"="27/10/2015 08:34, 69128 bytes, A
       Adds the file WNet.exe"="07/03/2015 14:41, 436736 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Windows\System32\drivers
       Adds the file ssfilterdrv.sys"="12/08/2015 15:14, 57152 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WNet]
       "InstID"="REG_SZ", "bGv4JNL05fyXxcJ4VE7H9cr82SRRV7TJ"
       "Version"="REG_SZ", "2.1.0"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\WNet]
       "Comments"="REG_SZ", "The best offers in internet just one click away from you (ID: 5p4r79LBJOIzBPVOOIi9CM)"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "WNet"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "2.1.0"
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "BR SOFTWARE"
       "QuietUninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet\uninst.exe" "
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet\uninst.exe" "
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WNet]
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "WNet"
       "ErrorControl"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "ImagePath"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet\WNet.exe"
       "ObjectName"="REG_SZ", "LocalSystem"
       "Start"="REG_DWORD", 2
       "Type"="REG_DWORD", 16
       "WOW64"="REG_DWORD", 1
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org

Scan Date: 27/10/2015
Scan Time: 08:50
Logfile: mbamWNet.txt
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.2.0.1020
Malware Database: v2015.10.27.01
Rootkit Database: v2015.10.23.01
License: Premium
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Disabled
Self-protection: Disabled

OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {username}

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 304836
Time Elapsed: 4 min, 26 sec

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

Processes: 1
PUP.Optional.BRApp, C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet\WNet.exe, 1612, Delete-on-Reboot, [5f8ec9921e6d082e2c84ba7415eb20e0]

Modules: 4
PUP.Optional.WNet, C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet\libeay32.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [f7f60b50791255e1cbdcace03bc8f10f], 
PUP.Optional.WNet, C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet\nfapi.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [f7f60b50791255e1cbdcace03bc8f10f], 
PUP.Optional.WNet, C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet\ProtocolFilters.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [f7f60b50791255e1cbdcace03bc8f10f], 
PUP.Optional.WNet, C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet\ssleay32.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [f7f60b50791255e1cbdcace03bc8f10f], 

Registry Keys: 2
PUP.Optional.BRApp, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\WNet, Quarantined, [5f8ec9921e6d082e2c84ba7415eb20e0], 
PUP.Optional.WNet, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\WNet, Quarantined, [f7f60b50791255e1cbdcace03bc8f10f], 

Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 1
PUP.Optional.WNet, C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet, Delete-on-Reboot, [f7f60b50791255e1cbdcace03bc8f10f], 

Files: 7
PUP.Optional.BRApp, C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet\WNet.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [5f8ec9921e6d082e2c84ba7415eb20e0], 
PUP.Optional.WNet, C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet\nfregdrv.exe, Quarantined, [f7f60b50791255e1cbdcace03bc8f10f], 
PUP.Optional.WNet, C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet\libeay32.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [f7f60b50791255e1cbdcace03bc8f10f], 
PUP.Optional.WNet, C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet\nfapi.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [f7f60b50791255e1cbdcace03bc8f10f], 
PUP.Optional.WNet, C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet\ProtocolFilters.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [f7f60b50791255e1cbdcace03bc8f10f], 
PUP.Optional.WNet, C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet\ssleay32.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [f7f60b50791255e1cbdcace03bc8f10f], 
PUP.Optional.WNet, C:\Program Files (x86)\WNet\uninst.exe, Quarantined, [f7f60b50791255e1cbdcace03bc8f10f], 

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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