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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is WizzScreenmode?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that WizzScreenmode 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 WizzScreenmode?

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


and these warnings during install:



and this (misdirected) icon on your desktop:


How did WizzScreenmode get on my computer?

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

How do I remove WizzScreenmode?

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 WizzScreenmode?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes WizzScreenmode 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 WizzScreenmode adware. It would have warned you before the adware could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.


Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:
 HKLM-x32\...\Run: [Screenmoody] => C:\Program Files (x86)\Wizzscreenmode\Wizzscreenmode.exe [663552 2016-03-24] (Wizzlabs)
 C:\Program Files (x86)\Wizzscreenmode

Wizzscreenmode version 1.0 (HKLM-x32\...\Wizzscreenmode_is1) (Version: 1.0 - Wizzlabs)
Alterations made by the installer:
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Wizzscreenmode
       Adds the file LinqBridge.dll"="3/24/2016 11:03 AM, 62976 bytes, A
       Adds the file unins000.dat"="4/15/2016 12:28 PM, 2214 bytes, A
       Adds the file unins000.exe"="4/15/2016 12:26 PM, 722597 bytes, A
       Adds the file Wizzscreenmode.exe"="3/24/2016 11:03 AM, 663552 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Users\{username}\Desktop
       Adds the file Wizzscreenmode.lnk"="4/15/2016 12:28 PM, 836 bytes, A
Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
       "Screenmoody"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\Wizzscreenmode\Wizzscreenmode.exe""
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Wizzscreenmode version 1.0"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "1.0"
       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 1404
       "Inno Setup: App Path"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Wizzscreenmode"
       "Inno Setup: Deselected Tasks"="REG_SZ", ""
       "Inno Setup: Icon Group"="REG_SZ", "Wizzscreenmode"
       "Inno Setup: Language"="REG_SZ", "english"
       "Inno Setup: Selected Tasks"="REG_SZ", "desktopicon"
       "Inno Setup: Setup Version"="REG_SZ", "5.5.8 (a)"
       "Inno Setup: User"="REG_SZ", "{username}"
       "InstallDate"="REG_SZ", "20160415"
       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Wizzscreenmode\"
       "MajorVersion"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "MinorVersion"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "NoModify"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "NoRepair"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "Wizzlabs"
       "QuietUninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\Wizzscreenmode\unins000.exe" /SILENT"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\Wizzscreenmode\unins000.exe""

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Scan Date: 4/15/2016
Scan Time: 12:35 PM
Logfile: mbamWizzScreenmode.txt
Administrator: Yes

Malware Database: v2016.04.15.02
Rootkit Database: v2016.04.09.01
License: Premium
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
Self-protection: Enabled

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

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 363610
Time Elapsed: 9 min, 22 sec

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

Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 1
PUP.Optional.WizzScreenMode, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\Wizzscreenmode_is1, Quarantined, [ce504e616c2dda5cb0bd07a07b8917e9], 

Registry Values: 1
PUP.Optional.WizzScreenMode, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|Screenmoody, "C:\Program Files (x86)\Wizzscreenmode\Wizzscreenmode.exe", Quarantined, [f925327d5a3fa195f5d2df4a679b867a]

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 1
PUP.Optional.WizzScreenMode, C:\Program Files (x86)\Wizzscreenmode, Delete-on-Reboot, [ce504e616c2dda5cb0bd07a07b8917e9], 

Files: 6
PUP.Optional.WizzScreenMode, C:\Program Files (x86)\Wizzscreenmode\Wizzscreenmode.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [f925327d5a3fa195f5d2df4a679b867a], 
PUP.Optional.WizzScreenMode, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\Wizzscreenmode.exe, Quarantined, [47d7c0ef3861f1455a6d88a156ac30d0], 
PUP.Optional.WizzScreenMode, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\Wizzscreenmode.lnk, Quarantined, [9886cee14356a294b6b6b5f243c117e9], 
PUP.Optional.WizzScreenMode, C:\Program Files (x86)\Wizzscreenmode\unins000.dat, Quarantined, [ce504e616c2dda5cb0bd07a07b8917e9], 
PUP.Optional.WizzScreenMode, C:\Program Files (x86)\Wizzscreenmode\LinqBridge.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [ce504e616c2dda5cb0bd07a07b8917e9], 
PUP.Optional.WizzScreenMode, C:\Program Files (x86)\Wizzscreenmode\unins000.exe, Quarantined, [ce504e616c2dda5cb0bd07a07b8917e9], 

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)

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