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74% remove it26% keep it
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Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is WizSearch.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 3 files. A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in WizSearch.
WizSearch.exe (75044bfdf8f3287f7b3944653c3954be) has been flagged by the following 33 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Adware.Kraddare
AhnLab-V3 2013.03.26 PUP/Win32.WizSearch
Avira AntiVir TR/Comisproc.A.372
avast! 2014.9-140825 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3371 Generic4
Bitdefender Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.7457
Comodo Security 15705 UnclassifiedMalware
Dr.Web Trojan.DownLoader3.11963
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Graftor.7457
ESET-NOD32 8.8161 a variant of Win32/Adware.Kraddare.BD
Fortinet FortiGate 8/25/2014 W32/Malware_fam.NB
F-Secure 11.2014-25-08_2 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.7457
G Data 14.8.22 Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.7457
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. Win32.SuspectCrc
Jiangmin KV140825 TrojanDownloader.Generic.fus
Kaspersky HEUR:Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Generic
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.18219 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.08.25.12 Adware.WizSearch
McAfee 5600.7027 Generic.bfr!ch
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7027 Generic.bfr!ch
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.163.1557.0 Trojan:Win32/Comisproc
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Adware.Graftor.7457
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.DownLoader.ciddc
Norman 10.20140825 Smalltroj.ZNTS
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Rising Antivirus Trojan.Win32.Generic.12893399
Sophos 4.87 Troj/Agent-SMN
Symantec 8/25/2014 rev. 2 WS.Reputation
The Hacker Posible_Worm32
Trend Micro 10.465.25 TROJ_GEN.RCBCDB7
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.237 TROJ_GEN.RCBCDB7
VIPRE Antivirus 16310 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Trojan.Win32.Generic.84992.DZ
WizSearch_Helper.dll (4275a1f30d06dc6548913a48c4af4ae8) has been flagged by the following 31 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Trojan.Generic.7957434
Agnitum Outpost Adware.Kraddare!Nwslyd4/8+c
AhnLab-V3 2014.09.19.00 PUP/Win32.WizSearch
Antiy-AVL Trojan[Downloader:HEUR]/Win32.AGeneric
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
AVG Downloader.Generic11.ACUC
Avira Adware/Lizzard.A
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Kraddare.BD
Bitdefender 7.2 Trojan.Generic.7957434
Bkav FE W32.WizSearchLnrC.Trojan
Comodo Security 19547 TrojWare.Win32.Agent.~JKO
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.Generic.7957434 (B)
ESET-NOD32 10438 Win32/Adware.Kraddare.BD
Fortinet FortiGate W32/Downloader_x.FPB!tr
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Trojan.Generic.7957434
G Data 24 Trojan.Generic.7957434
IKARUS anti.virus T3. Trojan.SuspectCRC
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes Adware.WizSearch
McAfee Artemis!4275A1F30D06
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 BehavesLike.Win32.Trojan.cc
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.Generic.7957434
nProtect 2014-09-18.01 Trojan/W32.Agent.114688.ANW
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.7bd
Rising Antivirus PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.128659AF!310794671
Tencent Win32.Trojan.Generic.Pbfh
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 PAK_Generic.005
Vba32 AntiVirus Adware.Kraddare
VIPRE Antivirus 33232 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
ViRobot 2011.4.7.4223 Trojan.Win32.Generic.114688.E
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Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.wizsearch.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\wizsearch
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\WizSearch\WizSearch_Uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by WizSearch

Program executable:WizSearch.exe (Malware detected)
Name:WizSearch 응용 프로그램
WizSearch MFC 응용 프로그램
Path:C:\Program Files\wizsearch\WizSearch.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) WizSearch_Helper.dll - WizSearch_Helper Module
  • (Malware detected) WizSearch.exe
  • WizSearch_Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • WizSearch_Helper.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'WizSearch Class' with the class of {6323EB95-40E2-4b6e-90FC-B32D3F7A290C} (WizSearch).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • WizSearch.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named WizSearch.
Startup File (User Run)
  • WizSearch.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'WizSearch' and executes as C:\Program Files\WizSearch\WizSearch.exe.

How do I remove WizSearch?

You can uninstall WizSearch from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program WizSearch, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove WizSearch.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by WizSearch you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%


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