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WordShark is a software usually installs without your knowledge vith the download of freeware. In fact some sites use the method of repackaging. This is an operation that is to redo the module software installation by adding download options. These options allow to add other software as for example toolbars browser, or potentially unwanted software. The addition of these new programs can decrease the performance of the system but also slow or redirect internet surfing. As a general rule, should focus on the author’s official site to download your software.
Identified : 07/06/2015.


– It belongs to a family of PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program).
– A polluteware is a software that pollutes storage and/or the Base of registers.
– Vendor : PUP.Optional

Main Actions

– It installs as a process launched at startup of the system (RP),
– It installs as a service to be launched each time the system (O23),(SS/SR).
– It starts a task planned in automatic (O39),
– It installs drivers that start automatically with the system (O41)
– It installs as a program (O42),
– It creates to many registry keys ‘Software’
– It creates additional folders (O43),
– It moved to the Windows prefetcher folder (O45).
– It installs as a driver system (O58),
– It creates multiple files users (O61),
– It creates a Legacy pointing to a malware service, key in the registry. (O64)

O23 – Service: WS Client Service (wssvc_1.10.0.17) . (.WS – WS Client Service.) – C:Program FilesWordShark_1.10.0.17Servicewssvc.exe
(.WS.) — C:Program FilesWordShark_1.10.0.17UpdateWordSharkAutoUpdateClient.exe
(.WS.) — C:Program FilesWordShark_1.10.0.17UpdateWordSharkAutoUpdateClient.exe
O41 – Driver: (wsfd_1_10_0_17) . (.WS – WS Driver x86.) – C:WindowsSystem32driverswsfd_1_10_0_17.sys
O42 – Logiciel: WordShark – (.WordShark.) — WordShark_1.10.0.17
O43 – CFD: 18/06/2015 – 17:06:35 – [] —-D C:Program FilesWordShark_1.10.0.17
O58 – SDL:01/06/2015 – 23:44:42 —A- . (.WS – WS Driver x86.) — C:WindowsSystem32Driverswsfd_1_10_0_17.sys
O64 – Services: CurCS – 01/06/2015 – C:WindowsSystem32driverswsfd_1_10_0_17.sys (wsfd_1_10_0_17) .(.WS – WS Driver x86.) – LEGACY_WSFD_1_10_0_17
SR – | Auto 01/06/2015 278616 | (wssvc_1.10.0.17) . (.WS.) – C:Program FilesWordShark_1.10.0.17Servicewssvc.exe
C:Program FilesWordShark_1.10.0.17



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