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Danger level 2
Type: Trojans

WinZix

Criminal developers are behind the infamous WinZix rogue file compressing software, which poses as the reputable and legitimate archiver WinZip. The primary goal of WinZix is to spread other types of malware to the system after its installation, and to facilitate the intrusion and infection of other malicious software into the system.

The main ways in which WinZix does this is by using Peer to Peer sharing application where .zix file extensions are found. The WinZix application is needed to extract and read these files, and this is when the user will be prompted to download and execute WinZix on the system.

This rogue archiver comes bundled with a harmful and dangerous Trojan horse infection, which poses serious security issues to any healthy PC. Once the user executes this WinZix on the system it will display incessant pop up ads and messages, and facilitate the downloading of additional malware files.

Some of the files to identify and be on the lookout for on a PC compromised by WinZix include the following:

WinZix-2.0-setup-0514.exe
minime.exe
WinZix\WinZixManager.dll

In order to minimize the damage this rogue will cause to your PC, you will need to destroy WinZix completely. This can safest be done by using the removal power of a properly functioning security tool which will not only erase WinZix but also protect against similar attacks and threats in future.

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How to manually remove WinZix

Files associated with WinZix infection:

WinZix-2.0-setup-0411[1].exe
WinZix.lnk
Uninstall WinZix.lnk
WinZixManager.dll
minime.exe
WinZix.exe
WinZix-2.0-setup-0411[1].exe
minime.exe
WinZixManager.dll
Uninstall WinZix.lnk
WinZix.lnk
WinZix.exe
%ProgramFiles%\WinZix

WinZix DLL's to remove:

WinZixManager.dll

WinZix processes to kill:

WinZix.exe
minime.exe
WinZix-2.0-setup-0411[1].exe
WinZix-2.0-setup-0411[1].exe
minime.exe
WinZix.exe

Remove WinZix registry entries:

WinZix Service
EE91F4CC-6BA2-424C-A1FE-64910CCB6A42
*shellexContextMenuHandlersWinZixManager
SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionShell ExtensionsApprovedEE91F4CC-6BA2-424C-A1FE-64910CCB6A42
DirectoryshellexContextMenuHandlersWinZixManager
FoldershellexContextMenuHandlersWinZixManager
41CA7D4D-AE77-4B13-9459-E9AB7EFECAAD
winzix
10954590-2B3A-41EC-97BB-C95A5E646DA9
WinZixManager.WinZixShell
WinZixManager.WinZixShell.1
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved "{EE91F4CC-6BA2-424C-A1FE-64910CCB6A42}"
WinZix_is1
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved {EE91F4CC-6BA2-424C-A1FE-64910CCB6A42}
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Comments

  1. Francis Nov 22, 2007

    very good keep on going oyu guys are the best !

  2. Allen May 1, 2009

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  3. ömer Nov 4, 2009

    super

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