1. /
  2. Security Response/
  3. Adware.Winshow

Adware.Winshow - Removal

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:34:31 AM
Type:
Adware
Risk Impact:
High
File Names:
Winshow.dll
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

The following instructions pertain to all Symantec antivirus products that support Security Risk detection.

Note: Removing this adware component from the system will likely cause the program that installed it to not function as intended. The uninstaller generally identifies the programs that will not work after uninstallation.
  1. Update the definitions.
  2. Run a full system scan and delete all the files detected as Adware.Winshow.
  3. Delete the keys that were added to the registry.
For specific details on each of these steps, read the following instructions.

1. Updating the definitions
To obtain the most recent definitions, start your Symantec program and run LiveUpdate.

2. Scanning for and deleting the files
  1. Start your Symantec antivirus program and run a full system scan.
  2. If any files are detected as Adware.Winshow, click Delete.


    Note: If your Symantec antivirus product reports that it cannot delete a detected file, write down the path and file name. Then use Windows Explorer to locate and delete the file.

3. Deleting the keys from the registry

WARNING: Symantec strongly recommends that you back up the registry before making any changes to it. Incorrect changes to the registry can result in permanent data loss or corrupted files. Modify the specified keys only. Read the document, "How to make a backup of the Windows registry," for instructions.

  1. Click Start, and then click Run. (The Run dialog box appears.)
  2. Type regedit

    Then click OK. (The Registry Editor opens.)

  3. Navigate to and delete the keys:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{6CC1C918-AE8B-4373-A5B4-28BA1851E39A}

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WinShow.ViewSource

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WinShow.ViewSource.1

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CLASSES\CLSID\{6CC1C918-AE8B-4373-A5B4-28BA1851E39A}

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CLASSES\WinShow.ViewSource

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CLASSES\WinShow.ViewSource.1

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{6CC1C918-AE8B-4373-A5B4-28BA1851E39A}

  4. Exit the Registry Editor.



Search Threats

Search by name
Example: W32.Beagle.AG@mm
STAR Antimalware Protection Technologies
Internet Security Threat Report
Symantec DeepSight Screensaver