HTASploit.winmain starts up the legitimate mshta.exe
process from Microsoft, making it possible to run VBScript in ANY web page which is a major security risk. HTASploit.winmain
leaves an open door to install and run any software on an infected machine, from a web site that the user visit. This has probably been used
to force adware onto users' systems.
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Please follow the instructions below if you would like to remove HTASploit.winmain manually. Please
notice that you must follow the instructions very carefully and delete everything that is mentioned. In most
cases the removal will fail if one single item is not deleted. If HTASploit.winmain remains on your system
after stepping through the removal instructions, please double-check by stepping through them again.
Start the registry editor. This is done by clicking Start then Run.
(The Run dialog will appear.) Type regedit and click OK. (The registry editor will open.)
- Browse to the key:
'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Run'
- In the right pane, delete the value called 'winmain', if it exists.
- Exit the registry editor.
- Restart your computer.
Start Windows Explorer and delete:
Note: %SystemDir% is a variable (?). By default, this is C:\Windows\System (Windows 95/98/Me), C:\WINNT\System32 (Windows NT/2000), or C:\Windows\System32 (Windows XP).
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