"Wireshark Antivirus" Malware
August 4, 2010
A piece of malware calling itself "Wireshark Antivirus" has been infecting computers recently. It attempts to get you to pay for fake antivirus software. To be clear, CACE Technologies and the Wireshark development team do not and have never made antivirus software. Someone is fraudulently using our name.
If you are infected
If you have a real anti-virus or anti-malware package installed, make sure it is up to date and run a scan. If that doesn't work you can remove it manually using the instructions at the following locations:
Free PC Guides
If you paid for Wireshark Antivirus
Contact your credit card company's fraud department immediately.
Microsoft Malware Protection Center
The Wireshark blog