Wmassrv.dll Virus Removal (August 2018 Update)

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This page aims to help you remove Wmassrv.dll Virus. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

Wmassrv.dll Virus is a piece of software, which is usually related to an aggressive ad-generating activity. It operates as an adware and tends to expose the web users to numerous pop-ups, ads, banners and sponsored sites in their Chrome, Firefox, IE or any other browser that they might be using. If you have detected Wmassrv.dll Virus on your system, you might be interested in learning how you can deal with it and remove the annoying ads streaming in your favorite browsing program. That’s why, in the text below, we have prepared a detailed Removal Guide and some useful information about the nature of this adware. We believe that with its help, you will be able to understand the specifics and the issues that Wmassrv.dll Virus may cause and eventually uninstall it from your machine.

What may Wmassrv.dll do while on your machine?

Adware is a very common source of browsing disturbance which a lot of users mistake for a virus. However, this type of software is legitimate and operates on the basis of ads-generation and page redirection. It certainly cannot be as harmful as a Trojan horse or a Ransomware virus simply because it does not typically contain malicious code. What is more, it is programmed to display different commercials and not to cause harm to your system. Therefore, referring to this adware program as a virus is not accurate.

A more appropriate term that can be used to describe a typical adware app is PUP (potentially unwanted program). And this is not because adware apps have some actual harmful abilities but because they use some aggressive advertising methods which usually cause browsing disturbance to the users. A program like Wmassrv.dll Virus, for instance, may not only integrate with your default browser without being authorized to do so but it may also launch some unauthorized page redirects and flood the users’ screen with various sponsored ads, pop-ups, banners and new tabs, which can be really difficult to get rid of. This is, generally, an online marketing approach which different companies and online-based businesses often employ in order to generate traffic and clicks for their sites and the law does not see anything malicious in it.

Wmassrv.dll Virus Removal

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide


Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. If you want a fast safe solution, we recommend SpyHunter. 

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Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 

Step3

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

Step4

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

  1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
  2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
  3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.

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Step5

  • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).

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Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove Wmassrv.dll from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove Wmassrv.dll from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Wmassrv.dll from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

Step6

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!

The cyber society, however, is a bit skeptical about the activities of programs like Wmassrv.dll Virus and the content they may generate. Most users are also generally unhappy with the effects of the adware on their browser. Therefore, it is not surprising why people generally want to uninstall it. The adware may not only be a source of annoying ads interruptions and page redirects, but there is also a risk that such software may be used for indirect malicious purposes. What we refer to is the reliability of the ads, pop-ups and links that the adware may display on your screen. It is not excluded that some of the intrusive blinking boxes could be infected with viruses as nasty as Trojans or Ransomware. In fact, even if one insecure link or an ad manages to somehow sneak into the stream of ads and you have the misfortune of clicking on it, that could be enough to get you infected. That’s why, our advice to all our readers is to try to minimize the interaction with the content generated by Wmassrv.dll and similar programs and to find reliable methods of removing the software from their systems as soon as possible.

Getting rid of the adware without taking unnecessary risks

Since adware is not an actual virus type, the removal of such apps is generally fairly easy.  However, it may be a bit tricky if you don’t know what exactly you have to remove. That’s why, in order to prevent confusion and some eventual system issues, we suggest you run an automatic scan with a professional software such as the Wmassrv.dll removal tool on this page. Of course, if you prefer to remove the adware manually, you can also use the manual removal guide which is available below.

Keep in mind though, that you may get adware on your system again because this software is freely distributed all over the Internet and if you are not careful in future, you might soon encounter another annoying program such as Wmassrv.dll Virus. That’s why, to prevent future ads invasion, we advise you to keep away from the potential adware sources (freeware sites, shareware platforms, software bundles, torrents, spam, etc.) and to always pay close attention to the software you install on your PC. Use options like Advanced or Custom when you run a new setup and specifically check for any pre-selected “additional” or “recommended” components, which might be bundled inside the installation package so as to opt out of their installation if they look like they might be undesirable.

Name Wmassrv.dll
Type  Adware
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  Various annoying ads, pop-ups, and banners may disturb your normal web surfing. 
Distribution Method Mostly found in software bundles, torrents, free download links, automatic installers, spam messages, freeware platforms. 
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

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