How to Remove “WZWIA.DLL”

What is WZWIA.DLL?


The file named WZWIA.DLL is developed by Winzip computing SL. The file is digitally signed by Winzip computing. The signing authority is provided by Verisign incorporation. It is used by the software Winzip image acquisition wrapper. The file is considered safe because of the support provided by its developer. The threat level is 1.

WZWIA.DLL is located in C:\Program Files\winzip\wzwia.dll. The total size of the DLL file is 553.3 kilobytes. The last identified version of the file found is 12.0. The DLL is confirmed to be a non-system process. Such processes have no direct association with the Windows operating system and can be removed if found infected, without affecting the performance of the OS.      

Affected Platform: Windows XP, Vista.


How to check if your computer is infected with WZWIA.DLL malware?


If your system is affected by WZWIA.DLL malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:
  • WZWIA.DLL occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites
To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.
Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files\winzip\wzwia.dll. you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove WZWIA.DLL malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove WZWIA.DLL and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.
2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:
  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.
The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 

Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.

Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.
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Malware Entries

No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 12 January 2009 at 10:15 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 WinZip Computing, S.L. Executable 5589e75342e403f0
9cc683a35d693417
74f05d06
d634490733e12255
637d65167f028bea
Yes 1.0
(32-bit)
14.5
(9061)
Argentina
2 WinZip Computing, S.L. Executable cb7ca4bb685b2cba
597a3ad2fb7e02f9
69f8892e
02c94d89b653ce12
b1959758b88a6a3f
Yes 1.0
(32-bit)
14.0
(8438)
Internal Submission
3 WinZip Computing, S.L. Executable 30b44de6fa9b52bc
b6ac8edbc016f473
10eef590
46ae3c4be44cba08
050ab350bcccc1a1
Yes 1.0
(32-bit)
14.0
(8438)
10.224.1.22/32
4 WinZip Computing, S.L. Executable fac6bb826adfeec0
f77a042a0e9c98c5
2660d364
3d61bf4e04d4fb33
c581fbb7bddbeaa0
Yes 1.0
(32-bit)
14.5
(9061)
198.20.167.84/32
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