What is webshieldfilter.sys?

webshieldfilter.sys is part of WebShield and developed by Protected.net according to the webshieldfilter.sys version information.

webshieldfilter.sys's description is "WebShield TDI Hook Driver (WPP)"

webshieldfilter.sys is digitally signed by Protected Antivirus Limited.

webshieldfilter.sys is usually located in the 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected webshieldfilter.sys.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on webshieldfilter.sys:

PropertyValue
Product nameWebShield
Company nameProtected.net
File descriptionWebShield TDI Hook Driver (WPP)
Internal namewebshieldfilter.sys
Original filenamewebshieldfilter.sys
Legal copyrightCopyright © SS Protect Ltd
Product version1.5.7.2
File version1.4.9.3 built by: WinDDK

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameWebShield
Company nameProtected.net
File descriptionWebShield TDI Hook Driver (WPP)
Internal namewebshieldfilter.sys
Original filenamewebshieldfilter.sys
Legal copyrightCopyright © SS Protect Ltd
Product version1.5.7.2
File version1.4.9.3 built by: WinDDK

Digital signatures [?]

webshieldfilter.sys has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameProtected Antivirus Limited
Certificate issuer nameDigiCert EV Code Signing CA
Certificate serial number0f03a447407371db5338a3931f638ab7

VirusTotal report

2 of the 70 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the webshieldfilter.sys file. That's a 3% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
DrWeb Program.Unwanted.3474
GData Win32.Application.ProtectAV.B
2 of the 70 anti-virus programs detected the webshieldfilter.sys file.

Sandbox Report

The following information was gathered by executing the file inside Cuckoo Sandbox.

Summary

ERROR: Failed to execute process.

Generic

[
    {
        "process_path": "C:\\Windows\\System32\\lsass.exe",
        "process_name": "lsass.exe",
        "pid": 476,
        "summary": {},
        "first_seen": 1577145186.328125,
        "ppid": 376
    }
]

Signatures

[
    {
        "markcount": 1,
        "families": [],
        "description": "This executable has a PDB path",
        "severity": 1,
        "marks": [
            {
                "category": "pdb_path",
                "ioc": "c:\\repos\\netfilter\\driver_tdi\\std\\objfre_wxp_x86\\i386\\webshieldfilter.pdb",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            }
        ],
        "references": [],
        "name": "has_pdb"
    },
    {
        "markcount": 1,
        "families": [],
        "description": "The executable contains unknown PE section names indicative of a packer (could be a false positive)",
        "severity": 1,
        "marks": [
            {
                "category": "section",
                "ioc": "INIT",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            }
        ],
        "references": [],
        "name": "pe_features"
    }
]

Yara

The Yara rules did not detect anything in the file.

Network

{
    "tls": [],
    "udp": [
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 710,
            "time": 1.0631577968597412,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 53595
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 1038,
            "time": -0.08675503730773926,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 55314
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 1366,
            "time": 1.0987257957458496,
            "dport": 1900,
            "sport": 1900
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 2354,
            "time": 1.0989940166473389,
            "dport": 3702,
            "sport": 49152
        }
    ],
    "dns_servers": [],
    "http": [],
    "icmp": [],
    "smtp": [],
    "tcp": [],
    "smtp_ex": [],
    "mitm": [],
    "hosts": [],
    "pcap_sha256": "fcc4fc4ce1b1070703ad505e687f1471ec07f99710a6c98bb3c9a9e43412f81e",
    "dns": [],
    "http_ex": [],
    "domains": [],
    "dead_hosts": [],
    "sorted_pcap_sha256": "0820ce8e24dfbfcd0321621095a0b1e608d679d7cc959057ba1e98a2f013dea0",
    "irc": [],
    "https_ex": []
}

webshieldfilter.sys removal instructions

The instructions below shows how to remove webshieldfilter.sys with help from the FreeFixer removal tool. Basically, you install FreeFixer, scan your computer, check the webshieldfilter.sys file for removal, restart your computer and scan it again to verify that webshieldfilter.sys has been successfully removed. Here are the removal instructions in more detail:

  1. Download and install FreeFixer: http://www.freefixer.com/download.html
  2. Start FreeFixer and press the Start Scan button. The scan will finish in approximately five minutes.
    Screenshot of Start Scan button
  3. When the scan is finished, locate webshieldfilter.sys in the scan result and tick the checkbox next to the webshieldfilter.sys file. Do not check any other file for removal unless you are 100% sure you want to delete it. Tip: Press CTRL-F to open up FreeFixer's search dialog to quickly locate webshieldfilter.sys in the scan result.
    Red arrow point on the unwanted file
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\webshieldfilter.sys
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the scan result and press the Fix button. FreeFixer will now delete the webshieldfilter.sys file.
    Screenshot of Fix button
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. If webshieldfilter.sys still remains in the scan result, proceed with the next step. If webshieldfilter.sys is gone from the scan result you're done.
  7. If webshieldfilter.sys still remains in the scan result, check its checkbox again in the scan result and click Fix.
  8. Restart your computer.
  9. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. Verify that webshieldfilter.sys no longer appear in the scan result.
Please select the option that best describe your thoughts on the removal instructions given above








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SHA256b6ac9fa3b95af806dcd766d315a04584c939c3024d0e8a6c3d1b03c3ab4345ac

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