Remove the MaohaWiFi Program (Uninstall Guide)

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• April 4, 2017

What is MaohaWiFi?

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MaohaWiFi is a potentially unwanted program that is commonly bundled with free programs that you download from the Internet. This programs allows your computer to act as a hotspot by sharing the Internet connection of the computer. According to research by Malwarebytes, though, this family of programs contains a hidden backdoor that could be utilized to install further programs.

While this backdoor does not appear to be used at this point, due to it commonly being installed with other unwanted programs, I feel that it should be avoided. Furthermore, as MaohaWiFi is installed along with adware and other unwanted programs, you may be infected with other programs that you may not want on a computer.

How was MaohaWiFi installed on my Computer?

It is important to note that MaohaWiFi is bundled with and installed by free programs that did not adequately disclose that other software would be installed along with it. Therefore, it is important that you pay close attention to license agreements and installation screens when installing anything off of the Internet. If an installation screen offers you Custom or Advanced installation options, it is a good idea to select these as they will typically disclose what other 3rd party software will also be installed. Furthermore, If the license agreement or installation screens state that they are going to install a toolbar or other unwanted adware, it is advised that you immediately cancel the install and not use the free software.

While MaohaWiFi may actually enable your computer to act like a WiFi hotspot, there are too many things that I am concerned about regarding this program and how it gets installed on a computer. To remove the MaohaWiFi for free, you can use the removal guide below.

Self Help Guide

This guide contains advanced information, but has been written in such a way so that anyone can follow it. Please ensure your data is backed up before proceeding.

If you are uncomfortable making changes to your computer or following these steps, do not worry! Instead you can get free one-on-one help by asking in the forums.

To remove MaohaWiFi, follow these steps:

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To terminate any programs that may interfere with the removal process we must first download the Rkill program. Rkill will search your computer for active malware infections and attempt to terminate them so that they wont interfere with the removal process. To do this, please download RKill to your desktop from the following link.

Rkill

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Do not reboot your computer after running RKill as the malware programs will start again.

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As MaohaWiFi sometimes has a usable Uninstall entry that can be used to remove the program, we want to try that first. To do this, click on the Start button and then select Control Panel.

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When in the Control Panel, double-click on one of the options below depending on your version of Windows

1. For Windows XP double-click on the Add or Remove Programs icon.

2. For Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 double-click on the Uninstall Program option.
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When the Add or Remove Programs or the Uninstall Program screen is displayed, please scroll through the list of programs and double-click on each of the entries listed in bold below to uninstall them.

MaohaWiFi

When you double-click on the above entries to uninstall them, please follow the default prompts and allow it to remove all files and all configuration information related to this program. If any of the programs ask you to reboot your computer, do not allow it to reboot until you have uninstalled all of the programs listed above.

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When you are done, you can close the Control Panel screens.

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Zemana AntiMalware
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Now double-click on the icon on your desktop named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.exe. This will start the installation of Zemana AntiMalware onto your computer.

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When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the installation process. Do not make any changes to default settings and when the program has finished installing, Zemana will automatically start and display the main screen.

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You will now be at the main screen for Zemana AntiMalware as shown below.

Above the Scan button, please change the scan type to Deep Scan and then click on the Scan button to start the malware removal scan.

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Zemana AntiMalware will now start scanning your computer for malware, adware, and potentially unwanted programs. This process can take quite a while, so we suggest you do something else and periodically check on the status of the scan to see when it is finished.

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When Zemana has finished finished scanning it will display a screen that displays any programs that have been detected. Please note that the items found may be different than what is shown in the image below.

Review the scan results and when you are ready to continue with the cleanup process, click on the Next button to delete or repair all of the the selected results. Once you click on the Next button, Zemana will remove any unwanted files and fix any modified legitimate files. If you receive a warning that Zemana needs to close your open browsers, please close any web browsers that may be open and then click on the OK button to continue.

Zemana will now create a System Restore Point and remove the detected files and repair any files that were modified.

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When the process is complete, you will be shown a screen that says Completed. At this screen, you can now close the Zemana AntiMalware screen and continue with the rest of the instructions.

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RogueKiller
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Keep clicking next until you are at a screen asking you to enter license information. If you have purchased RogueKiller in the past, you can enter your license in this screen. Otherwise, click on the Next and keep following the prompts until the program is installed.

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RogueKiller should now launch automatically and display a User Account Control prompt asking if you wish to run the program. Click on the Yes button and RogueKiller will start and display the main screen shown below.

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Now click on the Scan button and you should come to the Scan Settings screen. Do not make any changes and then click on the Start Scan

RogueKiller will now scan your computer for infections, as shown below. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient as RogueKiller scans your computer.

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When RogueKiller has finished scanning your computer, it will display a screen showing what was found.

Please review the list of detected files and put a checkmark in those entries that you wish RogueKiller to remove. When ready, click on the Remove Selected button.

RogueKiller will now remove the selected items and display a Removal Finished screen. At this screen you can click on the Finish button and then click on the same button at the next screen to finish the RogueKiller removal process.

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HitmanPro

When you visit the above page, please download the version that corresponds to the bit-type of the Windows version you are using.

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Once downloaded, double-click on the file named HitmanPro.exe (for 32-bit versions of Windows) or HitmanPro_x64.exe (for 64-bit versions of Windows). When the program starts you will be presented with the start screen as shown below.

Now click on the Next button to continue with the scan process.

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You will now be at the HitmanPro setup screen. If you would like to install the 30 day trial for HitmanPro, select the Yes, create a copy of HitmanPro so I can regularly scan this computer (recommended) option. Otherwise, if you just want to scan the computer this one time, please select the No, I only want to perform a one-time scan to check this computer option.

Once you have selected one of the options, please click on the Next button.

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HitmanPro will now begin to scan your computer for infections, adware, and potentially unwanted programs. When it has finished it will display a list of all the items that Hitman has found as shown in the image below. Please note that the items found may be different than what is shown in the image.

You should now click on the Next button to have HitmanPro remove the detected items. When it is done you will be shown a Removal Results screen that shows the status of the various programs that were removed. At this screen you should click on the Next button and then if prompted you should click on the Reboot button. If HitmanPro does not prompt you to reboot, please just click on the Close button.

Once your computer has has restarted or you pressed the Close button, you should now be at your Windows desktop.

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As many malware and unwanted programs are installed through vulnerabilities found in out-dated and insecure programs, it is strongly suggested that you use Secunia PSI to scan for vulnerable programs on your computer. A tutorial on how to use Secunia PSI to scan for vulnerable programs can be found here:

How to detect vulnerable and out-dated programs using Secunia Personal Software Inspector

Your computer should now be free of the MaohaWiFi program. If your current security solution allowed this program on your computer, you may want to consider purchasing the full-featured version of Zemana AntiMalware to protect against these types of threats in the future.

If you are still having problems with your computer after completing these instructions, then please follow the steps outlined in the topic linked below:

Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help

While Zemana AntiMalware & HitmanPro will scan and clean a computer for free, the free versions do not offer real-time protection. If you want to be fully protected at all times then it is recommended that you purchase a premium version.

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View Associated MaohaWiFi Files

C:\MaoHaWiFi Files\ C:\MaoHaWiFi Files\desktop.ini C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\ C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\ C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\7z.dll C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\APDefault.ini C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\ApSetting.ini C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\DIFxAPI.dll C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\driver\ C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\driver\DriverInstall.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\driver\DriverInstall_X64.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\driver\DriverTool.dll C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\driver\MaohaWifiProNat.sys C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\driver\maohawifipronat64.cat C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\driver\MaohaWifiProNat64.sys C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\driver\WifiProNat.inf C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\driver\WifiProNat64.inf C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\drv64\ C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\drv64\DIFxAPI.dll C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\drv64\drv64.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\dt.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\ext\ C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\ext\1.dll C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\ext\3.dll C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\ext\4.dll C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\ext\5.dll C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\ext\6.dll C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\gzipdll.dll C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\HWID.ini C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\ICSDHCP.dll C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\ICSDHCP.ini C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\MaoHaCD.dll C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\MaohaDevMng.dll C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\MaohaDevMng.log C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\maohasubstat.dll C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\MaohaWiFi.dat C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\MaohaWiFi.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\MaohaWifiBase.dll C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\maohawificfg.ini C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\MaoHaWiFiNet.sys C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\MaoHaWiFiNet64.sys C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\MaohaWifiSvr.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\MaohaWifiWin7.dll C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\MaohaWifiXP.dll C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\MyTheme.dll C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\pcid.dll C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\pcidetect.dll C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\PhonetypeData.dat C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\RaAPAPI.dll C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\RaWifi.dll C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\Reg\ C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\Reg\RasMan_WIN7.bat C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\Reg\RasMan_WIN7.reg C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\Reg\RasMan_XP.bat C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\Reg\RasMan_XP.reg C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\res\ C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\res\MaohaWiFi.ico C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\res\MaohaWiFiDir.ico C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\res\Skin\ C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\res\Skin\Skin.rdb C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\res\support.dat C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\ResLoader.dll C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\SkinBase.dll C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\SmartAction.dll C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\softconfig.dll C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\tips.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\tipsdll.dll C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\Uninst.dar0 C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\Uninst.dar1 C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\uninstall.dll C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\Uninstall.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\Updater\ C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\Updater\CheckUpdate.dll C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\Updater\MaohaWiFiUpg.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\welcome\ C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\welcome\img\ C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\welcome\img\app_logo.png C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\welcome\img\app_tj.png C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\welcome\img\info.png C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\welcome\img\litlogo.png C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\welcome\img\logo.png C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\welcome\index.html C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\WifiDhcpSvr.dll C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\WifiHelp64.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP\YunExplorer.exe %UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\MaohaWiFi.lnk %UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\MaohaWifi\ %UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\MaohaWifi\Resource.30.0.0.07\ %UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\MaohaWifi\Resource.30.0.0.07\theme\ %UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\MaohaWifi\Skin.ini %UserProfile%\Desktop\MaohaWiFi.lnk

File Location Notes:

%UserProfile% refers to the current user's profile folder. By default, this is C:\Documents and Settings\<Current User> for Windows 2000/XP, C:\Users\<Current User> for Windows Vista/7/8, and c:\winnt\profiles\<Current User> for Windows NT.

View Associated MaohaWiFi Registry Information

HKCU\Software\Maoha HKCU\Software\Maoha\MaohaAP HKCU\Software\Maoha\MaohaAP\AppPath C:\Program Files (x86)\Maoha\MaohaAP HKCU\Software\Maoha\MaohaAP\Version 100080010 HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\MaohaAP HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\MaohaWifiNetPro HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\MaohaWifiSvr

This is a self-help guide. Use at your own risk.

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