Short bio

Trojan.WMIHijacker.ClnShrt is a detection for Trojans that use the¬†Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) infrastructure to alter victims’ browser shortcut files in order to add the target site so the browser(s) open with that site.

Common method of infection

The majority of these hijackers are installed by bundlers.


Malwarebytes protects users from Trojan.WMIHijacker.ClnShrt by blocking the sites these hijackers try to open.

block Trojan.WMIHijacker.ClnShrt

Malwarebytes blocks when Trojan.WMIHijacker.ClnShrt is present


Malwarebytes can detect and remove Trojan.WMIHijacker.ClnShrt without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

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