Short bio

Trojan.WMIHijacker.ClnShrt is Malwarebytes’ detection name 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

Home remediation

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

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

Business remediation

How to remove Trojan.WMIHijacker.ClnShrt with the Malwarebytes Nebula console

You can use the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Nebula console to scan endpoints.

endpoint menu Nebula endpoint tasks menu

Choose the Scan + Quarantine option. Afterwards you can check the Detections page to see which threats were found.

Nebula detections

On the Quarantine page you can see which threats were quarantined and restore them if necessary.

Nebula Quarantaine

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