The HKTL_COINMINE is a hacking tool (trojan) that created in order to use your precious GPU and CPU resources to generate digital money without your consent. Once gets installed onto your computer, the HKTL_COINMINE configures itself to launch automatically every time when Windows starts. When started, it will perform a highly complex computations by using your computer’s CPU resources to mine digital currencies. The HKTL_COINMINE makes your machine run very slow, so the creators of this hacking tool decided to generate crypto currencies by leveraging the GPU and CPU of affected PC.
Many of the free programs out there install undesired browser toolbars, hijackers and PUPs such as the HKTL_COINMINE trojan which can use your PC to mine digital money without your knowledge. One has to be attentive while installing free applications in order to avoid accidentally installing bundled apps. It is important that you pay attention to the EULA (End User License Agreements) and choose the Custom, Manual or Advanced install option as it will typically disclose what optional applications will also be installed.
To find out how to get rid of HKTL_COINMINE Hacking Tool, we suggest to read the steps added to this post below. The instructions was created by experienced security researchers who discovered a solution to remove HKTL_COINMINE trojan out of the PC system.
How to remove HKTL_COINMINE (Virus removal)
Fortunately, we’ve an effective solution that will assist you manually or/and automatically delete HKTL_COINMINE from your system and bring your Windows OS settings back to normal. Below you’ll find a removal guide with all the steps you may need to successfully delete CPU Miner trojan and its components. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your web-browser or restart your machine.
To remove HKTL_COINMINE, use the following steps:
- Manual HKTL_COINMINE CPU Miner removal
- How to delete HKTL_COINMINE with free applications
Manual HKTL_COINMINE CPU Miner removal
If you perform exactly the few simple steps below you should be able to get rid of the HKTL_COINMINE GPU Miner from the Windows 10 (8, 7, XP).
Delete potentially unwanted programs using Windows Control Panel
In order to remove PUPs like this Hacking Tool, open the Windows Control Panel and click on “Uninstall a program”. Check the list of installed applications. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are hijacker or potentially unwanted apps. If yes, remove them off. Even if they are just a applications that you do not use, then removing them off will increase your machine start up time and speed dramatically.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the MS Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter like below.
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown in the figure below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and choose the ‘Control Panel’ at right as shown in the following example.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Microsoft Windows 7 or Vista) like below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed applications and remove all suspicious and unknown apps. We advise to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed applications by date. Once you have found anything dubious that may be the HKTL_COINMINE Miner which makes your PC run very slow or other PUP, then choose this program and press ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the questionable program blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to completely delete it from your machine.
Remove scheduled tasks created by HKTL_COINMINE
Once installed, the HKTL_COINMINE can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you run your computer, it will start the process of mining. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all harmful tasks which have been created by HKTL_COINMINE trojan.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This shows a prompt that called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please choose the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your PC. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the unwanted software, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to get rid of, then click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as displayed below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by HKTL_COINMINE malware. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to delete HKTL_COINMINE with free applications
If you’re unsure how to remove HKTL_COINMINE Miner easily, consider using automatic Miner removal software that listed below. It will identify the HKTL_COINMINE trojan that makes your system run very slow and remove it from your computer for free.
Scan and free your browser of HKTL_COINMINE with Zemana Anti-malware
Zemana Anti-malware is a tool that can get rid of ‘ad supported’ software, potentially unwanted applications, browser hijacker infections and other malware from your system easily and for free. Zemana Anti-malware is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of personal computer resources.
- Visit the page linked below to download Zemana. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your browser will show the “Save as” dialog box. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- Once the downloading process is complete, please close all apps and open windows on your system. Next, start a file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- This will run the “Setup wizard” of Zemana Anti-Malware onto your computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Zemana Anti Malware will run and show the main window.
- Further, press the “Scan” button for scanning your PC system for the HKTL_COINMINE GPU Miner that can mine digital money using GPU. When a malware, ad supported software or PUPs are detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is complete.
- Once the scan get finished, you’ll be opened the list of all found items on your PC system.
- You may move items to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply click the “Next” button. The utility will remove HKTL_COINMINE trojan which uses your CPU’s resources to generate digital money and move threats to the program’s quarantine. When the procedure is finished, you may be prompted to restart the machine.
- Close the Zemana Anti-Malware and continue with the next step.
Scan and clean your computer of Miner trojan with Malwarebytes
Remove HKTL_COINMINE GPU Miner manually is difficult and often the trojan is not completely removed. Therefore, we suggest you to run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your machine. Moreover, the free application will allow you to remove malicious software, PUPs, toolbars and hijackers that your PC can be infected too.
- Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) for MS Windows. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
- When downloading is finished, close all software and windows on your machine. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once setup is done, click the “Scan Now” button to detect HKTL_COINMINE GPU Miner that may use your machine’s resources to generate cryptocurrency blocks. While the MalwareBytes AntiMalware application is scanning, you may see how many objects it has identified as threat.
- Once the checking is finished, the results are displayed in the scan report. Next, you need to click “Quarantine Selected”. After the procedure is finished, you can be prompted to reboot your computer.
The following video offers a few simple steps on how to delete browser hijackers, adware and other malware with MalwareBytes AntiMalware.
Use AdwCleaner to remove HKTL_COINMINE Miner
AdwCleaner is a free program that made to delete malware, potentially unwanted programs, hijackers and adware from your PC running Windows 10, 8, 7, XP (32-bit and 64-bit). It’ll help to search for and remove HKTL_COINMINE Miner trojan which can mine digital currency using GPU, including its files, folders and registry keys.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: June 11, 2018
Download and use AdwCleaner on your system. Once started, click “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the HKTL_COINMINE Miner that can mine crypto currency using GPU. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC system. During the scan AdwCleaner will search for threats present on your system.. After the scanning is done, AdwCleaner will show a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been detected. Once you have selected what you want to remove from your PC system, click Clean button.
All-in-all, AdwCleaner is a fantastic free tool to free your PC system from any unwanted apps. The AdwCleaner is portable program that meaning, you do not need to install it to use it. AdwCleaner is compatible with all versions of Microsoft Windows operating system from Windows XP to Windows 10. Both 64-bit and 32-bit systems are supported.
How to stay safe online
By installing an ad blocker application like AdGuard, you are able to stop malicious and misleading pages, autoplaying video ads and get rid of a large amount of distracting and undesired ads on sites.
Installing the AdGuard ad-blocker application is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard by clicking on the following link. Save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
Once the download is done, double-click the downloaded file to launch it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown on the image below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guidance as shown in the following example.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick instructions that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your machine, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop up advertisements, as well as other harmful or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
To sum up
Now your machine should be free of the HKTL_COINMINE GPU Miner that generates digital money by leveraging the GPU of infected system. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep Zemana (to periodically scan your computer for new trojans and other malware) and AdGuard (to help you block annoying pop ups and harmful web-sites). Moreover, to prevent Miners, please stay clear of unknown and third party software, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to search for PUPs (potentially unwanted programs).
If you need more help with HKTL_COINMINE Miner related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.