What is Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner? Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner is a malware. It can modify Microsoft Windows OS and browsers settings, download and install other malicious software, adware and PUPs. Moreover, this virus may give a remote access to your PC system and use your computer’s resources to generate digital currency. It will make your computer run very slow. On current date, the Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner virus continues to increase the number of systems which have been infected.
The Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner virus can hide itself in the machine’s memory and files, modify some personal computer settings and block them from changing. Also this virus can download and install: web-browser extensions that will insert unwanted advertisements within the Microsoft Internet Explorer, MS Edge, Chrome and Firefox’s screen; a hijacker infection that will change internet browser’s start page and search engine.
The Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner virus may collect your World Wide Web browsing activity by saving URLs visited, IP addresses, web browser version and type, cookie information, Internet Service Provider (ISP) and websites visited. Such kind of behavior can lead to serious security problems or user info theft. This is another reason why this virus should be removed as quickly as possible.
If you found any of the symptoms mentioned above, we suggest you to complete tutorial below to clean your computer of malware and remove Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner virus from the Windows OS.
Remove Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner virus (removal guide)
As with uninstalling ad-supported software, malicious software or potentially unwanted apps, there are few steps you may do. We suggest trying them all. If you do only one part of the instructions, then it should be use malicious software removal tool, because it should remove virus and stop any further infection. But to completely remove the Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner you will have to at least reset your internet browser settings such as search engine, homepage and newtab page to default state, remove all dubious programs, and get rid of Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner virus with malicious software removal tools. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to shut down your web-browser or reboot your computer.
To remove Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner, follow the steps below:
- Remove Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner associated software by using Windows Control Panel
- How to delete Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner with Zemana Anti Malware
- Get rid of Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner virus from web-browsers with Hitman Pro
- How to remove Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner with Malwarebytes
- Get rid of Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner from Chrome
- Remove Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner virus from IE
- Remove Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner virus from Firefox
- How to stay safe online
- Finish words
Remove Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner associated software by using Windows Control Panel
First method for manual virus removal is to go into the MS Windows “Control Panel”, then “Uninstall a program” console. Take a look at the list of programs on your machine and see if there are any questionable and unknown apps. If you see any, you need to delete them. Of course, before doing so, you can do an Web search to find details on the program. If it is a potentially unwanted program, ad-supported software or malware, you will likely find information that says so.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the MS Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter like below.
After the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed in the following example.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and choose the ‘Control Panel’ at right like below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Microsoft Windows 7 or Vista) as displayed in the figure below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed programs and remove all questionable and unknown programs. We recommend to press ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed apps by date. Once you have found anything questionable that may be the virus related files, folders and registry keys or other potentially unwanted application (PUA), then select this application and press ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious program blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to completely remove it from your machine.
How to delete Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner with Zemana Anti Malware
We advise using the Zemana. You can download and install Zemana to search for and get rid of Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner virus from your PC system. When installed and updated, the malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats exist on the computer.
Installing the Zemana Free is simple. First you will need to download Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) from the following link.
Author: Zemana Ltd
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Update: March 3, 2018
When the downloading process is finished, close all programs and windows on your PC system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as shown below.
When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana Free on your PC.
Once installation is finished, you will see window as displayed in the following example.
Now click the “Scan” button . Zemana Anti-Malware application will scan through the whole PC system for the Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner virus and other security threats. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your personal computer.
After that process is finished, Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will open a scan report. In order to delete all threats, simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana will start to get rid of virus related files, folders and registry keys.
Get rid of Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner virus from web-browsers with Hitman Pro
HitmanPro is a free removal tool which can scan your computer for a wide range of security threats like ad supported software, malicious software, PUPs as well as Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner related files, folders and registry keys. It will perform a deep scan of your computer including hard drives and Windows registry. When a malicious software is found, it will allow you to get rid of all detected threats from your computer with a simple click.
Visit the following page to download the latest version of Hitman Pro for Windows. Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: December 8, 2017
Download and run Hitman Pro on your PC system. Once started, click “Next” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner virus related files, folders and registry keys. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is complete..
After the scan is complete, HitmanPro will prepare a list of unwanted applications adware.
Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click Next button.
It will show a dialog box, click the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to get rid of all malware found.
How to remove Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner with Malwarebytes
You can delete Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner virus automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malicious software removal utility because it can easily remove viruss, ‘ad supported’ software, PUPs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Installing the MalwareBytes Anti Malware is simple. First you will need to download MalwareBytes AntiMalware from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
After the download is complete, close all windows on your computer. Further, start the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as displayed in the following example, press the “Yes” button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” which will allow you setup MalwareBytes on the PC system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, press Finish button. Then MalwareBytes Free will automatically start and you can see its main window as displayed in the following example.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner virus and other kinds of potential threats like malicious software and PUPs. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your machine.
After the scan is done, MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) will show a scan report. Review the scan results and then press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will get rid of virus and other kinds of potential threats such as malware and potentially unwanted applications and move threats to the program’s quarantine. After that process is finished, you can be prompted to reboot your PC system. We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes to delete hijackers, adware and other malware.
Get rid of Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner from Chrome
If you have malware problem or the Google Chrome is running slow, then reset Chrome settings can help you. In the steps below we will show you a method to reset your Chrome settings to default values without reinstall. This will also help to delete changes to web-browser settings created by Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner virus.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then press Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Chrome main menu again, press to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, like below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Remove Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner virus from IE
By resetting IE browser you revert back your web browser settings to its default state. This is basic when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by the Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner virus.
First, open the Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu, press the “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The IE will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.
Remove Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner virus from Firefox
If the Firefox settings have been modified by the Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner virus, then resetting it to the default state can help. However, your saved passwords and bookmarks will not be changed, deleted or cleared.
Launch the Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will open the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you are unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the virus and other malware and potentially unwanted apps. After, it is done, click the “Finish” button.
How to stay safe online
To put it simply, you need to use an ad-blocking tool (AdGuard, for example). It’ll block and protect you from all intrusive pages, ads and pop-ups. To be able to do that, the adblocker application uses a list of filters. Each filter is a rule that describes a malicious web site, an advertising content, a banner and others. The ad blocking program automatically uses these filters, depending on the sites you are visiting.
Download AdGuard on your Windows Desktop by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
After the download is done, double-click the downloaded file to run it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown in the figure 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 instructions as displayed on the image below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your system, AdGuard will start automatically and block unwanted advertisements, as well as other harmful or misleading webpages. 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 can be found on your desktop.
Now your personal computer should be free of the Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner virus. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted popup ads and intrusive harmful web sites) and Zemana AntiMalware (to periodically scan your system for new malicious software). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
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