What is Trojan.BtcMine? Trojan.BtcMine is a malware. It can change Microsoft Windows OS and web-browsers settings, download and install other malicious software, adware and PUPs. Moreover, this virus can give a remote access to your machine and use your computer’s resources to generate digital currency. It will make your computer run very slow. On current date, the Trojan.BtcMine virus continues to increase the number of PCs which have been infected.
The Trojan.BtcMine can send information about your system to a remote malicious hacker; reroute your browser to malicious, misleading and spam sites; use your PC for click fraud and other dangerous and harmful actions.
Another reason why you need to remove Trojan.BtcMine virus is its online data-tracking activity. It may collect personal data, including:
- IP addresses;
- URLs visited;
- search queries/terms;
- clicks on links and ads;
- browser version information.
We suggest you to delete Trojan.BtcMine and clean your computer of any malicious software immediately, until the presence of this virus has not led to even worse consequences. Perform the step-by-step guide below that will allow you to completely remove Trojan.BtcMine virus, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free utilities.
Remove Trojan.BtcMine from Windows 10 (8, 7, XP)
There are a simple instructions below that will assist you to delete Trojan.BtcMine from your Windows computer. The most effective method to get rid of this virus is to perform the manual steps and then run Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM), MalwareBytes or HitmanPro automatic tools (all are free). The manual steps will help to weaken this virus and these malicious software removal tools will completely remove Trojan.BtcMine and return the machine settings to default.
To remove Trojan.BtcMine, use the steps below:
- Uninstall suspicious apps using MS Windows Control Panel
- Delete Trojan.BtcMine with Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM)
- Remove Trojan.BtcMine from web-browsers with Hitman Pro
- How to automatically get rid of Trojan.BtcMine with Malwarebytes
- Delete Trojan.BtcMine from Internet Explorer
- Get rid of Trojan.BtcMine virus from Firefox
- Get rid of Trojan.BtcMine from Google Chrome
- How to stay safe online
- Finish words
Uninstall suspicious apps using MS Windows Control Panel
The best way to begin the machine cleanup is to uninstall unknown and dubious programs. Using the Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded programs can clean up the MS Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome from popup ads hijackers and so on.
Press Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then click “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will open the Windows Control Panel like below.
Further, click “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all apps installed on your PC. Scroll through the all list, and remove any questionable and unknown apps.
Delete Trojan.BtcMine with Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM)
Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) is a tool which can remove ad-supported software, PUPs, browser hijackers and other malware from your PC system easily and for free. Zemana Free is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of personal computer resources.
Download Zemana on your MS Windows Desktop from the following link.
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Once downloading is finished, close all windows on your machine. Further, run the install file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown below, press the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) on the machine. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is finished successfully, Zemana Free will automatically start and you can see its main window like below.
Next, press the “Scan” button to begin scanning your computer for the virus and other kinds of potential threats like malicious software and PUPs. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your PC system and the speed of your computer. During the scan Zemana Free will find threats present on your machine.
When the scan is complete, Zemana Free will open a scan report. Review the scan results and then press “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware will remove virus and other kinds of potential threats such as malware and potentially unwanted programs and move items to the program’s quarantine. Once disinfection is done, you can be prompted to restart your system.
Remove Trojan.BtcMine from web-browsers with Hitman Pro
The HitmanPro tool is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove virus and other security threats, malicious software, potentially unwanted programs and ad-supported software from computer (Windows 10, 8, 7, XP) and thereby restore browsers default settings (search provider, new tab and homepage). HitmanPro is powerful enough to scan for and delete malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the PC.
HitmanPro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop.
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Once downloading is finished, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the Hitman Pro desktop icon. After the tool is launched, you will see a screen as shown on the screen below.
Further, click “Next” button to perform a system scan for the virus and other security threats. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. Once the scan is done, a list of all threats found is produced as displayed in the figure below.
You may get rid of items (move to Quarantine) by simply click “Next” button. It will show a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button.
How to automatically get rid of Trojan.BtcMine with Malwarebytes
We advise using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your PC of the virus. The free tool is an advanced malicious software removal program made by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you remove viruss, potentially unwanted apps, malware, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your machine for free.
MalwareBytes can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
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Once the download is complete, close all apps and windows on your PC system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup as shown on the screen below.
When the installation starts, you’ll see the “Setup wizard” that will help you set up Malwarebytes on your machine.
Once install is complete, you’ll see window as displayed in the figure below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button for scanning your computer for the virus and other kinds of potential threats such as malware and potentially unwanted programs. This process may take some time, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes Free utility is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified as being affected by malicious software.
When MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) has finished scanning, MalwareBytes will display a list of found items. Review the results once the tool has done the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now get rid of virus and other kinds of potential threats such as malware and PUPs and add threats to the Quarantine. After finished, you may be prompted to restart your system.
The following video explains step-by-step guidance on how to remove hijacker infection, adware and other malware with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM).
Delete Trojan.BtcMine from Internet Explorer
The Microsoft Internet Explorer reset is great if your browser is affected by Trojan.BtcMine virus or you’ve unwanted extensions or toolbars on your browser, which installed by a malicious software.
First, run the Internet Explorer, press ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The IE will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. It will get rid of virus and other kinds of potential threats such as malware and potentially unwanted apps, disable malicious and ad-supported browser’s extensions and restore the IE’s settings like new tab, default search engine and homepage to default state.
Get rid of Trojan.BtcMine virus from Firefox
Resetting your Firefox is first troubleshooting step for any issues with your web browser program. It’ll keep your personal information like browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
First, open the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed on the screen below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Get rid of Trojan.BtcMine from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings to remove changes to internet browser settings created by Trojan.BtcMine virus. If you are still experiencing issues with malicious software, you need to reset Chrome browser to its default state. This step needs to be performed only if virus has not been removed by the previous steps.
- First start the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the plugin labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset” button.
- The Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is finished, your web-browser’s new tab page, homepage and search provider by default will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
How to stay safe online
We advise to install an ad-blocking application which can block malicious sites, undesired advertisements and other undesired websites. Cyber security researchers says that using adblocker programs is necessary to stay safe when surfing the Net.
- Click the link below to download AdGuard. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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- After downloading it, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- After the installation is done, press “Skip” to close the setup application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your machine, AdGuard will start automatically and block unwanted popup advertisements, as well as other harmful or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, that is located on your desktop.
After completing the steps shown above, your system should be clean from the Trojan.BtcMine virus and other malicious software. Your antivirus software will no longer detect any security threats. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new malicious software, and then the best way – ask for help.
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