If your antivirus constantly popping up with the HTML/Brocoiner alerts then it indicates that your computer is infected with a malware that redirects your web browser to malicious web sites. We recommend you to get rid of the malware and clean your computer from the HTML/Brocoiner trojan as quickly as possible, until the presence of the malware has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the few simple steps below that will help you to completely get rid of the redirect to HTML/Brocoiner pages, using only the built-in Microsoft Windows features and several free malware removal tools of well-known antivirus software companies.
Remove HTML/Brocoiner CPU Miner
Even if you’ve the up-to-date classic antivirus installed, and you have checked your computer for malware and removed anything found, you need to do the guide below. The HTML/Brocoiner Miner removal is not simple as installing another antivirus. Classic antivirus programs are not developed to run together and will conflict with each other, or possibly crash MS Windows. Instead we recommend complete the manual steps below after that run Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM), MalwareBytes Free or AdwCleaner, which are free programs dedicated to search for and get rid of HTML/Brocoiner Miner which generates crypto currency by leveraging the GPU of infected computer. Use these tools to ensure the GPU Miner is removed.
To remove HTML/Brocoiner, perform the steps below:
- How to get rid of HTML/Brocoiner Miner without any software
- Remove suspicious software by using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- Remove HTML/Brocoiner from Mozilla Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
- Remove HTML/Brocoiner Miner from Internet Explorer
- Remove HTML/Brocoiner Miner from Google Chrome
- Fix infected browsers shortcuts to get rid of HTML/Brocoiner redirect
- Run free malware removal utilities to completely get rid of HTML/Brocoiner GPU Miner
- Run AdBlocker to block HTML/Brocoiner and stay safe online
- To sum up
How to get rid of HTML/Brocoiner Miner without any software
Read this “How to remove” section to know how to manually delete HTML/Brocoiner GPU Miner which generates digital currency by leveraging the GPU of affected PC. Even if the step-by-step instructions does not work for you, there are several free malicious software removers below that can easily handle such HTML/Brocoiner Miner which uses your GPU to mine digital currency.
Remove suspicious software by using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
In order to get rid of PUPs such as this trojan, open the MS Windows Control Panel and click on “Uninstall a program”. Check the list of installed software. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are GPU Miner, browser hijacker or potentially unwanted applications. If yes, uninstall 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.
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 display the Windows Control Panel as shown on the screen below.
Further, press “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all applications installed on your PC. Scroll through the all list, and remove any dubious and unknown programs.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the malware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you start your personal computer, it will start the HTML/Brocoiner trojan. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all harmful tasks which have been created by unwanted apps.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard at the same time. This opens a prompt that titled as Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as displayed below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please select the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your personal computer. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to get rid of, then press on it with the right mouse button and choose Delete as on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks which have been created by a malicious program. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove HTML/Brocoiner from Mozilla Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
If the Mozilla Firefox settings like start page, default search provider and new tab have been modified by the GPU Miner, then resetting it to the default state can help.
Press the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as on the image below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, press “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed in the figure below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to restore your Mozilla Firefox web browser settings to its original state.
Remove HTML/Brocoiner Miner from Internet Explorer
The Internet Explorer reset is great if your web-browser is hijacked or you have unwanted addo-ons or toolbars on your browser, which installed by a malware.
First, launch the Internet Explorer, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web browser, then click the “Internet Options” as displayed in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as on the image below.
After the task is complete, press “Close” button. Close the Microsoft Internet Explorer and reboot your system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s new tab, search engine by default and startpage to default state.
Remove HTML/Brocoiner Miner from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the hijackers, harmful and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to restore the web-browser’s startpage, search engine by default and newtab page that have been replaced by HTML/Brocoiner Miner which makes your PC system run very slow.
First launch the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will open the Chrome menu. Choose More Tools, then press Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the add-on signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following instructions: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Chrome menu once again. Further, press the option named “Settings”.
The browser will open the settings screen. Another method to show the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as shown in the figure below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Google Chrome will open the confirmation dialog box as displayed below.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The browser will launch the task of cleaning. After it’s finished, the web-browser’s settings including search provider by default, home page and newtab page back to the values which have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your PC system.
Fix infected browsers shortcuts to get rid of HTML/Brocoiner redirect
Unfortunately, the HTML/Brocoiner Miner that uses your CPU’s resources to generate digital currency, can also hijack Windows shortcut files (mostly, your browsers shortcuts), so that the HTML/Brocoiner web page will be shown when you start the IE, Edge, Firefox and Google Chrome or another web browser.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut file, click Properties option. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text “http://site.address” that has been added here. Remove everything after .exe. An example, for Google Chrome you should remove everything after chrome.exe.
To save changes, click OK . You need to clean all internet browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.
Run free malware removal utilities to completely get rid of HTML/Brocoiner GPU Miner
Use malware removal tools to delete HTML/Brocoiner Miner automatically. The free applications utilities specially developed for hijackers, adware and other potentially unwanted software removal. These utilities can get rid of most of trojan from Google Chrome, FF, IE and MS Edge. Moreover, it can remove all components of ‘ad supported’ software from Windows registry and system drives.
Run Zemana Anti-malware to delete HTML/Brocoiner
You can remove HTML/Brocoiner GPU Miner automatically with a help of Zemana Anti-malware. We suggest this malicious software removal tool because it may easily remove hijackers, PUPs, malware which redirects your internet browser to HTML/Brocoiner page with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
- Installing the Zemana Free is simple. First you will need to download Zemana Free on your system from the link below.
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- When the downloading process is complete, close all apps and windows on your system. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is done, click the “Scan” button for checking your personal computer for the HTML/Brocoiner trojan which uses your precious GPU and CPU resources to generate digital currency without your consent. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. While the Zemana AntiMalware application is checking, you may see number of objects it has identified as threat.
- As the scanning ends, Zemana AntiMalware will display a list of found items. Review the scan results and then click “Next”. After disinfection is done, you can be prompted to restart your PC.
Automatically remove HTML/Brocoiner CPU Miner with Malwarebytes
Manual HTML/Brocoiner Miner removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the trojan may be not completely removed. We suggest that use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC of trojan. Moreover, the free application will help you to delete malicious software, potentially unwanted applications, hijackers and toolbars that your personal computer may be infected too.
Visit the following page to download the latest version of MalwareBytes for Windows. Save it on your Desktop.
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After the downloading process is done, close all windows on your computer. Further, run the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown below, click the “Yes” button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” that will help you set up MalwareBytes Anti-Malware on the personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then MalwareBytes Free will automatically launch and you can see its main window as displayed on the image below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the HTML/Brocoiner trojan that can use your personal computer to mine cryptocurrency. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
When MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) has completed scanning your personal computer, MalwareBytes Anti Malware will show a scan report. When you’re ready, click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes will delete HTML/Brocoiner Miner which can use your personal computer to mine digital currency. When the cleaning process is finished, you can be prompted to reboot your personal computer. We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes Free to remove browser hijackers, adware and other malware.
Scan and free your personal computer of GPU Miner with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a completely free tool. You don’t need expensive methods to remove HTML/Brocoiner Miner which generates crypto currency by leveraging the GPU of affected computer and other shady applications. AdwCleaner will remove all the unwanted software such as adware and hijacker infections for free.
- Installing the AdwCleaner is simple. First you’ll need to download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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- Select the directory in which you saved it as Desktop, and then click Save.
- After the downloading process is complete, launch the AdwCleaner, double-click the adwcleaner_xxx.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, press Yes to continue.
- In the AdwCleaner window, click the “Scan” . AdwCleaner tool will begin scanning the whole machine to find out HTML/Brocoiner Miner that uses your precious GPU and CPU resources to generate cryptocurrency without your consent. This process may take quite a while, so please be patient. During the scan AdwCleaner will search for threats present on your computer.
- After AdwCleaner has finished scanning your computer, AdwCleaner will display a list of all threats detected by the scan. Review the scan results and then click “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to reboot your PC, click “OK”.
The few simple steps shown in detail in the following video.
Run AdBlocker to block HTML/Brocoiner and stay safe online
The AdGuard is a very good ad blocker program for the Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge and Chrome, with active user support. It does a great job by removing certain types of unwanted advertisements, popunders, popups, intrusive newtabs, and even full page advertisements and page overlay layers. Of course, the AdGuard can block the HTML/Brocoiner malicious web pages automatically or by using a custom filter rule.
Download AdGuard on your Microsoft Windows Desktop from the link below.
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When the downloading process is done, double-click the downloaded file to launch it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as displayed on the screen 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 guide as on the image below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guide that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your personal computer, AdGuard will run automatically and stop popups, 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 AdGuard icon, which can be found on your desktop.
To sum up
Now your personal computer should be free of the HTML/Brocoiner Miner which makes your personal computer run very slow. Uninstall AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop up ads and intrusive harmful sites) and Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) (to periodically scan your computer for new trojans and other 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.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of HTML/Brocoiner GPU Miner from the MS Edge, FF, Google Chrome and IE, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.