Currently many anti-virus programs identify certain malicious digital coin-mining software under the detection name of XMRig Miner (PUA). Sadly, this type of infection is widely spread today, but the problem is that there is still the large portion of security utilities that fail to properly detect this hazardous application as malicious. This tutorial will provide you with instructions to remove all malware classified as XMRig Miner (PUA), which is absolutely correct.
XMRig Miner (PUA) malware will produce an extremely negative impact on the way your entire system functions. You may open the Task Manager and identify several malicious processes that will be running simultaneously. All of them could be related to the same kind of CPU-mining software. Terminating some single process may end it for a while, however, with next system restart the process will be revived again.
It’s obvious that intrusion of malicious utilities (including those classified as XMRig Miner (PUA)) is often the consequence of users’ failure to be attentive while downloading and installing some cost-free software. It is of utmost importance that you always carefully read the EULAs (End user License Agreements) related to free software you intend to make the part of your computer. Also, it’s important for you to have the proper security software that will work as it should in terms of defending your system.
To get rid of all malware that falls under the category of XMRig Miner (PUA) you’re strongly advised to perform a thorough scanning of your computer using proven anti-malware software as explained below. You will need to delete all identified threats and reset your browsers using additional tips below.
XMRig Miner (PUA) automatic removal guide
If something went wrong or you just want to see the fast result, please use the help of professional malware eliminator – GridinSoft Anti-Malwre. Moreover, even you have managed to remove XMRig Miner (PUA) from your computer and browser, we recommend you to download this tool and use it as a free antimalware scanner to see whether any other malicious program has penetrated into your system. Please note, that GridinSoft Anti-Malwre is a shareware program with a 15-days trial period with limitation of the threats number. If it find more than two infected items in your system, they can be removed only when you upgrade the program to the full registred version.
Download free antimalware scanner:
After downloading is completed, please install it and run the full scan. Yeah, it will take a time, but security experts always recommend to choose a full scan as your first scan, especially if you suspect that your PC could be infected. Take a look at the screenshots below: it will help you understand what’s going on.
Step 1. Run a full scan of your system
…and go drink coffee until the end of it! 🙂
At the end of the scan, the program will offer you to move all malicious items to the quarantine. Just do it clicking on the “
Step 2. Reset your browser settings using an appropriate tool:
Check all browser boxes, which might be infected with the XMRig Miner (PUA), on a settings tab:
Then just press the “Reset” button. Voila! It is a good idea to restart your computer after all this manipulation and check if these annoying XMRig Miner (PUA) pop-up ads leave you in peace:
XMRig Miner (PUA) manual removal steps:
Step 1. Delete XMRig Miner (PUA) from the system.
To delete XMRig Miner (PUA) extension from your PC, you should use “Uninstall the program” tool depending on your operation system.
Windows XP: Start —> Control Panel ––> Add/Remove Programs. Choose the XMRig Miner (PUA) extension in the list of installed programs by a right-click and press “Remove”.
Windows 7: Start ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Just the same actions: right-click on the XMRig Miner (PUA) extension in a software list and press “Uninstall”.
Windows 8/8.1: Right-click on Start ––> Quick Access Menu ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Choose a XMRig Miner (PUA) extension among a listed here programs, right-click on it and then press “Uninstall”.
Step 2. Reset your browser settings.
It is necessary to reset browser settings after the deletion of the program from the list of software installed on your PC. For this, use the following tips depending on what browser are you currently using:
- Google Chrome Browser: Settings —> Show advanced settings. Click on “Reset settings” in the bottom of the page.
- Mozilla Firefox: press “Refresh Firefox” button in the right top corner.
- Opera: delete “Operapref.ini file” in folder “C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera\” on your computer.
- Internet Explorer: Tools —> Internet options —> click on the “Advanced” button and then press “Reset”.
Step 3. Celebrate your victory!
Either you choose the manual or the automatic removal solution, congratulations! You won this battle with unfair malware developers. Your computer is clean now, so you should be proud and do something nice for yourself as a gift. Foam bath or tickets for the game? It’s up to you! 😉