Malware

How to stop WORM_COINMINER digital coin-mining?

WORM_COINMINER presence has strong indicators, so that users who have no malware scanners on the PCs can investigate this computer threat after some time. It is almost certainly being caused by vulnerability of security, so that this time the owner will have to reconsider own actions and personal attitude to the current anti-virus program. We would like to provide a brief instruction how to deal with computer threat without any problems.


WORM_COINMINER
WORM_COINMINER

The WORM_COINMINER malware is dangerous for the computer as its activities ruin normal performance and compromise the system. This malicious program can make a backdoor allowing third-party users obtain remote access to the infected machine and use it as their own.

What is WORM_COINMINER?
WORM_COINMINER

Typically WORM_COINMINER Trojan Miner appears in the system together with innocent programs. Cyber criminals attach Trojan samples to the toll-free utilities to spread the threat all over the Internet and infect as many computers as possible. CPU and GPU feel lack of power due to the malicious activity, general efficiency of the workstation faces substantial worsening. Blue screen often becomes the last drop in malware activity. If you do not have intention to buy a new PC, be careful with this computer threat.

When it comes to removal of WORM_COINMINER program, it’s not an easy undertaking when trying to do it manually. So, we definitely strongly advise that you scan the PC with a proven virus removal software, delete all identified threats and reset your browsers using additional tips below.

WORM_COINMINER 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 WORM_COINMINER 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

Free antimalware scanner
GridinSoft Anti-Malwre allows you to choose the type of scan

…and go drink coffee until the end of it! 🙂

Eliminate Malware In Minutes
Here you see the list of the detected items, which can be harmful

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 “Fix Now” button and set your system free from the WORM_COINMINER infection!

Step 2. Reset your browser settings using an appropriate tool:

Reset Browser Settings
Find “Reset browser settings” button on the GridinSoft Anti-MalwreE tools tab

Check all browser boxes, which might be infected with the WORM_COINMINER, on a settings tab:
Delete Adware from the browser
On this tab you can specify what exactly you need to reset

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 WORM_COINMINER pop-up ads leave you in peace:


WORM_COINMINER manual removal steps:

Step 1. Delete WORM_COINMINER from the system.

To delete WORM_COINMINER 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 WORM_COINMINER 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 WORM_COINMINER 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 WORM_COINMINER 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! 😉

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