Bitcoinminer Virus Removal (Oct. 2017 Update)

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This page aims to help you remove any Bitcoinminer Virus. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

Trojans are an awful menace and it would be difficult to picture a virus that could be more cunning than them. And that is also what has earned this malicious category the reputation that it has. You will be hard pressed to find an internet user who’s never before heard of Trojan horse viruses. And sometimes we even get to meet them up close, which is highly undesirable, but it happens nonetheless. So what does one do when faced with a Trojan horse infection? We have decided to provide some useful information on the example of a new Trojan that’s been infecting users lately – Bitcoinminer Virus. Some of our readers have had the misfortune of landing this virus, too, and have already contacted us asking for a solution. Therefore, just below this article you will find a detailed removal guide with instructions on how to remove Bitcoinminer Virus from your system manually. In addition, you can also make use of our professional antimalware tool that will scan your system and get rid of the virus for you. But before you decide, here’s some more information regarding what to expect from Bitcoinminer Virus and how to protect your system in the future.

The malicious capabilities of Trojan horses

The first thing people want to know when they realize they have a virus on their computer is what kind of harm it has managed to do. And with this specific malware category, there couldn’t be a more ambiguous question. The reason why these malicious programs are called Trojans in the first place is because they infiltrate your system, posing as a harmless file or program of sorts. And then once they’re inside, the hackers behind them can remotely set them to achieve a certain task, at which point they will become active. Now what that task can be is anybody’s guess. This is what makes viruses like Bitcoinminer Virus so much more attractive to cybercriminals and what sets them apart from the rest of the malware world. They are so versatile and capable of performing an array of different tasks.

 

Bitcoinminer Virus Removal


 

Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. 

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware & virus scanner is free. To remove the infection, you'll need to purchase its full version. More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.

If for some reason it doesn't remove parasite, go to "Spyware HelpDesk" ----> "Select Problem Type" -----> "Unremoved Parasit.e"

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 

Step3

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:

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Step4

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

msconfig_opt

Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

  • Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

hosts_opt (1)

If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Step5

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
Avoid this by using SpyHunter - a professional Parasite removal tool.

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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

If the guide didn’t help you, download the anti-virus program we recommended or ask us in the comments for guidance!

For example, Bitcoinminer Virus could be set to steal data from you. This is perhaps one of the most common usages and it can use a variety of techniques to achieve it. Your keystrokes can be recorded, it can share your screen with the cybercriminals or perhaps it may even redirect your traffic to the hackers’ servers. Thus, they can gain access to sensitive information, such as passwords, login details, personal information, etc. Another popular reason cybercriminals employ Trojans is for the purpose of exploiting your computer’s resources. This can be done for a number of reasons, including sending out spam or infecting other computers within its network with Trojans or other malware. Speaking of which, Trojans are often used as a middleman to introduce other types of malware to the victim PC’s, most commonly – ransomware.

Furthermore, a virus like Bitcoinminer Virus can also be programmed to make your computer mine cryptocurrencies for the people behind it. Other possible usages include spying on you, which can get pretty ugly. The hackers can at some point gain information about your whereabouts, occupation, social and financial status and use it to abuse you. This information, in turn, can be gathered by hacking your webcam, your microphone, watching your screen, tracking all communication that goes through your PC, etc.

So it’s no joke when we say that Trojans are truly among the most dangerous pieces of malicious programming out there. And for this reason it is important that you have Bitcoinminer Virus thoroughly removed from your computer as soon as possible. It’s of no lesser importance that you also learn to prevent infections of this time in the future. For starters, you can update your system and all programs on it that need updating and be sure to make this a habit. Don’t postpone updates, as they are vital for your system’s security. And if you don’t have one already, consider installing a quality antivirus tool on your PC. Furthermore, browsing the web in a sensible and virus-conscious way will go a long way in terms of keeping dangerous software away. Be aware of the most common malware sources, such as malicious online ads and infected spam messages and try to not interact with them.

SUMMARY:

Name Bitcoinminer
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  System malfunctions, BSoD crashes, slowdowns, generally odd PC behavior, but most often none at all.
Distribution Method  Malicious online ads, infected spam messages, sketchy websites with questionable content, etc. 
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version.
More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.