BV:Miner Virus Removal (May 2018 Update)

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This page aims to help you remove BV:Miner Virus. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

In the present times there exist too many versions of different malware programs and the reason is that hackers all over the world constantly try to come up with newer and more advanced types of viruses in order to fulfill their illegal agendas. Not surprising at all, the largest and one of the most devastating and problematic kinds of malware infections out there are the infamous Trojan Horse PC viruses. In the written below article, one specific Trojan version called BV:Miner and its general characteristics are going to be elaborated upon.

What makes Trojans so horrible?

Firstly, those viruses are really diverse and they could be programmed to harm your system in many ways. Below, we have provided some general information regarding the many different negative effects that such an infection can have on your machine and virtual privacy. Secondly, they can be distributed in many various ways and you can never be sure what could be a potential Trojan Horse source because everything you use in the Internet could be infected. To make matters worse, the Trojan-inflicted infections can stay hidden inside some other apps in your PC, doing their insidious job, until their task has been fully carried out.

How could such different viruses be members of one and the same group?

These malicious programs have a lot in common and the way they infect your computer is normally one and the same. Regardless of the Trojan Horse’ infection source, the malware always infiltrates your machine in complete stealth and “silence”. All such a virus needs is for you to interact with the infected component that carries it – a compromised spam email attachment, a pirated program installer, an infected torrent file or anything else, really.

Where and how you may come across BV:Miner (or any other similar virus):

Like it or not, the facts show that Trojans may be inside nearly everything you can find on the Internet. You never know where the danger might reside. Despite that, we have managed to form a list of the things most likely to be Trojans sources:

  • Don’t trust any spam letters or any suspicious emails: You are probably aware of the fact that Trojans could be found in spam letters or letters from your inbox that come from a suspicious or unrecognized sender. On the top, in some instances like this, the Trojan might also carry another piece of malware such as a Ransomware virus – viruses of this category are also considered to be very dangerous and problematic. ;

BV:Miner Virus Removal

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.


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

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Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). 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.

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

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

Step4

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:

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

Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

  1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
  2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
  3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.

DNS

Step5

  • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).

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Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove BV:Miner from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove BV:Miner from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove BV:Miner from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

Step6

WARNING!
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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’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
  • Stay suspicious, especially when you see strange update requests on your screen: Sometimes this kind of malware can come to you if you click on a fake notification for a update, which is made to look just like a real one, legitimate. We recommend that you check for updates manually.;
  • Be picky , especially when it comes to free software, torrents , shady web pages: Of course, these viruses can be added to various illegal and shady web pages and all you need to do is open them or download a torrent from them. To avoid such situations, do some research to check which web pages are safe and open only them.;
  • Pop-up advertisements on the Internet are typically not something harmful, yet, at times they might lead to serious issues such as Trojan Horse infections: The web ads you regularly see are often harmless, they are just being used in a standard marketing scheme. Just remember, the ones that are more difficult to closed or are overly intrusive might be used by malware-spreading websites and when you click on them, they may lead you to locations full of malicious viruses. Avoid loading and clicking on such ads.

What is BV:Miner likely to do to your PC and to you individually?

The BV:Miner can drain your system-resources, it can steal your identity and rob your banking accounts. Trojans can be used for extracting data about you personally, or about the company you work for. Each and every of you keystrokes can be recorded, you could get spied upon for as long as the hackers want, you could be watched through your computer camera, and all your account credentials may be stolen and used for illegal deeds.

A way to get rid of  the BV:Miner:

One potential method for eliminating the Trojan would be the Removal Guide, posted down below. If you are currently struggling with this nasty virus on your PC, do not hesitate to refer to the said guide and follow the instructions in it so as to get rid of the insidious malware program.

SUMMARY:

Name BV:Miner
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  Nothing visible could really be noticed.
Distribution Method Almost anything on the web – torrents, fake ads, shareware, spam, etc.
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!