This page aims to help you remove JS.Webcoinminer. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
In this article we are discussing the possible reasons why a web page redirecting software famous as JS.Webcoinminer may target your browsers (even Firefox, Chrome and/or Explorer), and is, because of that, identified as a browser hijacker. This infection would mind cryptocurrency without the user’s permission. Furthermore, we are thoroughly going to explain to you all the common features that characterize this sort of redirects. Some of their usual effects that are worth being mentioned are their ability to generate plenty of possibly irritating online ads, to make your browsers load websites you have never really meant to open or to put some really unfamiliar homepages (or search engines) on your browsers, no matter which browsing program exactly you use on your computer.
What’s more, we are sharing some prevention advice to make it clearer to you how to avoid such annoying pages, right after you have successfully dealt with the ongoing infection. For the easy and successful process of removing this annoying redirect we have come up with a simple yet detailed Guide available below.
JS.Webcoinminer- essential details:
JS.Webcoinminer is a kind of a page-redirecting software that falls into the hijacker category, a fact that to some extent explains its typical behaviour. Such redirects could indeed be capable of causing some unwanted changes to the browser apps you have installed on your device and the way these apps look and function.
Maybe you have already concluded from the term used to describe those undesirable software pieces that their versions may be able to make some modifications to your browser’s settings. These changes might result into the broadcast of lots of cyber ads; and into the authorizing of some bothering redirection processes. What’s more, the display of some unknown search engines/homepages is also possible. Generally speaking, the browser hijackers we know of are usually NOT that harmful and greatly differ from any known kind of a malware virus.
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.
If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.
If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
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.
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.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
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:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
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:
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.
- Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click Properties.
- The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
- Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.
- 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).
Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.
Remove JS.Webcoinminer from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the threat —> Disable. Go to —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.
Remove JS.Webcoinminer from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove JS.Webcoinminer from Chrome:
Close Chrome. Navigate to:
C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:
Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.
To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.
If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.
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—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
Are browser hijackers similar to famous malware viruses such as Trojans or Ransomware?
It may be true that browser hijackers may really top the list of the most annoying types of software you could ever catch on the Internet. However, they are NOT really close to any virus-type program due to the fact that they usually do not have any really dangerous features.
Here, we will explain the differences between the common forms of malware and this kind of advertising tool:
Real malware versions the likes of Ransomware or Trojans can infiltrate your PC, damage your system or lock up the computer and the files that are on it for the purpose of blackmailing you afterwards for the restoration of your system and files to their previous state. One more characteristics of the popular kinds of malware, including any Trojan-based virus, is their ability to constantly spy on you and track all your activities, in case the virus has infected your system. Another even scarier aspect is that all these malicious activities might be so subtle that you might not really notice the virus until it becomes clear it has caused some serious damage like, for example, an identity theft.
Pretty much representatives of the family of the browser hijackers have ever presented such capabilities and malicious effects. So – remain cool!
How does a typical hijacker-caused infection process take place?
The potential methods of spreading JS.Webcoinminer are usually in relation with the reason why such pages are introduced in the first place:
Programmers may distribute browser hijackers and other forms of ad-related software by incorporating them into bundles with many other kinds of software, apps and games. Generally, such software bundles are available free of charge since their designers are normally paid for the ads a hijacker could later display on your screen.
However, most hijacker contamination won’t just happen as a result of the act of downloading such a bundle. This sort of infections might only occur in case you ignore the installation settings of the bundle. Because of that, if you do want your device to remain hijacker-free and to have the chance to install only the components of the bundle you really need, it is NECESSARY that you CHOOSE one of these installation features: the Customized, the Custom or the Advanced one. Using any of those will allow you to see the optional added software and leave out anything that could be potentially undesirable or simply not needed.
Our Removal Guide published here might be your solution provided that an already ongoing hijacker infection is bothering you. Simply make sure to implement the instructions there carefully and accurately!
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Nothing really dangerous, just some browser app changes such as too many popping up ads.|
|Distribution Method||Such redirects come from bundles, other ads, contagious web pages, torrents and spam in most of the cases.|
|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!