Mingc.exe Virus Removal (Dec. 2017 Update)

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

The paragraphs below will give you some essential information about Mingc.exe – a new Trojan horse threat, which can cause problems to hundreds of computers. An infection with this virus can result in many issues, but if you remove it on time, you may be able to avoid some very harmful consequences. In case that your PC has been infiltrated by Mingc.exe Virus, we suggest you take a close look at the Removal Guide, which you can find at the end of this page. It contains step-by-step instructions on how to remove the Trojan as well as a trusted malware removal tool, which can scan your system.

Mingc.exe – a Trojan threat, designed to trick you!

All members of the infamous Trojan horse family represent pieces of software, programmed for various types of online fraud and theft. The hackers frequently develop and use such pieces of software to infiltrate users’ devices and initiate all sorts of criminal activities. Basically, a threat like Mingc.exe is designed to mislead the potential victims of its true purpose by presenting itself as a harmless-looking piece of content, which in fact, is programmed for a particular crime. This strategy is inspired by the myth of the Trojan War and the infamous wooden horse, which tricked the Trojans in it.

A dangerous weapon in disguise, the Trojan horse has become a favorite tool for cyber criminals. They are frequently coming up with new and more sophisticated versions and Mingc.exe Virus is just one of the most recently detected. Most commonly, such threats are used for an unnoticeable and unauthorized invasion of the victim’s PC. The attacks, which the Trojans can perform, can be really devastating and, unfortunately, you can never be sure what exactly may happen to your machine. What is even nastier is that usually, the infection lacks any visible symptoms and may remain hidden for an indefinite period of time. Reputed antivirus software may be able to deal with an advanced Trojan like Mingc.exe but if its virus definitions are outdated, or there are some serious system vulnerabilities, the security program may not be able to guarantee a reliable protection.

Mingc.exe 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. If you want a fast safe solution, we recommend SpyHunter. 

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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:

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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:

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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.
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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 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!

Where do Trojans usually lurk?

Unfortunately, there are plenty of web locations where threats like Mingc.exe Virus may be hiding. There are also plenty of methods, with the help of which, the Trojans can get inside your computer. As per some recent reports, the usual places where the hackers place their malware include spam messages, emails with contaminated attachments or links, fake ads, illegal web pages, infected installation kits, torrents and various sketchy pop-up notifications and offers.  Having this in mind, we would sincerely advise you to be mindful when interacting with various web content, unknown web locations, unfamiliar messages and emails from unknown senders. Normally, one click over the infected transmitter is absolutely capable of activating the virus and letting it exploit the weaknesses of your system.

What may hackers use a Trojan like Mingc.exe for?

As we already mentioned, criminals may use viruses like Mingc.exe for a number of activities, none of which will be good for you and your machine. It may sound weird, but Trojans can serve as an entertainment for some hackers with a sick taste for fun. They may simply experiment and test their programming skills by infecting random victims and having fun by deleting files and software or crashing their computer completely. In many cases, such infections can be exploited as instruments for data theft and stalking. Basically, Trojans can be programmed to monitor the victims’ activities and copy their keystrokes, files, user credentials and various other types of sensitive info. The targeted data can be transmitted to remote servers and provided to anonymous hackers with malicious intentions. 

Another very dreadful ability of the Trojans is to create system security holes and invite other malware. Many times, an infection like Mingc.exe may not come alone but bring a buddy along. It could be a Ransomware cryptovirus, some nasty Spyware, or some other type of infection.

Having your computer filled with viruses is surely the last thing you want.  That’s why we highly recommend you remove Mingc.exe and all of its traces immediately. You can use the instructions in the removal guide below to detect the Trojan-related files. For extra safety, however, it is a good idea to scan your entire machine with the professional Mingc.exe removal tool. It may not only help you detect and remove Mingc.exe but also check if some other nasty infections have been delivered along with it.

SUMMARY:

Name Mingc.exe
Type Trojan
Danger Level High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms This threat can usually infect you in a very stealthy way and can remain hidden for an indefinite period of time.
Distribution Method Spam messages, emails with contaminated attachments or links, fake ads, illegal web pages, infected installation kits, torrents and various sketchy pop-up notifications and offers.
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.