Trojan Btcminer Virus Removal (August 2018 Update)

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This page aims to help you remove Trojan Btcminer. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.

There are many different types of malware that you could encounter on the Internet if you are not careful and probably the most famous, or rather infamous of them are the notorious Trojan Horse infections. A typical Trojan Horse virus is a multifunctional tool that can cause all kinds of problems to the targeted user. The majority of threats that belong to this insidious malware category have a versatile nature and could be used for all sorts of illegal and shady deeds. From data theft and espionage to system corruption and backdooring other nasty cyber threats. Sadly, this is also one of the most widespread and commonly encountered virus categories. There are many different Trojan Horse versions out there and newer and more advanced ones tend to get created pretty much every week. In today’s post, we will introduce you to the so-called Trojan Btcminer – a recently reported malware program that seems to possess the characteristics of a typical Trojan Horse representative. Trojan Btcminer is a sneaky and dangerous virus threat and you could have your PC infected by it in a number of ways (more on that later). If you wish to learn how to keep your computer safe from Trojan Btcminer or other similar noxious virus programs, we recommend that you keep on reading until the end of this write-up and make sure to remember all the information we are about to share with you. Also, in case you are among the rapidly increasing number of infected victims that have had Trojan Btcminer attack their machines, know that on the current page you can find a guide specifically designed to help you in the struggle against the malicious malware threat that this Trojan represents. The guide has a set of instructions organized in several steps that you need to carry out in order to locate any potentially malicious data related to the malware on your PC and remove it so that the virus can no longer operate.

Remove Trojan Btcminer



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).



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. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to see if it can detect parasite files for you.

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. 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. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:



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.

  • 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.


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
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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

However, if you find it difficult to complete the guide and if you believe that you’d have to be more tech-savvy in order to manually deal with the infection, know that an alternative method for dealing with the threat would be to use the recommended security tool that’s available in the guide. It is a trusted and quality piece of software capable of detecting and removing unwanted and potentially hazardous software from any system so you could use it instead of (or in combination with) the guide to ensure that the nasty Trojan Btcminer has been fully removed from your system.

Sneaky infection

Trojans are famous for their sneaky methods of infiltration and infection. They typically come in the form of something that doesn’t really look dangerous or harmful. For instance, a lot of malicious Trojans like Trojan Btcminer tend to be hiding inside illegally-distributed and/or pirated software which is why it’s important to only use high-quality download sources and to never download content that might be illegal in some way. Another commonly employed technique for tricking users into loading Trojans onto their computers is the so-called malvertising where the malicious program gets distributed with the help of infected online ads. Such ads are normally only available on obscure and shady sites and pages and that is why we always try to remind our readers to only stick to reputable web locations that can be trusted. As you might have already guessed, spam letters are yet another favourite tool for hackers to distribute their insidious malware threats to as many users as possible – make sure that you never open or interact with the contents of any new messages or e-mails that you think might be spam. Other methods could also be used for spreading such viruses and the problem is that the infection oftentimes occurs with no visible symptoms. That is why we advise you to keep some good and reliable antivirus program on your PC as a last line of defense against such sneaky Trojans.

What’s the damage?

As we said in the beginning of this article, a Trojan could harm your PC, files and virtual privacy in a number of ways. It could steal important and sensitive information from your computer, it could infect the machine with other threats like Ransomware, Spyware and Rootkits, it could force your computer to mine for bitcoins or distribute spam letters and so on and so forth. In many instances, it could be used for several different criminal tasks at once. If Trojan Btcminer is on your machine, we can’t really tell you what it might be trying to do. What we can tell you, though, is that you need to remove it ASAP so that your computer could become save once again.


Name Trojan Btcminer
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms  Oftentimes Trojan Horse infections lack any visible symptoms, yet you should still be on the lookout for unusual system behavior such as increased RAM and CPU use or random crashes and errors.
Distribution Method Trojans can get distributed in a number of ways – spam messages, malicious online ads, deceitful offers, pirated program installers, torrents, with the help of other Trojans (backdoor malware), etc.
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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!

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