Trojan.js.miner.m Removal (September 2018 Update)


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

Everybody who uses a computer must have heard about the so-called Trojan Horse viruses. After all, this infamous malware category is one of the most devastating and dangerous ones, responsible for a huge number of infections on a global scale. The purpose of today’s article is to provide you with some important and valuable information with regards to one particular virus that belongs to the aforementioned malware class. The name of the threat is Trojan.js.miner.m and it is a newly-released Trojan Horse virus that is currently on the rise and more and more users are reporting that their machines have gotten infiltrated by this insidious software hazard. Here, you will be provided with information regarding the potential capabilities of this threat, the different ways it can get spread over the Internet and also, how you might be able to remove it from your system if it has already found its way to your computer.

General characteristics of a Trojan

We already said that Trojans like Trojan.js.miner.m are extremely dangerous and problematic but what makes them so threatening. Well, for starters, most such viruses are capable of infiltrating one’s system and operating inside it without getting noticed whatsoever. Unfortunately, most users do not realize that their computer has gotten infected by Trojan.js.miner.m until the malware has already managed to carry out its malicious task and the damage has already been done.

A side note here – in fact, the term virus isn’t technically correct when referring to Trojans as most such malicious programs aren’t capable of self-replicating and thus cannot be categorized as viruses. That said, nowadays, pretty much all forms of malware are referred to as “PC viruses” for the sake of convenience which is why, for the remainder of this article, we will also be calling Trojan.js.miner.m a virus.

Now, back to its characteristics, as we already mentioned, such Trojans can silently infiltrate the system of the user and the likelihood of anyone noticing is rather low. The most typical way in which a malicious program of this category can infect your computer is if you run a file that contains the malware from a Administrator account. Of course, no one would willingly open an infected file, right? Well, that is why hackers who create Trojans seek to disguise their viruses as some form of seemingly harmless software – an executable file, for example, that the user thinks is actually some useful program that they’d want to install. Naturally, after the victim runs the malicious file, the malware would get “installed” inside the system and would begin to execute whatever its insidious task is.

 

Trojan.js.miner.m 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!

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

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

Talking about what a Trojan might do on your PC

Similarly to other Trojans, Trojan.js.miner.m too is a highly versatile malware threat. This means that it might get re-programmed to execute various forms of malicious activities depending on what the hacker’s goal is. For instance, the malware can be tasked to damage your machine by messing with important system data and Registry entries or it could be used to spy on you by tracking your keystrokes and taking screenshots from your PC and sending them to the hacker. Another possibility is when a Trojan forces the attacked computer to use most of its resources (CPU, RAM) in order to mine for BitCoin (or some other cryptocurrency) or to send out spam messages to other users in an attempt to further spread the malware. Also, some such viruses might also be used to distribute other malware forms such as, for instance, Ransomware – once the Trojan manages to infiltrate the computer, it would load another virus inside it without the need for user interaction for the infection to occur. There are many other ways in which a Trojan Horse virus might get used – the ones we mentioned were only the most common and frequently encountered examples.

Our advice

Trojans are truly nasty and you really need to make sure that your machine stays well protected against them in future. In order to have a safe and clean computer, you need to stop visiting any shady sites with low-reputation and downloading questionable software from unreliable sources (in case you tend to do that). Also, it is highly inadvisable to click on random web-ads and to open fishy-looking messages that might be spam if you aren’t certain that those are safe. Additionally, it is always good to have a reliable antivirus/anti-malware tool to keep your PC protected – if you currently don’t have one or if your antivirus is outdated, make sure to fix that ASAP. Now, if Trojan.js.miner.m has already managed to infect your computer, we advise you to visit our guide down below and use its instructions to eliminate the threat.

SUMMARY:

Name Trojan.js.miner.m
Type Trojan
Danger Level High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms Trojans typically do not trigger any symptoms but if your machine has been infected, it might start to behave in an unusual way.
Distribution Method Malicious/fake ads, misleading web requests, spam e-mails with harmful attachments, 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.

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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