Unix.trojan.coinminer-9910195-0 is among the latest Trojan horse variants detected on the web. And as such, Unix.trojan.coinminer-9910195-0 has the potential of inflicting a wide range of rather serious damage on any infected system.
Trojan horse viruses are responsible for the largest portion of malware attacks that occur on the internet, and there’s good reason for this. This is also why Trojans are easily the most infamous virus type of them all.
But there are two main qualities that make Trojan horse viruses like Unix.trojan.coinminer-9910195-0 the weapon of choice for hackers and cybercriminals of every kind. Namely, their stealth is a highly valued factor, which ensures that these malware variants can remain hidden over longer periods of time. Hence, they have more time to complete or work on whatever evil agenda they’ve been created for (and there’s plenty of those to choose from, which we’ll get into in just a little bit).
And then the second quality that Trojans possess is versatility in terms of the range of different malicious tasks that they can be assigned for. There is no other malware category out there that could complete with representatives of the Trojan horse class.
But with all that said, you are probably here because you’ve detected Unix.trojan.coinminer-9910195-0 and would now like to find a way to effectively remove this threat from your computer. And it is indeed very important that you do so as soon as possible, which is why you may scroll down to the free removal guide we have published below. But if you would rather leave this process to a professional tool designed specifically for the removal of malware, then below you can find one of those as well. It will hand the Unix.trojan.coinminer-9910195-0 infection in a matter of just a couple of clicks.
The dangers of threats like Unix.trojan.coinminer-9910195-0
Unix.trojan.coinminer-9910195-0 is a very new variant, so we cannot pinpoint at this time the exact purpose it serves for its criminal creators. What we can do is give you an idea of some of the most popular usages of such malicious threats, so you know what you may potentially be facing. Namely, Trojans like Unix.trojan.coinminer-9910195-0 are very commonly used for cryptocurrency mining, in which process the infected computer’s resources are exploited for the purpose of mining Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for the hackers in control of the virus.
Other common usages include theft – and here everything goes: passwords, login credentials, identities, sensitive and personal information, financial details, money, etc. There is a wide range of methods and techniques that the Trojan can use to obtain all this information, but we won’t bore you by listing it all here.
What is more important to know is the potential distribution sources of these types of malware, namely spam messages, malicious online ads, obviously sketchy and dubious web locations and especially download sources that distribute illegal content. It’s fairly easy to avoid these sources if you’re mindful of your browsing habits and use your common sense. But it also helps having your system up-to-date with the latest security patches and having a reliable antivirus program working at all times.
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To get rid of Unix.trojan.coinminer-9910195-0 from your computer without losing much time, please follow these simple steps:
- Look for and remove any dangerous software that has been installed on your computer without your knowledge.
- Check for malicious processes in the Processes tab of the Task Manager.
- Disable Start-up entries related to Unix.trojan.coinminer-9910195-0 .
- Look for indicators of hacking and unauthorized modifications in your computer’s Hosts file.
- Perform a thorough search of the Registry for any evidence of a Trojan infection and delete it.
Please carefully read the instructions below for an in-depth explanation of each step:
To begin, save this removal instructions to your Bookmarks for convenient access since you may need to restart your computer many times during the removal process.
After that, reboot the infected machine in Safe Mode (follow the instructions in this link if you get stuck) to allow only the most important programs and processes to operate. You’ll be able to identify any strange activities much easier if you do this before anything else.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Trojans like Unix.trojan.coinminer-9910195-0 are known to infect computers шo install rogue software and other items that seem to be useful but are really dangerous. In order to get rid of the Trojan that has infected you, you need start by scanning the list of installed apps for harmful ones.
To do this, hit Windows and R on your keyboard at the same time, then enter appwiz.cpl into the Run box that appears. After that, just click the OK button.
A new window will open on your computer’s screen, displaying all of the apps currently installed on it. Uninstall any software you don’t recognize or has a dubious name and manufacturer. It is recommended that you do some research online to see if you can find any information that points to it being malicious first, though. Programs that you don’t often use may be removed as well.
If a window like the one below shows when you click Uninstall on a specific application, choose NO and finish the uninstallation process.
The Task Manager is another place where Trojan-related processes might be discovered.
Simply press down CTRL, SHIFT, and ESC at the same time to get it started, and then click on the Processes Tab.
Inexperienced users may find it difficult to tell which processes are harmful just by their look. In any case, here are a few warning indicators that a process is malicious:
- CPU and memory consumption are really high.
- Unusual or random letters, numbers and characters in the name of the process.
- A process that seems like a valid and legitimate process but has missing or misplaced letters in its name.
Right-clicking on a suspicious-looking process’ name and selecting Open File Location is the quickest ways to check it.
After that, use a powerful scanner to go through the files associated with that process and, if anything dangerous is discovered, end the process by right-clicking on it and selecting the End Process option. After that, remove any harmful files from your computer.
If you don’t have access to a powerful scanner, you may use the free virus scanner provided below:
When a compromised computer is turned on, many Trojan Horse infections start running one or more harmful startup items in the background. Enter msconfig in the Start menu search box and press the Enter key on your keyboard to see whether Unix.trojan.coinminer-9910195-0 has added such start up items to your PC.
Then, in the Startup section, keep an eye out for anything that doesn’t appear legitimate. You should research suspicious-looking Manufacturer entries online and uncheck their checkbox if there is sufficient proof that they are part of the Trojan infection.
When a Trojan Horse infects your computer, you’re at risk of being hacked. You can tell whether your computer has been hacked by taking a look at the Hosts file.
Copy and paste the following line into the Start menu’s search field and press Enter to access the Hosts file:
Search the file for any strange-looking IPs under Localhost, as illustrated in the sample image below, as these might be a symptom of hacking.
Please let us know in the comments if you find any such virus creator IPs in your Hosts file and include a copy of the IP address.
If nothing unusual is found, close the file without making any modifications.
In the end, go through the registry for anything related to Unix.trojan.coinminer-9910195-0 and carefully delete it.
The Registry Editor will open as soon as you type Regedit in the Windows Search field and press Enter.
After that, use CTRL+F to open a Find dialog box inside the Registry Editor.
Next, search for the Trojan by typing its name in the Find box. Carefully delete the result from the registry if you are sure that it belongs to the infection. Then, type the Trojan’s name again and delete the next entry that is found. Repeat the process until nothing matching that name is detected.
If the search does not provide any results, use the left panel of the Editor to manually visit the following three places:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory.
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
Delete anything that seems questionable. For optimal results, please run a full system scan using the strong anti-virus tool suggested in this removal guide. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to leave a comment below and we will do our best to assist you!