Virus-Miner: how to find and remove
Computer security is a rather complicated question. And few users are able to quickly and efficiently provide this process to their operating system. Quite often there are situations in which a computer is infected with viruses. And they, of course, have to be deleted. Today we will learn to find and fix the virus miner. It is worth noting immediately that this is not the easiest process. After all, our today's infection has a somewhat non-standard purpose and origin. Let us try to deal with the problem we are facing as soon as possible.
Before deleting the miner virus, it is worthwhile to understand in general what we will be dealing with. After all, this will help somehow tune in to eliminate the infection. Sometimes it's much more logical and easier to just reinstall the operating system. But in our case, it's not entirely true.
The thing is that the virus-miner is a kind of Trojan. It penetrates into the operating system, loads the computer's processor, and also starts to use for its work all computer resources. Due to this, the creators of the virus receive the so-called "bitcoins" - an electronic currency, which can be turned into real money.
In addition, some users say that our today's Trojan is able to work like any other infection on the computer - to steal data, destroy the operating system, and also facilitate the penetration of other viruses into the system. Sometimes it really is. But the main purpose of our today's infection is the illegal enrichment of the hacker at the expense of the user's computer resources.
Manifestations on the computer
So we learned what a miner-virus is. How to detect this infection on your computer? There are several scenarios. The first is to simply pay attention to the behavior of the operating system. Often it is the manifestation of the miner that gives the fact of infection.
What happens to the computer in a given period of time? First, it starts to "slow down". And work very, very slowly. This is the first sign that you have a miner virus. However, when infected with any trojan, the operating system will start to work slowly.
Secondly, it is worth paying attention to the processes in the computer. If you open the task manager, you can notice that lines appear in the corresponding tab that load the computer quite heavily. And it's not necessarily some suspicious processes. Quite often, the miner is encrypted for software that has already been installed previously. For example, chrome.exe, steam.exe and so on.
Thirdly, you can notice that even with applications disabled, and also directly when the system is rebooted, the CPU still remains as busy as possible. From 90 to 99%. The video card, by the way, can start to work very loudly, more precisely, to heat up. All this indicates that you will have to think about how to find a virus-miner and get rid of it.
But for accurate computer diagnostics, to be honest, the manifestations of a Trojan are not enough. Extra content is often used. Anyway, you need to be able to prepare for the removal of computer infection. So you do not regret it.
To begin, save all of the important data to you on some removable media. This will avoid unforeseen losses. If there are no important documents, you can skip the step.
Next - stock up an anti-virus system, as well as additional content for scanning your computer. You can use Dr.Web or NOD32 (the best anti-viruses according to users). And as an additional software - SpyHunter, CCleaner and Dr.Web CureIT. Without it, you can get by, but then it's not a fact that it will be possible to eliminate the virus-miner. How do I find and delete it for all 100%?
Among other things, it would not be bad to have an installation disc of your operating system at hand. Just in case. And to have several hours of free time. After all, treating a computer is not such a fast process. Let's start it as soon as possible.
That there were no mistakes
And the process begins with the fact that we need to eliminate all situations in which the operating system is able not to show us the virus-miner. What needs to be done for this? Close all applications running in the background. Do not forget that the fewer programs will be launched, the better.
Why? After all, the miner, as already mentioned, is very fond of registering in a variety of applications and masquerading as them. And this step will allow you to see the infection in time. It is desirable to leave working only "Windows Update" and antivirus. All download managers, as well as background programs, close. Run them will be possible only after the end of the fight against the virus.
Now you can try to remove the minor virus. How can I check it on my computer? First, it has already been said - by manifestations in the operating system. And secondly, any modern antivirus will see this infection. Perform an in-depth computer scan, and then look at the result.
All potentially dangerous files need to be "treated". In any antivirus for this there is a special button. However, in the case of the miner, quite often this technique does not work. You just have to remove all threats. In principle, if you encountered viruses, then this process will not surprise you at all. Nothing complicated, right?
How to find a virus miner and remove it? Think carefully, after which you began to change the operating system. Maybe you installed some software?
Most likely, it is really so. Therefore, to finally deal with the virus, you will have to find a malicious application and get rid of it. Typically, the distributors of the miners are torrents (especially UTorrent latest version), download managers and some online games. In particular, the products of GameNet. Using the control panel, delete all such applications and then continue to fight infection.
Completion of processes
Further it is necessary to work with the manager of tasks Windows. Call this service and look in the "Processes" tab. A miner virus will be shown here. How can I check which line is related to it? For example, take a look at how much computer resources a particular task consumes. If the number is more than 5% (if the main application is off) or greater than 20% when the mode is enabled, this is our infection.
What should be done? Complete the process. Simply select the desired line, and then click on the right mouse button. In the list that appears, select "Finish". Agree with the warning (it says that the unsaved application data will be lost) and confirm your actions.
How can I remove a malicious virus? Now, when almost all possible steps have been taken, it is worthwhile to turn to the help of additional software. It's about SpyHunter, CCleaner and Dr.Web CureIT. The first and last application should be started and installed one by one to scan the system. After issuing the results - in the same way as in the case of an antivirus, all dangerous objects are treated or deleted. In principle, after using CureIT, the virus-miner, as a rule, disappears.
But for more confidence it is worth to work a little with the computer registry. Start CCleaner, and then click on "Analysis" in the lower right corner of the window. Note that in the settings (the left pane of the program), all partitions of the hard disk, as well as browsers and background applications (if possible) should be marked in the scan. After the process is complete, click on "Cleanup". That's all. We reboot the computer and look at the result. Now we know how to remove the miner virus. In some cases, if the operating system has not been disinfected, you will need to completely reinstall the computer with the formatting of the hard disk.