Coinhive Virus – How to remove? (Uninstall)

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Get rid of Coinhive virus

What is Coinhive?

It is an online tool developed by cyber criminals to impose some scripts into the websites visited by certain users to mine Monero. In other words, some hackers use your PC to make some illegal profit. In fact, Coinhive virus is not harmful by nature; however, hackers manipulate it to make some profit where Monero is mined without the user’s notice, which is definitely unethical. Accordingly, these hackers use all of the system unethically to benefit from its resources without any prior consent.

Coinhive Virus


This error claims that the system has been attacked by a type of malware and, for this reason, continually resets itself. This can result in permanent data loss and system corruption. For these reasons, users are encouraged to report this activity via a telephone number (“+1-800-269-5942“) provided. Note that the “Windows Is Resetting Itself” error is a scam. In fact, cyber criminals attempt to scare and trick unsuspecting users into calling and paying for tech support that is not required. All claims regarding computer infections are false. Ignore the “Windows Is Resetting Itself” error – it can be removed simply by leaving the rogue site, however, in some cases, malicious sites employ scripts that prevent users from closing browsing tabs/windows. In these cases, close the tab via Task Manager or simply reboot the system. Note that after re-running the browser, you should not restore the previous session, otherwise the malicious sites are reopened.

To threaten you, this error mentions that your system has been threatened by a malware and it needs to reset itself. Having such message is an indication to permanent data loss and many system failures. Therefore, directly contact this number (“+1-800-269-5942“). Such number is provided as if cyber criminals were a support team to help you in this problem, where in fact they only want you to call them and pay some money for fake support. Such scam is nothing but an error message popped, and your system is fine. So the basic solution is to neglect such pop up messages and never visit such sites again. Unfortunately, some websites implement scripts so that you become unable to close the browser, so in this case, open the Task Manager and end the browsing experience or reboot your system.

Such undesired apps implement tools that make third parties capable of popping up fake advertisements and banners that are mostly related to pornography and adult dating. Such ads redirect you to malware websites that can infect your computer and change your web browsing experience. Accordingly, a lot of private information is stolen and they can be used against you in compensation with money. So the basic theory of operation is pulling your feet to click on some of the unwanted ads to steal your information and advertise to you some dubious offers and packages that could harm your PC farther.

How did Coinhive Virus installed on my computer?

Coinhive Virus invade your system with no consent according to lack of knowledge of some users allowed many developers and hackers to intrude many systems without previous agreements or consents to enter. Bundling has been known for years to be the method followed by hackers to expand their malware through the users by making them download apps from third parties with software packages or updates.

How to remove (Uninstall) and get rid of Coinhive Virus?

The best curing method is to prevent the disease of Coinhive Virus, so basically, all you have to do is to be careful whenever you attempt to download or upgrade any software. The new malwares are deceiving enough to force you to believe that they are authorized so that you can be tricked by the interface. Whenever you face any unwanted ads that pop up in your browser regarding pornography or adult dating, remove any skeptical application you have recently downloaded to prevent further damage.

Here is what you will find in the scam website including “Windows Is Resetting Itself”:

Due to repeated malware attack, windows is resetting itself.
You may lose your personal files on this computer
Your system data has been compromised.
Hackers may track your financial activities and get access to your personal files on this system
Please report this activity to +1-800-269-5942
Don’t turn off your computer

Despite the fact that this virus Coinhive Virus is very malicious, it can be eliminated totally from your PC via manual or automatic removal. You can remove the virus manually only if you are experienced enough to do so as you might risk its recurrence. In this process, virus can get removed but need lots of knowledge and experience. On the other hand, a more safe method is to remove it by the aid of a software to guarantee to terminate this threat.

Coinhive Virus Option A: Advanced system software is recommended to uninstall Coinhive Virus from your PC.  Free scanner allows you to check whether your PC is infected or not.

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Option B: Remove Coinhive Virus Manually (Risky & Complicated) For Technical Geeks only!

Steps To Remove Coinhive Virus Manually

Windows 10 Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome

Click Start - Control Panel - Programs and Features


Select  suspicious program, and select "Uninstall" a Program.





Remove dangerous add-ons Open Internet Explorer, click on (IE menu) Gear icon,  the top right corner of the browser, then choose Manage Add-ons.



You will see a Manage Add-ons window. On that page look for suspicious plugin, select it, disable these entries by clicking Disable:



Change your homepage Url if it was altered by virus: Click "Apply" to save settings changes.



Reset Internet Explorer Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to "Advanced" tab, then select Reset.In the new window, select "Delete personal settings", and Click Reset. This action will remove Coinhive Virus on Internet Explorer.



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To get Mozilla Firefox back to normal after got hijacked, use the following instructions:

First Remove suspicious extensions: Open Mozilla Firefox, then click the menu icon, and select "Add-ons" Extensions.



On meniu press on unwanted "add-ons" and select "Remove option". Repeat the same steps on other suspicious "add-ons"Click "Remove" to delete Coinhive Virus

 

Change your homepage if it was affected by virus: Click on the menu (top right corner), select "Help" tab and then press on "Troubleshooting information" and new window will appear.Then select "Refresh Firefox" and popup will show up. Finally press on "Refresh Firefox"

 

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Use the guide below to remove suspicious malware from Chrome.

Delete suspicious plugins Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon, and select "More Tools" Click "Extensions".Select Coinhive Virus file and other suspicious plugins, Press "Remove" button to delete these entries.



Change your homepage Url, and default search engine if it was affected by Coinhive Virus.Click on "Settings" icon on the right corner, then press "Settings" tab on appeared window, select "On Startup" tab. Then you will see Chrome startup link, select and delete it.



Now press settings, then click "Advanced" select "Reset and clean up" and pick first option "Restore settings to their original default" and popup will show up - Click "Reset settings"Your Chrome browser now startup fresh.



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