The ico.exe process is a Trojan Horse that finds a way to disrupt digital currency. It haunts for such Bitcoin, Monero, DarkNetCoin, and others. It infects particular computer’s resources for achieving own purposes. Of course, user won’t know about the threat until bad consequences of malware activity appear.
Malwares like ico.exe Miner are really popular nowadays. This Trojan is the most frequent computer threat detected with the help of anti-virus software. However, to track it manually is a real challenge as well as remove. Consequently, some users just have no idea about hazardous processes that take place onto the computer. You need to scan your computer with malware scanner and delete the threat.
To tell the truth, ico.exe Miner could not appear without concrete reasons. The majority of Internet visitors only help this computer threat to penetrate the systems of their devices. That is why this malicious software take the first place in the rating of the most frequent computer threats that can occur. So, you need to know several tips how to omit meeting with this Trojan. You should be careful with utilities you are going to download on the freeware sources. React on the abnormal CPU usage, programs freezing and scan the device with anti-malware scanner at once. You can use GridinSoft Anti-Malware tool to detect and delete all unwanted objects as well as many computer threats in several clicks only. Viruses, PUPS, spyware, adware will have no chances to penetrate your computer after that. Do not forget to reset infected browsers.
No doubt your computer has ico.exe Miner Trojan if:
- The CPU and GPU lose their power rather often and without concrete reasons.
- Computer load factor has multiplied in comparison with previous value.
- Games constantly freeze and stuck.
- Mouse often does not react on your movements.
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Right after you download GridinSoft Anti-malware install it on your computer.
After GridinSoft Anti-Malware installation is completed, please run it and choose the type of scan. We highly recommend you to use the “Full Scan” for the first time especially if your PC infected already. This will allow to remove all potential threats from your computer. And if you want to keep your computer clean it well enough to use the “Quick Scan” every day after you remove the virus. Also, you can use shedule scan to scan your computer when you don’t use your computer.
Run the Scan Process. It may take some time, so you can relax and do your favorite things (watch film, read a book, read some news, etc.). GridinSoft Anti-Malware let you know then he finish the scan process.
Click on the “Fix now” button below the scan results list. Also, you can choose what exactly you can do with the detected like move to quarantine, or delete forever. Also you can ignore the file, but you must be 100% sure about the safety of this file! Many different viruses mask as a popular program to trick the user, so do this with extreme caution.
After the removal process completes, you will be advised to reboot your computer, but we recommend you to go to the Step 4 and after that restart your PC to check if there any thread remain on your computer.
Shut down all your browsers. Open the “Tools” tab in GridinSoft Anti-Malware menu and choose Reset Browser Settings tool.
Select the browser what was infected with a virus and click on the “Reset” button:
Now your system is clean! If you have any question, you can always ask GridinSoft Support Team for help here). But before you go we advise you to do one more thing to be sure that any malware or adware won’t buther you in the future.
How to prevent your PC from being infected again with the ico.exe virus
GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being infected with malware ahead of time. This feature called “On-Run Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” tab and press “Start” button as demonstrated below:
The useful and interesting function may allow people to prevent install of malicious software, stop the malicious process and protect you from dangerous scripts what can be running on your computer. It means, when you will try to install some suspicious file, On-Run Protection will block this installation attempt ahead of time. NOTE! If users want to allow the dangerous program to be installed, they may choose “Ignore always” button and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk). In case, if you want to terminate the malicious program, you must select “Block always“.