The hostbin64.exe file is a malicious process. This removal tutorial will explain to you how this file got inside and how to remove it from your computer. By performing all steps, you will be able to get rid of this virus and prevent this infection in the future.
hostbin64.exe process is considered as a CoinMiner virus. This kind of virus is getting inside of your system and starts to take your CPU\GPU performance to mine Bitcoins (most popular *cryptocurrency*). This trick has become very common after the popularization of Bitcoins, cyber criminals are gettings profit by wasting your computer`s resource to mine these. During this process, you will notice a significant drop in loading speed, your computer will freeze all the time, pages will load a lot longer than usual. All this is a first symptom of the hostbin64.exe infection.
In your task manager, you will notice that hostbin64.exe process will take 100% of your CPU and around 1Gb of your RAM. This malicious file may be signed with some publisher that has an association with malware spreading. It is located in c:\users\%username%\appdata\local\temp\mstcompiler folder and has key on registry: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\SystemInterrupts.
How does hostbin64.exe get into my system?
This CoinMiner should make money for cyber criminals who developed it, this is its main purpose. In order to make that happen, they need to install hostbin64.exe file on lots of computers, mining process takes a lot of computer performance. To spread this malicious process among users, they are using a lot of deceptive and tricky methods like bundles, fake downloaders, viral advertising, redirects and so on. These are the reasons why we advise you to remove hostbin64.exe process and scan your computer for any additional threats that may be installed on your computer. Follow the steps below to do that.
Removal tool for hostbin64.exe:
Automatic removal instructions:
- Scan your system with GridinSoft Anti-Malware and click on “Apply” at the end of scan:
- Shut down all your browsers.
- In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of GridinSoft Anti-Malware, then click on Reset” button again:
- Restart your computer.
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with hostbin64.exe in the future.
GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Anti-Malware and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):