W32/XMRIG Coin Miner Trojan – How to get rid?
W32/XMRIG malware refers to the Coin Miner or Trojan Horse virus which is a critical computer threat. Cyber criminals use it to obtain money revenue and exhaust resources of the infected workstation using them for cryptocurrency mining most of all. We’ve gathered useful information you need to know to get rid of this malicious app.
The main disaster W32/XMRIG malware brings is overloading of the CPU that often provokes freezing and stuttering. It goes without saying that its presence in the system has really negative effect on the computer and worsens general performance.
Typically W32/XMRIG Trojan Miner does not demand a ransom, it secretly works in the system. In fact it opens a gap for other computer threats like viruses and ransomware that may appears in the system. It is mandatory to read download requirements and check built-in tools and sponsored software. Cyber criminals attach Trojan samples to the toll-free utilities to spread the threat all over the Internet and infect as many computers as possible. CPU and GPU feel lack of power due to the malicious activity, general efficiency of the workstation faces substantial worsening. Blue screen often becomes the last drop in malware activity.
Deal with the W32/XMRIG Trojan Miner with the help of GridinSoft Anti-Malware tool that needs only several clicks to remove the source of infection and all related components that might be linked to this sort of infection. Prevent the same troubles in the future with regular scanning.
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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 W32/XMRIG 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“.