Unluckily, Nowadays isMiner is being spread and installed on Windows-machines without users’ consent. It mines cryptocurrency using a system’s video card. The real problem is that isMiner is using system’s resource to mine for cryptocurrency in a secret way which security experts find suspicious. However, your should note that it is a legitimate program. Few computer users install it manually. On the other hand, computer users have reported that isMiner got installed on their computer without any awareness/notification. If the same thing is happened with you then you should get rid of this program immediately. Since, the malicious program use your video card to mine coins that could affect the card if the mining process runs for a long time.
How did isMiner end up on your System?
If isMiner is installed on your computer without your knowledge then you should know that it may have arrive bundled with free programs that you may have download/installed from the online stores. Thus, it’s always important to pay close attention to End User License Agreements including Custom/Advanced installation options. If you select any of these options, you just get to know that what kind of program you are installing and which additional program is bundled with it. Also. You see option to block them immediately by deselecting checked boxes.
While reading EULA, if you find anything suspicious then you just need to terminate the software installation process and scan your computer with efficient Antimalware software to avoid unexpected attacks. Next, we recommend you to execute this command – “%UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\isMiner\isMiner.exe”/uninstall via CMD to uninstall isMiner program completely from your Windows computer. Even, you can follow following removal instruction:
Instructions To Remove isMiner Completely From Your System
Step 1: How To Reboot Your PC in Safe Mode With Networking
For Windows 7 / Vista / XP
Restart your PC. To be sure don’t miss the time because you need to press F8 as soon as the system starts booting. Then after, choose Safe Mode With Networking option.
For Windows 8 & Win 8.1
Click the Start button, select Control Panel >> System and Security >> Administrative Tools >> System Configuration.
Now, check the Safe Boot option and tap OK. Click Restart in pop-up.
For Windows 10
Click Troubleshoot icon, select Advanced options, then Startup Settings. Tap Restart.
After the reboot process, click on Enter Safe Mode With Networking.
Step 2: Delete All Hidden Files & Folders Related to isMiner
for this you need to know how to reveal hidden files and folders
Step 3: Process To Uninstall isMiner From Control Panel
Hold together Start Key and R. Type “appwiz.cpl” command and hit OK.
You are now in Control Panel. Look for isMiner related suspicious programs and uninstall them immediately.
Step 4: Remove Related Startup Items Created by isMiner
Type msconfig command in search field and click OK button. Now, a window will pop-up.
Select Startup >> Uncheck all entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or look for suspicious isMiner related items.
Step 5: Tips To Clean Suspicious IPs Linked with isMiner
Hold Start Key and R, paste “notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts” command and tap OK.
A new file will open. So, if you are hacked, there will be a number of unknown IPs connected to you at the bottom. You can see it on the image provided below.
Step 5: Delete Rogue DNS Added by isMiner
- Open start menu and search for the Network Connections (On Win 10 you just write it after clicking on the Windows button), then hit enter.
- Right-click on Network Adapter that you are using >> Properties >> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), and tap on Properties.
- Now, the DNS line should be set to the Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, then set it by yourself.
- Click on the Advanced >> DNS tab. Remove isMiner and everything from here (if there is something), then hit OK.
Step 6: Method To Eradicate isMiner From Web Browsers
Remove isMiner From Browser Shortcuts
Right tap on browser’s shortcut, select Properties.
Then after, Properties >> Shortcut. In the Target, eradicate isMiner and everything after .exe.
NOTE: Here, we are showing steps for Google Chrome, but you can do this for IE and Firefox or Edge.
Uninstall isMiner Related Add-ons From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, and tap on Manage Add-ons.
Find isMiner >> Disable. Go to >> Internet Options >> alter the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked), then Apply.
Kill Malicious Extension Added by isMiner in Firefox
Open Mozilla Firefox, tap on Add-ons >> Extensions.
Find isMiner and click on Remove ASAP.
Step 7: Guideline To Delete isMiner From Windows Task Manager
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC keys simultaneously. Now, go to the Processes Tab and try to determine which ones are dangerous or related to isMiner.
Right click on each of the malicious processes separately and then select Open File Location. End process after you open the folder, then remove the directories you were sent to.
Step 8: Clean isMiner Related Malicious Registry Entries
- Type Regedit in Windows search field and hit Enter.
- Press CTRL and F together and type isMiner. Right tap and delete any entries you find with similar threat name. If the malware related registry entries do not show, then go manually to these directories and uninstall them.