AcruxMiner Removal Process (remove AcruxMiner)

November 19, 2018

The application AcruxMiner appears to be a type of phishing application or one that mines cryptocurrency utilizing the infected computer. AcruxMiner may land on a system through unconventional methods or a malicious download form a hacked website.

The actions of AcruxMiner are devastating to computers where it utilizes most of the CPU resources and may tax the video card in order to perform complex computations, which is a method of mining cryptocurrency. By leveraging a CPU, AcruxMiner may prevent it from being used in a normal fashion, which may force victims of AcruxMiner to take measures to eliminate AcruxMiner.

The process for removing AcruxMiner is left to using an antispyware tool as there appears to be a massive difficulty in detecting and eliminating AcruxMiner through a manual process.

Are you getting popups from AcruxMiner? Have you identified that you have AcruxMiner installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove AcruxMiner completely from your computer?

Why should you remove AcruxMiner?

If AcruxMiner resides on your computer, it can potentially damage your personal files or you may end up losing data stored on your system. Research has shown that AcruxMiner may have the ability to make your computer vulnerable to remote attacks which could result, initially, in loss of money, possibly identity theft, and, eventually, a painstaking AcruxMiner removal process.

How can you manually remove AcruxMiner

Manual removal of AcruxMiner may not be for everyone. Each manual AcruxMiner removal step must be followed delicately to completely remove all related files and registry entries from your computer. If you are unsure or have doubts about editing your system registry, then we recommend that you use the automatic AcruxMiner removal process.

AcruxMiner can be removed manually by following the steps below.

  1. With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
  3. Locate AcruxMiner in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find AcruxMiner, you can continue to step 5.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
  6. Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
  7. Find all of the following registry entries and delete them. If you do not know how to do this, then you can read how to edit the registry in Windows.

  8. You may need to return to this removal process for removing AcruxMiner. You can do this easily by bookmarking or adding a favorite to this page by clicking here. If you are using the FireFox web browser you can press the keys Ctrl and D simultaneously to bookmark this page.

    Image 1. Bookmark PCHubs removal process

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  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with AcruxMiner from your computer.

    If you need a better understanding on how to search for these files then you can read how to find and search for files and folders here.

    If you have issues deleting any of the previously listed files that are associated with AcruxMiner, you can try rebooting your computer into safe mode. Booting into safe mode may allow certain malicious files to be deleted. If you are wondering how to boot into safe mode, you can read our process for starting a computer in safe mode here.

    Image 2. Select "Safe Mode with Networking"

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  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with AcruxMiner by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\AcruxMiner folder, select it, and delete it. In some cases you may not be able to find this directory. You can still continue to the next step.

  11. Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed AcruxMiner completely from your computer. If you find that AcruxMiner is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic AcruxMiner removal process.

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