Adylkuzz Crypto-Miner Removal Process (remove AdylkuzzCryptoMiner)

May 19, 2017

Adylkuzz Crypto-Miner is an aggressive form of malware that has joined the recent bandwagon that WannaCrypt Ransomware has formed where it is victimizing hundreds of thousands of computers around the world. Adylkuzz Crypto-Miner is a variation of ransomware that is leveraging some of the same entities that WannaCrypt used to spread, which is through use of the EternalBlue exploit on Windows PCs allowing the threat to spread through LANs and wireless networks.

The threat of Adylkuzz Crypto-Miner is just as dangerous as WannaCrypt and has thus far been on the loose for several weeks. Computer users who have encountered Adylkuzz Crypto-Miner will want to remove the ransomware at once as it may encrypt several files and hold the infected PC for a ransom fee. Paying the ransom will only empower the creators of Adylkuzz Crypto-Miner even more to perform additional malicious actions over the Internet. Use of an antimalware tool will suffice to rid a system of Adylkuzz Crypto-Miner and then a backup of the system’s hard drive will be useful to restore all encrypted files.

Are you getting popups from Adylkuzz Crypto-Miner? Have you identified that you have Adylkuzz Crypto-Miner installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove Adylkuzz Crypto-Miner completely from your computer?

Why should you remove Adylkuzz Crypto-Miner?

If Adylkuzz Crypto-Miner 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 Adylkuzz Crypto-Miner 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 Adylkuzz Crypto-Miner removal process.

How can you manually remove Adylkuzz Crypto-Miner

Manual removal of Adylkuzz Crypto-Miner may not be for everyone. Each manual Adylkuzz Crypto-Miner 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 Adylkuzz Crypto-Miner removal process.

Adylkuzz Crypto-Miner 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 Adylkuzz Crypto-Miner in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find Adylkuzz Crypto-Miner, 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 Adylkuzz Crypto-Miner. 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

    bookmark-add-favorite

  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with Adylkuzz Crypto-Miner 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 Adylkuzz Crypto-Miner, 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 Adylkuzz Crypto-Miner by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\Adylkuzz Crypto-Miner 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 Adylkuzz Crypto-Miner completely from your computer. If you find that Adylkuzz Crypto-Miner is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic Adylkuzz Crypto-Miner removal process.

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