Coinhive Cryptojacking Removal Process (remove CoinhiveCryptojacking)

May 2, 2018

Coinhive Cryptojacking is related to a cryptocurrency mining malware threat that is known for infecting thousands of computers around the world only leverage those computer’s resources to mine cryptocurrencies. Coinhive Cryptojacking is part of a system infection that roots out of the coinhive.com domain that may have been hacked by cybercrooks who are looking to making money in cryptocurrency.

Systems infected with variations of the Coinhive Cryptojacking malware are susceptible to running poorly with degraded performance, high tempratures, and system crashes due to an inability to run additional apps or essential system files. Coinhive Cryptojacking malware should be promptly detected and removed using an antispyware program or the system will actively mine cryptocurrency for cybercrooks who may later cash in on the progress.

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

Why should you remove Coinhive Cryptojacking?

If Coinhive Cryptojacking 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 Coinhive Cryptojacking 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 Coinhive Cryptojacking removal process.

How can you manually remove Coinhive Cryptojacking

Manual removal of Coinhive Cryptojacking may not be for everyone. Each manual Coinhive Cryptojacking 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 Coinhive Cryptojacking removal process.

Coinhive Cryptojacking 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 Coinhive Cryptojacking in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find Coinhive Cryptojacking, 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 Coinhive Cryptojacking. 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 Coinhive Cryptojacking 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 Coinhive Cryptojacking, 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 Coinhive Cryptojacking by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\Coinhive Cryptojacking 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 Coinhive Cryptojacking completely from your computer. If you find that Coinhive Cryptojacking is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic Coinhive Cryptojacking removal process.

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