ComboJack Cryptojacking Removal Process (remove ComboJackCryptojacking)

May 16, 2018

Unfortunately, the heat wave for hackers creating and spreading cryptojacking threats is reaching new heights where threats like ComboJack Cryptojacking have emerged to use infected computers to mine cryptocurrency. The ComboJack Cryptojacking threat is one of many newer variations of malware that is created specifically for taking over functions of a PC to mine cryptocurrency without letting the computer user know of its actions.

The difference in ComboJack Cryptojacking from other recent cryptojacking threats is that it may monitor the clipboard of a PC where it cuts, copies, and pasts wallet addresses to replace text for the wallet belonging to the attacker with potential personal data.

The actions of ComboJack Cryptojacking are malicious and may end up causing an infected system to run slowly, run hot, or cause system errors due to its inability to process data normally. ComboJack Cryptojacking will utilize a large amount of resources and eventually make headway with mining cryptocurrency only to grant its authors cryptocurrency funds. It is important that ComboJack Cryptojacking be detected and removed by first using an antispyware tool to scan for and eliminate ComboJack Cryptojacking.

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

Why should you remove ComboJack Cryptojacking?

If ComboJack 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 ComboJack 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 ComboJack Cryptojacking removal process.

How can you manually remove ComboJack Cryptojacking

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

ComboJack 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 ComboJack Cryptojacking in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find ComboJack 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 ComboJack 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


  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with ComboJack 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 ComboJack 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"


  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with ComboJack Cryptojacking by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\ComboJack 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 ComboJack Cryptojacking completely from your computer. If you find that ComboJack Cryptojacking is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic ComboJack Cryptojacking removal process.

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