How to remove (uninstall) Coin-hive.com

This guide is devoted to an program for mining that called Coin-hive.com and ways to get rid of it. If you suffer from slow browser when you use the Internet, and the performance of the computer has abruptly decreased - this guide will help you find out what Coinhive is, spot the primary problem and clean the PC of dangerous software.

Coin-hive.com virus

Coinfive is a special java script for mining, and website Coin-hive.com is a platform that contains this software. It can be spread through bot net systems or be installed on the website by its developer. If you are lucky, your system is not infected and you need only to block annoying pop-ups. In another case, the computer is need in deep cleaning. Anyway, thee developers of protection programs such as Adblock Plus, realized protection mechanism against coinhive script, and if you use Adblock or uBlock or other, just update it to the latest version. Some antivirus started to detect and block this script on websites, but not all.

 

 

Now, when you understood why Coin-hive.com is dangerous, you should understand how to detect it. The first attribute is pop-up ads signed by "random_letters.coin-hive.com". The second attribute is that your computer is very slow and 100% CPU is buzy for something strange. This can cause a heavy slowdown of the machine, and an growth in the loading time of the system. The computer slows down because miner is working endlessly and never stops.

But if your computer is always slow and you can't understand why, it can mean that virus infected computer's startup.  When the PC is in this state, it begins to suffer from fatal errors of various services, lags and emergency turn-offs. If you notice any of these marks - you need to scan the PC with a quality anti-virus or clean it of virus manually.

Methods to remove Coin-hive.com

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Coin-hive.com manually

Step 1. Uninstall Coin-hive.com from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Coin-hive.com from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)

 

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

If you don't want to see ads and suffer from other attributes of infection with Coin-hive.com, you need to remove Coin-hive.com immediately. Especially, if your computer is very slow anytime. In your situation it's not only about eliminating Coin-hive.com, but also about full clearing of computer. You can perform it by hand, but it will take a lot of time and efforts, and have a big chance of failure. The point is that various malicious software use many ways to guard themselves from removal. They store backup copies in different places on hard drive, hide their root folders, leave pending tasks for reinstalling after removal etc. If victim is not expert enough in deletion of malware, the chance of failing and following malfunctions is very high. In order not to risk, we suggest you to purchase Spyhunter anti-virus utility. This software is not only able to quickly and easy eliminate any viruses from your computer, but also guard it from viruses in after years. Spyhunter has a number of qualities, including daily updates of the viral database, compatibility with well-known AV programs, high quality of scanning and elimination, day and night tech-support and reasonable price. If you want to download Spyhunter, or learn more about it - click on the button below.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall recently added programs from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Coin-hive.com and press Uninstall

2. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Coinhive" and delete these elements

 

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How to remove Coin-hive.com from Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select program and press Uninstall

 

How to uninstall from Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete recently added programs from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Coin-hive.com and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Remove extension from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove add-on

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • On startup
  • Set pages
  • Put “about:blank”

 

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove extension

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into homepage field

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Put “about:config” into address bar;
  • Confirm the suggestion;
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”;
  • Reset this field (right-click and choose reset).

 

Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose add-on and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

How to delete Coin-hive.com from Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Video how to remove Coin-hive

 

Why adware is dangerous

Coinhive is the alternative method of site monetizing. However it looks like adware that damage not only browser, but also CPU and other computer recourses. Let's speak about the different kind of virus, especially about adware. There are three basic types of adware which might be found on the Web nowadays: redirects, adware and browser toolbars. You have to realize that they aren't the fine tools that offer other reliable software - they were designed to generate tons of spam. Hackers are trying really hard to persuade people that these tools are good: they create extensive descriptions and promise great usability and profit. So, what is the real purpose of advertising programs?

  • Browser hijackers invite another kind of issue. Hijackers, from time to time open a scammer's page in your browser that redirects to one of the malicious websites.
  • Toolbars are not so annoying as browser hijackers and adware, but except showing ads they can gather the info about victim's machine and about his actions in the Web. This info might be used against its owner or sold to third parties for a solid price.
  • Adware's main property is that it inserts ad units on each website that the victim visits and in some cases, on the desktop. Suchlike tools could be masked almost to anything: system cleaners, software for updating and downloading drivers, video and audio players, tools for finding movies and music and even more. Advertising appears as pop-ups, links or separate blocks in the browser.

All these utilities in conjunction and any of them can be applied for various sorts of advertising scam. Despite the difference in methods, they are all united by the fact that they were from the very beginning created for cheat and deceit. By the way, according to that all adware is trying to make the user to click on links to strange and even malicious sites, they let other malicious software to infect the system.

I can't say what is more dangerous and annoying: coinhive or standard adware program, the both are nasty. So, update your antivirus and use protection add-ons for browser. Good Luck!

 

 

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