How to remove WaterMiner

The object of this guide is WaterMiner Trojan, on which we’ve been receiving more and more complaints recent days. If the workstation is corrupted by this software, then you have to know how to remove it. Trojan viruses are distinguished by their multitasking, and are capable of actively resisting elimination, make their own copies and reinstall after partial removal. This issue can be solved easily, and in final part of this page you'll find the reliable tips on WaterMiner elimination. Also our way helps to purify the system from various unwanted viruses that might infect it. If you had faced Trojans before - skip the following parts, but if Trojans threat is something new for you - read the following paragraphs to learn how to guard the device against such threats.

So, Trojan viruses are the widest part of malware in the Earth's infosphere that is used by web-criminals for different tasks. Such purposes sometimes have semi-legal or illegal specific, such as updating and controlling already installed viruses, theft of passwords and crucial information, botnets development or spying on the user. Despite the abundance of advantages, Trojan viruses have one well-known weakness - they can't infect victim's computer on their own. In recent years, customers began to think that all dangerous or suspicious tools are viruses, but strictly speaking, Trojans cannot be called so, since virus can replicate itself, that can avalanche spreading over flash drives and the Internet. Trojan viruses effectively penetrate PC's with little assistance of other malware or with customer's assistance, but cannot do it on their own. After penetrating the computer, Trojan virus is very hard to find without assistance of special programs which makes it a very popular tool for scammers. All things that are described above bring us to a simple solution: Trojan viruses should be recognized and disarmed until they infect the computer!


There's a common (and bad) opinion that AV utility is capable of protecting your system from dangerous programs. No antiviral tool can protect your system if you daily download and install malware. But, if you'll assist your antivirus to work, instead of preventing him from working, the device will be protected. You can achieve this aim with help of two simple methods:

  • The very effective option is to totally stop using programs of suspicious provenance. By these we mean all the tools downloaded not from the official developer websites or trusted vendors. Of course, all cracked replicas of good software also are probably dangerous. If you quit using suchlike utilities, the probability of infestation would be decreased to minimal, and antivirus can easily deal with this minimum.
  • If you're not ready to absolutely abandon the use of unlicensed content, you must thoroughly examine all utilities that you're installing. Trojan viruses usually lurk under the guise of nice utilities such as system optimizers, AV programs, driver updaters, search engines, browser games and browsers. Do not download suspicious utilities from this list, and when installing another unlicensed utility - watch closely at the installation, canceling all proposals for installing extra software.

Follow these advices and you'll immediately see the result: the system will be clean, speedy and workable, and will remain so for years.

WaterMiner removal instruction

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

In usual cases we suggest two ways to get rid of hazardous programs, but in this case, dealing with Trojans, there is literally no way to locate and remove them manually. Trojan can be literally anywhere in the system, so an inexperienced user can slip up, erase a crucial folder and cause a system failure. To avoid this, we have compiled a guide that will help you to remove WaterMiner quickly and safely. The first turn will be going into Safe Mode and inspecting system folders. The second step is to download and install Spyhunter AV. Next stage will be to stick to the guide, and in a few minutes your PC will be able to work again.

Step 1. Boot into Safe mode

Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe

Safe mode. Step 1

On the tab Boot select Safe boot

Safe mode. Step 2

Step 2. Check Startup folder

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable unknown programs in the Startup tab


Step 3. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 4. Scan the system with antiviral scanner

Remember that there's no have to buy Spyhunter right now - there's a possibility to make sure of its effectiveness by installing a free version with limited functionality. If you're interested in purchasing Spyhunter or want to read more about it - press the link below.

Antivirus scanner

Why we recommend SpyHunter antimalware

Detects viruses fully: all files and even registry keys of malware will be found

Protects your system in the future

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SpyHunter's scanner is only for malware detection. If program detects virus on the computer, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware removal tool to delete viruses. Uninstall steps and additional information EULA , Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.

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Step 5. Disable Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable Safe boot in the Boot tab

Deactivate Safe mode

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