What is CoinMiner and how to remove it? (Interview with Trojan Virus)

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About Optserv.exe Miner ransomware

Many users today can simply notice that their PC can act strange (different lags, become slower than ever etc.), in most of the time all this happen because they get infected with some kind of virus like adware, malware or trojan virus. Today we will try to answer all of your questions like: “where can a computer virus hides?”, “ways which computer virus spread?”, “ways which computer virus spread?” and many many others. Our special correspondents will ask several questions to the first virus who come at our studio for his own, if to be more specific its three brothers – Optserv.exe, Xmrig.exe, Ming.exe.

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Small but strong family

“So guys please tell us more about yourself, where are you from? We want to know more about three of you as much as possible”

“Hello Trojan Killer and all the readers of this blog, we are the virus, as you already can understand and we can’t say exactly where are we from. We have been in so mush place and computer that already can’t be sure about it.” – answer Optserv.exe, “All what I can tell is that our Language Code – Japanese, so I think that our developer probably from the country of rising sun.”
“Okey, thanks, but it’s three of you, so let’s talk in turns and Optserv.exe start from you. How can you describe your life? Many our readers ask “Where can a computer virus hide?”, can you tell us? ”

“Sure, I’m version 1.06 and I’m the older brother, my friend also calls me file-4554146_exe or optserve.htm, often you can find in %System% folder on your computer. Firs I didn’t sure why developers create me, but after I understand that I can use computer to mine Bitcoins for my creator. Yes like my brothers I simply load almost all computer performance, but mine is a hard work, so I can’t do anything with it.”

“Okey lets keep on, what about you – Xmrig.exe?” Read more about Ransomware Here

“Yes, hello everyone. My name is Xmrig.exe, you can also notice me with this name – xmrigx86.exe, NSVC.exe, solwow64.exe and many others.. I’m leaving not so far from my brother C:\Windows\System32\optserve.exe folder. I’m also classified as a trojan CoimMiner virus, so don’t be surprised if your computer will be slow while I’m around.”

“Okey I see, and now the last brother Ming.exe“. Read more about CoinMiner Here

“Greetings, I think that you already know that I’m too Trojan Miner virus” – said Ming.exe. “Just like my brother, I was created to use user’s computer and make money for my developer. Any user can find me In %system% folder. I’m already infected more than million computers all over the world, that’s why I’m the most spread viruses among my brothers.”

“Thank for your small introduction, I have recently gotten the user question – “How computer virus damage computer?”.

“Well, first of all we really annoying virus.” – said Optserve.exe. “When alike virus works on the user’s computer – it’s become really hard to work on the computer because every program will become really slow till we finish mine. And we can make it really long like about days or even months. We even burn some video cards”

Okey thanks, and these were CoinMiner brothers. Be really careful if you notice one of them on your computer. Follow the information below to find out how to remove it ASAP.


STEP 1. Recover files from Optserv.exe Miner ransomware encryption

There are a lot of different ransomware viruses on the internet. Some of them are more dangerous than the others because they not only leaving malicious processes to protect themselves, but also removing backups of your system to make the recovery process impossible.

Please Note: Not all ransomware infections are able to remove backups of your system, so it is always worth to try a windows recovery method below. In order to protect your backups from this danger, try our Anti-Ransomware product:

We recommend use Safe Mode with command prompt to safely perform a recovery of your files. You will have to reboot your computer, so you better save this instruction some where on your hard drive or read if from second computer.

  • Windows 7 users: You need to reboot your system and before its loaded constantly press “F8” button until you see boot options.

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  • Windows 8/10 users: Press the “Power” button from Windows login screen or Settings. Hold the Shift key on your keyboard and click on “Restart
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  • After your computer reboots – Click on “Troubleshoot” – press “Advanced options” – “Startup Settings
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  • Click the “Restart” button and your computer will reload again and show you the list with all options. You need to choose the “Safe Mode with Command Prompt
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  • When your windows loads, enter the following line: cd restore and press Enter.
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  • After that type rstrui.exe line and press Enter.
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  • A recovery window will open before you, Click Next to proceed.
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  • In the next window, you need to choose a Restore point. All files in protected drives will be recovered at the time when this point was created (prior to the infection with Optserv.exe Miner). In the case when ransomware removes these backups, there will be no Restore points listed. Select a Restore point and click “Next”.
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  • Click “Finish” in this window and confirm the recovery process by pressing “Yes“.
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Simple example of how to recover your files from ransomware infection:

STEP 2. Removing Optserv.exe Miner ransomware malicious files

Once the recovery process is complete, you should consider scanning your computer with a GridinSoft Anti-Malware in order to find any traces of Optserv.exe Miner infection. Though some ransomware viruses are removing themselves right after the encryption of your files, some may leave malicious processes on your computer for special purposes of cyber criminals.

  1. Run GridinSoft Anti-Malware and choose the scan type, which is suitable for your needs. Of course, for the accuratest scan results we recommend you to choose the “Full Scan”.
  2. Choose "Full Scan"
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  3. Give Anti-Malware a little time to check your system:
  4. Please wait until the scan completed
    Anti-Malware Scan Process

  5. Move to quarantine all the viruses and unwanted files, that you see in the results list:
  6. Move detected items to quarantine
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  7. Enjoy the malware removal process:
  8. GridinSoft Anti-Malware Removal Process
    Removal process completed. Your system is clean!

Use of On-run protection may additionaly prevent different types of cyber attacks, our protect may flag the downloader of the ransomware as a malicious application preventing the download of Optserv.exe Miner.

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STEP 3. Prevent the Optserv.exe Miner ransomware infection with GridinSoft Anti-Ransomware

Despite that some ransomware can remove backups of your OS, our product GridinSoft Anti-Ransomware is able to protect them from the removing in the first place. When some kind of a malicious program or ransomware virus tries to delete your backups, out program intercepts this request and blocks the sending process.
Note: that the product is still in Beta testing phase, some bugs and glitches are possible.
Besides the protection tool, you should read and learn few simple rules. Follow them every time you work on your computer and your will decrease chances of your infection to a minimum:

  • Don’t open suspicious spam letters. No way! Be very careful with your downloads. Download and install software preferably from its official website.
  • Do backups of your important files regularly. Storing your really important files in few different places is a good decision.
  • Keep your system free from adware, hijackers and PUPs The infected computer will be more likely compromised with other malicious software, and ransomware is not an exception in this case.
  • Don’t panic and be reasonable. Don’t pay the ransom fee right after you got infected, it is always best to search on the internet for some answers. It is possible that someone have developed a decryption tool that might help you.
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