Mal/Miner-C Coin Miner Trojan – How to Remove?

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Mal/Miner-C Coin Miner stands for the Trojan Horse which appears in the system secretly as to its name. Cyber criminals use it to obtain money revenue and exhaust resources of the infected workstation using them for cryptocurrency mining most of all. To detect this malware with usual antivirus may be often impossible, so that users prefer to strengthen their PCs with a malware scanner.


Mal/Miner-C virus
Mal/Miner-C

The Mal/Miner-C malware is dangerous not only because it overloads the CPU and leads to freezing and stuttering. This malicious program can make a backdoor allowing third-party users obtain remote access to the infected machine and use it as their own. It goes without saying that its presence in the system is unwanted.

Typically Mal/Miner-C Trojan Miner attacks computers with weak defense and hits the system as soon as it appears. CPU and GPU feel lack of power due to the malicious activity, general efficiency of the workstation faces substantial worsening. If you want to stay away from this malware, do not install anything from the suspicious resources to avoid infection with the help of bundled malware samples. Try malware removal software to deal with the current trouble.

Mal/Miner-C virus
Mal/Miner-C

Deal with the Mal/Miner-C Trojan Miner with the help of GridinSoft Anti-Malware tool that needs only several clicks to remove the source of infection and all related components that might be linked to this sort of infection. Prevent the same troubles in the future with regular scanning.


Mal/Miner-C removal guide


STEP 1. Remove Mal/Miner-C virus from the browser

First of all, Mal/Miner-C is a browser hijackers, like many others. So, here is the simple way to remove them from the browser and get your homepage and search engine back. You just need to reset your browser settings. To do this automatically and for free, you can use the Reset Browser Settings tool from GridinSoft:

  1. Reset Browser Setting is a tool, included to the complex anti-malware program. So, first of all, you need to download and install GridinSoft Anti-Malware (here or from the product page):
  2. Open the Tools tab on the top menu. Choose the Reset Browser Settings tools from the list:
  3. Choose Reset Browser Settings tool
    GridinSoft Anti-Malware tools tab
  4. Select the browser, which is infected by Mal/Miner-C, and options, that you need to reset, and just do it! (Please, be aware, that this procedure will close all instances of the selected browsers, and save your work in them before clicking on the “Reset” button):
  5. Choose your browser and click Reset
    Reset Browser Settings options
  6. When this process is done, you’ll see such screen. It means, that your browser settings are default now and Mal/Miner-C has been removed from your browser:
  7. Your browser is clean!
    Reset Browser completed

Video guide on how to reset browser automatically:

BUT!! Unfortunately, it doesn’t mean that Mal/Miner-C hasn’t installed some malicious software directly in your system. So, we strongly recommend every user, who has the same problem, to scan his computer after the browser resetting and make sure, that PC is clean and safe.

STEP 2. Remove Mal/Miner-C traces from the system

  1. Go back to the GridinSoft Anti-Malware main screen and choose the scan type:
  2. Choose "Full Scan"
    GridinSoft Anti-Malware Scan Types
  3. Scan your computer system:
  4. Please wait until the scan completed
    Anti-Malware Scan Process
  5. After the scan is completed, you will see if there is any adware on your PC. Remove the detected items by clicking on the “Apply” button:
  6. Move detected items to quarantine
    GridinSoft Anti-Malware Scan Results
  7. Finally, this window is a proof of your system’s absolutely cleanness. You removed Mal/Miner-C!
  8. GridinSoft Anti-Malware Removal Process
    Removal process completed. Your system is clean!

Video guide on how to remove Mal/Miner-C from the system:

STEP 3.How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with Mal/Miner-C in the future.

GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “On-Run Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:

The useful and interesting function may allow people to prevent install of malicious software. It means, when you will try to install some suspicious file, On-Run Protection will block this installation attempt ahead of time. NOTE! If users want to allow the dangerous program to be installed, they may choose “Ignore this file” button. In case, if you want to terminate malicious program, you must select “Confirm”.

On-Run Protection from malware
GridinSoft On-Run Protection
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