Remove addstart.exe trojan coin miner (Step-by-step Guide)

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The trouble with addstart.exe process happens to the PCs because of the Trojan Horse invasion. It disrupts haunts digital currency so it uses resources of the infected computer to disrupt Bitcoin, Monero, and others. It uses infected computer’s resources. Of course, user has no clue about it, till bad consequences come out.


addstart.exe virus
addstart.exe

The addstart.exe trojan often attaches to the toll-free software netizens may come across every time they surf the Internet. When people download such programs, they can forget to read the requirements. As usual, adware, spyware and PUPs fix there and travel to the computer system and start there their malicious activity.

Once penetrated the system, addstart.exe starts its harmful activities and makes vulnerability able to give access to other viruses and potentially unwanted objects. What should alert you first is significant slow down of your computer that has no obvious for this reasons. As a rule, the Trojan hides its acts and tries to work when you do not use your computer, and to detect this computer threat without anti-malware scanner is almost impossible. An effective way to cope with the problem is automatic removal with GridinSoft Anti-Malware tool. Read instruction below to know how to delete it easily.

addstart.exe virus
addstart.exe

It’s really hard to find where addstart.exe virus hides to remove it manually. Typically it’s hiding inside of other software or can leave lots of traces, so it can relaunch itself over and over again. The best way to release your computer from addstart.exe miner is to remove it with professional software.


addstart.exe removal guide


STEP 1. Remove addstart.exe virus from the browser

First of all, addstart.exe 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 addstart.exe, 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 addstart.exe 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 addstart.exe 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 addstart.exe 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 addstart.exe!
  8. GridinSoft Anti-Malware Removal Process
    Removal process completed. Your system is clean!

Video guide on how to remove addstart.exe from the system:

STEP 3.How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with addstart.exe 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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