How to Remove Pua.jscoinminer Virus | Updated

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I wrote this article to help you remove Pua.jscoinminer Virus. This Pua.jscoinminer Virus removal guide works for all Windows versions.

Pua.jscoinminer is one of the most dangerous types of viruses. It is a nasty Trojan horse. Not only that, though. It is a Trojan Miner. Aside from all the other problems it causes, the pest also uses JavaScript to “mine” crypto coins. This process requires a lot of PC and electrical recourse and that’s why it is only profitable if you don’t use your own device. Unfortunately for you, the hackers are using yours. Pua.jscoinminer doesn’t limit the usage of CPU and GPU on your device to provide enough power for the coin digging platform. Your machine gets rewarded with coins, which, however, are not for you. The crooks take them. They become rich at your expense. Yet, this causes you tons of problems.

For starters, don’t be surprised if your next electricity bill is twice or even thrice as high. The coin mining process requires a lot of power which you pay for. Also, this power turns into heat. Pua.jscoinminer doesn’t hesitate to use your machine at high temperatures. If you don’t have a powerful cooling system, your computer will overheat. This, in turn, leads to irrevocable hardware damage. Long story short, you can lose your machine for good. Do yourself a favor and don’t help hackers with their malicious agenda. As soon as you realize Pua.jscoinminer is on board, remove it. The sooner it is gone, the better.

The Trojan is capable of causing other problems as well. Numerous problems. It is extremely destructive even without the coin mining feature. The pest makes a complete mess of your system. It makes modifications in your default settings without any permission of yours. It alerts your system registry and changes or completely damages important system files. This leads to programs not being able to run properly if at all. Also, Trojans are spies. Pua.jscoinminer included. It monitors everything you do online, collects sensitive data and sends it all back to the hackers who published it.

Keep in mind that we are not talking about browsing-related information only. The virus can even steal your personally identifiable and financial credentials as well. Imagine what could happen if the hackers get their hands on your private data. They can do with it whatever they want and it won`t end well for you. But like this is not enough, Pua.jscoinminer also serves as a backdoor to other infections. It can even help a ransomware pest get installed. By keeping the pest you are opening the doors of your PC to more malware. The last thing you need it another pest to worry about. Pua.jscoinminer is destructive enough. Remove it ASAP. Use our removal guide below to do so manually.

Like other viruses, Pua.jscoinminer travels the web via sneaky tactics. It gets spread via drive-by downloads, bundles software, fake torrents, spam email attachments, etc. If you want to protect your PC from another attack, you must be vigilant. Vigilance is crucial when it comes to safety. Carelessness leads to infections. So, don’t grant it. Do your due diligence. Always read carefully everything before you accept it.

Stay away from suspicious sites. Don’t click on every ad that comes your way. When installing updates/programs, always read the Terms and Conditions before you proceed. If you notice something out of the ordinary, abort the installation immediately. Hackers rely on your negligence to succeed in infecting you. Don’t make their job easier. Do your best to keep your machine virus-free. If you don’t, no one else will either. All is in your hands. Remember that.

Pua.jscoinminer Virus Uninstall

STEP-1 Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Pua.jscoinminer Virus from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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