How to Remove RiskWare.BitCoinMiner | Updated

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I wrote this article to help you remove RiskWare.BitCoinMiner. This RiskWare.BitCoinMiner removal guide works for all Windows versions.

The RiskWare.BitCoinMiner is a very dangerous infection which uses your PC recourses to mine digital currency. It is a Trojan miner. The pest takes advantage of you and your machine to help its developers get rich. It is crucial that you remove it on the spot. The sooner, the better. Trojans are hazardous enough as they are. And this one is also a miner. It uses your computer recourses which comes very expensive for you.

The mining process is only profitable if you don’t use your own machine. It requires a lot of electrical power which causes your electricity bill to jump. It doubles or even triples. Aside from that, all this power turns into heat and using your hardware under high temperatures is very risky. If you don’t have a powerful cooling system, your PC will overheat and crash. That’s exactly why the hackers are using your computer for their malicious purposes. Don’t allow that. Tackle the Trojan immediately. By doing nothing you are basically helping the crooks and sponsoring their business. Find where the virus lurks and delete it on the spot. The sooner, the better. Do not procrastinate. Delays lead to regrets.

The RiskWare.BitCoinMiner is a Miner, yes, but even without this feature, the Trojan is still very destructive. It makes a complete mess of your system. You start noticing changes in your PC settings which you don’t remember approving. That’s because you didn’t. The infection doesn’t need your permission to make modifications. Thus, for example, it alters your system registry by adding and/or removing entries.

The trojan also modifies or completely damages important files which results in some of your programs not being able to run properly. Your computer, in general, becomes very sluggish and unresponsive. Its speed slows down to a crawl. It crashes all the time. Your browsers freeze too. Its overall performance is not the way it should be. But that’s not all. The Trojan also spies on your and monitors every online move you make. It starts doing so from the moment it enters.

Spying is what these pests are mostly used for. The infection has access to all of your personal details. What is worse, the hackers behind it have access as well. The Trojan collects and sends it all to them. It can even grand them remote access to your PC so they could cause you even more trouble. If this happens, these cybercriminals will be in charge of what is happening with your machine. They can turn on your web camera and spy on you in real time. They can see what you are typing. They can see what is on your screen, etc. Do yourself a favor and don’t let that scenario unfold. Use our removal guide below and get rid of RiskWare.BitCoinMiner as soon as possible.

How did the pest enter without you noticing and preventing it? Usually, Trojans hide behind spam email messages which look like legitimate ones but they aren’t. The hackers disguise them in order to trick you into opening them. The messages pose as shipping invoices, job applications, etc. Do not fall into that trap. If you receive an email from an unknown sender, always proceed with caution even if it looks helpful or interesting.

What crooks need the most to succeed in infecting you, are your haste, distraction, and carelessness. Don’t provide them. Choose vigilance instead. Negligence leads to nothing but malware. Vigilance keeps them away. So, make the right choice and protect yourself and your computer. If you don’t, no one else will. All is up to you.

RiskWare.BitCoinMiner 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 RiskWare.BitCoinMiner 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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