Remove Isminer Virus (Chrome/Edge/Firefox)

I wrote this article to help you remove Isminer Virus. This Isminer Virus removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Isminer is an adware. Are you familiar with this type of infections? If yes, you know exactly why you should delete the pest ASAP. If not, we are sure it won`t take long to convince you. Just take a few minutes to read this article and understand what you are actually dealing with. First, don’t panic. Actually, adware infections are relatively easy to remove if you take immediate measure. Of course, if you ignore the threat Isminer poses, your situation will worsen as time passes. This is why it is crucial to act fast. As soon as you realize that you are hosting this pest, start looking for a way out. Locate where it is hiding on your machine and delete it on the spot. If you don’t, it won`t be long before you regret it.

Isminer is an ad-supported program. This means that it has to generate as many ads as possible as, otherwise, it get takes down. Its developers use these ads to generate web traffic to particular pages and gain revenue via the pay-per-click method. So, if you didn’t already realize, Isminer bombards with you a never-ending pile of annoying commercials all the time. These coupons, deals, offers, video ads, in texts, best prices, etc. cover your whole screen while online. Even sites which used to be ad-free are now buried with pop-ups.

Do you imagine what your browsing experience turns into? You are interrupted all the time. Ads appear constantly in all shapes and forms, sometimes right under your mouse cursor. There is no more surfing the web at peace. As we said, Isminer wants your clicks. Every click of your on an ad fills crooks pockets. Of course, there might be some perfectly safe commercials among the displayed ones but there is no way of telling which is which unless you click them open. But if you click on the wrong one, your situation worsens.

These ads are not to be trusted. They can easily lead you to pages full of malware or they can conceal malware themselves. Either way, a single click is all it takes to compromise your machine even more by downloading more infections. And yet, all of this pales in comparison which the huge security risk that you are taking by hosting Isminer. The adware spies on you. It keeps a close track of everything you do online and catalogs it. When it deems it has collected enough valuable data, it sends everything to the crooks behind it. And, nothing is beyond its reach. It may even get its hands on your personally identifiable and financial credentials.

What are you going to do if crooks get a hold of them? Don’t risk it. Find where Isminer is lurking on your machine and delete it without hesitation. Such parasite doesn’t have a place on your PC. Aside from everything else, your machine is also suffering. It crashes and reboots. Its speed slows down to a crawl. Your browsers freeze occasionally. Even your internet connection may become unstable. Don’t procrastinate. Use our removal guide and get rid of Isminer once and for all.

But how did you get stuck with this pest in the first place? The thing is, this infection cannot get on board unless your give it permission. No permission, no admission. That’s why the pest it bound to ask for your consent but it doesn’t do so straightforwardly. Of course not. It relies on tricks like spam email messages and attachments, freeware bundles, fake program updates, corrupted pages/torrents, etc. For instance, you may think you are updating Java while, in fact, you are installing an infection.

Be more careful what you agree to. Don’t say “yes” to everything but always take the time to see what you are inviting on board. Stay away from shady pages and illegitimate download sources. Don’t open emails from unknown senders. When installing a program/update, always opt for the Advanced settings instead of the Basic ones as they give you complete control over the installation process. Don’t forget that what all infections pray for the most is your haste, distraction, and negligence. Don’t grant them and keep yourself and your PC safe.

Isminer Virus Uninstall

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Isminer Virus from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

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-5

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-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 Isminer Virus from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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