Remove WaterMiner Virus | Updated

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

Have you heard of cryptocurrencies? They are becoming more and more popular nowadays. One of these cryptocurrencies is Monero and WaterMiner is the malicious software that can “mine” it. This is why this malware is also called Monero miner. This pesky program enters your computer in complete silence and starts using it for its purpose. It uses a lot of PC resources to carry out its malicious process. What is worse, it also uses a lot of electrical power. Because of this pest, your electricity bill can double or even triple. Not only that, though. Do you know what happens to all this electrical power? It gets transformed into heat which is very bad for your hardware.

In fact, if you don’t have a powerful cooling system, your hardware will be damaged. This is why crooks are using your machine to mine Monero. The mining process is only profitable if you don’t use your own recourse. The hackers are using yours. It is all at your expense. Do not let them. The fact that you are reading this article shows that you know that WaterMiner is on board. This makes you lucky. The malware is very secretive and hard to be detected. It doesn’t make your PC unusable so you may not realize that you have a problem for weeks. But since you know, deal with it. Find where WaterMiner is hiding and cut its stay short. Don’t let hackers use you and your machine for their malicious goals.

WaterMiner doesn’t leave any evidence in your Task Manager. It hides and works in the shadows. It is a master in the hiding game. As we said, consider yourself lucky that you know what you are up against and take immediate measures. Act before your machine breaks down completely. Using your CPU on high temperature shortens its life really fast. As time passes, you will notice that your machine becomes more and more sluggish and starts to underperform. This is because WaterMiner uses your CPU and a lot of virtual memory.

Don’t sit idly by while your computer overheats and shuts down. Delete the malware as soon as possible. It was never meant to be beneficial to you. It was only created to sneak onboard and use all of your PC recourses. Don’t pay huge electricity bills just so the crooks can mine cryptocurrencies at your expense. Do yourself a favor and remove WaterMiner from your PC once and for all. For the purpose, use our removal guide at the end of this article. The sooner you clean your machine, the better.

How did WaterMiner enter your machine? It used tricks, of course. As we said, the program is a master is camouflage. Some of the most popular tricks are freeware and shareware bundles as well as copies of licensed products. Be extra careful when installing programs off the web. Especially if they are free. Opt for the Custom settings in the Setup Wizard instead of the Basic ones. Crooks often attach their malicious apps to other programs and under the customized settings you will be able to see these extras and deselect them.

If you go with the standard options, all “bonus” programs will get installed on your PC automatically and this is how you end up with malware. Choose safety over carelessness. Even a little extra attention goes a long way and saves you tons of troubles. Do your due diligence and keep your machine infection-free. Remember that hackers pray for your negligence. Don’t grant it.

WaterMiner Virus Removal

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.


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


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


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


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

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

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