This page aims to help you remove NRSMiner Malware Exploit. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.
A lot of users tend to panic when they catch a Malware infection on their computers. This is not surprising because, alongside the infamous Ransomware viruses, the Malware is, indeed, some of the most harmful and most stealthy types of malware that one may encounter online. The cybercriminals use them to cause harm to their victims in a number of ways, oftentimes, using them in blackmailing schemes, spam email campaigns, theft and fraud of various kinds and so on and so forth. On this page, we will focus on one recently reported Malware-based infection called NRSMiner which has already sneaked inside the systems of a big number of users. This new threat is capable of harming the infected computer in different unpredictable ways. Security experts report that the malware is spreading actively all across the Internet with the help of different malicious transmitters. As per the information that we presently have, most of the contaminations may happen when the users click on some compromised ads from unreliable sites or download some unsafe piece of software. In many cases, NRSMiner may also get distributed with the help of malicious emails and harmful attachments as well as through spam messages, torrents, illegal websites and legitimate-looking offers, redirect links and ads. Sadly, in case that you have not invested in a reliable antivirus program, there may oftentimes be no way of distinguishing the Malware transmitters from regular web content. What is more, the malware typically lacks any visible symptoms which can give its presence away. That’s why most of the infected users may not have a clue that they have clicked on something malicious while, in fact, they have had their machines silently compromised.
In case that NRSMiner has managed to sneak inside your computer, you should know that, oftentimes, it is very difficult to correctly locate the Malware-related files and to fully remove them. That’s why, we usually recommend that our readers do not experiment with their malware-removal attempts and instead scan their computer with a reliable antimalware tool such as the one on this page or use the help of the manual removal guide below.
Here is how hackers may use a Malware against you:
There are many ways in which a Malware could be put into use. The hackers who create such threats can oftentimes program them to perform specific criminal tasks that may be different in each separate case. For instance, if they want to hack into your webcam or mic, they can use the Malware to provide them with full remote access. Or, if they want to steal your passwords, banking details or other sensitive information, they can program the Malware to keep track of all of your activities and keystrokes. Basically, with this piece of malware, the crooks can quickly gain access to everything that they want, harm your system, corrupt important files and even backdoor other viruses such as Rootkits, Ransomware or Spyware into the already attacked computer. That’s why, if you have the slightest suspicion that NRSMiner may be hiding somewhere inside your computer, what we advise you to do is to immediately run a full system scan with a trusted security security tool and follow all the steps in our guide to fully remove the infection.
|Symptoms||Rarely the Malware may trigger visible symptoms, such as system errors, frequent crashes and higher CPU or RAM usage.|
|Distribution Method||Malicious attachments and spam emails, Malvertising, pirated content, illegal websites, infected installers.|
Remove NRSMiner Malware Exploit
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2: Task Manager
Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to enter the Task Manager. Go to the Tab labeled Processes (Details for Win 8/10). Carefully look through the list of processes that are currently active on you PC.
If any of them seems shady, consumes too much RAM/CPU or has some strange description or no description at all, right-click on it, select Open File Location and delete everything there.
Also, even if you do not delete the files, be sure to stop the process by right-clicking on it and selecting End Process.
3: The Hosts file
Go to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts. Open the hosts file with notepad.
Find where it says Localhost and take a look below that.
If you see any IP addresses there (below Localhost) send them to us here, in the comments since they might be coming from the virus.
4: Disable Startup programs
Re-open the Start Menu and type msconfig.
Click on the first search result. In the next window, go to the Startup tab. If you are on Win 10, it will send you to the Startup part of the task manager instead, as in the picture:
If you see any sketchy/shady looking entries in the list with an unknown manufacturer or a manufacturer name that looks suspicious , disable those programs and select OK.
5: Registry Editor
Press Windows key + R and in the resulting window type regedit.
Now, press Ctrl + F and type the name of the virus.
Delete everything that gets found. If you are not sure about whether to delete something, do not hesitate to ask us in the comments. Keep in mind that if you delete the wrong thing, you might cause all sorts of issues to your PC.
6: Deleting potentially malicious data
Type each of the following locations in the Windows search box and hit enter to open the locations:
Delete everything you see in Temp linked to NRSMiner Ransomware. About the other folders, sort their contents by date and delete only the most recent entries. As always, if you are not sure about something, write to us in the comment section.