|Symptoms||Elevated usage of your CPU. Suspicious process running in Windows Task Manager.|
|Distribution Method||Via malicious spam e-mails, and fake websites of online video games.|
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Brocoiner Miner – Distribution
In order to infect victims this BitCoin miner uses fake websites of video games, like the old website of the game Titan Quest (image shown below).
- Adult sites.
- Sites that are for online streaming of movies.
- Other types of online content.
Brocoiner Trojan – More Information
The Brocoiner Trojan is the type of threat you do not want to mess with. Once it infects your computer, the virus may run a process as an administrator that directly begins to use your CPU’s hashing power in order to mine for BitCoins. The mining process occurs in a very particular way – it begins to connect you to a Coinhive mining pool, very similar to other Coinhive Monero mining malware. From there, the virus may run a malicious process in the background of your computer, which is hidden, meaning that it bypasses your Antivirus protection. The malicious file begins the hashing operation which may take up to 100% usage of your CPU and GPU (Video Card and Central Processor). This results in your computer becoming overheated and if the virus stays for longer periods of time, it may even freeze your PC, break your PC by overheating it and many other negative consequences.
- Steal your passwords.
- Obtain your financial credentials.
- Steal your system information.
- Research which are the unsecured ports on your computer.
- Infect you with other malware.
In addition to this, once this virus knows your computer’s vulnerabilities it can use them in order to:
- Install other miner trojans.
- Update itself to remain undetected for longer periods of time.
- Collect the keystrokes you type.
- Collect information, like your IP address, network data, antivirus info and other.
Remove Brocoiner Miner from Your Computer
In order to remove this cryptocurrency miner completely from your computer system and keep it from reappearing again, you will need to have some experience in malware removal. This is why we recommend you to follow the automatic rather than the manual removal instructions below whose primary purpose is to help you get rid of the Brocoiner miner completely from your computer system and help you with protecting your computer against future infections by scanning your computer automatically with an advanced anti-malware software and removing all traces of Brocoiner miner from it.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Brocoiner from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Brocoiner on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Brocoiner in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Brocoiner from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Brocoiner from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Brocoiner from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Brocoiner from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Brocoiner Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Brocoiner from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Brocoiner
Step 2: Uninstall Brocoiner and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Brocoiner on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Brocoiner there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Brocoiner from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Brocoiner and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Brocoiner via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Brocoiner files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Brocoiner, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Brocoiner from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Brocoiner from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Brocoiner from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Brocoiner from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Brocoiner will be removed.
Eliminate Brocoiner from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.
Remove Push Notifications caused by Brocoiner from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".