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Digital Coin Tracker “Virus” – How to Get Rid of It and Stop Ads

This article aims to explain what is the Digital Coin Tracker adware and how to remove this unwanted software from your computer.

A new program, known as Digital Coin Tracker has been detected to display numerous types of advertisements from the likes of pop-ups, banners and ad-supported search results. The browser extension, which aims to pretend to help you track cryptocurrency news and prices may do more than just that and collect information from your computer, which may help it to display different types of advertisements on your computer system. If you see the Digital Coin tracker browser extension added on your web browser, recommendations are to read this article and learn more about this risky software plus remove it from your computer.

Threat Summary

Name Digital Coin Tracker
Type Adware/PUP
Short Description May change the settings on your web browser and advertise different third-party websites.
Symptoms Your computer may slow down as a result of content-heavy advertisements appearing in different forms, leading to suspicious sites.
Distribution Method Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.
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Digital Coin Tracker – How Did I Get It

The Digital Coin Tracker program is the type of software that aims to slither into your computer, using a variety of methods and tools that make it seem as if it was a program that is useful. In reality however, Digital Coin Tracker may do more harm than good. The software may be installed on your PC via you adding it on your web browser as a result of visiting a web page that advertises the program.

Another way by which Digital Coin Tracker may have found itself showing ads on your PC is if the software has been added alongside the installer of other application you have downloaded. Such applications are often free programs, whose installation wizards have been altered in order to contain other programs embedded in them, like Digital Coin Tracker. They are usually uploaded on free software providing websites that advertise downloads of freeware apps of all types, like media players, converters, etc. Since many users who download freeware from such sites tend to skip some installation steps and go though the Express installation modes, programs, like Digital Coin Tracker often get installed on computers.

Digital Coin Tracker – More Information

CryptoCurrencies – they are at the heart of what the Digital Coin Tracker program is all about. The software may add a bar on top of your web browser that may lead to different sites, displaying digital coin prices and cryptocurrency news. However, the program may also alter your default search engine to various different types of ad-supported search results.

The first action of Digital Coin Tracker on your computer is for the potentially unwanted program to change your default search engine’s web page to the following one:

The web page itself is a page, belonging to one of the web pages, related to the network behind Digital Coin Tracker, which is an adware developers network, known as “Polarity” or Polarity Technolgies Ltd. Which we have confirmed to use Digital Coin Tracker in order to obtain different information from the victim’s computer.

The company does this by using several different tracking technologies, including cookies on their site:

In addition to this, the web page of Digital Coin Tracker is non-https, which is highly untypical for a legitimate search engine, meaning that the searches displayed may be hoax.

Furthermore, when you search something on their website, you immediately start seeing different types of ad-supported search results in a new tab after you search for something, using Digital Coin Tracker’s search engine:

Besides these advertisements, the program can display other ad-supported content on your computer as well, from the likes of:

  • Pop-ups.
  • Browser redirects.
  • Taken over banner spaces on the websites you visit, even if you have an ad-blocking extension added.
  • Highlighted text ads, which redirect to third-party sites after being clicked on.

Since the advertisements which Digital Coin Tracker software can lead you to may be of a scamming or even malicious type, recommendations are to immediately remove this potentially unwanted application from your computer.

Remove Digital Coin Tracker from Your Computer

In order for you to delete this unwanted program from your PC, recommendations are to follow the removal instructions underneath this article. They are created with the primary purpose to help you remove this software either manually or automatically. If manual removal is not something that you are confident in doing, it is strongly recommended to remove Digital Coin Tracker automatically, preferably by downloading and scanning your computer automatically, by using an advanced anti-malware software, as most cyber-security experts suggest. Such program aims to help removing all objects, cookies and registry entries, related to programs, from the likes of Digital Coin Tracker and protects your computer against future infections and intrusive software as well.

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How to Remove Digital Coin Tracker from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Digital Coin Tracker

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We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall Digital Coin Tracker 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. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Digital Coin Tracker on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Digital Coin Tracker there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for Digital Coin Tracker with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

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4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


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Get rid of Digital Coin Tracker from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Digital Coin Tracker and remove related files and objects

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy


1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Digital Coin Tracker:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Digital Coin Tracker. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Digital Coin Tracker. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • 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 Digital Coin Tracker 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:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Digital Coin Tracker. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.



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Remove Digital Coin Tracker 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.


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Erase Digital Coin Tracker 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.



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Uninstall Digital Coin Tracker 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.



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Remove Digital Coin Tracker 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".

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Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

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Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

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A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Digital Coin Tracker will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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Eliminate Digital Coin Tracker 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.


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