Cpuminer-multi is a cryptocurrency miner software, that is legitimate if you deliberately run in on your computer in order to mine for cryptocurrencies. However, it may have been abused by a dangerous malware that slithers on your computer as a Trojan and runs Cpuminer-multi in BitCoin miner pool. The outcome of this is that BitCoins are credited to the hackers while your computer may begin to freeze and stutter due to most of its CPU being used for the mining process. So the bottom line is that Cpuminer-multi is in your computer to get hackers rich at your computer’s expense and it may perform additional Trojan spyware activities as well. Removal of such dangerous viruses is strongly recommended.
|Type||CryptoCurrency miner malware.|
|Short Description||A cryptocurrency miner, whose main goal is to perform BitCoin mining, abusing your Central Processor (CPU) in the process.|
|Symptoms||You may start to see your home page or new tab page being changed and may ads on your computer appearing in different forms.|
|Distribution Method||Via malicious e-mail spam messages or the virus file uploaded on sites.|
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Cpuminer-multi – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?
Cpuminer-multi can arrive on your computer via multiple different methods on your computer. The main method of infection by Cpuminer-multi could be via being sent to you via e-mail. If so, the miner could arrive pretending to be:
- Other important documents.
Another method of infection, used by Cpuminer-multi is likely to be uploaded on a software download site, where it may pretend to be:
Once the infection commences, the Cpuminer-multi may run in the background and take over 80% off your CPU. This creates numerous problems for your computer. The impact of this mining virus may lead to system freezes and slowdowns. The main idea behind this is to generate BitCoins and credit them to the wallet of the crooks who have created the Cpuminer-multi Trojan.
And more to it than that, if Cpuminer-multi remains for longer periods of time on your computer, it may damage your components due to overheating. And since it is started by a Trojan after all, it may cause the following virus activities in addition to mining:
- Steal files.
- Update itself.
- Obtain files from your computer.
- Delete files.
- Install other malware.
- Log the keystrokes you type.
- Steal passwords.
- Tap into your keyboard or microphone.
Remove Cpuminer-multi from Your Computer
In order to remove Cpuminer-multi from your computer, we strongly recommend that you follow the removal steps below. They have been created with the primary idea of helping you remove this virus from your computer effectively. If you want faster and most effective detection and deletion of all Cpuminer-multi objects from your computer, we strongly suggest that you use an advanced anti-malware software. Such a tool has been created with the primary idea of helping you delete this virus and protect your computer from all sorts of threats in the future.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Cpuminer-multi from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Cpuminer-multi from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Cpuminer-multi from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Cpuminer-multi from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Cpuminer-multi from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Cpuminer-multi from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Cpuminer-multi from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Cpuminer-multi from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Cpuminer-multi
Step 2: Uninstall Cpuminer-multi 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 Cpuminer-multi 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 Cpuminer-multi there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Cpuminer-multi from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Cpuminer-multi 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 Cpuminer-multi 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 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.
Remove Cpuminer-multi 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 Cpuminer-multi 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 Cpuminer-multi 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 Cpuminer-multi 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 Cpuminer-multi will be removed.
Eliminate Cpuminer-multi 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.