Update July 2019! Google.exe is a miner virus. Google.exe Virus will use your computer for mining cryptocurrency. Google exe is the executable file that brings the virus. See if you have goggle.exe on your system and how to remove it.
SIDENOTE: This post was originally published in May 2019. But we gave it an update in July 2019
Google.exe is a process that could end up to be used by a cryptocurrency miner malware that is actively running on the victimized computers. The miner could end up on computers via a Trojan or other forms of infection malware compromising it. Its primary purpose is to take a large chunk of resources from the infected computer’s CPU and GPU. This slows down the affected machine and it begins to stutter and freeze. On top of that, Google.exe miner may also be associated with a dangerous Trojan that may compromise passwords and other sensitive information. If you are experiencing problems with the Google.exe miner, we recommend that you read this article.
|Name||Google.exe Virus Miner|
|Type||Crypto Miner / Trojan|
|Short Description||May remain undetected on your computer and use your CPU and GPU resources to mine for cryptocurrencies.|
|Symptoms||A Google.exe process running in the background. The infected PC may slow down and even freeze at times.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
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Google.exe – How Did I Get It?
The Google.exe miner may arrive you your PC, like any other malware does – via malicious web link or a virus file. If the infection is via your browser, the file or the link may be on a site, that is compromise, where the link, could be a malicious redirect from the site and the file could pretend to be an installer, crack, patch or other program you are looking to download. If the file or link are sent to your e-mail, you may be deceived into clicking on the link or downloading the file, thinking that they lead to an important page or document, like an invoice, password change URL, receipt and others. Criminals often imitate big companies, like PayPal, banks and others to trick victims into clicking.
Google.exe Virus – What Does It Do?
Once the Google.exe Virus lands on your computer, it may drop its virus process .exe and other support files in the following directories:
After this, the Google.exe Trojan may run as an administrator and could begin mining process. To do this, the Google.exe miner may establish connection with the IP address and the domain of the cyber-criminals. Then, It may connect to a mining pool, which is a place, where computers from everywhere conjoin their efforts to increase crypto mining power. When the Google.exe miner starts the mining operation, it may significantly increase the CPU and GPU usage of your computer, just like if you were running a very heavy game. Your computer may freeze, slow down, stutter, and you could not be able to use it the way you used to. In the meantime, the Google.exe miner may generate cryptocurrencies, like BitCoin or Monero in the mining pool and credit them to the wallets of the cyber-criminals. So basically, they get rich at your expense.
Google exe – What Else Does It Hide?
But if you have the Google.exe miner, then a bigger resources usage may be the least of your worries. According to reports, the Google exe miner may also come with a Trojan horse – a type of malware that has the capability of performing the following virus activities:
- Collecting passwords that you have saved.
- Tapping into your microphone and camera.
- Obtaining information from your computer directly.
- Logging the keystrokes you type.
- Taking screenshots.
This is one more reason why you should immediately remove the Google.exe miner from your computer.
Remove Goggle.exe Completely
To remove Goggle.exe miner from your computer, we strongly suggest that you follow the removal steps underneath. They have been created with the main idea to help you get rid of this virus. If the first two manual removal steps do not seem to be of much help, then we recommend that you automatically remove this threat, preferably by downloading and scanning your computer with an advanced anti-malware software. Such program will effectively detect and eliminate all unwanted and malicious files, belonging to Google.exe miner from your computer.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Google.exe Virus Miner from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Google.exe Virus Miner from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Google.exe Virus Miner from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Google.exe Virus Miner from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Google.exe Virus Miner from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Google.exe Virus Miner from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Google.exe Virus Miner from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Google.exe Virus Miner from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Google.exe Virus Miner
Step 2: Uninstall Google.exe Virus Miner 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 Google.exe Virus Miner 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 Google.exe Virus Miner there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Google.exe Virus Miner from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Google.exe Virus Miner 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 Google.exe Virus Miner 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 Google.exe Virus Miner 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 Google.exe Virus Miner 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 Google.exe Virus Miner 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 Google.exe Virus Miner 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 Google.exe Virus Miner will be removed.
Eliminate Google.exe Virus Miner 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.