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Tiggre Miner Virus – How to Remove It

This article has been created in order to help explain what is the Tiggre miner virus and how you can remove Tiggre miner from your PC effectively.

A new miner malware going by the nickname of Tiggre. The virus belongs to the miner type, which basically means that it uses different types of scripts to run an executable file that utilizes the CPU (central processor) of the victim’s computer to mine for cryptocurrencies, like BitCoin or Monero. The miner detection name is also used by several antivirus companies as a detection of such type of malware. If you have seen a detection, similar to W32/Tiggre!rfn, we recommend that you read this article thoroughly as it will show you how to remove it and secure your machine.

Threat Summary

NameTiggre Miner Virus
TypeCoin Miner Virus
Short DescriptionAims to use the CPU and GPU of the victim PC in order to conduct mining of cryptocurrencies on it.
SymptomsYour computer’s fan may work all the time to try and cool the CPU and GPU components. Your PC’s performnace may significantly decrease.
Distribution MethodVia malicious executables or URLs that are either uploaded or sent to the victim.
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Tiggre Miner Virus – How Did I Get It

The main method of propagation that is used by the Tiggre Miner malware is believed to be via other infections, such as worms and the recently reported

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Zusy Trojan which downloaded the threat’s files directly onto the computers of victims.

Besides other malware, the Tiggre miner virus can also be detected to be uploaded as a legitimate program of some sort on third-party websites. These sites usually advertise the program as some sort of useful and legitimate tool, like:

  • A legitimate mining app.
  • Crackfix.
  • Patch.
  • Keygen.
  • Portable version of software.
  • Installer.
  • Driver and OS update.

Once victims are misled into downloading such programs, they may also receive the miner as a bonus to them, without their knowledge and consent.

Tiggre Miner – Activity

Once the Tiggre miner infects your computer, the virus stays silent via obfuscation techniques, while it performs it’s malicious activities on your PC. For starters, the malware drops an executable under a random name or a name that imitates a program. The malicious .exe is likely located in one of the commonly targeted Windows directories:

Once there, the miner may set multiple different registry entries so that the malicious file runs automatically when you boot Windows. For this, the malware creates value entries likely in the following sub-keys of the Windows Registry Editor:

→ 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

After dropping it’s payload and getting it to run the Tiggre miner connects to a remote miner pool. In this pool, the virus begins to transfer data from the mining operations it performs and begins the mining process. It enrolls your computer in a mining pool, where each dug up portion, called hash is sent and then when one block is gathered, all of the miner machines are credited their share of the profit.

But the dark difference here is that the cyber-criminals are the ones who get the profits, at the expense of your CPU and GPU overheating. And not only this, but your computer may start to become extremely slow as a result of this process and if the miners stay for longer periods of time on your PC, the end result of this is that some of it’s parts may even break down. So the more computers are enrolled, the bigger the data transfer of this miner virus:

But being unhealthy for your PC is not the biggest risk that is associated with this miner virus, mainly because of the fact that it may also come embedded with spyware. This means that it can also perform the following malicious activities on your PC:

  • Install keyloggers that track your keystrokes to steal passwords.
  • Take screenshots of your computer.
  • Download and run multiple instances of itself.
  • Steal files by copying them and uploading them to websites in the background.
  • Obtain financial information.

Remove Tiggre Miner from Your Computer

If you want to remove this miner virus from your PC, then you will need to firstly locate and stop It’s executable that is causing the mining activity. Usually, you can do this by entering Windows Task Manager and ending it as a process, but this is not always the case as some viruses hide their .exe processes very well. So do follow the manual removal instructions below if you know what are the files, related to this Trojan. Otherwise, if you want to be sure that this malware and all of the related virus files to it are gone from your computer system, we would advise you what most security experts would and that is to download and run a scan, using anti-malware software. Such program’s primary purpose is to try and detect and remove any possible malware and also ensure that your computer remains protected against infections in the future too.

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Ventsislav is a cybersecurity expert at SensorsTechForum since 2015. He has been researching, covering, helping victims with the latest malware infections plus testing and reviewing software and the newest tech developments. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for learning new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management, Network Administration and Computer Administration of System Applications, he found his true calling within the cybersecrurity industry and is a strong believer in the education of every user towards online safety and security.

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How to Remove Tiggre Miner Virus from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Tiggre Miner Virus

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

Keep in mind, that SpyHunter’s scanner is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware removal tool to remove the malware threats. Read our SpyHunter 5 review. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria

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 Tiggre Miner Virus 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 Tiggre Miner Virus 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 Tiggre Miner Virus 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 Tiggre Miner Virus 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.

SpyHunter5-update-2018


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

SpyHunter5-Free-Scan-2018


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.

SpyHunter-5-Free-Scan-Next-2018

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


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Get rid of Tiggre Miner Virus from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Tiggre Miner Virus 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 Tiggre Miner Virus:

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 Tiggre Miner Virus. 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 Tiggre Miner Virus. 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 Tiggre Miner Virus 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 Tiggre Miner Virus. 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 Tiggre Miner Virus 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 Tiggre Miner Virus 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 Tiggre Miner Virus 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 Tiggre Miner Virus 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".

stf-safari preferences


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

stf-safari-extensions


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


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

stf-safari uninstall

A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Tiggre Miner Virus 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 Tiggre Miner Virus 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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