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RevServicesX (app_loader.exe) BitCoin Miner Virus – How to Remove It

This article has been created to explain what is the app_loader.exe file and what is the RevServicesX BitCoin miner Trojan plus show you how you can remove this threat from your computer completely.

A new BitCoin miner malware, going by the name RunServicesX runs a file, called app_loader.exe. the file’s main purpose is to use your computer’s CPU (Central Processor) and GPU (Video Card) in order to mine for the cryptocurrency BitCoin in the background. Having this miner on your computer may result in Windows slowing down and even freezing at times and if you have the SystemUpdate64x.exe and app_loader.exe processes running actively In Windows Task Manager, be advised that you should read this article to learn how to remove this miner Trojan from your computer effectively.

Threat Summary

Name RevServicesX Miner Trojan
Type Trojan Horse/BitCoin Miner
Short Description Runs .exe processes silently in the background. They aim to steal information from your computer and use it’s resources to mine for the cryptocurrency BitCoin.
Symptoms Runs the processes app_loader.exe and SystemUpdate64x.exe in the background of your computer.
Distribution Method Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.
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app_loader.exe Miner Virus – How Did I Get It

app_loader.exe Miner Virus – How Did I Get It

According to recent information, the app_loader.exe and SystemUpdate65.exe virus files may come on your computer as a result of software bundling. This basically means that as soon as the user downloads and installs a free program which is gotten from a software providing site with low reputation, chances are that this program may include the RevServicesX Trojan and may have added it during the course of the installation process itself. This action may be well masked while advertising a program, that goes by the name RevServicesX as a useful app which is added to the current installation as an extra for free. And oh my, an extra it is, but it’s the type of extra you do not want running on your computer for sure. What is specifically difficult for users is to spot the RevServicesX software running on their computers. This is mainly because the program hides the prompt to add it in the “Advanced” or “Custom” installation modes and the steps can be missed easily, especially if you are a fast-clicker.

app_loader.exe and SystemUpdate64x.exe Miner Virus – Activity

app_loader.exe and SystemUpdate64x.exe Miner – Activity

The miner malware, which is reffered to as RunServicesX is actually a Trojan horse with mining capabilities. Upon infection it creates the following files:

→ %ProgramFiles%\SystemaRev\RevServicesX\app_loader.exe
%ProgramFiles%\SystemaRev\RevServicesX\SystemUpdate64x.exe
%ProgramFiles%\SystemaRev\RevServicesX\SystemUpdate64x.ini

Once the fies are dropped onto the computer of the victim, the malware may start it’s malicious activity by connnecting to a BitCoin mining pool. A mining pool is a virtual place where the computers of different miners gather to mine for BitCoin tokens together in order to generate BitCoins faster. When a BitCoin is generated, the mining pool divides it and sends it to the wallets of the miners based on a criteria, set on the pool. So the more computers are added to the wallet of the cyber-criminals, who have made this virus, the faster it will make them rich at the expense of your computer.

In addition to this, the RevServicesX miner virus may do a hell of a lot more than just mine for BitCoin on your computer, which by the way may result in damaging your CPU and GPU due to overheating if the virus remains active for longer on it. The RevServicesX is also reported to be a Trojan Horse, meaning that it may perform the following malicious activities in addition to mining BitCoins:

  • Download and install viruses and other unwanted software.
  • Collect the keystrokes you type.
  • Collect information about where you click and send it live to the hackers.
  • Take screenshots on your computer.
  • Transfer files from your PC to the cyber-criminal’s.
  • Update itself to remain hidden for longer.
  • Create copies of itself which it uses in case it’s main files are deleted.
  • Disable your protection software.
  • Steal the passwords you have saved on your computer.


Remove RevServicesX from Your Computer

Removing this malicious software may be more complicated than it actually seems, partly because the malware may create different types of files that may be triggered to damage your PC after removing It – something which we are starting to see more and more often. This is why, we advise you to follow the manual or the automatic removal instructions underneath. For maximum effectiveness, security experts strongly recommend that you automatically remove the RevServicesX virus from your PC, preferably by using an advanced anti-malware software. It will make sure to help you remove all of the malicious files in a safe manner and ensure that your computer remains protected against such threats and unwanted software in the future as well.

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How to Remove RevServicesX Miner Trojan from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove RevServicesX Miner Trojan

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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 RevServicesX Miner Trojan 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 RevServicesX Miner Trojan 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 RevServicesX Miner Trojan 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 RevServicesX Miner Trojan 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 RevServicesX Miner Trojan from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall RevServicesX Miner Trojan 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 RevServicesX Miner Trojan:

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 RevServicesX Miner Trojan. 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 RevServicesX Miner Trojan. 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 RevServicesX Miner Trojan 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 RevServicesX Miner Trojan. 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 RevServicesX Miner Trojan 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 RevServicesX Miner Trojan 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 RevServicesX Miner Trojan 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 RevServicesX Miner Trojan 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 RevServicesX Miner Trojan 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 RevServicesX Miner Trojan 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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