A new mining malware has been discovered using the malicious process upup.exe. The virus aims to use the resources on the victim’s computer in order to mine for the cryptocurrency BitCoin. Generally, this virus has been classified as a riskware, but after thoroughly checking infected computers, it has been reported to be associated with a Trojan horse that also attacks the drivers of the infected computers. In order to learn how to remove this virus and other malware associated with it on your computer, we recommend reading the following article.
|Type||Trojan/BitCoin Miner malware|
|Short Description||Aims to infect your computer silently and remain active by running the process upup.exe which mines for the cryptocurrency BitCoin on your PC|
|Symptoms||One of the primary symptoms of this malware is that it uses your computer’s CPU to mine BitCoin.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files|
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Upup.exe – Infection
In order to infect a given computer, the malware may be downloaded as a result of a previous infection with a Trojan Horse, which has been reported by victims to attack the drivers of their computers.
Such viruses can enter your computer via multiple different methods, like:
- Malicious e-mail spam messages.
- Messages, related to various different types of web links, clicking on which may cause the infection.
- Various files, masked as legitimate setups of programs.
- Fake game cracks.
- Fake key generators.
Upup.exe – More Informaton
Upup.exe is a mining malware that belongs to the BitCoin miner virus category of threats. Simlar to other viruses, like Coinhive, its primary purpose is to mine for cryptocurrencies at the expense of your computer’s vital resources.
Once this malware has infected your computer, it drops the upup.exe file on your PC and automatically runs it. The file connects to a third-party cryptocurrency mining pool and begins to use your central processing unit in order to mine for the cryptocurrency BitCoin.
In addition to mining, the malware also modifies multiple aspects of the infected computer, including adding entries of the following Windows Registry sub-keys:
Since it’s infection is associated with a Trojan, the malware may also obtain the following information from your computer, if it has infected it:
- Network information.
- System information.
- BitCoin Wallet information.
Furthermore, the virus may also download and install other malware on the victim’s computer and this is the main reason why malware researchers advise victims to immediately focus on removing it from your computer.
Remove upup.exe Completely from Your Computer
In order to erase the upup.exe process and all the malicious files and objects related to it, we recommend you to follow the removal instructions below. They are carefully divided in removal steps, whose primary purpose is to help you isolate and remove this malware from your PC.
Be advised that security experts always recommend victims to use an advanced anti-malware software for the removal process. It aims to scan your computer for upup.exe – related files and registry entries and completely remove them from your computer as well as protect you against future malware infections too.
- Guide 1: How to Remove upup.exe Miner from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of upup.exe Miner from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove upup.exe Miner from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase upup.exe Miner from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall upup.exe Miner from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove upup.exe Miner from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate upup.exe Miner from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove upup.exe Miner from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove upup.exe Miner
Step 2: Uninstall upup.exe 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 upup.exe 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 upup.exe Miner there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of upup.exe Miner from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall upup.exe 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 upup.exe 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 upup.exe 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 upup.exe 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 upup.exe 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 upup.exe 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 upup.exe Miner will be removed.
Eliminate upup.exe 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.