This article aims to help you by explaining different methods on how to remove the malicious process webservice.exe which imitates legitimate Windows process from your computer, but in reality mines for cryptocurrencies.
Webservice.exe is a process which pretends to be a legitimate Windows services process as it runs as an active process on the computers that have been infected by it. In realty however, the malicious process performs series of unwanted activities on your computer system, the main of which is to mine for cryptocurrencies by using a large percentage of your CPU and GPU components (Central Processor and Graphics Processor). If you believe that your computer has become infected with the Webservice.exe virus, reccomendations are to immediately remove it from your PC, by reading this article.
|Name||webservice.exe Miner Virus|
|Type||Cryptocurrency miner malware.|
|Short Description||Aims to use your CPU or GPU (or both) resources in order to mine for cryptocurrencies and generate funds to the hackers who are behind the infection.|
|Symptoms||Your computer may slow-down, freeze at times and perform other unwanted activities. Hightened usage of your CPU and GPU as well as higher temperature of the components, due to more calculations performed during the mining process.|
|Distribution Method||Via malicious e-mail spam or fake setup wizards.|
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Webservice.exe – How Did I Get Infected
Among many methods being used, the main method of infection with the webservice.exe malware might be via e-mail spam messages. Such malspam may deceive you that the infection file bringing webservice.exe on your PC is of legitimate character, like an invoice, receipt, banking statement or any other fake document. The attachment is often accompanied by a deceitful message, for example:
As soon as the victim opens the malicious file, the webservice.exe file may be downloaded and automatically executed on the infected computer.
Besides via e-mail, the malicious files of this malware may also be encountered as:
- Fake installers of programs.
- Key generators.
- Game patches.
- Program license activators.
- Other seemingly legitimate software.
Webservice.exe Virus – What Does It Do
As soon as infection with this malware takes place on your computer, you may immediately notice it. The virus firstly downloads its file from a remote control server and may situate it in one of the following Windows directories:
After the malicious file is dropped, the webservice.exe process runs automatically in the Windows Task Manager. The process may be seen using a lot of your CPU power or GPU (video card) resources as well. This results in a lot of side heat being generated on your computer, causing it’s fan to run at a higher speed. You may notice it and if so, you need to immediately check your Windows Task Manager for the webservice.exe process, since there is a good chance that this may be caused by it or other cryptocurrency miner just like it. The file itself is pre-programmed in order to connect to a remote command and control host whose primary purpose is to connect your computer to a mining pool, which unifies the resources of multiple computers in order to make them conjointly mine for cryptocurrencies and therefore generate tokens (BitCoins, Monero coins, etc.). This happens at the expense of your PC’s resources and the mining process may result in your computer becoming unstable, freezing at times and even may break some of it’s components due to overheating.
In addition to mining for cryptocurrencies, the webservice.exe process may also perform other negative activities on your computer, like any other malware usually does. These include:
- Logging your keystrokes to obtain passowrds of your accounts, etc.
- Downloading updates to stay obfuscated. Also known as obfuscators or crypters.
- Taking screenshots.
- Obtaining your network and system information.
- Stealing saved logins and passwords.
- Installing other malware on your infected computer.
How to Remove Webservice.exe
In order to remove Webservice.exe completely from your computer system, we advise you to follow the instructions manual below. They are created based on various steps, which aim to help you isolate Webservice.exe firstly and then remove it either manually or automatically. For most effective removal, we also recommend that you focus on removing all the related objects to this cryptocurrency miner malware automatically using an advanced anti-malware program. These activities will help you remove this virus from your system completely by scanning for each object related to it and removing it entirely plus protecting the infected computer against future infections as well.
- Guide 1: How to Remove webservice.exe Miner Virus from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of webservice.exe Miner Virus from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove webservice.exe Miner Virus from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase webservice.exe Miner Virus from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall webservice.exe Miner Virus from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove webservice.exe Miner Virus from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate webservice.exe Miner Virus from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove webservice.exe Miner Virus from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove webservice.exe Miner Virus
Step 2: Uninstall webservice.exe 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.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by webservice.exe Miner Virus 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 webservice.exe Miner Virus there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of webservice.exe Miner Virus from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall webservice.exe Miner Virus 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 webservice.exe 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:
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 webservice.exe Miner Virus files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as webservice.exe Miner Virus, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove webservice.exe 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.
Erase webservice.exe 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.
Uninstall webservice.exe 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.
Remove webservice.exe 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".
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 webservice.exe Miner Virus will be removed.
Eliminate webservice.exe 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.