KingMiner Cryptojacking Removal Process (remove KingMinerCryptojacking)

December 5, 2018

Outside of the normal onslaught of malware, there tends to be new creations by hackers that perform surprising actions such as the act of mining cryptocurrency using an infected computer. The threat known as KingMiner Cryptojacking is one of many newer creations by hackers that infiltrate PCs only to use their CPU and GPU processing power to mine cryptocurrency.

The act of mining cryptocurrency requires a lot of computing power and threats like KingMiner Cryptojacking will utilize most of a common PCs resources leaving the system nearly useless for performing basic tasks at times.

The infection of KingMiner Cryptojacking may take place due to a PC user opening a malicious spam email attachment or downloading malicious files from a hacked website. Either way, once KingMiner Cryptojacking has loaded it is prone to using a system to mine cryptocurrency for the benefit of its creators in their quest to earn money at the expense of a PCs resources.

Removal of threats like KingMiner Cryptojacking should be done without delay by using an updated antimalware tool.

Are you getting popups from KingMiner Cryptojacking? Have you identified that you have KingMiner Cryptojacking installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove KingMiner Cryptojacking completely from your computer?

Why should you remove KingMiner Cryptojacking?

If KingMiner Cryptojacking resides on your computer, it can potentially damage your personal files or you may end up losing data stored on your system. Research has shown that KingMiner Cryptojacking may have the ability to make your computer vulnerable to remote attacks which could result, initially, in loss of money, possibly identity theft, and, eventually, a painstaking KingMiner Cryptojacking removal process.

How can you manually remove KingMiner Cryptojacking

Manual removal of KingMiner Cryptojacking may not be for everyone. Each manual KingMiner Cryptojacking removal step must be followed delicately to completely remove all related files and registry entries from your computer. If you are unsure or have doubts about editing your system registry, then we recommend that you use the automatic KingMiner Cryptojacking removal process.

KingMiner Cryptojacking can be removed manually by following the steps below.

  1. With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
  3. Locate KingMiner Cryptojacking in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find KingMiner Cryptojacking, you can continue to step 5.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
  6. Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
  7. Find all of the following registry entries and delete them. If you do not know how to do this, then you can read how to edit the registry in Windows.

  8. You may need to return to this removal process for removing KingMiner Cryptojacking. You can do this easily by bookmarking or adding a favorite to this page by clicking here. If you are using the FireFox web browser you can press the keys Ctrl and D simultaneously to bookmark this page.

    Image 1. Bookmark PCHubs removal process

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  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with KingMiner Cryptojacking from your computer.

    If you need a better understanding on how to search for these files then you can read how to find and search for files and folders here.

    If you have issues deleting any of the previously listed files that are associated with KingMiner Cryptojacking, you can try rebooting your computer into safe mode. Booting into safe mode may allow certain malicious files to be deleted. If you are wondering how to boot into safe mode, you can read our process for starting a computer in safe mode here.

    Image 2. Select "Safe Mode with Networking"

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  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with KingMiner Cryptojacking by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\KingMiner Cryptojacking folder, select it, and delete it. In some cases you may not be able to find this directory. You can still continue to the next step.

  11. Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed KingMiner Cryptojacking completely from your computer. If you find that KingMiner Cryptojacking is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic KingMiner Cryptojacking removal process.

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