ISMINER is classified as Win32:PUP-gen (potentially unwanted program).
What is PUP?
PUP is crapware. ISMINER have several types of unwanted behaviour:
- Displaying popup ads.
- Hijacking your browser.
- Infecting your desktop shortcuts, etc.
- Inserting ads to the web pages.
ISMINER can redirect your browser search, collect your personal information and sell it for advertising.
ISMINER is usually hard in removing. Some people could not find uninstall program for ISMINER in the Control Panel.
Sometimes ISMINER uninstaller does not work.
How ISMINER got on my computer?
Usually you got ISMINER with as part of a bundle with another tool you downloaded from the Internet. Since ISMINER manufacturer pays software developers for distributing ISMINER within their applications, ISMINER is often included as part of the installer.
Usually, you have not only one ISMINER problem, but a bunch of similar WIN32:PUPs.
How to remove ISMINER?
Step-by-step Guide for manual removal of ISMINER:
- Uninstall ISMINER using Windows uninstallation applet (use Add/Remove Programs or Uninstall Program or Apps & features).
- Open Task Manager to kill all "ISMINER" related processes.
- Use Windows search to find and remove "ISMINER" files and folders.
- Run services.msc to disable a "ISMINER" Windows service.
- Execute taskschd.msc to get rid of "ISMINER" scheduled tasks.
- Open regedit.exe and delete ISMINER registry keys and values.
- Check your shortcuts on your desktop and in the Start menu for ISMINER presence. Fix infected shortcuts.
- Remove a virus from Google Chrome.
- Remove a virus from Internet Explorer.
- Remove a virus from Mozilla Firefox.
- Clean your Recycle bin and temporary files.
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