What is WINSTARNSSMMINER?
WINSTARNSSMMINER detected as PUP.AD.WINSTARNSSMMINER.
The main purpose of WINSTARNSSMMINER is to display ads on your PC and to hijack your browser by changing its settings.
Today we will find out what is WINSTARNSSMMINER, how it works and how to delete WINSTARNSSMMINER from your computer.
WINSTARNSSMMINER usually infiltrates your computer while being downloaded in a bundle with a popular hacked programs or while being included in downloaded file with a bunch of other trojans.
WINSTARNSSMMINER causes the great problems for you, such as replacing your browser starting page with malicious one, browser search redirecting, changing security settings and allowing popup advertisements to show up.
WINSTARNSSMMINER virus accomplishes this tasks by registering virus process in startup or by automatically launching malicious sites.
Will you remove it?
- Full path on a computer= WINSTARNSSMMINER
You have 2 ways to remove WINSTARNSSMMINER:
Why I recommend you to use an automatic way?
- You know only one virus name: "WINSTARNSSMMINER", but usually you have infected by a bunch of viruses.
The UnHackMe program detects this threat and all others.
- UnHackMe is quite fast! You need only 5 minutes to check your PC.
- UnHackMe uses the special features to remove hard in removal viruses. If you remove a virus manually, it can prevent deleting using a self-protecting module. If you even delete the virus, it may recreate himself by a stealthy module.
- UnHackMe is small and compatible with any antivirus.
- UnHackMe is fully free for 30-days!
Here’s how to remove WINSTARNSSMMINER virus automatically:
STEP 1: Install UnHackMe (1 minute)
STEP 2: Scan for malware using UnHackMe (1 minute)
STEP 3: Remove WINSTARNSSMMINER virus (3 minutes)
So it was much easier to fix such problem automatically, wasn't it?
That is why I strongly advise you to use UnHackMe for remove WINSTARNSSMMINER redirect or other unwanted software.
How to remove WINSTARNSSMMINER manually:
STEP 1: Check all shortcuts of your browsers on your desktop, taskbar and in the Start menu. Right click on your shortcut and change it's properties.
You can see WINSTARNSSMMINER at the end of shortcut target (command line). Remove it and save changes.
In addition, check this command line for fake browser's trick.
For example, if a shortcut points to Google Chrome, it must have the path:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe.
Fake browser may be: …\Appdata\Roaming\HPReyos\ReyosStarter3.exe.
Also the file name may be: “chromium.exe” instead of chrome.exe.
STEP 2: Investigate the list of installed programs and uninstall all unknown recently installed programs.
STEP 3: Open Task Manager and close all processes, related to WINSTARNSSMMINER in their description. Discover the directories where such processes start. Search for random or strange file names.
Remove WINSTARNSSMMINER virus from running processes
STEP 4: Inspect the Windows services. Press Win+R, type in: services.msc and press OK.
Remove WINSTARNSSMMINER virus from Windows services
Disable the services with random names or contains WINSTARNSSMMINER in it's name or description.
STEP 5: After that press Win+R, type in: taskschd.msc and press OK to open Windows Task Scheduler.
Delete any task related to WINSTARNSSMMINER. Disable unknown tasks with random names.
STEP 6: Clear the Windows registry from WINSTARNSSMMINER virus.
Press Win+R, type in: regedit.exe and press OK.
Remove WINSTARNSSMMINER virus from Windows registry
Find and delete all keys/values contains WINSTARNSSMMINER.
STEP 7: Remove WINSTARNSSMMINER from Google Chrome.
STEP 8: Remove WINSTARNSSMMINER from Internet Explorer.
Set Internet Explorer Homepage
STEP 9: Remove WINSTARNSSMMINER from Mozilla Firefox.
Change Firefox Home Page
STEP 10: And at the end, clear your basket, temporal files, browser's cache.
But if you miss any of these steps and only one part of virus remains – it will come back again immediately or after reboot.
I use UnHackMe for cleaning ads and viruses from my friend's computers, because it is extremely fast and effective.
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System Requirements: Windows 2000-Windows 8.1/10 32 or 64-bit. UnHackMe uses minimum of computer resources.
STEP 2: Double click on UnHackMe_setup.exe
You will see a confirmation screen with verified publisher: Greatis Software
Once UnHackMe has installed the first Scan will start automatically
STEP 3: Carefully review the detected threats!
button or False Positive.