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BV:Miner-T. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Jake Doevan - - | Type: Viruses

BV:Miner-T is a dangerous cryptojacker that abuses victims' operating systems to illegally mine crypto

BV:Miner-T cryptojacker
BV:Miner-T is a cryptominer that illegally mines digital coins from victims

BV:Miner-T is a cryptojacker[1] that works similarly to JS:Miner-c – a malicious code embedded directly into malicious or hacked sites runs a script which allows bad actors to monetize on digital currency mining. Mining crypto is an entirely legitimate process, and many website authors prefer this method over serving ads. Additionally, users don't usually mind to share some of their CPU power in order to avoid annoying pop-ups. However, this process becomes highly illegal if the user is not informed about the process. BV Miner T is a name used by several security applications which prevent users from entering corrupted sites that illegally mine crypto like Bitcoin, Monero, Litecoin, etc.

Summary
Name BV:Miner-T
Type Cryptominer
Distribution Infected/hacked websites
Signs and symptoms Increased CPU usage, fans spinning fast, overall slow computer performance
Detection Use comprehensive security tools
If your AV spotted the virus, scan your PC with Reimage to clean your it

Cryptocurrency miners have been on the rise, and some of the ransomware authors even shifted their business model. Best example would be XiaoBa ransomware, which switched from Chinese-only targeting malware to global ransomware that utilized crypto mining capabilities.[2]

However,cryptojackers are different. It is not an infection per se, but rather a script that runs on a compromised website, making BV:Miner-T removal as easy as closing down the site. Nevertheless, it is vital to scan your machine if your anti-virus is detecting any type of malware. In case something is found, you should make use of computer repair software like Reimage to bring it back to normal functionality. You can also do all repair work yourself if you are computer-savvy, but it is not recommended to those who do not have much practice with computing.

The only way to remove BV:Miner-T activity is to close down your browser, and never revisit the site. Note that the cryptominer can be activated on any browser, including Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and many others.

There are two ways cybercrooks can make BV Miner T crpytomining successful: they either inject the script into a poorly protected website (even if it is legitimate) or create their own. The first option is more popular, as there is no need to direct traffic. Researchers observed that cybercriminals make use of outdated versions of Drupal software so take over legitimate websites with malicious JavaScript.[3]

It would be incorrect to call the threat BV:Miner-T virus, as it does not make any changes to the system. Therefore, as long as you use powerful anti-malware software and keep it up to date, you can remove BV:Miner-T activity from your machine without much trouble.

Do not let crooks monetize on a behalf of your computer power

In case you do not use security software (which is terrible cybersecurity negligence), or you never encountered such threats as BV:Miner-T, look out for these symptoms:

  • Increased CPU/GPU activity
  • Fans spinning on full power
  • Overall slowdown of the machine
  • Installed software crashing
  • Malfunction of the installed software
  • Frequent errors or/and BSoDs

If you notice any of these, download and install anti-malware software and perform a full system scan immediately. After that, make sure you keep the security application running at all times and update it regularly.

Besides using reputable anti-malware tools, it is also advisable to avoid suspicious websites. Many coinminers are hidden in such sites like torrent, file-sharing, porn, gambling, online dating, and similar. Crooks know that millions use these type of domains, so utilizing their CPU brings them the maximum amount of profits in Bitcoin, Monero, Ethereum, etc. In the meantime, victims suffer from compromised computer usage, high electricity bills and hardware wear out.

Stop BV:Miner-T cryptomining activities

As we already mentioned, the easiest way to remove BV:Miner-T activity is to exit the compromised website and never return to it again. Beware that even the most trusted websites can be mining digital money without their owners' knowledge. Thus, just because the security certificate is valid, does not mean that the site is entirely safe.

BV Miner T removal from your browser can be a success at all times if you use anti-malware software that can detect and block the threat. Beware that, in case the security program was not installed, and you visited several dodgy websites, malware could have slipped into your machine. Trojans, keyloggers, worms and such might not give out any symptoms at all and perform malicious actions without users ever noticing. Below you will find instructions on how to deal with an infection of such kind.

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To remove BV:Miner-T, follow these steps:

Remove BV:Miner-T using Safe Mode with Networking

If you suspect that your PC might be infected with malware, enter Safe Mode with Networking to perform full system scan:

  • Step 1: Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Networking

    Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    1. Click Start Shutdown Restart OK.
    2. When your computer becomes active, start pressing F8 multiple times until you see the Advanced Boot Options window.
    3. Select Safe Mode with Networking from the list Select 'Safe Mode with Networking'

    Windows 10 / Windows 8
    1. Press the Power button at the Windows login screen. Now press and hold Shift, which is on your keyboard, and click Restart..
    2. Now select Troubleshoot Advanced options Startup Settings and finally press Restart.
    3. Once your computer becomes active, select Enable Safe Mode with Networking in Startup Settings window. Select 'Enable Safe Mode with Networking'
  • Step 2: Remove BV:Miner-T

    Log in to your infected account and start the browser. Download Reimage or other legitimate anti-spyware program. Update it before a full system scan and remove malicious files that belong to your ransomware and complete BV:Miner-T removal.

If your ransomware is blocking Safe Mode with Networking, try further method.

Remove BV:Miner-T using System Restore

Malware can also be disabled using System Restore function:

  • Step 1: Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Command Prompt

    Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    1. Click Start Shutdown Restart OK.
    2. When your computer becomes active, start pressing F8 multiple times until you see the Advanced Boot Options window.
    3. Select Command Prompt from the list Select 'Safe Mode with Command Prompt'

    Windows 10 / Windows 8
    1. Press the Power button at the Windows login screen. Now press and hold Shift, which is on your keyboard, and click Restart..
    2. Now select Troubleshoot Advanced options Startup Settings and finally press Restart.
    3. Once your computer becomes active, select Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt in Startup Settings window. Select 'Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt'
  • Step 2: Restore your system files and settings
    1. Once the Command Prompt window shows up, enter cd restore and click Enter. Enter 'cd restore' without quotes and press 'Enter'
    2. Now type rstrui.exe and press Enter again.. Enter 'rstrui.exe' without quotes and press 'Enter'
    3. When a new window shows up, click Next and select your restore point that is prior the infiltration of BV:Miner-T. After doing that, click Next. When 'System Restore' window shows up, select 'Next' Select your restore point and click 'Next'
    4. Now click Yes to start system restore. Click 'Yes' and start system restore
    Once you restore your system to a previous date, download and scan your computer with Reimage and make sure that BV:Miner-T removal is performed successfully.

Finally, you should always think about the protection of crypto-ransomwares. In order to protect your computer from BV:Miner-T and other ransomwares, use a reputable anti-spyware, such as Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner or Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes

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Jake Doevan
Jake Doevan - Computer technology expert

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