CoinImp Coin Miner Virus (JavaScript) – How to Remove It and Stop It

This article has been created in order to explain what is the CoinImp miner malware and how to remove it from your web browser and your computer.

A new JavaScript-based coin miner has been detected to be uploaded on websites and make the website visitors fall victims of cryptojacking. The malware, named CoinImp is based on a JavaScript code which is embedded on the users’ computers, after which it connects to a CoinImp mining pool. As soon as this is done, the miner begins a hashing process where it begins to mine for the cryptocurrency Monero which is as anonymous as it is popular in the cyber-underground. In the event that you notice that you browser is slowing down and if you believe this may be due to a CoinImp script, we recommend that you read the following article to learn how to remove this JavaScript mining malware from your computer.

Threat Summary

TypeJavaScript Cryptocurrency Miner
Short DescriptionUses your CPU and GPU’s power in order to mine for coins from the cryptocurrency Monero.
SymptomsYour computer will start to slow down as a result of your web browser taking a lot of your computer’s resources, due to the script, using it as a mule for mining.
Distribution MethodVia potentially unwanted programs or websites you should not have visited.
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CoinImp Coin Miner – How Did I Get Infected

First of all, you have to understand that the CoinImp Coin Miner is not a file that is on your hard drive. The malware is actually a script which is taking advantage of your Web Browser and this includes all commonly used web browsers, (Read more...)

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