How to remove Pua.wasmcoinminer

Is there a manner to clean the system from dangerous Pua.wasmcoinminer Trojan? How Pua.wasmcoinminer infested the system and what will be the consequences of that? What are the dangerous Trojan viruses and how to shield the workstation from them? Here we'll answer all these questions and propose simple and safe tips for removing Trojans from each sustainable version of Windows.


Coin miner trojan


Today we will talk about Pua.wasmcoinminer, that infected the system, and you unwillingly assisted it to do this. Pua.wasmcoinminer isn't helpful and has no good functions, so it has to be deleted as soon as possible. Here we will explain you how Trojan viruses infect the computer and how to learn which program is useful and which isn't. Here's the short description of Trojan viruses, of their capabilities, strengths and cons. The name "Trojan" is pretty accurate: software of this type secretly gets into users' computers, trying to look like useful utilities, but they cannot distribute themselves. In fact, Trojans are not real viruses, since viruses can reproduce and independently distribute themselves. Trojans can be compared to parasites: they are absolutely harmless and weak, but since they found the host they could create many problems. The creators of the Trojan have to give it the form of a useful tool, and upload the Trojan to a highly visited web-resource from which it will be accessible to a huge numbers of potential victims. After that, the program waits until a gullible visitor downloads it and installs it on his PC. One more crucial Trojan feature is that in most cases they are being distributed through bundling - they enter the machine in one package with several other viruses.

Even having some limitations in the methods of spreading, Trojans are very effective after they penetrate the system. Trojans are the very multiple sort of malware, and might use your computer in a criminal scam, steal your passwords or cause serious damage to your computer. Here is a brief enumeration of average manners for using Trojans:

  • The less efficient method of Trojans use is to develop botnets. By "botnet" we consider lots of PC's, Apple devices or even "smart" TV's united by swindlers in one network that they use for illegal activity. The list of actions is pretty wide: from DDoS attacks on government web-sites to massive malspam campaigns, and it usually results in limitations from Google for one IP address or the entire subnet.
  • Trojans, because of their invisibility, are just perfect utilities for espionage. Trojan can live in contaminated system for a long time, gathering information about its owner, visited sites, accounts, passwords and in general the text entered from keyboard.

Any of these manners of Trojan usage can be carried out singly or altogether. Except enumerated in the previous paragraphs key purposes, which at first-hand benefit swindlers, Trojans have multiple extra negatives: they exploit the CPU the resources of your computer, clog the system with trashy software and interfere to use the computer for its initial mission. Knowing this, you will abide our tip and delete Pua.wasmcoinminer once and for all.

Removal instruction

Step 1. Boot the system into safe mode

  • Press Start
  • Type Msconfig and press Enter

Safe mode. Step 1


  • Select Boot tab

Safe mode. Step 2



  • Select Safe boot and press Ok

More information about Safe mode: What is Safe Mode and how to boot computer in Safe Mode


Step 2. Show all hidden files and folders

  • Press Start
  • Click on Control Panel

Show hidden files. Step 1


  • Select Appearance and Personalization

Show hidden files. Step 2


  • Click on Folder Options
  • Select View tab
  • Select Show hidden files, folders and drives

Show hidden files. Step 3


  • Press Ok


Step 3. Remove virus files


Check next folders to find suspicious files:

  • %TEMP%
  • %ProgramData%


Step 4. Fix hosts file

  • Go to %SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\etc\ folder



  • Open hosts file using Notepad or other text editor
  • Delete suspicious elements
  • Basic hosts file looks like this:



Step 5. Clean registry (for experienced users)

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Clean startup registry keys
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE(HKEY_CURRENT_USER)\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit

Step 6. Scan computer with antivirus


The only thing that you need now is a simple and effective technique to delete Pua.wasmcoinminer using Spyhunter anti-virus software. This software will not only relieve your system of all present programs on it, but also shield it from further similar problems. Spyhunter acts without user involved, and for uninstalling you'll only need to purchase the program, set it up and initiate the scanning and deletion processes. We advise this manner, because it's difficult for an ordinary customer to find a virus. By uninstalling the important folder, you might seriously affect the computer, and provoke its critical error. If you doubt the utility of Spyhunter, you can test it in action by installing a test scanner.


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Step 7. Disable Safe Mode and restart computer

  • Press Start
  • Type Msconfig and press Enter
  • Select Boot tab
  • Remove the check near Safe boot


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