Windows 10: What is coinhive?

  1.    04 Nov 2017 #1

    What is coinhive?

    Something has started popping up when I use Google Chrome.

    What is "Coinhive"? and how do I get rid of it??
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  2. Posts : 8,954
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       04 Nov 2017 #2

    Hi Billt4g.

    What are you using for an AV product?

    Have you scanned with MalwareBytes available at

    Yes, I believe it's malware.

    I would also clear all my browsing data. Click on three dots upper right, hover over "More tools", click on Clear browsing data. Know your passwords as cookies should be reset.

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  3. Posts : 21,225
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       04 Nov 2017 #3

    It looks like a Cryptocurrency web mining cookie,
    Because it can affect all browsers, your best bet is a modified HOST file because this will not affect your computer in any way by needing a browser extension for example.

    Open your HOSTS file(with Notepad): C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
    and paste the following lints in, then save.

    # Anti-WebMiner Start 1.3 43018
    # Anti-WebMiner End


    Downloads - AntiWebMiner - ToolsLib
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