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AkashRajput

Unable to remove CoinHive malware from mac

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HI ,

 

I purchased malware bytes premium just to remove this malware. But MB gives clean report but still my browser is infected with this. Please help

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Perhaps if you explained how you know that your are infected with CoinHive we could offer some suggestions. In the interim, make sure you've followed all the applicable advice in the pinned article at the top of this forum: 

 

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So when i open any website, sometimes I get http instead of https in my browser. I also inspected the page at that time and looks like actual URL was included inside a frameset and on top it was having script tag contiang address to coinhive.com/lib/conhive.js.

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Just now, AkashRajput said:

So when i open any website, sometimes I get http instead of https in my browser. I also inspected the page at that time and looks like actual URL was included inside a frameset and on top it was having script tag contiang address to coinhive.com/lib/conhive.js.

And Yes, I've tried all the listed method to remove this

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Not all web sites are certified for https, so you will often see one with http. What browser are you using and please give us a list of all the extensions/add-ons that are installed therein. 

If this is only observed on certain sites, please provide URL's.

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No it doesnot happen everytime. I don't have any plugins installed right now as I've freshly installed mac os again. Still on chrome I'm finding this. 

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CoinHive itself isn't actually malware, just a way for a site to earn money instead of advertisements https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/03/who-and-what-is-coinhive/, but it has also been included more recently in other types of malware. Since you are experiencing this only on selected sites, I'm inclined to think the site is the problem and perhaps this is what you need: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/coin-hive-blocker/ccagdbjcbhmcdcbbknfebhhdbolnfimo.

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Please keep in mind that Malwarebytes for Mac is not a web blocker, and will not protect you against a JavaScript on a website doing coin mining. What you're looking for is our free Browser Guard browser extension for Chrome and Firefox:

https://www.malwarebytes.com/browserguard/

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