How to remove the isMiner virus

Most antivirus programs identify isMiner.exe as malware—such as TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_GEN.R08JC0OA417, and Kaspersky identifies it as not-a-virus:RiskTool.Win32.BitCoinMiner.hzkb.

The free file information forum can help you find out how to remove it. If you have additional information about this file, please leave a comment or a suggestion for other users.

Click to Run a Free Virus Scan for the isMiner.exe malware

IsMiner.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with isMiner
IsMiner.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as isMiner worker belongs to software isMiner worker and updater or Windows isMiner worker and updater by isMiner or isMiner worker and updater for windows of isMiner inc.

Description: IsMiner.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. IsMiner.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder—primarily C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\isMiner\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,047,936 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 2,931,200 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run). IsMiner.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify isMiner.exe related errors

Important: You should check the isMiner.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

There are no user opinions yet. Why not be the first to write a short comment?

Do you have additional information? Help other users!

Best practices for resolving isMiner issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active isMiner process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the isMiner.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

isMiner.exe [all]