Miner.Jswebcoin!g1

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Discovered: March 13, 2018
Updated: June 22, 2018 8:36:34 AM
Type: Other
Infection Length: Varies
Systems Affected: Windows

Miner.Jswebcoin!g1 is a detection for a JavaScript cryptocurrency miner that runs in web browsers. It usually mines for Monero when the user visits a web page hosting the JavaScript.

Note: Definitions prior to June 22, 2018 may detect this risk as JS.Webcoinminer!gen1.

For information on coinminer protection and removal, see the following resources:

For Norton users
Protection against the Coinminer malware

For business users
Coinminer protection and removal with Symantec Endpoint Protection

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 08, 2018 revision 004
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 21, 2018 revision 025
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 08, 2018 revision 008
  • Latest Daily Certified version June 22, 2018 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 14, 2018

Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Discovered: March 13, 2018
Updated: June 22, 2018 8:36:34 AM
Type: Other
Infection Length: Varies
Systems Affected: Windows

Miner.Jswebcoin!g1 is a detection for a JavaScript cryptocurrency miner that runs in web browsers. It usually mines for Monero when the user visits a web page hosting the JavaScript.

Files that are detected as Miner.Jswebcoin!g1 are considered a risk. If you have reason to believe that your files are incorrectly detected by Symantec products, you can submit them to Symantec Security Response for further analysis.

Discovered: March 13, 2018
Updated: June 22, 2018 8:36:34 AM
Type: Other
Infection Length: Varies
Systems Affected: Windows

You may have arrived at this page either because you have been alerted by your Symantec product about this risk, or you are concerned that your computer has been affected by this risk.

Before proceeding further we recommend that you run a full system scan . If that does not resolve the problem you can try one of the options available below.



FOR NORTON USERS
If you are a Norton product user, we recommend you try the following resources to remove this risk.


Removal Tool


If you have an infected Windows system file, you may need to replace it using the Windows installation CD .


How to reduce the risk of infection
The following resources provide further information and best practices to help reduce the risk of infection.



FOR BUSINESS USERS
If you are a Symantec business product user, we recommend you try the following resources to remove this risk.


Identifying and submitting suspect files
Submitting suspicious files to Symantec allows us to ensure that our protection capabilities keep up with the ever-changing threat landscape. Submitted files are analyzed by Symantec Security Response and, where necessary, updated definitions are immediately distributed through LiveUpdate™ to all Symantec end points. This ensures that other computers nearby are protected from attack. The following resources may help in identifying suspicious files for submission to Symantec.


Removal Tool

If you have an infected Windows system file, you may need to replace it using the Windows installation CD .


How to reduce the risk of infection
The following resource provides further information and best practices to help reduce the risk of infection.
Protecting your business network



MANUAL REMOVAL
The following instructions pertain to all current Symantec antivirus products.


1. Performing a full system scan
How to run a full system scan using your Symantec product


2. Restoring settings in the registry
Many risks make modifications to the registry, which could impact the functionality or performance of the compromised computer. While many of these modifications can be restored through various Windows components, it may be necessary to edit the registry. See in the Technical Details of this writeup for information about which registry keys were created or modified. Delete registry subkeys and entries created by the risk and return all modified registry entries to their previous values.



EXCLUSION PROCEDURES


Norton
  • To exclude the Intrusion Prevention detection blocking the given website, refer to this page.
  • To exclude the Antivirus detection blocking the given file or program, refer to this page.


SEP

  • To create exceptions for Virus and Spyware scans, refer to this page.