Do you know what Gplyra Miner is?
Gplyra Miner is a potentially unwanted program that may slow down your system by mining bitcoins. The word “mining” sure sounds like something mysterious, but the point is that by turning your computer into a Bitcoin mining machine, this program forces your PC to compete with other computers that are part of the scheme as well. If you do not remove Gplyra Miner from the system, you can expect more discrepancies in the way your system works. The removal guide for this program is presented below the text. The procedure is not complicated, but do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.
Perhaps you are wondering how this application managed to slither into your system. We believe that this potentially unwanted program travels in software packages. It means that you download it willingly (albeit unknowingly) when you find some application online and then download it from a file-sharing website. Here we would like to point out that users often do not understand the importance of going through the installation steps one by one. More often than not, they are given the opportunity to avoid installing additional programs, but breezing through the setup wizards robs you of that chance to deselect unnecessary programs. As a result, you are left with Gplyra Miner and a bunch of other unwanted programs running on your computer.
As far as the origins are concerned, Gplyra Miner is said to be an identical copy of CpuMiner. Both programs use the same directory and have the very same uninstaller. They also mine bitcoins in the background of your system, making the profit for the creator of this software. You can already tell that this activity slows down your computer, but you get nothing in return.
The most disturbing point of this situation is that those bitcoins could be used later on to pay ransom fees. Ransomware applications accept bails in the form of bitcoins (most of the time), and so the infected users may use the coins mined via your system to literally help cyber criminals get rich. That does not mean that you are part of the cyber crime circle, but if there is a process on your computer that you did not permit, then it is clear that you need to do something about it.
The good news is that this program will not get installed on your computer if you already have an antivirus or an antispyware program running. Any popular security application may be enough to prevent this miner from entering your PC. That is why it is important to invest in your system’s security by acquiring a powerful antispyware application. As you can see, you may help you avoid such annoying programs that are in no way beneficial.
To sum everything up, the main reason you should remove Gplyra Miner is the abuse of system resources. You may not notice anything at first, the lately it requires a lot of system power to confirm and “mine” bitcoins, so you will soon realize that something is off when your system performance becomes sluggish.
What’s more, there could also be a number of other unwanted applications that impact your system performance. Have you noticed a growing amount of commercial advertisements? Perhaps you are constantly redirected to unfamiliar websites? If that is the case, then surely Gplyra Miner is just one of the many problems you need to deal with. For that, you should scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner. You will soon see a full system report with a list of potential threats you have to terminate, and you will also be able to secure your system against other intruders that may land on your doorstep in the future.
How to Delete Gplyra Miner
- Press Win+R and the Run prompt will open.
- Type regedit into the Open box. Press OK.
- Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall.
- Remove the cpuminer key under Uninstall.
- Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
- On the right pane, right-click and remove the cpuminer value.
- Exit the Registry Editor and press Win+R.
- Enter %AppData% into the Open box and click OK.
- Remove the cpuminer folder from the directory.
- Empty your Recycle Bin and run a full system scan.
In non-techie terms:
Gplyra Miner is not an immediate computer security threat, but this program should not be tolerated. Delete it from your system immediately, and then check to see if your computer is safe and clean. If you require any assistance with ensuring your system’s security, please do not hesitate to contact us. It is the time when you can no longer ignore the necessity to ensure your safety in the cyber space.