Remove Bitcoin Collector

What is Bitcoin Collector

Bitcoin Collector stands for a malicious utility advertised as an application for generating the amount from $15 to $45 Bitcoins every day. The developers of the utility mention that there is no price for using it, plus earning Bitcoins will be done in an automatic way. To perform the aforesaid function, the program must work as a cryptocurrency-generating tool. Unfortunately, the real mission of Bitcoin Collector is to spread malware. According to the research, Bitcoin Collector distributes india2lock ransomware, as well as Baldr trojan. These are two serious computer infections representing an extremely high risk for PC safety. Therefore, our strong recommendation is that you stay away from downloading and installing Bitcoin Collector. There are several websites involved in displaying misleading suggestions to download and install Bitcoin Collector, such as ethcrypto.live and ethclick.live. The majority of anti-virus programs already identify these websites as malicious, but, unfortunately, some security programs are not always properly updated. This means that visiting the aforesaid suspicious websites may not be prevented, thus you will not be warned about the danger ahead of time. Remember that if your browser somehow brought you to one of the pages promoting Bitcoin Collector, the damage is not made yet until you install the program. Continue reading this tutorial and you will find more detailed guidelines about the damage that can be caused by Bitcoin Collector and the instructions to remove it effectively.

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Damage by Bitcoin Collector

Upon successful infiltration, Bitcoin Collector stores all its important components in a specific folder called BotCollector. Opening this folder will lead you to a special executable file called BotCollector.exe. Once executed, it opens the Freebitco.in – BOT, i.e. The application that was initially advertised as a Bitcoin-generating tool. Instead, starting the above-mentioned executable immediately contaminates the system with india2lock ransomware. Sometimes the executable file alternatively installs Baldr trojan horse. You probably already know what to expect of ransomware, including india2lock. It automatically encrypts all your important information stored on the system. You will not be able to use any of your important data, documents, and photos. They will be locked until the ransom is paid in favor of the crooks who elaborated the ransomware infection. There is no guarantee that online criminals will restore the data they encrypted. When the computer is contaminated by ransomware this often results both in financial and data losses.

Speaking of the Baldr trojan, this is a malicious application developed for the purpose of stealing important data, such as your passwords, browsing history, cookies, etc. The Baldr trojan may also steal the wallet.dat files related to Bitcoin clients and containing the data about private keys. In addition, Baldr may steal a lot of sensitive information from popular messengers, collects the data from several VPN service providers and steals other private and confidential information. This is all done in order to generate revenue in favor of the criminal standing behind the Baldr trojan. It is quite obvious that when the system is contaminated by this sort of malware users will experience leakages of personal information and considerable financial losses. Obviously, to avoid such an outcome, it is strongly advised that you stay away from downloading and installing Bitcoin Collector.

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Bitcoin Collector infiltration methods

Bitcoin Collector is spread through a wide range of unreliable websites. Two of them were mentioned at the beginning of the article. Additionally, there are many other channels through which online frauds promote malware. Below please find some other leaks through which Bitcoin Collector may be injected, as well as other viruses:

Suspicious emails delivered as a result of massive spam distribution campaigns; Fake software update alerts (Java or Adobe Flash Player update pop-ups); Peer-to-peer networks offering cracked software downloads; Bundling with other freeware installers.

Bitcoin Collector intrusion can be prevented when your computer is properly protected by reliable anti-virus software. Unfortunately, there are some security applications that claim to be effective, whereas in times of malware attacks they do not perform their functions as advertised. This results in the injection of Bitcoin Collector and other malicious programs.

How to remove Bitcoin Collector

Exercising caution while surfing the Internet and downloading software on the web is of crucial importance today. It is easier to prevent the installation of malware ahead of time than to search for the solution to remove it after the successful injection. You must always be very careful and not visit the websites involved in downloading cracked software. Most likely they will contain malicious programs integrated into pirated programs hosted on their resources. When you find free software that is considered to be safe, make sure you pay attention to the details provided in its installers. Read the EULAs (End User License Agreements) carefully to find out if there are other extra programs that may be contained in the bundle. This will help you to avoid the infiltration of Bitcoin Collector and other infections.

Bitcoin Collector does not provide you with the direct uninstaller. Trying to get rid of the malicious program manually is a very time-consuming undertaking that does not guarantee a complete fix of your system. We recommend that you scan your computer with Anti-Malware Tool or Anti-Malware Tool to identify all malicious components and concealed problems and to remove them in a professional manner.

Stage 1: Delete Browser Extension

First of all, we would recommend that you check your browser extensions and remove any that are linked to Bitcoin Collector. A lot of adware and other unwanted programs use browser extensions in order to hijacker internet applications.

Remove Bitcoin Collector Extension from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address bar, type: chrome://extensions/ and press Enter.
  3. Look for Bitcoin Collector or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Uninstall Bitcoin Collector Extension from Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. In the address bar, type: about:addons and press Enter.
  3. From the menu on the left, choose Extensions.
  4. Look for Bitcoin Collector or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Delete Bitcoin Collector Extension from Safari

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  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select Preferences from the list.
  4. Choose the Extensions tab.
  5. Look for Bitcoin Collector or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Uninstall’.
  6. Additionally, open Safari Settings again and choose Downloads.
  7. If Bitcoin Collector.safariextz appears on the list, select it and press ‘Clear’.

Remove Bitcoin Collector Add-ons from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the menu at the top, select Tools and then press Manage add-ons.
  3. Look for Bitcoin Collector or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.
  4. Reopen Internet Explorer.In the unlikely scenario that Bitcoin Collector is still on your browser, follow the additional instructions below.
  5. Press Windows Key + R, type appwiz.cpl and press Enter
  6. The Program and Features window will open where you should be able to find the Bitcoin Collector program.
  7. Select Bitcoin Collector or any other recently installed unwanted entry and press ‘Uninstall/Change’.

Alternative method to clear the browser from Bitcoin Collector

There may be cases when adware or PUPs cannot be removed by simply deleting extensions or codes. In those situations, it is necessary to reset the browser to default configuration. In you notice that even after getting rid of weird extensions the infection is still present, follow the below instructions.

Use Chrome Clean Up Tool to Delete Bitcoin Collector

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address box, type: chrome://settings/ and press Enter.
  3. Expand Advanced settings, which you can find by scrolling down.
  4. Scroll down until you see Reset and Cleanup.
  5. Press on Clean up computer. Then press Find.

This Google Chrome feature is supposed to clear the computer of any harmful software. If it does not detect Bitcoin Collector, go back to the Clean up computer and reset settings.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

If you still find Bitcoin Collector in your Mozilla Firefox browser, you should be able to get rid of it by restoring your Firefox settings to default. While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox
  2. Into the address box, type: about:support and press Enter.
  3. You will be redirected to a Troubleshooting Information page.
  4. From the menu on the right side, select Refresh Firefox.
  5. Confirm your choice by clicking Refresh Firefox in the new window.
  6. Your browser will close automatically in order to successfully restore the settings.
  7. Press Finish.

Reset Safari Browser to Normal Settings

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Press Reset Safari.
  4. A new window will appear. Select the boxes of what you want to reset or use the screenshot below to guide you. Once you have selected everything, press ‘Reset’.
  5. Restart Safari.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the top menu, press on Tools and then Internet Options.
  3. In the new window that opens, choose the Advanced tab.
  4. At the bottom of the window, below Reset Internet settings, there will be a ‘Reset’ button. Press that.

While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

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