MatchPop removal instructions
What is MatchPop?
If the MatchPop program is installed on a computer without the user's knowledge, it should be uninstalled immediately. It is a cryptominer, a program that uses computer resources to mine cryptocurrency. In many cases, cyber criminals trick people into downloading and installing these programs so that they can use their computers to generate revenue.
Cryptominer programs 'mine' cryptocurrency by solving complex mathematical problems. To do this, they need to use computer CPU resources. Therefore, when a cryptominer is installed, it causes high CPU usage and significantly reduces computer performance. These programs also increase electricity usage. In most cases, having software of this type installed results in higher electricity bills and diminished computer performance. People who have the MatchPop crypto miner installed, should be able to find its process running in Task Manager as "MatchPop Module" (32 bit or 64 bit) - as in the screenshot above. In other cases, to disguise cryptominers, cyber criminals use the names of legitimate processes. In any case, installed anti-virus programs usually detect and eliminate these programs before they can start the mining processes. If there is any reason to believe that there is a cryptominer (such as MatchPop) installed on your system, remove it immediately.
|Threat Type||Cryptominer, PUP (potentially unwanted program), PUA (potentially unwanted application).|
|Supposed Functionality||Enhanced advertising.|
|Detection Names (MatchPop.exe)
||Avira (ADWARE/Adware.Gen7), K7AntiVirus (Riskware ( 0040eff71 )), Microsoft (PUA:Win32/CoinMiner), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Symptoms||A program that you do not recall installing suddenly appears on your computer. A new application is performing computer scans and displays warning messages about detected issues. Asks for payment to eliminate the supposedly detected errors.|
|Distribution Methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers.|
|Damage||Monetary loss (unnecessary purchase of fake software), unwanted warning pop-ups, slow computer performance.|
To eliminate MatchPop cryptominer our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
MatchPop is similar to other programs of this type such as XMR Miner, BitCoinMiner, and AV64N.exe. People are often unaware that their computers are infected with cryptominers and they install them unintentionally (cyber criminals trick them into it). There are various ways to proliferate these programs (including viruses), however, it is unknown exact which method cyber criminals use to distribute this particular cryptominer.
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
PUAs are promoted using the "bundling" method. Developers include them into set-ups of other software and do not disclose this information properly. They hide them in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar options. People who download or install software without checking these settings often cause download and installation of unwanted software. These apps are also installed by clicking intrusive, deceptive ads designed to run scripts that download and install unwanted apps.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
To prevent download and installation of PUAs, download all software from official and trustworthy websites. Avoid using torrent clients, eMule (other Peer-to-Peer networks, unofficial pages, and other third party software downloaders. Handle software set-ups properly and check all available settings such as "Custom", "Advanced", and other settings of the installation process. Dismiss offers to download and install additionally-included apps and only then complete the setup. Do not click intrusive ads, especially if they are displayed on pages relating to adult dating, gambling, pornography, and so on. If clicked, they tend to cause redirects to other untrustworthy sites. If these redirects occur without clicking any ads or ads appear on any visited website, remove all unwanted, unknown apps installed on your browser (extensions, add-ons, plug-ins). Also uninstall unwanted programs on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Website promoting MatchPop unwanted app:
MatchPop installation setup:
MatchPop installation folder:
Instant automatic removal of MatchPop cryptominer:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Spyhunter is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of MatchPop cryptominer. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is MatchPop?
- STEP 1. Uninstall deceptive applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove malicious plug-ins from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove rogue extensions from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove potentially unwanted plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue extensions from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Removal of potentially unwanted applications:
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "MiBigData solution matchpop Report Platform" and other suspicious/recently-installed applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove rogue extensions from Internet browsers:
At time of research, MatchPop did not install any unwanted browser extensions, however, some unwanted applications can be installed together with adware and browser hijackers. If you experience unwanted ads or unwanted redirects when browsing the internet, continue with the removal guide below.
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the matchpop cryptominer, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the matchpop cryptominer, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with matchpop cryptominer removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.
In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.
Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.
- If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove matchpop cryptominer from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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