How to Remove Grand Explorer Virus (Updated)

Grand Explorer is a malicious threat that many users have reportedly gotten on their computers.

It can cause sluggishness and overheat to the infected machine since it can be used to mine crypto and other suspicious activities.

There have been many reports of the Grand Explorer installer randomly popping up on user computers prompting them to get installed.

However, despite rejecting the installer, the Grand Explorer application forces itself to be installed anyway.

The Grand Explorer adware can infiltrate a computer system in several methods, but the following are the most typical ones:

Spam email attachments: It is the most common and widely used strategy. It deceives the intended recipient into downloading malicious software that is attached to the attackers’ email. The files are either bundled together or disguised as documents, movies, and voicemails in the attachments.

Drive-by Download: It occurs when a person visits an infected website that has been injected with a malicious script that causes a random piece of software to be downloaded. Hackers can then use these flaws to obtain unauthorized access to targets’ systems once they’ve been clicked.

Torrent files:  It is used by millions of pirates all over the world to obtain pirated movies and records, as well as cracked versions of premium software. If you’re downloading from a torrent site, it’s worth checking the file extension because it’s usual to find that a pirated movie or music is contaminated with a virus if it’s in the.exe format. Moreover, torrent files should be scanned for malware after download.

We have also analyzed that Grand Explorer also comes with a few potentially unwanted applications (PUPs) that also gets installed in the computer.

Some of these bundled apps are Viewndow, Taskbarify, and Pineview which are all known for suddenly getting installed.

How does Grand Explorer work?

We believe one of the main purposes of the program is to mine crypto on the user’s computer.

This malware takes use of the computer’s processing power and resources to mine for cryptocurrencies or perhaps even steal cryptocurrency wallets from users who unintentionally downloaded their bait files.

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Screenshot of Grand Explorer Virus

Cryptocurrency mining refers to the process of generating or merely mining new coins of a certain cryptocurrency.

It is quite simple to accomplish, but the resources required for mining must have excellent specifications and a powerful hard drive. If several processors and computers mine at the same time, the total number of mined cryptocurrencies increases.

That is why cyber thieves are resolute in developing crypto jacking software to unwittingly mine cryptocurrency using the power of their victims’ computers.

People infected with the coin miner malware are likely to encounter high CPU utilization, slow processes, and system overheating.

How to remove Grand Explorer

This procedure will assist you in removing Grand Explorer as well as any dangers related to malware infection. You can rest assured that the information provided below has been tried and tested.

We have provided simple step-by-step instructions for removing the coin miner virus from your system.

Find and Remove Unwanted Program

Since this type of computer threat takes the appearance of an application, it’s essential to try and locate the malicious program and remove it from the system as soon as possible to avoid further harm.

It’s worth noting that locating the program can be tricky because many adware programs disguise as legitimate programs or system files. In that case, using an antivirus scanner will be of help to detect the threat from the computer and eliminate it. An antivirus guide may be found below for quick malware removal, but first here are the methods to remove the app manually.

For Manual Uninstallation: Simply remove the Grand Explorer folder under Program Files. Doing it in safe mode will work better as there is a chance the folder won’t be removed.

Method 1: Remove the Program via Control Panel

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  1. Search Control Panel in the Windows search bar then click it.
  2. The Control Panel should open, from there click Programs then Programs and Features.
  3. A list of installed software will show on the screen after a moment.
  4. Scroll down and find Grand Explorer or any suspicious programs you did not download then right-click the application and select Uninstall

Method 2: Utilizing Revo Uninstaller

For computer users who are not sure of what to do. You may resort to using Revo Uninstaller since it is much more effective and easy to use. Revo Uninstaller is a very useful tool for Windows users.

This uninstaller not only removes programs from the computer but also deletes their changes from the Windows Registry, Host File, etc.

  1. Click here or go to their official website and download the latest software that is compatible with your system.Image of Revo Uninstaller Setup File
  2. Open the downloaded file and it should guide you through the setup.Image of Revo Uninstaller Setup
  3. Follow the installation procedure and wait until the installation of the software is complete.Image of Revo Uninstaller Setup
  4. After the installation is finished, tick the box that says Launch Revo Uninstaller then click Finish.Image of Revo Uninstaller Setup
  5. Once the software has launched, find the unwanted application that is needed to be removed, double click the program to uninstall.Image of Removing Unwanted Program
  6. Click on the Continue button and follow the procedure to start uninstalling the program.Image of Removing Unwanted Program
  7. Once it is uninstalled, a window will pop up. Select the Advanced option for the scanning mode then click Scan to find remnants of Grand Explorer.Image of Advance Scanning
  8. A window will pop up and show all of the leftovers and changes made by the program uninstalled a while ago.Image of Removing Leftover Registry Items
  9. Click the Select All button and hit Delete to remove the leftovers found on the Windows Registry.Image of Removing Leftover Files
  10. Some leftover files may be found, click Select All then Delete them as well.
  11. Once the window closes, you have successfully removed the adware threat from your system.

Utilize Malwarebytes Anti-malware

This program is one of the most effective anti-malware programs available. Image of Malwarebytes Antimalware They have some of the greatest threat detection software, ensuring that any unwanted threats on your computer are eliminated. If the provided programs cannot remove the threat, you can utilize this antivirus program to complete the task. Furthermore, even if Grand Explorer is completely removed from the computer, we recommend that you run a complete scan just in case.

Download Malwarebytes

  1. Visit the antivirus website or click the button above to download the most up-to-date version of the software that best suits your requirements.
  2. Follow the software installation instructions until they are completed.
  3. Run a complete malware scan on the machine and wait for it to finish.Scanning for malware image
  4. All the detected threats found on the computer will be shown on the screen and clicking the “quarantine” button to remove them.Quarantine Malware Image

Grand Explorer, as well as any other harmful threats discovered on the computer, should be eliminated once the process is complete.  We also recommend using Malwarebytes Real-Time Protection, which will secure your machine and detect any threats as soon as they appear.