How to remove Epic Scale (Virus Removal Guide)

Epic Scale

Epic Scale (also found as EpicScale) is a cryptocurrency miner that can cause catastrophic issues for computer users. Epic Scale uses CPU cycles to mine cryptocurrency such as Bitcoins and can cause computer blowouts and other damages, such as overheating due to intensive use of graphics cards or chips, or any slowing of your processing speed.

Epic Scale

Epic Scale malware is commonly contracted while installing freeware such as uTorrent. Users may be given the choice to accept or decline an offer to install Epic Scale and other program during the setup process of third-party freeware; However, many claim that Epic Scale is silently installed without consent or knowledge.

Epic Scale is often referred to as the Epic Scale virus, but this item is not technically defined as a computer virus. It does share many of the same characteristics as common computer viruses, for example, it can not be easily uninstalled using manual procedures. It doesn’t show up in the list of installed programs.

Many analysts and users claim that Epic Scale can be used to steal money and observe personal data.

Furthermore, if Epic Scale is on your computer or if you recently installed software such as uTorrent, it is likely that there are additional potentially unwanted program, malware, and malicious threats on your computer as well. In order to remove Epic Scale and stop all unwanted activities it may be necessary to uninstall multiple programs and remove multiple browser attachments.

How to remove Epic Scale

Step 1: Remove unwanted add-ons and extensions

Google Chrome

1. Click on the Customize icon on the menu and navigate to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for unwanted extensions in the list. Remove unwanted browser extensions individually by clicking the trashcan icon next to each one.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.

2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for unwanted add-ons and remove them if located.

Step 2: Uninstall unwanted software

1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel.

2. On Windows Control Panel, click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program in the Programs section.

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3. In the list of installed programs, search for unwanted programs. Once an unwanted program is located, double click the unwanted program or select it with your mouse and click the Uninstall button.

4. Restart your computer.

Step 3: Scan your computer for Epic Scale malware

1. Download and install the free or full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. The full version enables real-time protection to block malware and unwanted programs from infecting your computer, while the free version is just a free scan and removal tool.

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2. Open the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

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3. Click the large Scan Now button or visit the “Scan” tab to manually run a scan.

4. Once the malware scan is complete, click the Quarantine All button and reboot your computer.

If you are still having issues with potential Epic Scale malware after using Malwarebytes it is recommended to download and install a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro by Surfright to eradicate existing malicious files and automatically repair corrupted settings.

Step 4: Cleanup and repair settings

1. Download and install the free or full version of CCleaner by Piriform.

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CCleaner Analyze Cleaner

2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

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3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.

4. To automatically uninstall unwanted programs using CCleaner, navigate to the Uninstall tab and search for the program in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the unwanted software as selected by clicking the Run Uninstaller button.

If you are still experiencing issues removing potential Epic Scale malware after using this removal guide we recommend to perform a system restore/recovery or a reset/refresh for Windows 8.