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The state of malicious cryptomining
Trojan.BitCoinMiner is Malwarebytes' generic detection name for crypto-currency miners that run on the affected machine without the users' consent.
Crypto-currency miners use a lot of resources to optimize the earning of crypto-coins, so users may experience slow computers.
Because mining uses a lot of resources threat actors try to use other people's machines to do their mining for them. This detection means that your machine is being used as such.
Besides slowing down your machine, running at peek level for long times may cause damage to your machine and raise electricity bills.
Malwarebytes blocks Trojan.BitCoinMiner by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove Trojan.BitcoinMiner without further user interaction.
You can use the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Nebula console to scan endpoints.
Choose the Scan + Quarantine option. Afterwards you can check the Detections page to see which threats were found.On the Quarantine page you can see which threats were quarantined and restore them if necessary.
Should users wish to keep this program and exclude it from being detected in future scans, they can add the program to the exclusions list. Here’s how to do it.
If you want to allow the program to connect to the Internet, for example to fetch updates, also add an exclusion of the type Allow an application to connect to the internet and use the Browse button to select the file you wish to grant access.
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