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Trojan.BitCoinMiner.TskLnk is Malwarebytes' generic detection name for auto-start entries added by Trojans detected as Trojan.BitCoinMiner.
Crypto-currency miners use a lot of resources to optimize the earning of crypto-coins, so users may experience slow computers.
Trojan.BitCoinMiner.TskLnk is typically created by Trojan.BitCoinMiner. Trojan.BitCoinMiner is Malwarebytes’ generic detection name for crypto-currency miners that run on the affected machine without the users’ consent. 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, but Trojan.BitCoinMiner.TskLnk is, by design, a detection created to clean up traces of an infection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove Trojan.BitCoinMiner.TskLnk without further user interaction.
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