RiskTool.Win32.BitCoinMiner DescriptionType: Trojan
RiskTool.Win32.BitCoinMiner is a critical tool or potentially unwanted software program that may use your computer's resources to set up bitcoin blocks and forward them to a remote server. RiskTool.Win32.BitCoinMiner propagates through drive-by download, removable drives, social networks and instant messengers. RiskTool.Win32.BitCoinMiner can also come bundled with other damaging applications. The bit coin mining module can be also downloaded by the NgrBot. This bot identifies GeoIp details, downloads other modules from the Internet and kills all previous bitcoin mining processes. It also holds spyware modules. Symptoms of RiskTool.Win32.BitCoinMiner involve high CPU usage and suspicious network activity. RiskTool.Win32.BitCoinMiner uses the computer's CPU resources very intensively by accomplishing very complex counting that is a very time consuming process. RiskTool.Win32.BitCoinMiner slows down the corrupted PC, so cybercriminals created Bitcoins by leveraging the CPU cycles of the targeted computer. The NgrBot tries to load nvcuda.dll if present to mine Bitcoins using GPU. Suspicious network activity involves active connections to specific servers and the fact that there are more packets transmitted than received. RiskTool.Win32.BitCoinMiner mines for bitcoins at one minute intervals by performing the certain command. RiskTool.Win32.BitCoinMiner is added to the list of startup applications. RiskTool.Win32.BitCoinMiner also modifies Windows regsitry, so that it can start every time you boot up Windows. RiskTool.Win32.BitCoinMiner can infect USB pen drives and other removable media. In order to uninstall RiskTool.Win32.BitCoinMiner from the compromised PC system, use a legitimate anti-malware program.
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