I wrote this article to help you remove Trojan.Bitcoinminer. This Trojan.Bitcoinminer removal guide works for all Windows versions.
Unsurprisingly, Trojan.Bitcoinminer is a member of the Trojan horse family. However, it is one specific type of Trojan – a coin miner. If you find this virus in your system, you are in a big trouble. Trojan.Bitcoinminer is using your machine to help its developers. In other words, your PC is serving as a cyber coin platform and in exchange, it gets rewarded with fractions of the coin. However, you are not the one who gets the coins. They go straight into the hands of the cybercriminals behind Trojan.Bitcoinminer.
This process is called mining and, unfortunately, it has a lot of consequences. Bad consequences which you suffer. Do your best to remove the Trojan from your machine. The longer it stays, the worse your predicament gets. At the end of this article, you will find a detailed removal guide. Yet, you need to know that the Trojan.Bitcoinminer virus is very sophisticated and so is its removal. It requires advanced computer skills and if you don’t have them, you will fail to remove the Trojan properly. In this case, we would recommend that you use a powerful anti-malware tool to help you clean your PC. The important thing is to act fast. Every second counts.
Now, let`s talk about the side effects of your PC being used to mine coins. They are not pleasant, you should know. For starters, Trojan.Bitcoinminer is using your CPU and GPU at their limits which lead to incredibly poor and slow PC performance. Your machine starts crashing, freezing and rebooting occasionally. Do not think that after a reboot, Trojan.Bitcoinminer stops running. Oh, no. The pest loads together with your OS which is what makes it so hard to be removed. Also, your Internet connection becomes slow and very unstable. The mining process which is running in the background is consuming it.
Basically, the Trojan uses all of your PC`s resources and your machine becomes almost unusable for anything else. The mining process is hard. It requires a lot of electrical power too. Do not be surprised if your electricity bill has doubled or even tripled. This is a real possibility. That’s why the hackers don’t use their own machines. The coin mining process is only profitable if you don’t use your computer. These cybercriminals are using yours. They get rich and you are the one who pays for everything. Also, that much electrical power produces a lot of heat. You may notices that your computer overheats often. But this doesn’t stop the crooks to use it.
Trojan.Bitcoinminer continues to use your CPU at very high temperatures. If you don’t have an efficient cooling system, your hardware may suffer irreversible damage. This, in turn, leads to data loss, to the Blue Screen of Death, or even to a complete breakdown of your computer. Do not sit idly by while hackers are using you to get rich. To not be a sponsor of their business. Delete the Trojan.Bitcoinminer as soon as possible. If you don’t, it won`t be long before you regret it.
How did the Trojan.Bitcoinminer infect you? As a classic member of the Trojan horse family, Trojan.Bitcoinminer also relies on the old but gold means of infiltration like spam email messages, malicious links, corrupted adult sites, third-party ads, fake program or system updates, freeware or shareware bundles, etc. If you don’t pay close attention to what you click on and what you agree to, you make yourself an easy target. You need to be more vigilant. Do your due diligence when you are surfing the web. The one thing that hackers cannot succeed without is your negligence. Do not grant it. Be always on the alert. Otherwise, you make their job easier.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Trojan.Bitcoinminer from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.