When Trojan.BitcoinMiner is detected with a scan of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware your computer is infected with a Trojan horse. Once the Trojan.BitcoinMiner infected the target PC, it will use various ways to protect itself from being removed. This malware is designed by cybercriminals to use the GPU and CPU power to mine bitcoins on the infected system without your knowledge.
The presence of the trojan.bitcoinminer can significantly slow down your computer and is able to create a backdoor on the system to download other malicious programs into your computer. The infected computer can finally crash if the Trojan.BitcoinMiner is not completely removed.
The kind of malware (Trojan.BitcoinMiner) is detected by antivirus software under various names like the RiskTool.BitCoinMiner, Win32.BitCoinMiner, Skodna.BitCoinMiner and ApplicUnsaf.Win32.BitCoinMiner. when the installed antivirus or other security software detects a variant of the Trojan.BitcoinMiner you can use the (Trojan.BitcoinMiner Removal Guide) below, all malware removal programs we recommend are completely free to use.
Trojan.BitcoinMiner Removal Guide
All tools used in our Trojan.BitcoinMiner Removal Guide are completely free to use and should remove any trace of malware from your computer.
Please be aware that removing Malware is not so simple, and we strongly recommend to backup your personal files and folders before you start the malware removal process.
- Step 1 – Perform a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to remove the Trojan.BitcoinMiner
- Step 2 – Run HitmanPro to remove the remants of the Trojan.BitcoinMiner en desinfect modified files.
- Step 3 – Use RogueKiller to double check the presence of a Trojan.BitcoinMiner
- Step 4 – Protect your PC with Bitdefender
1. Remove the Trojan.BitcoinMiner with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (from this link) to your desktop.
- Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
- At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware
- Then click Finish.
- If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
- Once the program has loaded, select Perform full scan, then click Scan.
- When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
- Be sure that everything is Checked (ticked) except items in the C:\System Volume Information folder and click on Remove Selected.
- You can use the right mousbutton to check the ‘Check all items‘ option before you click on Remove Selected
- If you accidently close it, the log file is saved here and will be named like this: C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware\Logs\mbam-log-date (time).txt
- Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts.
- Click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process.
- If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.
- After the restart in Normal mode, start Malwarebytes Anti-Malware again and perform a Quick scan to verify that there are no remaining threats.
2. Run a scan with HitmanPro to remove remnants of the Trojan.BitcoinMiner
- Double click on HitmanPro to start the program, if you are experiencing problems while trying to start HitmanPro, you can use the Force Breach mode.
- To start HitmanPro in Force Breach mode, hold down the left CTRL-key when you double click on HitmanPro and all non-essential processes will be terminated, including the malware processes.
- HitmanPro will start and you’ll need to follow the prompts (by clicking on the Next button) to start a system scan with this program.
- The program will start to scan the computer. The scan will typically take no more than 2-3 minutes.
- Click on the next button and choose the option activate free license
- Click on the next button and the infections where will be deleted.
- Click on the next button and restart the computer.
3. Run a scan with Roguekiller
- Download Roguekiller from one of the links below to your dekstop.
- Double click on RogueKiller.exe to start this malware removal utility it will start automatically the prescan, this should take only a few seconds to complete.
- After the prescan is finished click on the Start button to perform a full system scan.
- When the scan has completed, you can press the Delete button to remove the detected items and registry keys they found by Roguekiller
- If RogueKiller detects malicious Registry entries, you can delete them by clicking the Registry tab and clicking the Delete button. Please check each registry entry before deleting it.
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