Program:Win32/CoinMiner is a mining client for Windows. This little program generates digital currency by performaing complex calculations. This program creates digital coins for the decentralized BitCoin economy. BitCoin is a project which is created to develop a P2P network tracking and verifying transactions. This system allows one to conduct a low cost transaction without a centralized payment processor.
This program is not a severe threat, but it is an annoying nuisance which you certainly wouldn’t want to have on your PC. You might download it accidentally by yourself, but it is also highly possible that Program:Win32/CoinMiner is there in your computer because it has been dropped by without your knowledge or consent by other types malware. For example, the program is closely related to a Trojan called Trojan:Win32/Comine.A, and this parasite is known to download and install this BitCoin client onto unsuspecting users’ computers. The problem with Program:Win32/CoinMiner is that as it generates digital coins, it uses a lot of your CPU’s resources so as a result this client slows down your computer and you are not able to operate it as you have been used to.
Another reason why you should get rid of Program:Win32/CoinMiner is because that some of its components, like, for example, wuT.exe, are classified as system backdoors, malware droppers and worms. It means that even though the program might not be that dangerous by itself, due to the components that come along with the client, you might end up being infected with even more serious threats and eventually even your personal data of financial nature might be leaked to a third party.
Therefore, you should terminate Program:Win32/CoinMiner once you notice it acting up. Actually, this client has a command-line interface, and it might be hard to determine that whatever you are seeing is actually a system threat, especially as command-line interfaces are common among programs related to the system of your computer. Hence, do not forget to perform regular system scans and use a good antimalware product to remove Program:Win32/CoinMiner from your computer, before it managed to cause any more harm.
- Installs itself without permissions
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Slow internet connection
- Slow Computer