Once you find out that Program:Win64/CoinMiner is running inside your Windows (64-bit) system you might start thinking that it is a regular bitcoin application; however, you should not let the name of the malicious program mislead you. If you are unaware of what Bitcoins are, all you need to know is that this is an online currency, which can be used to pay for virtual goods. Unfortunately, this service involves actual money too, which means that cyber criminals could easily lure you into their camouflaged scams and take away your money without you realizing anything illegal or dangerous. Despite this, the cunning schemers’ tool is not an application that could be used to get your money through bitcoin schemes, and yet it does have a high potential of causing financial danger.
Some of the alias names of the deceptive program are Win32:BitCoinMiner-U or Adware.Win32.Gaba and this only means that multiple computer security companies are warning that you need to remove Program:Win64/CoinMiner from your personal computer. This is a recommendation from our support team as well, since the deceptive infection could track your personal browsing activities, steal sensitive login data and even employ IRC protocols to send malicious components to other computers from your own system. All of this can be blamed on the devious Program:Win64/CoinMiner files, which may enter your system through any system’s security vulnerabilities.
One of the most important latent application’s files is googleupdate.exe, and as you probably understand already this executable is cloaked and can be easily hidden from detection and removal. The dangerous component could modify the original file or could simply use the authentic name; therefore, if you want to delete it from your computer, you firstly need to be sure that you are not compromising the functionality of Google Updates. The malignant executable can delete system’s processes, hijack the virtual memory, add scheduled tasks, download malware, tamper with the host file feature, and initiate both browser and system’s pop-ups to provide misleading information about your system’s security or advertise bogus products and services. Another executable you need to be aware of is the rootkit nbt.exe, and even though this file is not as “powerful” as googleupdate.exe, it sure can cause serious trouble since its main task is to hide Program:Win64/CoinMiner from detection and removal. Both of these files are extremely dangerous, but you should note that multiple components with randomly generated names could also help out the infection.
However dangerous Program:Win64/CoinMiner files could seem to be you need to delete them as soon as possible, and since manual removal is not an option whilst dealing with rootkit infections, we strongly recommend implementing legal, automatic security tools which could support your system appropriately. Once such software is in place, simply run it, scan your system and allow the tool to remove Program:Win64/CoinMiner and other existing malware.
- Annoying Pop-up's
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- Shows commercial adverts
- Slow Computer
- Slow internet connection
- System crashes