Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

Gplyra Miner

Our researchers say that Gplyra Miner is a potentially unwanted program that is a copy of CpuMiner, but it could also be said that it has Trojan qualities. The miner application usually slithers into the system surreptitiously, although we have found that it cannot be installed if you have antivirus or antimalware software installed and running. Whichever way it might be, in case you have this application on-board, it is important that you remove Gplyra Miner from your system because this application may hog your system resources and does nothing useful in general. While you are at it, you should also look for other unwanted applications.

Since this program is practically an identical copy of its predecessor, we can assume that it employs the same distribution techniques. The previously released miner has an official website via danilafri.wix.com/cpuminer, but the page does not offer a direct download link or anything like that. It only has the EULA, but the company that creates the application does not have an official website, and the same applies to CpuMiner as well. Thus, we can obviously tell that you cannot download Gplyra Miner directly. Nevertheless, potentially unwanted programs have many different methods available, and it is true that users most probably download such applications themselves.

How does that happen? Since Gplyra Miner is a potentially unwanted program, it could be distributed bundled with freeware applications. If you often download freeware, you must have noticed already that there is an abundance of third-party websites that host various applications for free. The problem with such sites is that they do not check whether the installer files they offer are reliable or not. As a result, you may end up downloading more than just one program in one single package. On top of that, going through the installation process without checking all the steps also leads to potentially unwanted software setup.

The main problem with Gplyra Miner is that it uses your computer’s resources to mine bitcoins. Bitcoin is a type of digital currency that is often used in various online transactions. Our main concern is that your computer could be used to mine bitcoins for various illegal payments. Bitcoins are quite often used by ransomware infection to collect ransom payments from infected users. Thus, even without realizing it, you could be offering your computer on a platter for cyber criminals, to generate this currency and help them rip off innocent computer users around the globe.

If that were not enough, Gplyra Miner might also slow down your system’s performance by taking over your CPU’s resources for bitcoin mining. Not to mention that it does not offer anything useful to you. Thus, if you notice that your computer does not perform as well as before, be sure to run a full system scan with the SpyHunter free scanner to determine the exact problem and take care of it immediately. You will be surprised to see how many unfamiliar activity you will find on your system. As you probably understand, Gplyra Miner is just one of the many uninvited guests currently running on your PC!

Unlike the previously released bitcoin miner, Gplyra Miner cannot be removed via Control Panel, but it is not a dangerous computer infection, so it is not hard to delete this application from your computer. Simply follow the instructions below this description to get rid of this program manually. If you think that manual removal is too much of a task for you, you can always invest in a powerful antispyware tool that will do the job for you. What’s more, a computer security application of your choice will help you protect your PC from similar intruders in the future. So do yourself a favor and protect your system from harm.

Last but not least, you should also consider your web browsing habits. A powerful firewall and antispyware application may not be enough to protect your computer if you often enter suspicious websites and other corrupted pages. Stay away from gaming and porn sites that are full of random pop-ups. Also, if you need any other piece of advice on how to ensure your system’s safety, you can always leave us a comment, and our team will reply as soon as possible.

How to Remove Gplyra Miner

  1. Press Win+R and type regedit into the Open box. Click OK.
  2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall.
  3. Delete the cpuminer key under Uninstall.
  4. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  5. Delete the cpuminer value on the right pane. Exit Registry Editor.
  6. Press Win+R again and the Run prompt will open.
  7. Type %AppData% into the Open box and hit Enter.
  8. Delete the cpuminer folder from the directory.
  9. Scan your PC with SpyHunter.
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