- Installs itself without permissions
- Slow Computer
You should delete minerd.exe from the operating system the moment you realize that this malicious executable is running. The file can be installed onto the PC without your consent and run in a secretive manner. Most computer users detect this clandestine threat only after they examine the processes on the Task Manager or install a legitimate malware scanner. You should inspect your personal computer if you discover that it is running sluggishly because malicious files could be using CPU resources and system memory. We recommend that you remove minerd.exe if you wish to have the system running at full speed and if you wish to avoid highly intrusive activity.
Minerd.exe is categorized as a Trojan because it is installed as something that it is not. Even though legitimate malware detection and removal software identify this malicious file as Win32/BitCoinMiner.A, Virus.CeeInject.gen!FT or Dynamer!dtc, you might discover it as PC Data App. Note that the name might be changed in order to conceal the threat and aggravate its removal. The file could even change its location making it even more difficult to locate and delete it. All in all, this component is clandestine, uses a camouflage and runs silently, which is why minerd.exe removal is strongly recommended.
As researchers have revealed, minerd.exe (Win32/BitCoinMiner.A) can travel packaged with with free software installers. Unfortunately, even if you pay close attention to the installer setups, you will not be introduced to the Bitcoin miner and you will not have a chance to decline its installation. Such activity is considered to be intrusive and illegal. Needless to say, the component can be used to generate bitcoins, which, in general, is not considered to be extremely malicious. Of course, employing your operating system to generate bitcoins for someone else is illegal; however, the file itself, besides slowing down the operating system, cannot cause much harm.
The illegally running executable minerd.exe is a Trojan component assisting Win32/BitCoinMiner.A. In order to remove this file from the computer, you have to delete PC Data App (name may change). Once you are done with the manual removal guides presented below, we strongly recommend installing authentic malware removal software to delete any remaining malware and to ensure that your Windows operating system is safeguarded in the future. Use this software to delete other potentially existing threats which may have been installed together with the bitcoin miner as well.
Remove PC Data App
Remove from Windows XP:
Remove from Windows Vista & Windows 7:
Remove from Windows 8: