- Slow Computer
- System crashes
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
Micro Foundation 7
We have really bad news for you if you have discovered a new folder Micro Foundation 7 on your system. The presence of this folder is one of the major signs showing that a new version of the nasty infection Trojan.Bitcoinminer has slithered onto your computer. We are not surprised at all that you know nothing about the entrance of this computer infection because it is usually spread in malicious software bundles and enters computers illegally. Trojan infections are always bad news because they do not enter computers seeking to do something good to users. In the case of Trojan.Bitcoinminer, this threat has been developed by cyber criminals to mine money using users’ PCs resources. Because of this, the owners of older machines might notice that it is no longer possible to use the computer normally. Even if your PC is brand new and nothing has changed after the entrance of the Trojan infection, the presence of the new folder Micro Foundation 7 is enough to start the immediate deletion of malware. You cannot keep this infection active because it starts working the second the Windows OS loads up, and it will never stop using your PC as a tool for mining the digital currency. On top of that, other infections might manage to enter your computer easier if you do nothing to disable Trojan.Bitcoinminer today.
Trojan.Bitcoinminer is a nasty infection, so you should go to remove it the second you discover Micro Foundation 7, it creates this folder following the successful infiltration, in %ALLUSERSPROFILE% or %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data. This folder should contain the main executable file of the Trojan infection. If you do not disable this threat soon, it will mine Bitcoins using your PC’s resources every day. Research carried out by specialists at pcthreat.com has shown that it uses CPU and GPU resources, so do not be surprised if you notice that your computer has started working somehow differently. In most cases, victims report that their PCs work slower as well as freeze and crash more often. It has also been revealed that Trojan.Bitcoinminer connects to the Internet without permission. As a consequence, some users notice that it takes longer to open certain pages. Luckily, there is a way to fix this. Everything will get back to normal if you go to delete the Trojan infection from your PC fully. You cannot keep it active by any means because it will never stop mining Bitcoins.
Dangerous malicious applications like Trojan.Bitcoinminer can be spread in several different ways. Also, they might wait for users on the so-called file-sharing pages. Although our researchers know well about distribution methods used to spread malware, they say that the version of the Bitcoin miner that creates the Micro Foundation 7 folder on the system following the successful entrance is mainly spread bundled. In other words, it travels in tiny software packages together with third-party applications, for example, free software. Users are usually quite careless with new software, i.e., they do not double-check new software before installing it on their PCs. Also, they rarely read the information provided for them in the setup wizard. Consequently, they are the ones who allow malware to enter their PCs. Unfortunately, some threats are installed silently, i.e., users are not informed about their installation and, because of this, can do nothing about that, so all users whose PCs are connected to the Internet must have security software installed on their systems. If your computer is unprotected too, and it is the reason Trojan.Bitcoinminer is inside your system, acquire security software right after its removal and keep it enabled 24/7.
Although the main executable file of Trojan.Bitcoinminer is located in Micro Foundation 7, it will not be enough to delete this folder it has created on the compromised machine. As you can see indicated in our manual removal guide (it is placed below this article), you will have to delete malicious files (they could have borrowed names of system files) from %APPDATA% too. These instructions should help you delete malware easier, but if you still do not think that you could erase this infection manually due to the lack of knowledge about malware removal, we recommend deleting this infection automatically because it is very important not to leave a single component of malware active on the system.
How to delete Trojan.Bitcoinminer