- Slow Computer
- System crashes
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
Marlin.exe Siacoin GPU Miner
Marlin.exe Siacoin GPU Miner is a Trojan program that is indeed "a Siacoin Stratum miner" or, in other words, a cryptocurrency miner. If this Trojan manages to sneak onto your system without your knowledge, it can start up its mining business and drain your GPU power keeping it running at 100% for long periods of time. This is not only annoying and distracting when you consider your time spent on your computer, but it may also damage your graphics card beyond repair. Clearly, it is not healthy for your GPU to run at full capacity for long even if you have a proper cooling system. The presence of this Trojan should be obvious because even opening an application window, changing active windows, or playing a game would become very slow if possible at all. Since this Trojan may enter you system along with other malware threats, you should really take this attack seriously and act as soon as possible. We recommend that you remove Marlin.exe Siacoin GPU Miner right now and clean your computer of all other possibly harmful programs as well.
This program is available for download at siamine.com/marlin, but we do not think that any user would actually find it or want to install such a program willingly and knowingly. It is more likely that you get infected with this Trojan by installing a freeware bundle. You can download such a bundle packed with potentially unwanted programs and malicious software installers like this one in a couple of ways. One of the most frequent possibilities is that you want to download a free or cracked program and you end up on a shady torrent or shareware page. These sites are usually filled with annoying and also dangerous third-party ads as well as malicious code that can be triggered by the user and drop infections in the background. So it is not only by downloading free software from the wrong source that can cause such multiple infections but also when you click on such unsafe ads and links, or if you trigger malicious codes by, for example, simply clicking into an input field (e.g., a search field). It is also possible that your computer was previously infected with malware like adware programs or browser hijackers. These infections can display unreliable ads and links on your screen. No matter though how this Trojan appeared on your system because it usually means that this is not the only threat you need to eliminate. This is why we advise you to scan your PC with a trustworthy online malware scanner after you delete Marlin.exe Siacoin GPU Miner from your system.
This Trojan can slither onto your system without your noticing it and start up its power draining by using your GPU as its resource to mine cryptocurrency. Such activity requires huge computer power; this is why such Trojans try to attack unsuspecting victims in large numbers so that the mining process can be divided and faster. However, this can make your virtual experience a living hell. If you notice that your application windows open very slowly or not at all, you should suspect a Trojan that drains your computer's power. It gets even worse when you want to play a game because it may become totally impossible since this Trojan can run your GPU at 100% all the time. But apart from these annoying factors, what is even more worrisome, your GPU can practically fry from this drainage after some time. So when you notice such slow speeds, you should act right away to possibly save your hardware from irreparable damage. We highly recommend that you act immediately and remove Marlin.exe Siacoin GPU Miner from your PC.
If you prefer manual solutions, first of all, you need to kill the malicious process via Task Manager. Then, you can locate and delete the related malicious executable file. If you need assistance with this, please use our instructions below. Protecting your PC against such threats should be a priority if you want to feel safe in your virtual world. This is why it is essential that you regularly update all of your programs and drivers to make sure that cyber crooks cannot easily exploit outdated security holes and gain access to your system. For the best possible protection of your computer we suggest that you install a trustworthy anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter.
How to remove Marlin.exe Siacoin GPU Miner from Windows