Trojan.BitCoinMiner is Malwarebytes’ generic detection name for crypto-currency miners that run on the affected machine without the users’ consent.
Crypto-currency miners use a lot of resources to optimize the earning of crypto-coins, so users may experience slow computers.
Because mining uses a lot of resources threat actors try to use other people’s machines to do their mining for them. This detection means that your machine is being used as such.
Besides slowing down your machine, running at peek level for long times may cause damage to your machine and raise electricity bills.
Malwarebytes blocks Trojan.BitCoinMiner by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove Trojan.BitcoinMiner without further user interaction.
Should users wish to keep this program and exclude it from being detected in future scans, they can add the program to the exclusions list. Here’s how to do it.
The Exclusions tab includes a list of items to be excluded from scans. The items may include files, folders, websites, or applications that connect to the Internet, as well as previously detected exploits.
To access the exclusions in Malwarebytes:
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