What is Bitcoin Miner Virus?

By | February 16, 2022

Bitcoin miner virus also known as Trojan.MacOS.BitCoinMiner.EB is a name given to various crypto mining viruses. Not only Bitcoin but it attempts to mine all the different kinds of cryptocurrency like Ethereum ,Monaro, etc.

Crypto mining is a heavy task and requires expensive hardware to work. By implanting Trojan.MacOS.BitCoinMiner.EB  in your computer hackers try to use CPU/GPU of your device to mine crypto for them which results in hardware failure or slowness over heating of your computer.

How to identify the Bitcoin Miner Virus ?

Bitcoin miner virus or Trojan.MacOS.BitCoinMiner.EB are hard to find as they work in background and do not open anything . But the common symptoms  are:-

  1. Slow performance
  2. Lagging
  3. Overheating
  4. Increased internet traffic
  5. High CPU usage
  6. Computer starts to freeze
  7. Programs become unresponsive

 

What is Bitcoin Miner Virus?

How do we get it?

The exact method of Bitcoin miner virus to spread is still not clear but the most common ways are :-

  • Malicious web links posted as a spam messages.
  • With the help of malicious mail attachments.
  • Downloading a crack game or software.
  • Duplicate websites.

What happens when your device got affected by Bitcoin Miner Virus?

  1. Your device becomes very slow.
  2. Many programs stops working.
  3. Internet’s speed becomes slow.
  4. Your games stops working properly and gaming experience becomes dull.
  5. Affects (HIGH)CPU & GPU usage.
  6. Your hardware as well as software can get affected resulting in their failure.
  7. Your computer stars heating too much which can also cause problems in your pc components like fans, etc.

What to do to prevent your data on your device?

Sometime it becomes difficult of your windows 10 defender to find or remove these viruses. These viruses stops working when you open your task manager and starts working again when you close the task manger so that you can’t identify them. The Best way to deal with them is by not downloading any unknown malicious file / program and by using some famous antiviruses like Avast to remove them.

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