The Win32/BitCoinMiner.A program is classified by security experts as malware because it is installed by hackers on already compromised systems as means to earn revenue. The Win32/BitCoinMiner.A program is used by hackers to hijack system resources of infected machines and facilitate calculations with the Bitcoin online currency. The Win32/BitCoinMiner.A malware is programmed to collect, process and send Bitcoin blocks to remote servers and users may experience slower PC performance and poor Internet bandwidth. The Win32/BitCoinMiner.A program is known to be employed by malware like the NGRBot
and trojan droppers like BCMiner
, PWS and Golroted
Moreover, there are browser hijackers, freeware and adware that may download and install the Win32/BitCoinMiner.A program to earn additional revenue. Users are often oblivious to that because they don’t read the ‘Terms of Service’ of freeware packages and carelessly install impressive shopping extensions and browser assistants. Most programs associated with Win32/BitCoinMiner.A may add a key in the Windows Registry to allow Win32/BitCoinMiner.A to start with Windows and ensure its operations while your computer is turned on to maximize its productivity. Users that detect Win32/BitCoinMiner.A on their PC might want to install a renowned anti-malware utility and clean their system.
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