Booster.exe CPU Miner
Posted: October 23, 2017
The following fields listed on the Threat Meter containing a specific value, are explained in detail below:
Threat Level: The threat level scale goes from 1 to 10 where 10 is the highest level of severity and 1 is the lowest level of severity. Each specific level is relative to the threat's consistent assessed behaviors collected from SpyHunter's risk assessment model.
Detection Count: The collective number of confirmed and suspected cases of a particular malware threat. The detection count is calculated from infected PCs retrieved from diagnostic and scan log reports generated by SpyHunter.
Volume Count: Similar to the detection count, the Volume Count is specifically based on the number of confirmed and suspected threats infecting systems on a daily basis. High volume counts usually represent a popular threat but may or may not have infected a large number of systems. High detection count threats could lay dormant and have a low volume count. Criteria for Volume Count is relative to a daily detection count.
Trend Path: The Trend Path, utilizing an up arrow, down arrow or equal symbol, represents the level of recent movement of a particular threat. Up arrows represent an increase, down arrows represent a decline and the equal symbol represent no change to a threat's recent movement.
% Impact (Last 7 Days): This demonstrates a 7-day period change in the frequency of a malware threat infecting PCs. The percentage impact correlates directly to the current Trend Path to determine a rise or decline in the percentage.
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The Booster.exe CPU Miner or PC Booster miner is a silently mining Trojan, which might be installed and executed automatically. The purpose of this miner is to use a significant portion of the CPU's resources constantly to mine for a digital cryptocurrency. The catch is that everything that the CPU mines will be transferred to a wallet address that belongs to the authors of the Booster.exe CPU Miner. Basically, this means that victims will have their PC's performance degraded to make money for someone else. Clearly, the Booster.exe CPU Miner is an annoying and aggressive application that must be stopped immediately since letting it run on your computer might be accompanied by undesired side effects such as:
- Degraded system performance.
- Inability to launch or use software that requires a significant amount of CPU resources.
- System instability.
- High CPU temperature which might reduce the component's lifespan.
The Booster.exe CPU Miner might be brought to your computer via a fake download, game crack, software keygen, or another shady piece of software that was probably downloaded from an equally shady website. The advice to readers is to stay away from suspicious digital content and Web destinations since these are the places that are most likely to threaten you with the Booster.exe CPU Miner or more potent cyber threats.
The Booster.exe CPU Miner may disguise itself as 'VsGraphics Desktop' a legitimate process description that Microsoft uses. However, you can recognize the fake process quickly due to the amount of CPU resources it uses – often over 50% of the available ones. The best way to remove the Booster.exe CPU Miner is to use a reputable anti-virus utility since this is the guaranteed way to fully eliminate all of the miner's components.
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