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Google Bebeh CPU Miner

Posted: January 8, 2018

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 5/10
Infected PCs: 78
First Seen: May 8, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The Google Bebeh CPU Miner is not as simple as other CPU miners researchers have encountered in the past couple of months. Although this miner's primary purpose is to use the victim's CPU resources to mine for the Monero cryptocurrency, the Google Bebeh CPU Miner also might carry out other harmful operations whose purpose is to ensure that the Google Bebeh CPU Miner will spread to more people.

The fake file that delivers the Google Bebeh CPU Miner seems to be packed with a Trojan downloader whose purpose is to download a corrupted Google Chrome extension, which asks the victim to enter their login credentials. However, instead of hijacking the victims' Google account, the unsafe extension will proceed to use their existing Facebook Profile to send links to a fake ZIP archive silently, which contains the Trojan downloader and the Google Bebeh CPU Miner. Needless to say, anyone who gets tricked into downloading and launching the file will end up being infected with both of these threats, unless they are protected by a credible anti-malware application.

Having the Google Bebeh CPU Miner on your computer is likely to lead to loads of problems concerning your computer's health and performance. Due to the usage of an excessive amount of CPU resources, the Google Bebeh CPU Miner may cause other programs to work slowly, and may, in some cases, cause the CPU to overheat, therefore leading to system instability or other annoying issues.

If you notice the 'Google Bebeh' extension installed, then you need to run an anti-virus scanner to ensure the full removal of the unsafe Chrome extension, as well as the CPU miner that is known to accompany it immediately. Poor computer performance may sometimes be caused by threats like the Google Bebeh CPU Miner, so that's another symptom that should make you think about running an anti-virus tool.