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Gplyra Miner

Posted: June 10, 2016

Threat Metric

Ranking: 5,810
Threat Level: 1/10
Infected PCs: 4,319
First Seen: June 10, 2016
Last Seen: October 17, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The Gplyra Miner is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that may make your PC unusable. The continuous presence of this dubious application may even lead to hardware failures of some components. Gplyra is a Bitcoin miner, which means it will use your system to maintain the infrastructure of this cryptocurrency and create Bitcoins. The Gplyra Miner is not used to track your actions or collect information. The Gplyra Miner may not be a program that you can download intentionally because it is very hard to find a platform that hosts it. Moreover, only security researchers have a reason to install the Gplyra Miner on purpose. In almost all cases, this suspicious software enters silently. The issue may occur if you install freeware bundles and don't read details. If you are infected with additional cyber threats like Trojan droppers, they may load the Gplyra Miner automatically. As soon as it enters the system, the Gplyra Miner may cause changes to your Operating System (OS) to start its main executable file whenever you launch the PC. You can find its process in the Task Manager under the name 'cpm.exe.' The Gplyra Miner may create various files across the system. The configuration file named 'cpuminer-conf.json' contains instructions and settings needed for the mining of Bitcoins. At the moment, the developers of the Gplyra Miner have configurated it to use 30% of the power of your Central Processing Unit (CPU). This Bitcoin miner initiates an outgoing connection to mining pools hosted on sites like Poolminers.net without the knowledge of the user. The developers of the Gplyra Miner may gain serious financial profits at your expense. The usage of 30% of your CPU power at all times may generate substantial heat, which may lead to surcharge and failure of some hardware parts. Your electricity bill also may rise. If you attempt to launch programs or games that require many resources for their processes, they may work extremely sluggishly. The overall performance of your PC may drop significantly. If you experience such issues, you should scan your system with a credible security program to delete Gplyra Miner in time.