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Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat.
Known samples of this malware have been observed mining Monero coin, a type of cryptocurrency. These samples were found in websites providing:
- Streaming videos
- Adult materials
Some sites hosting this malware appear legitiate and might have been compromised for this purpose.
This malware is a variant of the Trojan:HTML/Brocoiner coinminer family.
Learn more about this type of threat: Invisible resource thieves: The increasing threat of cryptocurrency miners
Use the following free Microsoft software to detect and remove this threat:
- Windows Defender Antivirus for Windows 10 and Windows 8.1, or Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows 7 and Windows Vista
- Microsoft Safety Scanner
- Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool
You should also run a full scan. A full scan might find hidden malware.
Use cloud protection
Use cloud protection to help guard against the latest malware threats. It’s turned on by default for Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender Antivirus for Windows 10.
Go to Settings > Update & security > Windows Defender > Windows Defender Security Center > Virus & threat protection and make sure that your Cloud-based Protection settings is turned On.