NEW BLOG POST: Windows Defender AV’s behavior monitoring coupled with cloud-powered machine learning models uncovered and blocked a massive Dofoil (Smoke Loader) coin mining campaign. Read the post
Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus
Also detected as: No associated aliases
Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat.
This CoinMiner trojan mines Electroneum cryptocurrency, but its code could support mining other cryptocurrencies. Like other miners, it can cause infected computers to run slower than usual.
TrojanDownloader:Win32/Dofoil.AB has been observed downloading this coin mining trojan and dropping it into the Temp folder as wuauclt.exe.
On March 6, 2018, behavior monitoring and machine learning technologies in Windows Defender Antivirus stopped a Dofoil malware (also known as Smoke Loader) that tried to infect more than 400,000 computers. The massive campaign aimed to install a Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner variant that uses victim computers' resources for coin mining purposes. Learn how artificial intelligence stopped the attack within minutes:
Learn more about this type of threat: Invisible resource thieves: The increasing threat of cryptocurrency miners