Published Jan 22, 2012 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Trojan:Win32/Skrumpwey.A

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: not-a-virus:RiskTool.Win32.HideExec.r (Kaspersky) TR/Skrumpwey.A (Avira) Bitcoin Miner (Sophos)

Summary

Trojan:Win32/Skrumpwey.A is a trojan that generates new digital coins in the Bitcoin decentralized economy. It makes use of a program known as Program:Win32/CoinMiner to generate Bitcoins and send them to a remote account. Trojan:Win32/Skrumpwey.A installs Program:Win32/CoinMiner silently, without a user's consent.

To detect and remove this threat and other malicious software that may be installed on your computer, run a full-system scan with an appropriate, up-to-date, security solution. The following Microsoft products detect and remove this threat:

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