Published Mar 12, 2012 | Updated Sep 15, 2017


Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Bitcoin Miner (Sophos) Dropper/Win32.Injector (AhnLab) TR/Zusy.5856.1 (Avira) Trojan.BtcMine.70 (Dr.Web) Trojan.Dropper.USW (BitDefender) Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Injector.geyi (Kaspersky) Virus.Win32.IRCBot.BSX (Ikarus) W32/Injector.AW!tr (other) W32/Trojan2.NUQQ (Command) Win32/CoinMiner.AW (ESET)


Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

This threat can use your PC to generate or "mine" Bitcoins, a type of digital currency. This can severely affect the performance of your PC, making it seem to run slowly.

It can be installed on your PC when you visit a malicious or hacked webpage. You might have also downloaded it thinking it was something else, such as a picture or a legitimate program.

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.

The following free Microsoft software detects and removes this threat:

Even if we've already detected and removed this particular threat, running a full scan might find other malware that is hiding on your PC.

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You can also see our advanced troubleshooting page for more help.

If you’re using Windows XP, see our Windows XP end of support page.

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