Published Feb 03, 2017 | Updated Jul 13, 2018

Trojan:Win64/CoinMiner

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: No associated aliases

Summary

Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat.

While the specifics of this threat can change, it's designed to mine cryptocurrency and can impact system performance.

Scanning with  Windows Defender Antivirus  or  other Microsoft antimalware automatically removes threats as they are detected. However, many infections can leave remnant files and system changes.  Updating your antimalware definitions  and running a full scan might help address these remnant artifacts.

You can also visit our  advanced troubleshooting page  or search the  Microsoft virus and malware community  for more help.

Secure configuration

To get the best and fastest protection from Windows Defender Antivirus, ensure it can connect to the cloud protection service.

Use the Windows search box to find and open the Windows Defender Security Center. Navigate to Virus & threat protection settings and enable the following:

  • Cloud-delivered protection
  • Automatic sample submission
Prevent malware infection

Refer to our guide on how to  prevent malware infection .

 

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