Published Dec 16, 2014 | Updated Mar 16, 2018

Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: No associated aliases

Summary

Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat.

This threat uses your PC to generate Bitcoins. It installs software that can make your PC run slower than usual.

This threat might have been bundled with other software you installed.

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:

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> Virus & threat protection settings, and make sure that your Cloud-based Protection settings is turned On.

Get more help

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

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