Backdoor.BitCoinMiner is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a few backdoors that install crypto-currency miners on the affected machine without the users’ consent.
Crypto-currency miners use a lot of resources to optimize the earning of crypto-coins, so users may experience slow computers.
The dropping or downloading of a backdoor is often the second stage in an attack, where the first stage is the infiltration of the Trojan dropper or downloader, and the final stage is gaining full control of the affected system. In many cases, a backdoor is a payload as the attacker can build out his control once it is functioning.
Infections detected as Backdoor.BitCoinMiner are usually downloaded by the users themselves, but under false pretences.
Besides slowing down your machine, running at peek level for long times may cause damage to your machine and raise electricity bills.
Malwarebytes blocks Backdoor.BitCoinMiner by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove Backdoor.BitCoinMiner without further user interaction.
You can use the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Nebula console to scan endpoints.
Choose the Scan + Quarantine option. Afterwards you can check the Detections page to see which threats were found.
On the Quarantine page you can see which threats were quarantined and restore them if necessary.
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