PUP.Optional.BitCoinMiner is Malwarebytes’ generic detection name for programs that use system resources to earn payments in digital currencies. Since it is difficult to determine if they are installed by the system user or by a threat actor who receives the payments, Malwarebytes alerts you about their presence.
Users may notice a sluggish system due to the resources in use by the coin-miner.
Malwarebytes protects users from PUP.Optional.BitCoinMiner by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.BitCoinMiner without further user interaction.
Should users wish to keep this program and exclude it from being detected in future scans, they can add the program to the exclusions list. Here’s how to do it.
If you want to allow the program to connect to the Internet, for example to fetch updates, also add an exclusion of the type Allow an application to connect to the internet and use the Browse button to select the file you wish to grant access.