Trojan.BitCoinMiner.TskLnk

Short bio

Trojan.BitCoinMiner.TskLnk is Malwarebytes’ generic detection name for auto-start entries added by Trojans detected as Trojan.BitCoinMiner.

Symptoms

Crypto-currency miners use a lot of resources to optimize the earning of crypto-coins, so users may experience slow computers.

Type and source of infection

Trojan.BitCoinMiner.TskLnk is typically created by Trojan.BitCoinMiner. Trojan.BitCoinMiner is Malwarebytes’ generic detection name for crypto-currency miners that run on the affected machine without the users’ consent. Because mining uses a lot of resources threat actors try to use other people’s machines to do their mining for them. This detection means that your machine is being used as such.

Aftermath

Besides slowing down your machine, running at peek level for long times may cause damage to your machine and raise electricity bills.

Protection

Malwarebytes blocks Trojan.BitCoinMiner by using real-time protection, but Trojan.BitCoinMiner.TskLnk is, by design, a detection created to clean up traces of an infection.

Home remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Trojan.BitCoinMiner.TskLnk without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

Business remediation

How to remove Trojan.BitCoinMiner.TskLnk with the Malwarebytes Nebula console

You can use the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Nebula console to scan endpoints.

endpoint menuNebula endpoint tasks menu

Choose the Scan + Quarantine option. Afterwards you can check the Detections page to see which threats were found.

Nebula detections

On the Quarantine page you can see which threats were quarantined and restore them if necessary.

Nebula Quarantaine

Associated threat

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