Trojan.Monero

Short bio

Trojan.Monero is trojan software that may utilize PC resources of infected machines for the purposes of mining digital currency targeted towards the Monero market.

Symptoms

Trojan.Monero may run silently in the background and consume PC resources.  This consumption may leave the PC in a near unusable state and may cause browser crashes, system instability, or poor performance.  Users of infected machines may notice processes with high CPU consumption.

Type and source of infection

Trojan.Monero may be distributed using various methods. This software may be packaged with free online software, or could be disguised as a harmless program and distributed by email. Alternatively, this software may be installed by websites using software vulnerabilities. Infections that occur in this manner are usually silent and happen without user knowledge or consent.

Protection

Malwarebytes protects users from the installation of Trojan.Monero.

 

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Ransom.WannaCrypt without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

Take note, however, that removing this ransomware does not decrypt your files.

The third-party decryptor for Ransom.WannaCrypt known as Wanakiwi can be downloaded here.

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