Main facts about Bitcoin virus
Bitcoin virus (can also be found as BitcoinMiner or Bitcoin Mining virus) is a malicious trojan horse, which is set to infiltrate a computer and make it run complex exercises. In exchange for that, this virus generates bitcoins for its creators. For those who haven't heard this term yet, we will say that Bitcoin is a virtual currency, which has already reached the circulation rate of more than 13 million. You can buy one bitcoin for $429, and it is expected that this price will soon go up to one thousand. There is no surprise that even the most reputable companies accept this currency. However, this currency is created not through a central monetary agency, but through the computers that perform CPU-intensive crypto calculations, so there is no surprise that scammers have started using viruses for generating Bitcoins illegally. The most known of them are called CPU Miner and Vnlgp Miner. Unfortunately, but you can hardly notice when your computer gets infected with Bitcoin virus. According to experts, this malware tries to hide by trying to work only when a user is not using his/hers computer. However, you can notice Bitcoin malware by monitoring your PC's speed. It has been said that the usage of machine's CPU grows up significantly when this virus infiltrates it, so don't ignore such changes. Make sure that you scan your computer with SpyHunter or Malwarebytes Anti Malware to double check the system and remove Bitcoin virus from your computer.
Bitcoin ransomware: new generation of Bitcoin virus
Bitcoin ransomware is a specific version of Bitcoin virus, which can infiltrate a computer without user's approval and then encrypt each of his/hers files. This threat has been noticed after encrypting the entire network of one medical center in the USA. However, it can also affect simple home users leaving them without their files. Once it finishes the encryption of victim's files, Bitcoin ransomware displays a warning message asking him or her to pay the ransom of 1.5 bitcoin. Please, do NOT pay it as you may end up with nothing! Keep in mind that you are dealing with scammers who can take your money from you and leave you without a special code needed to decrypt your encrypted files. In this case, you should remove Bitcoin ransomware from your computer with SpyHunter and try to encrypt your files with the help of these tools: Photorec and R-studio.
How can I get infected with Bitcoin virus?
According to security experts, Bitcoin virus is mostly spread via Skype network, but it has also been noticed on other social networks, so beware about that. Typically, this virus relies on a spam message, which claims something like „this my favourite picture of you” and includes a malicious file. Of course, virus seeks to convince its victims to download the file onto their computers. If you want to avoid Bitcoin virus, stay away from such messages. Once victim downloads the 'photo', he not only lets malicious pieces inside the machine but allows the virus to connect PC to its command-and-control server. Once inside and active, Bitcoin virus turns the infected machine to the Bitcoin generator. However, it can also be designed to the virus, which steals banking details, records the keystrokes or downloads more malware on its target PC. That's why you must perform Bitcoin virus removal as soon as it gets inside the PC.