What is CPU Miner?
CPU Miner (can also be found as CPUMiner) by IZABELCOIN Ltd is a potentially unwanted program, which is similar to Bitcoin virus. Beware that it may appear on your computer without your approval. That’s because it is spread using bundling and similar distribution methods that are really popular and, of course, very suspicious. Unfortunately, as you may have already expected, infiltration of this program is not the end. Once it enters its target PC system, it drops its files (minerd.exe and other ones) and makes other system modifications. As soon as they are finished, this program starts working on what it was created for – the crypto-currency, which is known as Bitcoin, mining. What does this term mean? Mining means that CPU Miner uses computer’s resources for trying to generate this virtual currency. Beware that sometimes CPU usage goes up to 90% when having this program on the system, what can easily initiate problems on your computer. If you have just noticed system slow downs, you should check your Task Manager. If you can find minerd.exe or similar processes there, then you should terminate them and also scan your computer with updated anti-spyware because it’s one of the most obvious signs showing that your computer was affected. No matter that CPU Miner is not a virus, we think that you should avoid these programs that can infiltrate computers without being noticed. Please, remove this program without wasting your time because you may also run into such issues as redirects on each of your web browsers, slow downs and similar problems.
How can CPU Miner hijack my computer?
CpuMiner can be installed manually but we don’t recommend doing so because you will sacrifice your normal PC’s functionality for abstract amount of money. In addition, you should know that this program is also spread using other applications. This method is called bundling. Unfortunately, we can’t say exactly what programs have been involved to its distribution. However, we can definitely give you some tips. First of all, make sure you select Custom or Advanced installation of the freeware to get more knowledge about optional components. After doing so, you should uncheck all pre-checked check marks that may try to inform you about CpuMiner and other suspicious components. If you think that CPUMiner has already hijacked your computer, this guide will help you:
How can I remove CPU Miner virus?
We hope that you haven’t been tricked into installing Cpu Miner virus on your computer because you may start noticing various issues on your computer, including severe system slow downs and similar problems. You can do that either manually or with a help of updated anti-spyware. We recommend using this automatic removal method because this will help you to make sure that all suspicious programs are gone. You can get rid of them with a help of Reimage,Plumbytes Anti-MalwareWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus or Malwarebytes Anti Malware. If you want to remove CPUMiner manually, please follow these steps:
- Click Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
- Here, look for CPU Miner or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
- Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.
If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. Then continue from the second step of the guide above.