Miner.Bitcoinminer

Miner.Bitcoinminer

Updated:
June 18, 2018
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior

Miner.Bitcoinminer is a potentially unwanted application that may use a computer's resources to generate bitcoin blocks.

Note: Definitions prior to June 18, 2018 may detect this risk as PUA.Bitcoinminer.


For more information, please see the following resource:

For Norton users
Protection against the Coinminer malware

For business users
Coinminer protection and removal with Symantec Endpoint Protection

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 20, 2018 revision 004
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 12, 2011 revision 020
  • Latest Daily Certified version June 19, 2018 revision 022
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 14, 2011
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
When the program is executed, it may be dropped as one of the following files:
  • %CurrentFolder%\bitcoin-miner.exe
  • %CurrentFolder%\conhost.exe
  • %CurrentFolder%\mamita.exe
  • %CurrentFolder%\svchost.exe
  • %CurrentFolder%\taskmgr.exe
  • %CurrentFolder%\x30811.exe


Note: This is not an exhaustive list.

The program may then use the computer's resources to generate bitcoin blocks and send them to a remote location without the user's consent.
You may have arrived at this page either because you have been alerted by your Symantec product about this risk, or you are concerned that your computer has been affected by this risk.

Before proceeding further we recommend that you run a full system scan. If that does not resolve the problem you can try one of the options available below.



FOR NORTON USERS
If you are a Norton product user, we recommend you try the following resources to remove this risk.


Removal Tool

If you have an infected Windows system file, you may need to replace it using the Windows installation CD .


How to reduce the risk of infection
The following resources provide further information and best practices to help reduce the risk of infection.


FOR BUSINESS USERS
If you are a Symantec business product user, we recommend you try the following resources to remove this risk.


Identifying and submitting suspect files
Submitting suspicious files to Symantec allows us to ensure that our protection capabilities keep up with the ever-changing threat landscape. Submitted files are analyzed by Symantec Security Response and, where necessary, updated definitions are immediately distributed through LiveUpdate™ to all Symantec end points. This ensures that other computers nearby are protected from attack. The following resources may help in identifying suspicious files for submission to Symantec.


Removal Tool

If you have an infected Windows system file, you may need to replace it using the Windows installation CD .


How to reduce the risk of infection
The following resource provides further information and best practices to help reduce the risk of infection.
Protecting your business network



MANUAL REMOVAL
The following instructions pertain to all current Symantec antivirus products.


1. Performing a full system scan
For information on how to run a full system scan using your Symantec product, follow the guidance given in the product's Help section.


2. Restoring settings in the registry
Many risks make modifications to the registry, which could impact the functionality or performance of the compromised computer. While many of these modifications can be restored through various Windows components, it may be necessary to edit the registry. See in the Technical Details of this writeup for information about which registry keys were created or modified. Delete registry subkeys and entries created by the risk and return all modified registry entries to their previous values.