This page aims to help you remove Trojan CPU/GPU Miner Viruses. Our removal instructions work for every version of Windows.
If you have joined the ranks of users, who have discovered a Trojan CPU/GPU Miner Virus on their computer, we welcome you to our article and the attached removal guide below. Trojan CPU/GPU Miner Virus is a Trojan horse virus and it’s very fortunate that you were able to detect this mischievous piece of program before (hopefully) it has managed to do its worst.
A very common Trojan Horse usage is involving computers into botnets. You may be surprised to know that 15% of all computers on the planet are actually used as bots, and that’s likely an underestimated number. This, in turn, can be done for a number of reasons. For example, your computer can be involved in a network for spreading spam. Or perhaps it can be used to infect other computers with malware. On a side note, Trojans are very commonly used for the purpose of aiding other malware types in entering peoples’ computers. Most often they are used as a backdoor virus for ransomware. In addition, a Trojan can help the hackers mine cryptocurrencies on your computer, thus exploiting your machine’s resources and dramatically inflating your electricity bill.
It’s likely that you’ve heard of Trojans and know they can be pretty dangerous, but do you know exactly what one is capable of? Do you know what they rely on to spread and infect users? And furthermore, are you prepared to protect your system against such future attacks? If you’re not certain about the answer to any of these questions, it’s best you stuck around to familiarize yourself with the information we’ve provided in this article. Once you’re done reading you can then proceed to our detailed set of removal instructions to locate and delete Trojan CPU/GPU Miner Virus, together with all of its related files.
What you should know about Trojan horse viruses
Trojans like a CPU/GPU Miner Virus are the favorite tool of hackers and cybercriminals because they’re so uniquely flexible and capable of executing a wide range of malicious tasks. Proof of this is the fact that a whopping three quarters of all malware attacks in the world are actually caused solely by Trojans. They can also prove to be incredibly cunning and therefore very dangerous. Another key trait of Trojan horse viruses is their stealth. That’s why we began by saying how fortunate it is that you were even able to detect the Trojan, because very often the victims can be completely clueless about an ongoing infection for months on end. But what it is that a virus of this type can do actually that it makes it such an infamous threat?
Trojan CPU/GPU Miner Virus Removal
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
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Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous.
Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:
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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders.
Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.
- Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.
If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
For one, Trojans can be programmed to erase certain files from your computer. If the hackers don’t mind really getting messy, a virus like Trojan CPU/GPU Miner Virus can even format all your disks and drives, as a result of which everything on them will be destroyed. Not to mention that the victim’s system can be completely wrecked, too. But more commonly Trojans are used as spies and thieves. They can collect information on you by monitoring your keystrokes, keeping track of your online activities, and this means even gaining access to very sensitive data, such as passwords and financial details even. Furthermore, they can enable the criminals behind it to watch you remotely and even listen in on you. They can even watch your screen and see everything that goes on it, exactly the way you do.
So, how did you end up with Trojan CPU/GPU Miner Virus in the first place? Unfortunately, there are many ways in which you could have gotten infected. We can, however, point out some of the most common sources. These are typically spam emails and infected transmitters such as fake system update requests and virus infection alerts. In spam emails they usually come as an attached file that can come across as harmless, like a document or a PDF file. But don’t let that fool you. If you aren’t expecting certain correspondence or something about a given email seems off (the sender, the subject, the name of the attached file), it’s best to leave it untouched and probably just delete it right away. Be sure to always think before you click on any popups, notifications, etc. The same logic applies: if this is not a legitimate notification from your system/ security software, do not interact with it, as it may very well be carrying malware.
|Danger Level||High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)|
|Symptoms||Increased CPU/GPU usage.|
|Distribution Method||Mainly with the help of infected spam messages, malvertisements, fake notifications, etc.|
If the guide didn’t help you, download the anti-virus program we recommended or ask us in the comments for guidance!