CPU Miner is a dubious application developed by IZABELCOIN Ltd. It is designed to mine Bitcoins and is often installed without the users’ knowledge or consent. This is thanks to the distribution method called bundling, mostly used to spread ad-supported software and PUPs. The third-party product appears to be troublesome and should be removed from the PC.
CPU Miner General Description
According to research, CPU Miner installs two miner applications – cpuminer and sgminer. They are set to use the user’s CPU and graphics card to mine digital money. While the miners are running in the background of the machine, several problems will be triggered.
Because the PUP is taking up a lot of CPU usage, the user will encounter problems with his programs and games. They will not run properly and will freeze and crash. Similar programs are known to boost electricity bills because the PC consumes more energy than usual. Potential damage to the computer’s hardware can also be caused since excessive heat is produced.
What is more, CPU Miner will also connect itself to a mining pool – pool2.ipominer.com. Once connected to it, the cyber crooks that have developed the tool will start mining Darkcoin – a type of digital currency. Apart from this, CPU Miner uses dubious methods to spread itself across the Web. It is often bundled with third party software.
CPU Miner Removal Options
It is clear that the PUP should be removed as soon as possible. The longer it is running, the worse. Users can try to locate CPU Miner in Control Panel and remove it from there. Its primary executable file is cpuminer-gw64.exe. The browser’s settings also need to be checked. Lastly, performing a full system scan is highly advisory since more PUPs may have entered the system thanks to the bundling method.
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