A miner malware for crypto has been detected in the Andy Android Emulator program for Windows after an investigation was performed by it’s user community.
What are Cryptocurrency Miners?
Coin miner viruses as many refer thme to are the type of malware which may slow down your computer by taking a huge ammount of processing power from it’s GPU or CPU (or both) in order to mine cryptocurrency tokens, like BitCoin or Monero at the expense of the victim. The symptoms of having the Andy Android miner virus are mainly an Updater.exe process running on your PC which takes a large ammount of your GPU’s power and slows down your computer significantly. Miners may reside unknowingy on PC’s for a long time and if that is left unattended they may even break a computer down.
Andy Android Emulator Miner Virus Because of Developers’ Fault?
According to reports, the issue with this specific miner being incorporated into the ssoftware seems to lie within the Andy developers, who may have either let this happen or incoroporated the “updater” tool in the emulator program, which reportedly sends a download request to download the file of the virus.
The problem has already been featured in several different posts and sub-reddits and users believe that the creators of the Andy software do not seem to want to fixt the issue, as they are going through great extent to conceal it. In addition to this, they have also blocked users who have trying to contect them, like TopWire.
In addition to this, many users have already started removing their Andy Android emulators and migrating to other programs which do not have the same problem.
How to Detect and Remove Miner Viruses?
If you do not know how you can find that there is a miner virus on your computer, you can see our related article which explains more about the different types of miner viruses out there and how you can cope with them as a victim: