|Symptoms||Elevated usage of your CPU. Suspicious process running in Windows Task Manager.|
|Distribution Method||Via malicious spam e-mails, and fake websites of online video games.|
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Brocoiner Miner – Distribution
In order to infect victims this BitCoin miner uses fake websites of video games, like the old website of the game Titan Quest (image shown below).
- Adult sites.
- Sites that are for online streaming of movies.
- Other types of online content.
Brocoiner Trojan – More Information
The Brocoiner Trojan is the type of threat you do not want to mess with. Once it infects your computer, the virus may run a process as an administrator that directly begins to use your CPU’s hashing power in order to mine for BitCoins. The mining process occurs in a very particular way – it begins to connect you to a Coinhive mining pool, very similar to other Coinhive Monero mining malware. From there, the virus may run a malicious process in the background of your computer, which is hidden, meaning that it bypasses your Antivirus protection. The malicious file begins the hashing operation which may take up to 100% usage of your CPU and GPU (Video Card and Central Processor). This results in your computer becoming overheated and if the virus stays for longer periods of time, it may even freeze your PC, break your PC by overheating it and many other negative consequences.
- Steal your passwords.
- Obtain your financial credentials.
- Steal your system information.
- Research which are the unsecured ports on your computer.
- Infect you with other malware.
In addition to this, once this virus knows your computer’s vulnerabilities it can use them in order to:
- Install other miner trojans.
- Update itself to remain undetected for longer periods of time.
- Collect the keystrokes you type.
- Collect information, like your IP address, network data, antivirus info and other.
Remove Brocoiner Miner from Your Computer
In order to remove this cryptocurrency miner completely from your computer system and keep it from reappearing again, you will need to have some experience in malware removal. This is why we recommend you to follow the automatic rather than the manual removal instructions below whose primary purpose is to help you get rid of the Brocoiner miner completely from your computer system and help you with protecting your computer against future infections by scanning your computer automatically with an advanced anti-malware software and removing all traces of Brocoiner miner from it.
Manually delete Brocoiner from your computer
Note! Substantial notification about the Brocoiner threat: Manual removal of Brocoiner requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.