Cloudnet.exe CryptoCurrency Miner - How to Remove It from Your PC

Cloudnet.exe Miner Virus – How to Remove It from Your PC

This article has been created in order to help explain what is the Cloudnet.exe cryptocurrency miner and how to remove it from your computer completely and prevent it from mining for cryptocurrency tokens on your PC.

Cloudnet.exe is the name of the process that pretends to be of the Cloudnet cloud computing service for Minecraft networks. In reality however, the process represents a cryptocurrency miner which aims to mine for various different type of cryptocurrencies on the computers that have been infected by it. The malware may put your CPU as well as GPU under heavy load, resulting in your computer, becoming unstable, sluggish and it may even freeze at times. More so, the Cloudnet virus may also break some of the components of your PC, if the malware remains for a long time.

Threat Summary

NameCloudnet.exe miner
TypeCryptoCurrency Miner
Short DescriptionAims to infect your computer and use it’s CPU, GPU and other resources to turn it into a miner for cryptocurrencies.
SymptomsHightened CPU and GPU usage and overheating. The victim PC may break if this virus mines for longer periods of time.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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Cloudnet.exe Virus –
Infection Process

Cloudnet.exe is a cryptocurrency miner type of malware. The virus is however partially a Trojan Horse, meaning that it may use an exploit kit to slither into an unprotected PC while being undetectable. This is done via many different methods, most of which include the usage of intermediary malware that may pretend to be a legitimate file. Such malware may be spread via various different methods, among which include the usage of spam e-mail attachments which make it so that the malicious file appears like a legitimate invoice, receipt, order confirmation, banking statement or other type of important document. Here is how such e-mails may appear like:

In the event that you want to stay protected against infections by Cloudnet.exe in the future, reccomendations are to disable key weakness services in Windows, instructions for which, you can find below:

  • Disable the WMI service.
  • Disable SMB and Download the latest security patches from Microsoft.

Cloudnet.exe – Activity

Once this virus has infected your computer, it’s malicious payload may be dropped, the main file among which is the cloudnet.exe process, used to mine cryptocurrencies, using your PC’s resources. Besides it, several other files with different names may also be dropped on your computer system. The files are usually located in the following folders under different names:

After the malicious files are dropped on your PC, the cloudnet.exe miner may immediately begin the mining process for cryptocurrencies. This happens after the virus connects your PC to a network which is known as mining pool that combines different infected computers to mine for the cryptocurrency designated by the malware operator. And since all of the infected computers are linked to the malware operator’s cryptocurrency wallet, the tokens in the wallet grow faster as more computers are infected.

In addition to simply mining for cryptocurrencies, the cloudnet.exe virus may also perform other unwanted activities on your computer, like:

  • Steal your credentials.
  • Obtain financial information.
  • Obtain passwords and ID names.
  • Log your keystrokes.
  • Order confirmation.
  • Take screenshots on your computer.
  • Download other malware or self-update to remain hidden even if you believe you have deleted it.

How to Detect and Remove Cloudnet.exe

In order to remove the Cloudnet.exe miner malware, we strongly recommend that you follow the removal instructions down below. They are specifically designed to help you get rid of this virus either manually or automatically. Since manually there is no guarantee that you will be able to completely removal all malware on your PC, security experts often recommend scanning it by using a malware-specific removal software which can remove Cloudnet.exe and other associated malware and unwanted software automatically plus ensure that your computer retains future protection as well.


Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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  1. AvatarHomriCélia

    J’ai récupérée mon alienware cet après-midi parce que son disque dur était mort, donc changé tout allait bien, jusqu’a ce que je télécharge Cloudnet via un logiciel pour trouver une clé pour Windows 10 qui n’était pas activé.
    Depuis (19H) je ne peux pas installer MalwaresBytes, ni McAfee, tout Windows est bloqué, j’ai essayer toutes les astuces manuelles possible rien ne fonctionne… j’ai fais une restauration du système et depuis tout et noir, j’ai essayer de redémarrer, rien, toujours noir…
    Je vais laisser tourner le pc cette nuit voir si il se relance un moment …
    Je ne sais pas quoi faire je suis vraiment perdue et j’ai très envie de pleurer…

    Un conseil s’il vous plait ??

    Merci beaucoup :'(

  2. AvatarVencislav Krustev

    Bonjour, il apparaît qu’il y a eu des actions sur votre ordinateur, qui ont entraîné la suppression de fichiers de démarrage Windows clés. Ces types de fichiers peuvent être récupérés si vous utilisez le disque d’installation de Windows, mais je vous recommande vivement de démarrer un système d’exploitation en direct avec un dossier Unlocker, qui vous aidera à déverrouiller et récupérer tous vos fichiers sur un lecteur flash ou d’autres méthodes externes.

    Un tel système d’exploitation en direct qui sera en mesure de déverrouiller les fichiers Windows est connu comme “Windows 7 LiveCD [Xemom1]”. Il a la fonction AntiWinLocker qui déverrouille les dossiers de votre disque dur même si vous n’êtes pas connecté à Windows. Après avoir extrait vos fichiers, vous pouvez librement réinstaller Windows :).


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