1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. PUA.Bitcoinminer


June 8, 2015 11:42:49 AM
Potentially Unwanted App
Risk Impact:
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
When the program is executed, it may be dropped as one of the following files:
  • %CurrentFolder%\bitcoin-miner.exe
  • %CurrentFolder%\conhost.exe
  • %CurrentFolder%\mamita.exe
  • %CurrentFolder%\svchost.exe
  • %CurrentFolder%\taskmgr.exe
  • %CurrentFolder%\x30811.exe

Note: This is not an exhaustive list.

The program may then use the computer's resources to generate bitcoin blocks and send them to a remote location without the user's consent.
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