If you have found a folder named Micro Foundation 7 on your PC, then there are chances that your computer has been infected with Trojan.Bitcoinminer. This Trojan is used to mine digital currency using your PC’s graphics card. You will not get a slice of the profits, so there is no reason to keep this Trojan as it will drain your GPU’s or CPU's resources and make games and other software that requires a GPU and CPU much slower. Furthermore, this Trojan can contribute to higher electricity bills especially if you have an energy hungry graphics card. All in all, this program is no good and you should remove it. Our research has revealed that your PC might become infected with this accidentally because its creators distribute it via software bundles.
Before we dive into its functionality, let us discuss how this Trojan may be distributed. Since Trojan.Bitcoinminer is a Trojan-type computer infection, it cannot pass on as some legitimate application because it is everything but that. We have found that this malicious application is disseminated via malicious bundled software installers that can feature legitimate software but also feature this Trojan as a secret bonus that you get whether you like it or not. Indeed, we think that the installers have probably been configured to install this Trojan on your PC secretly, so you cannot deselect it. You might get a software installer with this Trojan if you visit a not-so-legitimate freeware hosting websites.
When Trojan.Bitcoinminer is installed, all of its files are dropped in a folder called Micro Foundation 7 (File paths: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Micro Foundation 7 and %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Micro Foundation 7.) Also, this Trojan is set to drop malicious files at %APPDATA% as well.
This application is configured to launch on each system startup and start mining cryptocurrency. The problem is that you will not know about it as this program will not reveal itself and its real intention. We have found that Trojan.Bitcoinminer is a type of program that can use either your GPU or CPU for mining purposes. It should connect to a remote digital currency pool and then start utilizing your computer’s resources to start mining.
As a result of your PC becoming infected with Trojan.Bitcoinminer, your PC will run slower and hotter because this Trojan will utilize nearly 100 % of the GPU and/or CPU for to mine digital currency. This strain put on the CPU and GPU can be too much for them, especially if you leave your PC on for days on end. Consequently, these processing units can break down prematurely. Also, if you have a power hungry PC, then this Trojan can be the cause of higher electricity bills that you might end up having to pay. Needless to say, you will not see a dime of what the cyber criminals will make as a result of using your PC for mining crypto currency. Therefore, we believe that it would be wise to get rid of this software because it is nothing but trouble.
In closing, Trojan.Bitcoinminer a.k.a Micro Foundation 7 is a malicious Trojan-type infection that was created for the purpose of using your PC to mine crypto currency and make real money off it. This Trojan can infect your PC without your knowledge because it is likely that it is disseminated through malicious software installers that inject it into your PC secretly. We recommend that you use SpyHunter to wipe out all of the malicious files, but you can also remove them manually using our guide. Note that the file names can be random and the malware can masquerade as legitimate software, so delete manually only if you are sure that a file is part of this Trojan.
|#||File Name||File Size (Bytes)||File Hash|
|1||unins000.exe||725157 bytes||MD5: 5e42b0624a9cc2052f96d8b852499282|
|2||databackup.exe||1963572 bytes||MD5: c9f80e67dcf77d3130727c1c2c43b26b|
|3||unins000.dat||2844 bytes||MD5: 9f0c0eaf51bbf1ba2790abb175eff2d6|
|4||Open.exe||16218624 bytes||MD5: 9ad41d33251631a1067d223c09316289|
|#||Process Name||Process Filename||Main module size|