Wise Xmrig appears to be a malicious program that might use a lot of your computer’s CPU resources. Thus, if your device became quite slow lately, it is most likely because of this threat. Our researchers classified it as a Trojan, which means the application could be dangerous and may enter the system without the user’s permission. There will be more information about Wise Xmrig as you continue reading the article, but before you do we would like you to know there will be recommended removal steps just a bit below the article, so should you decide to get rid of this malware manually we encourage you to use these instructions. Of course, in case they appear to be too complicated to handle, we advise using a reliable security tool instead.
The Trojan might enter the system with the help of bundled setup files. What it is essential to mention is that the applications Wise Xmrig could enter the system with may not necessarily be harmful themselves, although there is such a possibility. Therefore, if you detected this Trojan, it might be a good idea to check the latest installed programs. Users can do so by researching the tools they have on their own or simply performing a full system scan with an antimalware tool.
Once The Trojan gets in, the malicious program should create a couple of executable files called winserv.exe and AudioHD.exe. The interesting part is it is impossible to say where this data might be created since the locations could be different for each user. However, our specialists do know how to find this out, and we will explain it in detail later in the removal instructions available below the article. Soon after Wise Xmrig installs itself the mentioned processes (winserv.exe and AudioHD.exe) should start running in the background and at this point, the user may notice his device could start working a bit unusually.
Our specialists discovered the Trojan’s goal is to mine cryptocurrencies, e.g., Bitcoins. The biggest problem is Wise Xmrig does so by using the device’s CPU resources. This might result in the computer getting overheated from time to time; not to mention, the device should become rather slow. For instance, computer games or programs that might need a lot of resources to run themselves could crash or freeze. Moreover, it might become extremely difficult just to open an application or exit it. Naturally, to make your system work as it did before the Trojan entered it and keep it protected we recommend eliminating the malicious program at once.
Users who have more experience with malware deletion could try to erase Wise Xmrig manually while following the recommended removal steps. If you are not sure you can handle this task, you should simply have a look at the instructions available a bit below this paragraph. Those who find these steps too complicated could install a reliable security tool and scan the computer with it. Once the full-system scan is performed the antimalware tool should list all detected threats and allow you to erase them with a single mouse click.