Is your computer running slower than usual? Is it heating up? Is it crashing randomly? Is it emitting strange noises? If it is, KingMiner Cryptojacking malware is the first thing we recommend looking into. In fact, any miner could cause these symptoms, and there are plenty of other infections that could mimic or cause them as well. If you are not entirely sure which infection you are dealing with, employ a legitimate malware scanner, and you will learn right away if there are any threats that require removal. Hopefully, if you find that you need to delete KingMiner Cryptojacking miner, there are no other threats that need to be eliminated at the same time. Of course, if you face a bunch of infections at the same time, we advise implementing an anti-malware tool that will get rid of all threats at once. If you decide that you can handle every single threat manually, look up available removal guides on our website.
We should start discussing KingMiner Cryptojacking with this question: Do you know what a crypto-currency miner is? It is a tool that solves mathematical problems to verify crypto-currency transactions and add them to the blockchain. Miners can be completely legitimate and harmless, but cyber criminals use every opportunity they get to make money without putting in any effort on their own behalf, and mining malware facilitates that. A miner requires computer power to compute mathematical problems, and so attackers invade operating systems so that malware could hook into the central processing unit (CPU). According to our research team, KingMiner Cryptojacking is configured in a way that it would use up to 75% of CPU power, but it was found that it can use up to 100%, which might affect the way the computer works. That, of course, depends on your machine, but if it is older, the exhausted CPU could lead to freezes, crashes, and overheating. This is not only annoying but could also be dangerous for your system.
To enter the targeted Windows servers, KingMiner Cryptojacking malware might rely on brute-force attacks, during which passwords are guessed. Needless to say, if the server does not have a password, or if it is easy to guess, the malicious miner could slither in quickly. Our research team also warns that existing vulnerabilities, exploit kits, and other active infections could all be used to aid the entrance of KingMiner Cryptojacking miner. Once it is in, it should create three files. The first one is an .exe file (might be named “powered.exe” or “fix.exe”) that executes the miner. The second one is a .dll file (might be named “active_desktop_render_x64.dll” or “sandbox.dll”) that contains functions used by the .exe file. Finally, we have the “config.json” file that contains the configurations. These files should be dropped to the %PUBLIC% directory in a unique folder, and you need to delete it as soon as possible. If you do not act fast, your computer could crash, and cyber criminals could make money out of your misery.
As we discussed earlier, a malware scanner can help you identify existing threats, and an anti-malware program can help you delete them automatically. This is extremely beneficial if multiple threats are found by the scanner, but we recommend installing it even if you find that you only need to remove KingMiner Cryptojacking miner. The instructions you can see below offer an alternative solution, which is manual removal. It appears that all you need to do is delete three simple files. Unfortunately, things could be more complex than you think right now. Also, you have your virtual security to think about too. While you might be able to clean your system from existing malware yourself, can you really ensure full-time protection against infections that you could face in the future? If you do not think you can, do not hesitate to implement reliable anti-malware software. If you have questions about KingMiner Cryptojacking or security measures you should take, post them in the comments section. We’ll be happy to help you.
|#||File Name||File Size (Bytes)||File Hash|
|1||active_desktop_render_x64.dll||50688 bytes||MD5: 5fd75952c3f118066c17b33e014a37b8|
|2||powered.exe||87576 bytes||MD5: 072648d351a9d7d45664773242057a0c|
|#||Process Name||Process Filename||Main module size|