If you suspect that an infection is slowing down your computer, Trojan.Minjen could be the culprit. This Trojan/crypto miner is a threat that could damage your operating system and jeopardize your virtual security at the same time, which is why it is important that you get rid of it as soon as possible. The thing is that this threat is hard to spot, and if it disables the Task Manager – which is one of the things it could do – it might be very hard to find it. If you are reading this report, the chances are that you have already identified this threat; most likely, with the help of a legitimate malware scanner. If you have not used this tool yet, we suggest you do it now because you want to know the threats that are active on your operating system. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that the Trojan is the only one you need to remove from your system. When it comes to the infection, do you know how to delete Trojan.Minjen? We do, and we can show you the way as well.
Did you recently open a strange spam email attachment? Maybe you downloaded a new program using an unfamiliar installer? If you did, this is how Trojan.Minjen might have entered your system too. Of course, there are plenty of different paths malware distributors could have taken to drop the infection successfully. After execution – and it is installed as a service – the malicious Trojan is meant to download a miner. This can be done only if the threat can connect to a remote server using Internet connection. If a miner is dropped and executed, the mining of Monero crypto-currency starts right away. Monero is an open-source crypto-currency that was created back in 2014 by Nicolas van Saberhagen. It is comparable to Bitcoin, which is the most popular crypto-currency in the world. Crypto-currency is created through the process of mining, during which, computational problems are solved. A miner is a tool that processes transactions, also known as “blocks.” At the time of writing, block time for Monero was 2 minutes, and that means that Trojan.Minjen could be rewarded Monero every two minutes until it was removed.
The process of Monero mining is very power-consuming. Just like Bitcoin miners (e.g., Crypto-Loot Miner), this infection uses CPU resources, which might make your system lag or even crash. Over-exhaustion could even lead to damage to certain parts of the computer. However, Trojan.Minjen, according to our research, exploits mostly GPU, which stands for “graphics processing unit,” and it is a chip inside your computer to help with the processing of images. If the miner’s creator infiltrates multiple systems, they can make money without putting in too much work or using up their own resources. Unfortunately, that is not all that you need to worry about. If you know for a fact that you need to remove Trojan.Minjen from your operating system, your virtual security could be at risk too. According to research, the Trojan could also download other malicious threats, mess with the processes within your operating system, and even spy on you. Therefore, after you delete the infection, we strongly suggest that you change passwords, monitor your banking activity, and stay cautious about scams directed at you personally.
As you can see, we propose a manual removal option. Although we cannot guarantee that you will be able to remove Trojan.Minjen on your own, you can give it a shot if you are not ready for anti-malware software. Needless to say, we strongly recommend that you install it. If you are looking at quick benefits, this software can automatically delete Trojan.Minjen along with other threats that might exist. If you are looking at long-term benefits too, you can use the software to guard your operating system against miners, Trojans, and all other kinds of infections. Without a doubt, protecting the system is extremely important, and you do not want to ignore the possibility that, for example, another miner could be installed onto your computer. If you are still not sure if you are dealing with this particular Trojan, do not hesitate to use the help of a malware scanner.
N.B. If you cannot find the folders and files listed in step 2, the names could be different in your case.