Do you know what Micro Foundation 7 is?
Our malware analysts have found a Trojan that drops its files in a folder called Micro Foundation 7, and that is what this Trojan came to be known as. Nevertheless, it is also called Trojan.Bitcoinminer, so these two names are used interchangeably. Researchers have found that this Trojan was designed to mining digital currency, so if your PC becomes infected with it, then it will use your GPU and/or CPU for mining. You can get this Trojan as a result of installing a malicious software bundle that was set to inject Trojan.Bitcoinminer into your PC without your knowledge. If you want to find out more about this malware, please see the information provided below.
If your PC were to become infected with Trojan.Bitcoinminer, then its files will be dropped in %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Micro Foundation 7, %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Micro Foundation 7, and %APPDATA%. The file list includes databackup.exe, Open.exe, unins000.dat, and unins000.exe. This program adds an uninstaller in Control Panel, but the files in %APPDATA% are not removed after uninstalling this Trojan.
When a computer becomes infected with Trojan.Bitcoinminer/Micro Foundation 7 it is set to run immediately and will run each time you boot up your PC. Our malware researchers say that this application was configured to use your computer’s CPU and/or GPU to mine crypto currency. Once it has infected your PC, it is set to connect to a crypto currency pool hosted on a remote server. This Trojan is set to use a GPU or CPU at 100 %. As a result, it can overheat due to poor cooling and prolonged use at its maximum ability. This Trojan can even go so far as to cause your CPU or GPU to break down or, to put it bluntly, fry. If you have an expensive computer not covered by warranty, then you might have an expensive repair/replacement of parts. Furthermore, this Trojan can increase your electricity bills especially if you have a power hungry computer. Therefore, it is clear as day that this application is no good, so you ought to get rid of it as soon as you can.
However, before we go to the removal portion of this article, let us take a look at how this Trojan might infect your computer. Our cyber security experts assume that Trojan.Bitcoinminer’s developers have made arrangements to have it bundled with malicious freeware installers. These installers are deceptive in that they will not inform you about the presence of this Trojan or allow you to deselect it. These malicious installers can be featured on shady freeware distributing websites. The particular sites that host this Trojan are unknown at the moment, however, but as a rule of thumb, you ought to avoid such websites.
As you can see, Micro Foundation 7/Trojan.Bitcoinminer is a highly malicious application, but will not compromise your computer’s security. Rather, it will use its processing power to mine for crypto currency and make its developers money. This program will make your PC slower and cause it to overheat. Therefore, we recommend that you remove this program using SpyHunter — a powerful anti-malware program or the guide provided below, but note that some files at %APPDATA% are named randomly, so you may find it difficult to identify them.
Manual Removal Guide
- Simultaneously hold down Windows+E keys.
- Type %ALLUSERSPROFILE% in the address box and hit Enter.
- FindMicro Foundation 7, right-click it and click Delete.
- Enter %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data in the address box and hit Enter.
- Find and delete Micro Foundation 7.
- Lastly, go to %APPDATA%.
- Identify the malicious files and delete them.
- Empty Recycle Bin.
In non-techie terms:
Micro Foundation 7 or Trojan.Bitcoinminer is a malicious application that can enter your PC by stealth through malicious software bundles. This program was configured to mine digital currency using your computer’s GPU or CPU. As a result, your PC will run hotter and slower as a result. However, as a consequence, your PC might start experiencing problems and the life time of your GPU or CPU can be reduced due to the extra strain but on them for a long period of time. Therefore, if you want your PC to be snappy and responsive, remove this Trojan as soon as you can.