Do you know what VMProtect Miner Trojan is?
VMProtect Miner Trojan is a computer infection that is based on a legitimate tool. This security threat may not be as dangerous as a ransomware infection, but it can still cause a lot of problems. The bottom line is that you need to delete VMProtect Miner Trojan and everything else that might have entered your computer uninvited.
In this description, we will look at the legitimate tool, what it is, and what can happen if it is misused for malicious purposes. Please note that the official VMProtect tool has nothing to do with cyber criminals.
There are several versions of the VMProtect product, and you can find all about it via vmpsoft.com. According to the information provided on the main website, VMProtect “protects code by executing it on a virtual machine with non-standard architecture that makes it extremely difficult to analyze and crack the software.” This line alone shows that the original tool is there to help professional programs protect their codes from reverse engineering. Nevertheless, it is not surprising that such capabilities can be used for malicious purposes, too. So VMProtect Miner Trojan is one of those tools that exploit a legitimate program to do something shady.
As you can probably tell by the name, this Trojan is intended for cryptocurrency mining. It means that when it accesses target systems, it starts mining all sorts of cyber currency, like Monero, Bitcoin, and so on. The Trojan exploits the infected system’s resources to perform this mining, and eventually, this will result in a very sluggish computer that you can no longer use. So if your system has been acting odd lately and your computer performs most of its tasks slower than the usual. Perhaps it is time to run a full system scan in search of a potential infection.
One of the sneakiest things about VMProtect Miner Trojan (and most of the other Trojan infections for that matter) is that they seldom have user’s interface. Which means that users cannot tell whether they are infected or not because the programs do not manifest their presence. Another thing is that there might be many ways to get infected with a miner Trojan. Sometimes it is hiding behind an ad on a file-sharing site. Sometimes an online video streaming website could be part of the scam, and the moment you click something there, this program infects your system.
The good news is that VMProtect Miner Trojan does not cripple your system or steal your personal data. You simply need to remove this Trojan to get everything back to normal. The harder part is that you cannot simply uninstall this program via Control Panel. It will not have an entry there. However, it is possible to terminate the Trojan manually, and we will give you the guidelines for the manual removal. Just scroll to the bottom of this description to find the instructions there. And once you terminate VMProtect Miner Trojan, you should make sure that no other similar intruder enters your PC ever again.
For that, you have to employ safe web browsing habits. Aside from being distributed via file-sharing websites, VMProtect Miner Trojan and other similar infections might access your computer via spam email messages. Spam emails often come with attachments, and those attached files might as well be malware installers. After all, that is how ransomware and other dangerous Trojan-based malware are distributed around the globe. If you see a new message from an unfamiliar sender, you should double-check whether the sender is legitimate. Also, if the message comes with an attached file and you think you have to open that file, you should consider scanning it with a security tool first.
Finally, we would like to point out that manual removal does not guarantee that all the Trojan’s components get deleted from your system at once. Therefore, you should scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner to see just how many other unwanted files or dangerous applications are left. The fastest and the most efficient way to remove all threats and protect your system from harm is acquiring a legitimate security application. For more questions, please do not hesitate to leave us a comment.
How to Remove VMProtect Miner Trojan
- Delete suspicious files from your Desktop.
- Go to your Downloads folder.
- Remove the most recently downloaded files.
- Press Win+R and type %TEMP%. Click OK.
- Delete the most recently downloaded files.
- Press Win+R again and type %AppData%. Click OK.
- Remove unfamiliar or suspicious files.
- Empty Recycle Bin and scan your PC with SpyHunter.
In non-techie terms:
VMProtect Miner Trojan is an infection that makes use of your system’s resources to generate money. We are talking about cryptocurrency here, and it should be pointed out that users get nothing in return for lending their systems to this infection. Instead, you will not be able to run your computer properly because VMProtect Miner Trojan will hog your entire CPU. Hence, you need to remove this Trojan as soon as possible, at the same time safeguarding your PC from similar intruders in the future.