Do you know what Wise Xmrig is?
If your computer is running slow and your CPU is performance is cracked to its maximum, then we want to inform you that your PC might have been infected with Wise Xmrig. This application is considered as a Trojan as it can enter your PC by stealth and use your CPU to mine cryptocurrency. This application will not improve your computing experience at all. If anything, it will decrease its performance and cause it to overheat and break. Therefore, we recommend that you remove this program from your PC as soon as the opportunity arises. For more details on this Trojan, we invite you to read this whole article.
Our cyber security experts have concluded that Wise Xmrig is a high-performance Monero (XMR) CPU, miner. It is based on cpuminer-multi, but much of the code was rewritten, removed, and added. The latest version of this miner was written in C++ from scratch. While we emphasize that this Trojan is a CPU miner, our researchers say that there are versions that use Nvidia and AMD GPUs to mine Monero coins as well.
This particular cryptocurrency miner features official Windows support, small Windows executable, x86 and x64 Windows architecture support, support for backup mining server, keepalived support, CryptoNight-Lite support for AEON, command line options compatible with cpuminer, smart CPU configuration, Nicehash support, and it is open source.
This ransomware was designed to utilize your computer’s CPU to 100 %. As a result, it can make it run slow, and even cause it to overheat if your PC does not have adequate cooling. Furthermore, this application can increase your electricity bills because mining cryptocurrency is very resource and power intensive. Lastly, this program can contribute to a shorter lifespan of your CPU because it might not handle the temperature and stress of being utilized at 100 % for a long time.
Our cyber security experts have concluded that Wise Xmrig is most likely distributed using software bundles. We do not know where these bundles are hosted, but it is the only ways this Trojan’s creators can distribute it widely. Certain websites can distribute software and include Wise Xmrig secretly. When installing such a bundle, the installer will also install this cryptocurrency miner. If your PC has not been infected with this Trojan, then you should protect your PC with an anti-malware program to ensure it remains malware-free. If your PC has become infected, however, then you have to delete it as soon as you can.
In closing, Wise Xmrig is a useless application that can do more harm to your computer than good because it leeches your CPU’s resources to mine cryptocurrency. As a result, your PC will become slow and demand much power. We recommend that you remove it from your PC using the guide below. You can also use SpyHunter, a powerful anti-malware program to delete this malware for you.
How to delete Wise Xmrig
- Simultaneously hold down Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
- Click Task Manager.
- Go to the Processes tab.
- Locate the randomly named process named "winserv.exe" or “AudioHD.exe"
- Right-click it and click Open File Location.
- Go back to the Task Manager.
- Right-click "winserv.exe" or “AudioHD.exe"
- Select End Process.
- Then, go back to the folder where the file is located.
- Right-click the file and click Delete.
- Empty the Recycle Bin.
In non-techie terms:
Wise Xmrig is a highly malicious application as it can infect your computer by stealth and then use your computer’s CPU to mine Monero cryptocurrency for its creators and, thus, make money for them. For you this application means a slower PC and higher electricity bills, so you ought to remove this software as soon as you can.