Downloaded from the Internet
This malware is a cryptocurrency mining malware discovered late August 2017 and found to be sporting fileless routines. Users affected by this malware may find their systems being used to mine cryptocurrency without their authorization.
This Trojan arrives on a system as a file dropped by other malware or as a file downloaded unknowingly by users when visiting malicious sites.
22 Jul 2017
Connects to URLs/IPs
This Trojan adds the following mutexes to ensure that only one of its copies runs at any one time:
This Trojan connects to the following URL(s) to get the affected system's IP address:
It does the following:
02 Aug 2017
03 Aug 2017
Before doing any scans, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 users must disable System Restore to allow full scanning of their computers.
Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as TROJ64_COINMINER.QO. If the detected files have already been cleaned, deleted, or quarantined by your Trend Micro product, no further step is required. You may opt to simply delete the quarantined files. Please check this Knowledge Base page for more information.