What is miner.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the miner.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Miner.exe file information

The process known as Chrome M1N3R belongs to software Chrome M1N3R by CM or KIBERNETIKA, OOO.

Description: Miner.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Miner.exe is located in a subfolder of Windows folder for temporary files—e.g. C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Temp\yuan\xmr-cpu-miner\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 342,752 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 343,264 bytes, 12,724,960 bytes, 4,849,675 bytes or 344,800 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Miner.exe is not a Windows core file. The file has a digital signature. Therefore the technical security rating is 80% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Kibernetika LTD or KIBERNETIKA, OOO occur, you can turn to the software developer [1][2], Gmail, for advice or uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program ).

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name miner.exe, for example not-a-virus:RiskTool.Win64.BitCoinMiner.djd or not-a-virus:HEUR:RiskTool.Win32.BitMiner.gen (detected by Kaspersky), and Coinminer_TOOLZEC.A-WIN64 or TROJ_GEN.R002C0OK817 (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the miner.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Its used for mining cryptocurrency, along with a batch file you make yourself to direct it to a mining pool. See ethminer, claymore etc
  Steve   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of miner.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving miner issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with miner. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the miner.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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