The Intel and IntelService.exe CryptoCoin Miner is a Trojan that utilizes a victim’s computer and graphics card processor to mine various cryptocoins such as Infinium-8, MonetaVerde, Monero, QuazarCoin, and others. When installed, a Windows service called IntelService will be created that automatically launches the miner and begins mining for cryptocoins. It goes without saying that this Trojan has no affiliattion with the Intel Corporation.
When installed, this miner will create numerous registry keys that contain different configurations for each of the cryptocoins that it supports. Depending on the active configuration, when the service is started, the IntelService.exe miner will begin to mine that selected coing. When mining for coins it will use the pool located at pool.minergate.com.
Other than the fact that this program is an infection and not something you want on your computer, it can also damage your computer. This is because while the IntelService.exe process is running it will overwork the computer’s processor and graphics cards due to having it run for very long periods of time with high heat. This type of use can damage the processor and other chips due to the increased and long term electricity usage.
Unfortunately, the only way to detect if this program is installed is if you notice that your computer is acting slow or notice unusual processes in the Windows task manager. Below are the various symptoms an infected user may find if this miner is installed.
- IntelService.exe processes running in Task Manager.
- The IntelService.exe process using 80+% of the computer’s processor.
- Computer becomes slow and takes a long time to open programs or switch between Windows.
- Games are sluggish, have horrible frame rate, or freeze.
How was the Intel or IntelService.exe Miner installed on my Computer?
It is not currently known how the IntelService.exe miner is being distributed or installed on a computer. It could be through Trojans that are installed on a computer and that then download and install the miner.
As you can see, the IntelService.exe Miner is a program that steals your computer’s resources and your electricity and profits from it. In order to make a computer operate normally again and protect the computer’s hardware, you should use the guide below to remove this Trojan for free.
Your computer should now be free of the Intel and IntelService.exe Miner program. If your current security solution allowed this program on your computer, you may want to consider purchasing the full-featured version of Emsisoft Anti-Malware to protect against these types of threats in the future.
If you are still having problems with your computer after completing these instructions, then please follow the steps outlined in the topic linked below:
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