Remove miner program from server

Hi everyone,

I found a bitcoin miner on a windows server and cannot figure out how to delete it.

Its shows up under the processes as ric_minerd.exe and will consume all available CPU.

Has anyone else seen this before and know how to remove it? I cant find it anywhere on the C drive
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first job is to find the exe itself,  i would grab process explorer from technet to figure out the location of the file

then look for its startup trigger

check out your services, search the registry for the exe name, check both the user and all user startup folders, run a full virus scan.

once you found the startup trigger, remove all applicable files.

if its not a virus then you could well be looking at a staff member installing it, change all server passwords and maybe look at some auditing of users actions on the server.

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Gabriel CliftonNet AdminCommented:
A quick search gave me this, I have not seen it yet, but I truly hope it helps and I will follow the steps to help prevent it.
agree with the above, and I would further suggest to run msconfig from the run menu on the server and look for that bitminer process from the startup tab or services tab and disable it if present then reboot. Use process explorer to find the executable and its path to delete it. Change all the passwords for privileged accounts as further secure measure.
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