Ethminer.exe Miner Program
Ethminer.exe is a coin miner program that silently runs within the target system to mine for digital currency like Bitcoin, Monero and so on. User may not have any clue of such things happening within the computer. Ethminer.exe is dropped within the system by imitating to be any legit program. So, your antivirus may not detect it as threat.
But, you can notice Ethminer.exe process running under task manager window which consumes more than 90% of the CPU resources, this means it is a crytominer. And should be removed at its earliest. This program does have proper information of the owner and is normally disguised through updating flash player/Adobe reader apps from redirected links. Other sources include fake download links, spam emails attachments, visiting infected web pages and even downloading hacked codes or phishing programs that may actually contain this trojan. This CPU Miner has the sole aim to earn huge profit and along with that it keeps track on activities of the users and steal private data without the consent of users. Ethminer.exe also results in sluggish performance of the system along with other issues like web pages crash down, video or game applications are hindered due to compromised computer resources and even slowly affect the hardware. Ethminer.exe CPU miner should be removed as early as possible.