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Remove Bitcoin virus (Removal Guide) - Aug 2017 update
The purpose of Bitcoin virus - to generate Bitcoins illegally
Bitcoin virus is a Trojan horse that hijacks devices in order to mine bitcoins using affected computer's GPU and CPU. This cyber infection is also known as Bitcoin miner, Bitcoin mining or simply BitcoinMiner virus. Despite the variety of names, the purpose of the malware remains the same - to make money illegally.
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How Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are hurting gamers | PC Gamer
Mining started with CPUs, then moved to GPUs, FPGAs, and eventually to custom ASICs (Application Specific Integrated Circuit)--processors designed purely for Bitcoin's hashing function. The fastest Bitcoin ASICs now do around 100 GH/s per chip, which is orders of magnitude faster than the best CPU or GPU. But they don't use just one chip--a typical Bitcoin ASIC miner can have anywhere from dozens...