Help with Coinminer


A few days ago, my bitdefender antivirus started detecting a threat named: The folder where the virus is located is C:\Users\USER\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\Low\IE. In this folder, the threat creates a folder with a file in it named stat[1].htm. - note the 1 is replaced by 2, then 3 and so on after each deletion by bitdefender. (I couldn't find out anything about this online, there was also nothing on the bitdefender website about this threat).

I ran a malwarebytes scan but it didn't find anything, i even activated my 14 day free trial just in case it were to pick it up again, but it didn't.

I also ran spyhunter5, which found some vulnerabilities but not this one.

It keeps popping up about 5-10 times a day, at random times.

I tried deleting everything in the folder as well as uninstalling internet explorer, which didn't help.

I am not sure if this is a false positive or a real miner, so i would like to receive some advice and help.



PS: Here is a pic of the threat detection message:

Software Info:

- Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition

- Antimalware Engine 7.83750

- i am not sure where to find the logs in the free version.


  • The same is happening to me. 

    I would like to find out where it comes from and who or what loads is to prevent it. 

    Is it a website I am visiting, or does it come from a certain software of maybe a chrome-extension?

  • FlexxFlexx ✭✭✭✭

    HI There,

    Kindly let me know if the issue still persists.

    If not, then kindly select agree.



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