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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

What is DGen.exe and how to remove it?

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DGen.exe - by Bitcoin Miner

What is DGen.exe?

DGen.exe is a part of a Bitcoin mining program. Most anti-virus engines detect it as riskware, unwanted program, hacktool and sometimes even a Trojan horse mostly because it's being used by cyber crooks to mine bitcoins on infected computers (program analysis). Of course, it's not a problem if you installed this software yourself because you probably knew what you were doing and what exactly this program does. Unfortunately, very often users do not know that their computers are being used to mine bitcoins. Actually, the only thing you could possibly notice when your computer is infected is a high CPU usage, 100%, for instance. So, if you found a program called DGen.exe running on your computer then there's a good chance that your PC is infected with malware. This riskware comes bundled with various programs, some of them are legitimate and some are not. Most of the time, it comes bundled with adware and other unwanted programs. You can also get it by simply visiting an infected website. Please note that malicious bitcoin mining usually have additional modules that allow attackers to steal passwords and download additional malware on infected computers. It's not essential for Windows. DGen.exe runs automatically when Windows starts. Needless to say, I recommend you to remove DGen.exe from your computer and run a full system scan with recommended anti-malware software.

File name: DGen.exe
Publisher: Bitcoin Miner
File Location Windows XP: C:\Program Files\PCDApp\
File Location Windows 7: C:\Program Files\PCDApp\
Startup file: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run → dgen.exe