I wrote this article to help you remove Worker.exe. This Worker.exe removal guide works for all Windows versions.
If the Worker.exe process is currently running on your machine, you are in trouble. Your PC is a host of a Trojan horse infection. As you probably know, Trojans are the worst and most dangerous type of cyber parasites. They can do practically anything their developers need them to. That’s why they are so hazardous. Worker.exe is not an exception either. Once you notice it, take immediate actions. If you don’t, you will regret it sooner rather than later.
Do not forget that Trojans` horrible reputation is well-deserved. Do not wait long enough to experience all the awful consequences of this virus`s presence. Find where it is hiding and remove it on the spot. Just like the Trojan itself, its removal is just as tricky and complicated. If you do not think your PC skills are good enough to remove the pest manually, you can always use a good anti-malware app to do the job for you. You have options but you don’t have much time. With the Trojan on board, your situation is worsening by the minute. Choose your removal method and act against Worker.exe. The sooner it is gone, the better. If you procrastinate, the results will be the exact opposite. Delays lead to regrets.
As we said, Trojans can be programmed to do anything. This particular infection is a coin miner. The hackers use it to “dig” cyber currencies. Let`s explain how the scheme works exactly. The crooks use your PC recourses. They steal them, actually. Your PC performs accounting services for the coin serer and gets rewarded with coins, which by the way, are quite expensive. That’s why cybercriminals want them. However, the going your machine receives are not for you. All of the coins get transferred directly to the hackers` wallet. You play the role of a broker and also pay for the resources. What do we mean? Well, the coin digging process is only profitable if you don’t use your own machine. It requires a lot of power, CPU and GPU resources, strong Internet connection, etc. As you can imagine, this is also quite expensive. The process may double or even triple your electricity bill.
Also, your computer is being used at its limits and it produces lots of heat. If your cooling system is not powerful enough, your hardware can get destroyed. This is why the crooks use your machine. Otherwise, this “business” won`t be as lucrative. They make money at your expense. You pay for everything, they get the coins and, on the top of that, your PC underperforms or, what is worse, breaks down completely. Get rid of Worker.exe ASAP. For now, it is a coin miner but this can change. The Trojan does what the crooks want. They may decide they want to spy on you next and steal all your credentials. Don’t let that happen. Delete the parasite immediately and earn the gratitude of your future self.
How did Worker.exe enter your computer? Surprisingly enough, when it comes to Trojans, hackers still rely on the old but gold spam email technique. This is because users still open messages from unknown senders and download their attachment without bothering to verify them first. Of course, these messages do not come with a subject “dangerous Trojan”. Hackers disguise them to look legitimate. They use the names and logos of well-known, trusted companies, banks, post offices, etc. Do not let yourself be duped. Always think twice and pay attention. Do not make yourself an even easier target by being negligent. Choose vigilance instead. It keeps you safe. Negligence leads to infections.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Worker.exe from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.