A crypto miner was discovered in the Andy Android emulator for Windows, after a survey that made application users. The process was noticed how to install it secretly with the emulator installation.
An awesome activity noticed on his computer a reddit user after installing the emulator, and announced his discovery with a post.
After some searching, the TopWire he realized that a miner displayed as Updater.exe entered his computer when he installed the emulator. It runs even when the emulator is not open, and there is no way to remove it if it does not completely uninstall the Andy Android emulator.
I am a big fan of cryptominers are programs that use the resources of the computer on which they are running. In this case, TopWire noticed FPS drops and sticks, as well as very high temperatures on its graphics card without any clear reason.
The incident was reported to Andy's developers, but while they claimed they had no relationship and that the miner came from a third party tool, the data they published denying them. A TopWire friend reiterated the installation process by recording the whole process, which you can find at the end of the article. "A friend repeated the installation process and it seems that this is not a mistake. The installer itself calls an IP that downloads the bitcoin miner on your system ". The problem has already been reported in several sub-reddits and developers are trying to hide the issue by removing all of the relevant posts from their sub-reddits.
"It's obvious that they do not care to fix the problem, and they do that goes by their hand to limit the issue. The fact that they have blocked me from everywhere so I can not communicate with them or make a new post on their page speaks for themselves about the intentions of the company, "said TopWire.
Needless to say you are saying that many users have already removed the application from their computers. Known mirror download sites like softpedia have removed the download links until the company's position is clear. If you are looking for an alternative Android emulator for your computer, then we recommend Bluestacks as it is currently your best choice.