Rascals are always sociable, and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others company. Arthur Schopenhauer

All in all, we have found CoinHelper bundled with over 2,700 different games, utilities, applications, security programs, and operating system images. Since the beginning of 2020, we have seen more than 220,000 attempts to infect Avast users with CoinHelper. The most-attacked country we saw was Russia which accounted for 83,000, or 38% of the attacks. Ukraine was the second most attacked country, with 42,000 or 19% of the attacks. CoinHelper hides in repackaged installers of software, Windows 11, games, and antivirus