Does your internet browser seem to suddenly slow down with no apparent reason? At certain times of the day, does it take forever to bring up Google? After that web site, did your browser seem to get stuck or unresponsive? Does your computer seem jump forward then stall with long wait states, refusing to load pages? Do you think this slow, slow, slow internet is your ISP’s fault? You may be a victim of browser coin mining, and it could be that site you just visited or it could be your next door neighbor.
While you may not consider crypto-currency mining inside browsers malicious by itself, such mining is sometimes going on without the end user’s consent or even knowledge — that makes this practice shady and despicable.
How to remove CoinHive Miner Trojan
- How to remove CoinHive Miner Trojan by Stelian Pilici, malwaretips.com
- Also see : Unauthorized Coin Mining in the Browser by Yuchen Zhou, Jun J. Wang, Wayne Xin, Wei Xu, Palo Alto Networks
- Websites hacked to mint crypto-cash by Mark Ward Technology correspondent, BBC News
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