Browser based Crypto Miner

Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
#1
Just got done helping a neighbor. Her mouse was spinning and the system was slow. Looked in task manager and saw an iexplore process which had been spawned via a script to run hidden. Basically it was mining crypto currency in the background. Resolving it was simply a matter of closing the process, but something to be on the look out.

Some reading on these crypto browser scripts

Cryptocurrency Miners hidden in websites now run even after users close the browser
 


ussnorway

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
Premium Supporter
#2
what browser | firewall system did this lady have on your machine?
 


Axel PC

Well-Known Member
#3
That was a good read. Thanks for sharing. I passed it along to some friends too.
 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
#4
She has norton and it spawned from a chrome browser.
 


Axel PC

Well-Known Member
#5
I'm kind of suprised that the bit mining stuff is still going on.
 


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