Cryptmining (cryptocurrency mining) is such a lucrative business that it is attracting malware creators and distributors around the world. For example, Avast announced, that they blocked more than 34 million attacks in just one day. Here we will show you, how to protect computer against cryptomining.
You can easily become a victim of malicious software that attacks your computer and begins to use it without your knowledge to mine the cryptocurrencies for someone else.
According to a research, there is a new technique that lets hackers and unscrupulous websites perform in-browser, drive-by cryptomining even after a user has closed the window for the offending site. What’s worse, even your favorite e-shop can use such malicious code and use your computer to extract cryptos!
How to protect Google Chrome against cryptomining:
Google Chrome does not have its own cryptomining protection. But you can install one of the add-ons that will protect this browser.
How to protect Firefox against cryptomining:
Also Firefox have some add-ons that can protect you against cryptomining
How to protect Opera against cryptomining:
Opera’s cryptocurrency mining protection is part of Opera’s built-in ad blocker.
You can activate it in the Settings (Preferences on macOS) > Basic > Block ads and under the Recommended lists of ad filters check NoCoin.
How to protect Microsoft Edge against cryptomining:
You can install AdBlock extension