- Slow Computer
- System crashes
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
Detected recently by researchers, CryptoShuffler Cryptojacking is a malicious application that might secretly enter your system. Trojan infections not only enter computers without the users’ knowledge, but they also perform their activities in the background, so it is very hard to detect them. This is the reason they manage to cause a lot of trouble until found and deleted. CryptoShuffler Cryptojacking is quite a unique Trojan infection, we have to admit. Research conducted by specialists working at pcthreat.com has clearly shown that this threat targets online payment systems, including Bitcoin, Monero, Ethereum, and others. To be more specific, it has been developed to direct money users send to another wallet that belongs to cyber criminals behind this infection. Unlike similar threats that only want users’ money, it uses the method called clipboard hijacking. We will tell you more about it in the next paragraph of this article, but what you should know for now is that it is quite a prevalent infection. It has already stolen $140 000 from users, specialists say. According to researchers, CryptoShuffler Cryptojacking might have several different versions acting the same too, so users must be very cautious if they send cryptocurrency from time to time. Security specialists working at pcthreat.com say that these users cannot leave their systems unprotected.
To send cryptocurrency to someone, users need to know a recipient’s Wallet address – it has to be inserted in the “destination address” line. Users usually copy and then paste the address in this line, and this is where the CryptoShuffler Cryptojacking job starts. It detects when something is copied to a clipboard and then analyzes what it is. If the cryptocurrency Wallet address is recognized, it then replaces it with the one that belongs to the Trojan author. As a consequence, users’ money does not reach the intended recipient, but, instead, they end up in malware developers’ hands. Researchers say that it is not that hard to recognize cryptocurrency Wallet addresses because they all have the same beginning and, on top of that, they consist of the certain number of characters. Users’ money has always been the main cyber criminals’ target, and it is not very likely that they will start focusing on something else in the near future, so you must ensure your system’s safety. One of the easiest ways to prevent malware from entering the system is to keep a security application enabled, but it does not mean that you are allowed to be a careless user. Security specialists say that users should not forget that they cannot download programs from dubious websites. Second, all applications downloaded from the web must be installed carefully. Last but not least, our experienced specialists say that it might be dangerous to click on random links and advertisements found on pages users do not know much about.
Usually, the entrance of malicious software is sudden and painful, so you must always be prepared for the worst. We expect you to check the Wallet address listed twice before completing any transaction. In other words, you must always pay attention even to the tiniest details to make sure your money reaches the intended person. As mentioned in the previous paragraph of this article, you must take possible security measures to keep your system safe. Without a doubt, the easiest way to ensure the system’s maximum protection is to install security software.
If it has turned out that CryptoShuffler Cryptojacking is active on your computer, you must erase this infection as soon as possible because as long as it stays active, it will keep hijacking your clipboard. We are sure you do not want your money to end up in cyber criminals’ hands, so we will help you to remove CryptoShuffler Cryptojacking from the system. Unfortunately, we cannot promise that it will be very easy to remove this malicious application. You will have to kill suspicious processes and then inspect all files on your computer. This infection might be located anywhere, so it might be extremely difficult to find malicious components belonging to it and then delete them. Consequently, we suggest that you disable CryptoShuffler Cryptojacking using an antimalware scanner. Not all scanners are trustworthy, so do not install the first one found on the web – the chances are high that it could not clean the system.
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