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Old 17-05-18, 22:56
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Default Adware bundle makes Chrome invisible to launch cryptojacking attacks

Reports from ZDNet and Bleeping Computer about this:

Adware bundle makes Chrome invisible to launch cryptojacking attacks | ZDNet
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CPU usage spikes up to 80 percent on infected machines.

An adware bundle has been discovered which installs software to mine cryptocurrency on user PCs without their consent.
Adware Launches In-Browser Mining Sites Pretending to be Cloudflare
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FileTour is an adware bundle that is commonly spread as cracks or cheats for games and other software. This bundle is notorious for crossing the line between what is traditionally known as adware and PUPs and more dangerous computer infections such as password-stealing Trojans and miners.*

This adware bundle has started to create a Windows autorun that automatically launches Chrome and connects to a in-browser mining page when a user logs into Windows. To make matters worse, it does it in a way that makes it so Chrome is invisible to the user.
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