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Old 19-05-18, 16:00
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Default Windows 10 ALERT - ‘Invisible’ virus can slow your PC until it becomes UNUSABLE

https://www.express.co.uk/life-style...iner-Microsoft
No Details on How to Trap/disable this Piece of Malware/adware which is a cryptocurrency-miner yet from any source
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Windows 10 virus can slow down PC until it's virtually unusable
Windows 10 fans have been put on alert about malicious software that can slow their computers to a snail's pace and is invisible to them.

The adware was discovered by analysts from Bleeping Computer who revealed it can drain CPU resources by up to 80 per cent.

The malware has been dubbed FileTour and the software steals processing power in order to mine for cryptocurrency.

The adware, which is of Russian origin, creates a Windows autorun that launches the Google Chrome browser in a way that's invisible to the victim.

The browser launches without a window appearing on the desktop every time a user logs in. Once open Chrome then runs a CoinCube mining script.

The adware steals up to 80 per cent of processing power to mine for Bitcoin rival Monero.

Depending on the amount of RAM the victim has on their machine, affected PCs can slow down considerably.
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Old 19-05-18, 16:15
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Default Re: Windows 10 ALERT - ‘Invisible’ virus can slow your PC until it becomes UNUSABLE

I wonder why they are calling it a Windows 10 Alert.
In the blog post outlining the threat, the Windows showing the 'issue' don't appear to from W10 machine.
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Old 19-05-18, 23:42
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Default Re: Windows 10 ALERT - ‘Invisible’ virus can slow your PC until it becomes UNUSABLE

Mike I posted about this threat ~ FileTour ~ on 17th May here:

Adware bundle makes Chrome invisible to launch cryptojacking attacks - Web User Forums

The Bleeping Computer post mentioned in the Express article is available via the 2nd link in the above thread. Neither Bleeping Computer nor ZDNet claim that this threat is specific to Windows 10, but dodgy if you've got the Chrome browser though.
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No Details on How to Trap/disable this Piece of Malware/adware which is a cryptocurrency-miner yet from any source
That's not exactly the case, although there isn't any definitive way of doing so. In his article, Lawrence Abrams says this
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Protecting yourself from in-browser miners

Miners are becoming an epidemic and in-browsing mining is only going to continue to get worse. Therefore, it is important that all users protect themselves by installing antivirus software that detects when a browser connects to known mining services such as CoinCube.

Unfortunately, new in-browsing mining services keep popping up and it has become a game of whack-a-mole for the security industry. Therefore, your installed software may not detect the URL or scripts associated with a new in-browser miner.

To add further protection, you can use an adblocker with Chrome, which will block in-browser mining scripts. For those looking for a more granular approach, you can use the CoinBlockerLists site to download lists of IP addresses and domains affiliated with in-browser mining.
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