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  • 13 January 2020
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Hi, does internet security protect us against bitcoin mining or not. Is it like set and forget or not

 

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Best answer by Flood and Flood's wife 14 January 2020, 02:26

Hello @Navjot,

Additional to @richbuff, nothing is 100% guaranteed. 

  • :radioactive: Bitcoin miners can be introduced to a computer or mobile, in many different ways, for example: you may open a link in an email; go to a safe www, innocently open an unsafe link, embedded in the site, that redirects; innocently install software, that has embedded miners; innocently install a browser extension that has inbuilt redirects:radioactive:
  • :arrow_right: What Kaspersky does, is work to protect us as much as possible, however, we must also always proceed carefully on the web and in the digital world:arrow_left:

:white_check_mark: Kaspersky has published some interesting blog posts regarding bitcoin & miners: 

Explainer: Bitcoin mining

Six myths about blockchain and Bitcoin: Debunking the effectiveness of the technology

Snow White, the Seven Cryptominers, and the targeted attacks

Are scammers tired of bitcoin?

Crazy Razy, bitcoin thief

Phishing for cryptocurrencies: How bitcoins are stolen

:white_check_mark:Kaspersky RESOURCE CENTER, also has valuable information, for example: 

Q1 2014: Mobile Banking Trojans Double, Surge in Bitcoin Wallet Attacks, and Cyber-Espionage Threats Back From the Dead

Other resources are:

:white_check_mark:Kaspersky Virus Lab, Kaspersky Club, Kaspersky Facebook & Kaspersky Twitter

Thank you:pray_tone3:

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Welcome. Kaspersky Settings > Additional > Threats and exclusions > Detection types > enable Detect Other Software.
and do a databases update > reboot, then do a scan.  

 

Any detections? 

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Hello @Navjot,

Additional to @richbuff, nothing is 100% guaranteed. 

  • :radioactive: Bitcoin miners can be introduced to a computer or mobile, in many different ways, for example: you may open a link in an email; go to a safe www, innocently open an unsafe link, embedded in the site, that redirects; innocently install software, that has embedded miners; innocently install a browser extension that has inbuilt redirects:radioactive:
  • :arrow_right: What Kaspersky does, is work to protect us as much as possible, however, we must also always proceed carefully on the web and in the digital world:arrow_left:

:white_check_mark: Kaspersky has published some interesting blog posts regarding bitcoin & miners: 

Explainer: Bitcoin mining

Six myths about blockchain and Bitcoin: Debunking the effectiveness of the technology

Snow White, the Seven Cryptominers, and the targeted attacks

Are scammers tired of bitcoin?

Crazy Razy, bitcoin thief

Phishing for cryptocurrencies: How bitcoins are stolen

:white_check_mark:Kaspersky RESOURCE CENTER, also has valuable information, for example: 

Q1 2014: Mobile Banking Trojans Double, Surge in Bitcoin Wallet Attacks, and Cyber-Espionage Threats Back From the Dead

Other resources are:

:white_check_mark:Kaspersky Virus Lab, Kaspersky Club, Kaspersky Facebook & Kaspersky Twitter

Thank you:pray_tone3:

 

Mining is a very resource-intensive process. It significantly loads the power of the processor and video card, and as a result, the computer starts to slow down.
I had a virus connected with mining, there was a very big load on the processor and Kaspersky constantly reported it, so actually the virus was detected.

 

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Mining is a very resource-intensive process. It significantly loads the power of the processor and video card, and as a result, the computer starts to slow down.
I had a virus connected with mining, there was a very big load on the processor and Kaspersky constantly reported it, so actually the virus was detected.

If you have 12 cores CPU then what slowing down :) only if you go to task manager and see here usage in % :) 

Mining is a very resource-intensive process. It significantly loads the power of the processor and video card, and as a result, the computer starts to slow down.
I had a virus connected with mining, there was a very big load on the processor and Kaspersky constantly reported it, so actually the virus was detected.

If you have 12 cores CPU then what slowing down 🙂 only if you go to task manager and see here usage in % :) 

I know that miners are faced with the problem of large electricity bills, since mining is very energy-consuming, a computer infected with a virus also consumes many times more energy than without it.
I did not do mining, so I could be wrong.