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Pieces of malware that usurp your computer’s CPU to mine cryptocurrency while you are browsing online or watching Youtube videos are a pretty well-established annoyance at this point in crypto history–so much so that the practice has earned its own name, ‘cryptojacking’. Usually, these pieces of malware (which are usually used to mine Monero) can be shut down by doing something as simple as closing one’s browser.
However, a newer, more aggressive piece of crypto-mining malware has been discovered–one that will crash your computer as soon as it detects antiviral efforts to remove it.
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