How to check if the computer is mining cryptocurrencies?

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Cryptocurrency mining is not always our intention. Read how to check if your computer is mining cryptocurrencies and how to prevent it.

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Cryptocurrency mining in practice - what is worth knowing?

History has shown that currency mining can be a very profitable business. It is not surprising then that investors have started to use computer farms with huge computing power to mine them. In addition, small, individual miners began to gather and mine cryptocurrencies together under the so-called mining pool. All these activities are aimed at increasing the chances of mining cryptocurrencies. Illegal methods of their extraction have also emerged.

How to check if the computer is mining cryptocurrencies?

Dishonest miners, wanting to increase the chance of mining cryptocurrency, may install malware on the computers of other miners or completely unaware of the existence of third party cryptocurrencies. They then use the computing power of their private computers without the users knowing it. That is why it is worth learning how to check if the computer is mining cryptocurrencies. In order to do this, it should be understood that the cryptocurrency miner works not only as software installed on the computer, but also through the browser.

Digging in the browser

In the case of the browser, the best way to check if it uses browser-hogging scripts is to check the processes performed by the browser. Next, it is worth running a suspicious website and a website that is completely safe. During this time, you can check the CPU and GPU load. In the event of a disproportionate load, it can be assumed that the site may illegally mine cryptocurrencies. In the case of Google Chrome, to check the processes, simply enter the task manager using the Shift + ESC shortcut.

Software on the computer

A cryptocurrency miner on a computer is a much more serious problem than a hidden script in the browser. You can check your computer for currency copies by doing a thorough analysis of the resource load. In this case, you should use the task manager, which will allow you to check all the processes taking place in the system. However, it is worth equipping yourself with a better complex task manager than the system one. After starting the computer and turning on the extended task manager, only system processes and programs set in the startup process should appear. If at this point the load exceeds 20 - 30%, it can be assumed that the computer copies the user's cryptocurrency knowledge bases. So, how to block cryptocurrency mining in this situation? Find suspicious processes and disable them.

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