CryptoShuffler Cryptojacking is not an ordinary malicious application. Even though researchers have categorized it as a Trojan, it has one unique feature that distinguishes it from them all – it hijacks clipboards. According to researchers, this is really something new, and it seems that it works because criminals behind this malicious application have already succeeded in stealing almost 140 000 US dollars. The chances are high that this amount of money will soon double because it seems that CryptoShuffler Cryptojacking has several different versions. Because of this, specialists cannot say the exact location where malicious components belonging to this Trojan infection can be found, which makes it extremely hard to remove it. It takes time for users to find CryptoShuffler Cryptojacking active on their computers too because it slithers onto computers illegally and performs activities in the background. In other words, it tries to stay undetected. If you, however, have already detected it, you must delete it today. You will see it for yourself if you continue reading – it is a nasty malicious application.
CryptoShuffler Cryptojacking is quite unique in a sense that it hijacks a clipboard so that it could steal cryptocurrency. It might steal Bitcoin, Monero, Ethereum, and other more popular digital currencies. It might sound complicated at first, but it needs to hijack the user’s clipboard to do this, as has been mentioned. Usually, users insert the intended recipient’s Wallet address by copying and pasting that address in the “destination address” line located in the payment window. CryptoShuffler Cryptojacking checks all the information copied to the clipboard by the user, and once the Wallet address has been copied to the infected device’s clipboard, the Trojan infection inserts its own Wallet address, i.e. it replaces the original one. As a consequence, cryptocurrency victims send to, for example, their friends reach cyber criminals behind the Trojan infection instead. The Trojan infection identifies the Wallet address in the blink of an eye because they all have a similar pattern. For instance, they have the same beginning, and, additionally, consist of the same number of characters. As mentioned, there is a huge possibility that CryptoShuffler Cryptojacking has more than one version, so it does not mean that you cannot encounter them in the near future. Trojans are definitely one of the sneakiest malicious applications, but it is still possible to prevent them from entering the system – the next paragraph will tell you how.
There are hundreds of money-stealing Trojans available, and what unites them is that they are all very sneaky. As a consequence, it is not so easy to prevent them from entering computers. Of course, it does not mean that it is impossible. To prevent malware from slithering onto your computer, you should, first of all, install a security application on your computer. Second, you cannot be one of those careless users if you want to have a malware-free system. To be more specific, you cannot download programs from random websites or click on suspicious links found while surfing the Internet. Additionally, it is very important to install all new programs downloaded from the web carefully because malware often comes as an additional offer during the installation of free software. What else our specialists recommend for you is being more attentive during transactions. The main piece of advice from them would be to check the Wallet address listed twice before clicking a payment button.
It is not so easy to detect a Trojan infection on the system, so you might not know that you have encountered CryptoShuffler Cryptojacking for some time too. Of course, it does not mean that users cannot find out about the successful entrance of malware without an antimalware scanner. If you can locate suspicious processes in Task Manager and strange files you know nothing about on your system, there is a possibility that you have encountered malware and need to take action immediately. Malicious applications, no matter how tiny they are, cannot be left active because they might cause tons of problems.