Before getting started with the topic of today, let’s first talk a bit about Ransomware and Cryptojacking because a lot of people out there don’t even know what these things are in the first place. And well, to get rid of Ransomware and to seek protection, you are first supposed to know it in detail.
You see, there’s absolutely no doubt in the fact that just because of the internet, we have the world on our fingertips now. In fact, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that the internet has a solution to literally every problem we have. But on the other hand, there’s another fact that the internet has given the opportunity to some shady people out there to take advantage of innocent people.
Speaking of shady individuals, right now Ransomware is one of the most serious threats to the internet users. For those who don’t know, what happens in ransomware is that it brings a virus in your computer and you get locked out of your PC completely and you can then only get access if you pay a ransom. This is the reason why it’s known as Ransomware. However, that’s not the only lurking danger on the internet. In fact, nowadays Cryptojacking is becoming a more serious threat to the users.
Let’s sum up cryptojacking for you in a few lines:
In cryptojacking, the hacker will use your PC in an unauthorized way to mine cryptocurrency like Bitcoin, Ethereum and Onecoin, etc. When this happens, the usage of your CPU spikes to a whole another level, more electricity is consumed and well, your PC even gets damaged in some cases due to overheating.
What Can You Do to Protect Your PC?
Now, the question of the hour is that what exactly can be done for the protection of your PC from such shady people and hijackers. Well, if you are looking for some legit answers, then yes, you are at the right place.
You see, cryptojacking occurs when you visit a website that has malicious scripts that are nothing, but mere viruses. Now, these scripts basically hijack your CPU which is where all the problem begins. Now to avoid cryptojacking, all you can do is that you can install some browser extensions that can help you in preventing such sites from hijacking your PC.
Speaking of browser extensions, if you use Google Chrome, then you can opt for minerBlock or NoCoin because these extensions are so far the best ones when it comes to protecting your computer. If you don’t like this idea, then don’t worry because you can use another solution and that is to use an Ad blocker. This Ad blocker will identify the malicious websites with malicious scripts and those websites won’t open on your PC in the first place.
These are some of the best solutions you can opt for in order to protect your PC. So, try any ad blocker or browser extension because at the end of the day, nothing is more important than your security.