360 Total Security recently released a statement that it had received crucial information suggesting the potential attack of a malware infection on its users’ computers to mine cryptocurrency. Fortunately, the company resolved the problems and ensured that each users’ computer was safe and sound.
360 Total Security is a free antivirus that claims to offer users unbeatable security for PCs. Each package is said to contain essential tools that can provide a complete protection against virus, malware and other threats surfing the web. How the malware was able to get into one’s computer is yet to be announced, however, its breach supposedly took over one’s computer.
The malware supposedly infected one’s computer with a cryptocurrency miner. This not only caused alterations to the DNS settings, but it apparently also induced the presence of ongoing advertisements. In addition, a PowerShell script was created, in which the malware remains hidden and does its intended purpose.
This malware was a stubborn one, as deleting it alone will not suffice. This is because of its ability to disguise itself as a legitimate software. Furthermore, given that the PowerShell is still on the computer, it prevents one’s system from giving alerts of any viruses.
Based on the claims made, over one million computers have been infected by this respective malware and 360 Total Security ensured that the problems were all resolved. They then went to advise consumers to update the newly released antivirus software to avoid something similar from happening in the future.