|Type||Browser Extension / Cryptocurrency Miner|
|Symptoms||Your computer may become sluggish, freeze at times and even stop functioning completely, until yo restart it.|
|Distribution Method||Via browser redirects that display a “Firefox requires a manual update” which displays a pop-up to install the plugin.|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by Page Marker |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Page Marker.|
Page Marker Miner – How Did I Get It
The main method of propagation of Page Marker “Virus” is via a fake pop-up which displays a web page, pretending to be the latest Mozilla Firefox update. The web page asks the victim to add Page Marker to your web browser along with the “update”. Here is how the web page looks like:
After the extension is added to your web browser, all that is left for it is to begin causing trouble to your computer. At the moment, the two primary ways, by which your computer could have received a redirect to the fake update page are via:
- Clicking on an online advertisement.
- Downloading an adware program which displayed it as a redirect.
Page Marker – More Information
Such mining pools are combined virtual power so that more of cryptocurrencies, like Monero or BitCoin are generated on the victim’s computer. As expected, the hackers behind the Page Marker app aim to link as many computers as possible to their cryptocurrency wallet, so that they can have more hashing power. The more hashing power they have, the faster they will mine for the cryptocurrency via this mining pool. What is good for them is that the mining pools have an exact amount which is credited and their profits are guaranteed so they have the incentive to infect more computers this way.
If you see the Page Marker app, generally you will also see that your computer will slow down. This is because of the miner that is running in the background. Such software uses the processing power of your computer In order to generate profits to the cyber-crooks. The risks for your PC and you are many and if this virus remains for longer periods of time on your PC, it may even break down your CPU or other PC components due to overusing them.
How to Remove Page Marker Cryptocurrency Miner Extension
Since Page Marker is a file extension, it’s removal may not be that complicated and should be fully achievable by following the removal instructions down below. If you still see high CPU usage, however experts recommend to avoid manual removal and to eliminate this virus automatically by scanning your computer with an advanced anti-malware software. Such program will make sure that you remove all of the malicious files, related to this malware and protects your system against future programs like this.