“Suspicious Surfing Behavior” Captcha Miner Virus – How to Remove It

“Suspicious Surfing Behavior” Captcha Miner Virus – How to Remove It

This article has been created in order to explain the idea behind the “Your Device is Showing Supsicious Surfing Behaviour” Scam and how to remove this pop-up from your web browser.

A new scam promoting a browser redirect web page, which accuses the user of “suspicious surfing behavior” has been reported by cyber-security researchers. The pop-up displays a screen which begins to mine for the cryptocurrency Monero as the victim sits and does absolutely nothing. The pop-up asks from victims to type a captcha in order to discontinue the mining operation, however many have reported this not to be advisable as a course of action. If you have started seeing pop-ups accusing you of suspicious browsing behavior, such as the one on the picture on the right, we recommend that you read the following article in order to learn how to stop seeing such pop-ups in the future.

Threat Summary

Name“Suspicious Surfing Behavior”
TypePUA/Miner
Short DescriptionAims to mine for various different cryptocurrencies as a result of a browser redirect, caused by unwanted advertisements or banners.
SymptomsRandom browser redirects caused by unwanted program residing on the victim’s computer.
Distribution MethodVia bundled installers, fake setups or via other PUP that has already been installed on your PC.
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“Suspicious Surfing Behavior” – Distribution Methods

“Suspicious Surfing Behavior” pop-up may have found itself on your PC as a result of you visiting a website that may have the JavaScript code in it, causing browser redirects to such suspicious and malicious web links.

Another method by which this browser redirect may have situated itself onto your computer system is via a potentially unwanted program, whose primary purpose is to display such redirects as a result of a scheme that generates funds to it’s creators. Such unwanted software is usually spread when you download the setup of a free program which you may be looking for online, such as a free extension or a free media player, torrent downloader or other type of freewar. What happens is that most sites “advertise” ad-supported programs since this is one way to generate income. And some of those sites do not mind what types of programs they advertise as long as the publishers of freeware get paid.

“Suspicious Surfing Behavior More Information

As soon as it find itself on your computer system this program’s primary purpose is to inject JavaScript. This JavaScript aims to attack your CPU and GPU and use them in order to perform the so-called hashing operation, which is basically the mining procedure for the Monero cryptocurrency. Monero usually overloads the GPU (VideoCard) of the computers in which it is mined, since it’s most often used mining algorithm is called “Cryptonight” and it is used by many legitimate miners as well. What the first activity of this JavaScript is, is to connect your computer to various different types of CryptoCurrency mining pools – virtual places where the infected computers combine mining power in order to generate more of the Monero tokens which the miner hashes for.

The pop-up itself aims to get victims to write down captcha in order to stop it, however we’d advise against It as this may lead to more problems for your computer. Instead, since the Monero miner may lead to more trouble on your computer, we’d advise you to remove it as soon as possible, preferrably by following the instructions below.

Remove “Suspicious Surfing Behavior” Miner from Your Compter

Since this miner may also be associated with other types of unwanted software and malware which can also obtain your crucial information, like web passwords keystrokes you have typed and other info, we would advise that you follow the removal instructions down below to discontinue the software causing these pop-ups to appear. If the manual removal does not solve your issue, be advised that security experts often advise removing the malware automatically by scanning your computer with an advanced anti-malware software. Such will make sure that the “Suspicious Surfing Behavior” miner is fully gone from your PC and it stays protected against various forms of online threats and the newest malware at all times.

Delete “Suspicious Surfing Behavior” from Windows and Your Browser

1.Remove or Uninstall “Suspicious Surfing Behavior” in Windows
2.Remove “Suspicious Surfing Behavior” from Your Browser

Remove “Suspicious Surfing Behavior” automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.

1. Remove “Suspicious Surfing Behavior” with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
2. Back up your data to secure it against attacks related to “Suspicious Surfing Behavior” in the future
Optional: Using Alternative Anti-Malware Tools

Vencislav Krustev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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