Recently it was discovered that an e-gaming service, ESEA(E-Sports Entertainment Association) implemented code in to it's "anti-cheat"; and when your computer is idle, their client will ILLEGALLY start consuming your GPU/Processor and raising electricity costs(as small as at it may be), to mine for Bitcoins.
My computer has been running unusually loud, and I am very alarmed of the situation. A quick Google search of "ESEA bitcoin botnet scam" will result in a multitude of news outlets reporting on this issue. Details regarding this scam are starting to develop as more statements are made from the company. From reading around the web it seems some people are taking the appropriate legal action for damaged hardware, increase of electricity consumption, and other reasons. I am very concerned with the well-being of my computer, and want to ensure it is safe and secure.
I'm sure you can understand, I am disgusted that my computer was possibly used for a bot-net to mine bitcoins. Is there any way I can find out if my computer was being used as a zombie, or was and is being affected in the mining? I uninstalled ESEA but didn't realize there were still ESEA folders in my Program Files. I have just now deleted everything and anything that says ESEA on my computer.
Any help would be greatly appreciated,
Edited by ClearlyTrying, 03 May 2013 - 09:48 AM.