[I think I have identified the problem after I started the thread, which you can see below @ the edits]
I'm new on this forum and I'm having some issues with svchost.exe. I'm running Windows 7.
- Svchost.exe is slowing my computer down. When my computer is connected to the internet via lan cable, svchost.exe goes up to 100% cpu usage. When it's not connected to the internet, there's no problem at all.
- So far I have downloaded Process Explorer to figure out exactly which svchost process is slowing my computer down:
It turned out to be one svchost.exe process, which is isolated from the other svchost processes. (The other ones are all located under the wininit.exe process and seem to be legit). I can not see what the Path of this isolated svchost process is. When I go to properties, it shows me "Error opening process". It also doesn't show me a 'Company Name' or a 'Description'. All the other svchost processes do show me this information.
This has lead me to believe my computer is infected by malware.
Can anyone please help me out with this?
Thanks in advance!
EDIT: Turns out I couldn't see the path etc. because I wasn't running the ProcessExplorer as administrator. I now can see the path and it gives me the same information as the other svchost processes. It still is the process that slows my computer down, however.
EDIT2: The Command Line of this svchost says 'minerd --algo scrypt --url stratum+tcp://ltc.give-me-coins.com....', in stead of the usual C:Windows\System32....
I also found another process: updater.exe, which also has give me coins as its command line.
So I guess it's safe to say that the problem is that I've been infected by some kind of bit coin miner. Any ideas on removing this pain in the ass?
Edited by dutchdutch90, 12 April 2014 - 03:48 PM.