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Have a PUP that poses as a 7-zip standalone console in control manager.


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#1 SmokingTrees

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 12:41 AM

In reality its a Bitcoin miner malware program. I am running windows 7 64bit x86 and have a pretty good knowledge as far as computers go. Things I have tried to do to remedy the issue. Deleting the file manually. did not work. Tried using Malwarebytes, did not work. I have attempted to delete manually then use Ccleaner to remove the registry so it would not pop back up, did not work. I am pretty much at a loss at this point because this is all I ever really have to do to remove any malware or virus from my computer. So any help would be appreciated. Also Nice website, looks fantastic. 


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#2 SmokingTrees

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 04:59 PM

Edit I have resolved the issue. It was not just the files found as cgminer.7z or whatever but it was a file cfghost.exe that was a backdoor into my system. Deleted that manually and the issue is resolved. BE CAREFUL with 7-zip. Apparently they are attaching a VERY malignant malware to their program that uses your cpu/gpu to process bitcoins. Stay away. Hope this helps someone out there. Cheer and beers. 

 

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 05:33 PM

The probability is that if you only deleted the active miner that the backdoor still exists. Or at least the exploited vulnerabilities that allowed the malicious process to be installed in the first place.

 

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