My name is Kevyn and I'm new to this forum and have next to no advance knowledge of computers other than using day to day functions.
Recently I realised that my computer has been having lag spikes and so I checked my windows resource monitor and found out that my CPU usage is 100%.
The majority of the usage(~75%) came from a process called svchost.exe.
After googling a little, I downloaded Process Explorer and found out that it has got something to do with cryptmonero.
I have found other bleepingcomputer users with such an issue and their own fixes.
I've tried them all (blocking it in firewall etc) to no avail.
Here are some threads with users having similar problems:
This is the exact command line of the svchost.exe:
"C:\Windows\Temp\svchost.exe" -o stratum+tcp://pool.cryptmonero.com:1001 -u 43s6t7KoCXtaBZ48bL5sPDhTEs6FG9FA8RCGkqC5xzkCATVAYzSmykD67mSXkejwnSQ552bjF5DsCCunopJPwAUZEkphFBZ -p x
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance and have a nice day
Edited by hamluis, 19 April 2015 - 09:09 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected - Hamluis.