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How Do I Remove Active Bitcoin Miners!?!


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#1 ICareSometimes

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 02:09 PM

I managed to obtain a virus and I believe I have a bitcoin 'virus' that speeds up my PC when my mouse is idle for more than 10 minutes. I want to get rid of anything to do with this....
Could I get a program that cleans out my registry? I'm actively using bitdefender and I use Ccleaner to clean all the garbage I have on my PC. I used the registry cleaner on that and is that enough? I also used Malware-bytes and bitdefender to scan and malware got no threats.
 
I used a site known as 'Ocean Of Games' and after I did my research I found out that several programs have backdoors to my PC. I wasn't thinking at the time. Can someone please help? I just want to brute force anything malicious on my PC...

Edit: Moved topic from Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 07:53 PM

If you have a valid product key for Windows (obtainable from UVK /'system info' in a few seconds), then reinstalling Windows is easy; certainly deleting your partition, with resultant full format and fresh reinstall will clear any hidden junk/malware/bitcoin miners/hidden backdoors/etc....

 

In my opinion, this beats 'hoping' and being 'pretty sure' you got everything, especially on a PC you might do banking/purchasing on.

 

(Of course, any less than reputable download sites for software or games potentially 'reopens the door' for attack, as anyone knows)


Edited by MDD1963, 03 October 2016 - 08:04 PM.

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#3 ICareSometimes

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 11:24 AM


 

Just making sure the product key is the activation key you find in the System section of the control panel?

I really don't want to reset my entire PC and lose everything.


Edited by ICareSometimes, 04 October 2016 - 01:46 PM.





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