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Infected by bitcoin miner, help?


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#1 BitcoinIsTheEnd

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 12:07 AM

i recently got a large spike in cpu usage from an unnamed process, that, when opened file location lead to svchost.exe in the "SysWOW64" folder in the windows directory. malwarebytes and avast could not find anything relating to this virus, and when i opened the properties of the application on task manager the digital signature included "sha256" which i found out is the direct function used for mining bitcoin. 



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#2 Condobloke

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 04:28 AM

This may be worth a go.....I would strongly advise that you establish a System Restore point or better still an image backup BEFORE using the scanner

 

https://www.spectrum.net/security-suite/?cid=ban-tom-sec-cbm-0118

 

scroll down to the bottom of the page, where you will find....

 

  1. Download the AntiBot Scanner and click Run.
  2. Accept the Terms & Conditions and click Start to scan your computer and remove malware. You may be asked to restart your computer more than once.
  3. Once the scan is complete, click Close to exit.

Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

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