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HitmanPro Flagged svchost.exe as Suspicious


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#1 PianoMan55

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 06:53 AM

I ran McAfee and Malwarebytes and the results were no infections. I ran Hitman Pro and it flagged a svchost.exe as suspicious. I open the file location, did some research online. I pulled up Task Manager and found an svchost.exe under Memory and it was using 81,000+ processes. To my untrained mind, this seems to be a coin miner. 

      if it is, how do I know for sure, and how to I get rid of it. It is using almost 100% of memory because when I look under Performance it shows that high usage.

      I need to find out about this ASAP as I use that PC in my recording studio. I realized there may be a problem because my PreSonus software was running extremely slow, and sometime Unresponsive.

       It is found in Windows/System 32. I am running Win 10 Pro, 64 bit.

       Please help me on this ASAP due to I was planning to finish a classical piano CD this weekend, but with this problem I do not want to even boot up until I find out about this possible problem. Everything I found said that if it was using a high amount of memory and the CPU usage was extremely high, chances are it is a miner. 



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Posted 20 May 2018 - 10:25 AM

Hello, with a svchost.exe infection, I recommend a deeper look. Please do steps 6 and 7.

Please follow this Preparation Guide and post in a new topic.
Let me know if all went well..
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