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.