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Hello, I suspect that I have a bitcoin mining virus infecting my computer. Symptoms are as follows: 100% CPU until I open Task Manager, where it then disappears. Upon closing and reopening Task Manager, it does the same thing. High CPU usage is shown to come from System Interrupts. In Task Manager > Details, svchost.exe has 4 [four] entries under my username (I have read that typically they should only be under Network Service, Local Service, and System). In Task Manager > Details, I have 8 [eight] RuntimeBroker.exe (not sure if this is apart of the issue but felt it was worth noting). Attempts to rectify: 1. Did multiple full and offline scans with Windows Defender (Windows 10). No detection. 2. In Run > msconfig > Services, I disabled things with Unknown manufacturers. 3. In Task Manager > Startup, I disabled unnecessary applications from turning on. 4. Deleted apps I felt could have intruded (somehow I had Chromium on my laptop without downloading it). 5. Accessed CMD and did 3 [three] sfc /scannow. No integrity violations detected. 6. Backed up some important files and ran Windows Fresh Start (Windows Security > Device performance & health). 7. Performed another offline scan with Windows Defender for good measure. No detection. Still have the symptoms listed above. I am tempted to just reset the PC, but since I haven't succeeded thus far (0 to 7, virus winning) I am searching for some more professional assistance with solving the issue. I would greatly appreciate any kind of assistance with resolving this.
Hi! There are two processes in my windows 10 that are worrying me. The first is the KMS Connection Broker, which opens and closes at all times, always for a few seconds. My connection is quite slow, the downloads that happened at 1mb / s are now slowing down to about 50kb / s. Can this process contain a virus? I have already identified and deleted the KMS-R@1n logs following information from the forum, but this KMS Connection can not resolve in any way. Can it be related to the slow downloads? The other is Runtime Broker. I understand it's a windows process, but it's behaving strangely. It is taking up many MBs of memory and is running in processes and apps (which I do not even use!) Like: Microsoft Pay, Microsoft Store, Search, Windows Shell, People ... I've gone through all the anti-virus, anti-malware, registry error brokers, and nothing was found. Can you tell if it's a virus, a keylogger, or something? Are these processes 100% secure?