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  1. For quite some time I had CPU usage issues that appeared to be coming from the WMI service. I figured out a workaround which was to shut down the service called "WMI" but this wasn't ideal as it would need to happen on each reboot. I have also discovered a service called NVU which claims to be NVIDIA driver updater but I suspect it is also fake. Today I figured out that WMI was a Bitcoin Miner virus and I was able to find the associated files. I could have removed them manually but I got Malwarebytes to scan and remove them for me. On reboot now, my CPU is back to normal and those questionable files are gone. However, the WMI and NVU "services" still appear in the list of local services. I can no longer start or stop them (just get an error) I'm just wondering how to remove the fake services.
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