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Hello everyone,

As the title says, i have a little problem with svchost.exe (which could also be the bitcoin miner).


Kaspersky found something in C:\Windows\temp\svchost.exe around one month ago. I tried to fix it but it came back after every restart. As it did nothing to my pc and as it was called svchost.exe i thought that it is a mistake of Kaspersky.


My gpu is on 100% while idling. As i had a bitcoin mining virus before, i rememberred the same symptom and did some things:


Combo fix: I ran it once and it seemed to fix my problem until i restartet.


Kaspersky: Was unable to do anything but recognise the virus. I tried the secure Disc but it couldn't get rid of the virus.


Malwarebytes: It found two svchost.exe and two lsass.exe. But because it needs a restart and my pc was unable to shut down, nothing happened. I ran it again later in secure mode and the restart was possible. It seems like it solved the problem but Kaspersky still tells me there is svchost.exe in my temp folder.


RogueKiller, HitmanPro and ESETPoweliksClean... didn't work.


When i run Combofix my gpu usage goes down and everything seems to be normal but i have no internet connection and when i restart it's like i never ran combofix.




Could anyone please help me to fix this problem so that it doesn't start again in a month.

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Change the download folder setting in the default Browser so all tools we may use are saved to the Desktop:


Chrome.JPGGoogle Chrome - Click the "Customize and control Google Chrome" button in the upper right-corner of the browser. Settings.JPG

Choose Settings. at the bottom of the screen click the

"Show advanced settings..." link. Scroll down to find the Downloads section and click the Change... button. Select your desktop and click OK.


Firefox.JPGMozilla Firefox - Click the "Open Menu" button in the upper right-corner of the browser. Settings.JPG Choose Options. In the downloads section, click the Browse button, click on the Desktop folder and the click the "Select Folder" button. Click OK to get out of the Options menu.


IE.jpgInternet Explorer - Click the Tools menu in the upper right-corner of the browser. Tools.JPG Select View downloads. Select the Options link in the lower left of the window. Click Browse and select the Desktop and then choose the Select Folder button. Click OK to get out of the download options screen and then click Close to get out of the View Downloads screen.

NOTE: IE8 Does not support changing download locations in this manner. You will need to download the tool(s) to the default folder, usually Downloads, then copy them to the desktop.




Follow the instructions in the following link to show hidden files:






Please open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.


On the Settings tab > Detection and Protection sub tab, Detection Options, tick the box "Scan for rootkits".
Under Non-Malware Protection sub tab Change PUP and PUM entries to Treat detections as Malware
Click on the Scan tab, then click on Scan Now >> . If an update is available, click the Update Now button.
A Threat Scan will begin.
With some infections, you may see this message box.
        'Could not load DDA driver'
Click 'Yes' to this message, to allow the driver to load after a restart.
Allow the computer to restart. Continue with the rest of these instructions.
When the scan is complete, click Apply Actions.
Wait for the prompt to restart the computer to appear, then click on Yes.
After the restart once you are back at your desktop, open MBAM once more.


To get the log from Malwarebytes do the following:


Click on the History tab > Application Logs.
Double click on the scan log which shows the Date and time of the scan just performed.
Click Export > From export you have three options:
  Copy to Clipboard - if seleted right click to your reply and select "Paste" log will be pasted to your reply
  Text file (*.txt)        - if selected you will have to name the file and save to a place of choice, recommend "Desktop" then attach to reply
  XML file (*.xml)      - if selected you will have to name the file and save to a place of choice, recommend "Desktop" then attach to reply
Recommend you use "Copy to Clipboard, then Right click to your reply > select "Paste" that will copy the log to your reply…



If Malwarebytes is not installed follow these instructions first:


Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.

Double-click mbam-setup and follow the prompts to install the program.
At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to the following:
Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
A 14 day trial of the Premium features is pre-selected. You may deselect this if you wish, and it will not diminish the scanning and removal capabilities of the program.
Click Finish. Follow the instructions above....




Download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.


Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system (32 bit or 64 bit). If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.


Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.


Let me see those logs in your reply....


Thank you,



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Thank you for those logs, unfortunately they do indicate illegal software installed and active on your system. That is a direct breach of Forum protocol, I cannot offer any further help, your thread will be closed and locked shortly.

If any further advice/help is needed you will have to contact a forum moderator....


Thank you,



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Is AutoKMS, unfortunately you will have to take this to a moderator for advice. I am a volunteer and also tied with forum protocol. We cannot offer help when such software is on your system. I guess Microsoft would take not be very happy with Malwarebytes forum if we are seen to help when that software is installed and active...


Thank you for your understanding,



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I will reinstall Windows as it is the safest for the future and because i only have a few games, so it's not a big deal


Could you please close or delete this topic, as it's not needed anymore.

Thank you for your time.

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