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bit coin miner for steam c:programfiles x86\steam\steam.exe and always changes pid 

can't seem to get rid of this whatever I do this thing self replicates and I have tried avg, superantispyware and malawarebytes and this thing is still here and activates whenever i open any game from steam.
uninstalling steam is not gonna happen either I have 198 games

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Hello @jamiewlh and :welcome:

Let me have you run the following please.



Please restart the computer first and then run the following steps and post back the logs when ready.

Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.

  • Shutdown your antivirus to avoid any conflicts.
  • Right click over JRT.exe and select Run as administrator on Windows Vista or Windows 7, double-click on XP.
  • The tool will open and start scanning your system.
  • Please be patient as this can take a while to complete.
  • On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
  • Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next reply message
  • When completed make sure to re-enable your antivirus


adwcleaner_new.png Fix with AdwCleaner

Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save the file to your Desktop.

  • Right-click on adwcleaner_new.png icon and select RunAsAdmin.jpg Run as Administrator to start the tool.
  • Accept the Terms of use.
  • Wait until the database is updated.
  • Click Scan.
  • When finished, please click Clean.
  • Your PC should reboot now.
  • After reboot, logfile will be opened. Copy its content into your next reply.

Note: Reports will be saved in your system partition, usually at C:\Adwcleaner

Download Sophos Free Virus Removal Tool and save it to your desktop.

  • Double click the icon and select Run
  • Click Next
  • Select I accept the terms in this license agreement, then click Next twice
  • Click Install
  • Click Finish to launch the program
  • Once the virus database has been updated click Start Scanning
  • If any threats are found click Details, then View Log file (bottom left-hand corner)
  • Copy and paste the results in your reply
  • Close the Notepad document, close the Threat Details screen, then click Start cleanup
  • Click Exit to close the program
  • If no threats were found, please confirm that result.

Please download the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. You can check here if you're not sure if your computer is 32-bit or 64-bit

  • Double-click to run it. When the tool opens, click Yes to disclaimer.
  • Press the Scan button.
  • It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please attach it to your reply.
  • The first time the tool is run, it also makes another log (Addition.txt). If you've, run the tool before you need to place a check mark here.
  • Please attach the Additions.txt log to your reply as well.



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# AdwCleaner v6.030 - Logfile created 01/12/2016 at 10:40:37
# Updated on 19/10/2016 by Malwarebytes
# Database : 2016-10-18.1 [Local]
# Operating System : Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (X64)
# Username : Jamie - JAMIE-PC
# Running from : C:\Users\Jamie\Desktop\AdwCleaner.exe
# Mode: Clean
# Support : hxxps://www.malwarebytes.com/support

***** [ Services ] *****

***** [ Folders ] *****

[-] Folder deleted: C:\Users\Jamie\AppData\LocalLow\avg web tuneup
[-] Folder deleted: C:\Program Files\Common Files\AVG Secure Search
[-] Folder deleted: C:\ProgramData\AVG Secure Search
[-] Folder deleted: C:\ProgramData\AVG Security Toolbar
[-] Folder deleted: C:\ProgramData\avg web tuneup
[#] Folder deleted on reboot: C:\ProgramData\Application Data\AVG Secure Search
[#] Folder deleted on reboot: C:\ProgramData\Application Data\AVG Security Toolbar
[#] Folder deleted on reboot: C:\ProgramData\Application Data\avg web tuneup
[-] Folder deleted: C:\Program Files (x86)\avg web tuneup
[-] Folder deleted: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\AVG Secure Search
[-] Folder deleted: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\config\systemprofile\AppData\LocalLow\avg web tuneup

***** [ Files ] *****

[-] File deleted: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\browser\searchplugins\wtu-secure-search.xml
[#] File deleted: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\browser\searchplugins\wtu-secure-search.xml
[#] File deleted: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\browser\searchplugins\wtu-secure-search.xml

***** [ DLL ] *****

***** [ WMI ] *****

***** [ Shortcuts ] *****

***** [ Scheduled Tasks ] *****

***** [ Registry ] *****

[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\ScriptHelper.GenericWnd
[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\ScriptHelper.GenericWnd.1
[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\ScriptHelper.NativeApi
[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\ScriptHelper.NativeApi.1
[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\ScriptHelper.ScriptHelperApi
[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\ScriptHelper.ScriptHelperApi.1
[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\ViProtocol.ViProtocolOLE
[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\ViProtocol.ViProtocolOLE.1
[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\WtuServer.WtuServerObj
[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\WtuServer.WtuServerObj.1
[#] Key deleted on reboot: [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\ScriptHelper.GenericWnd
[#] Key deleted on reboot: [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\ScriptHelper.GenericWnd.1
[#] Key deleted on reboot: [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\ScriptHelper.NativeApi
[#] Key deleted on reboot: [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\ScriptHelper.NativeApi.1
[#] Key deleted on reboot: [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\ScriptHelper.ScriptHelperApi
[#] Key deleted on reboot: [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\ScriptHelper.ScriptHelperApi.1
[#] Key deleted on reboot: [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\ViProtocol.ViProtocolOLE
[#] Key deleted on reboot: [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\ViProtocol.ViProtocolOLE.1
[#] Key deleted on reboot: [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\WtuServer.WtuServerObj
[#] Key deleted on reboot: [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\WtuServer.WtuServerObj.1
[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{1FDFF5A2-7BB1-48E1-8081-7236812B12B2}
[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{4E92DB5F-AAD9-49D3-8EAB-B40CBE5B1FF7}
[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{933B95E2-E7B7-4AD9-B952-7AC336682AE3}
[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{95B7759C-8C7F-4BF1-B163-73684A933233}
[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{B658800C-F66E-4EF3-AB85-6C0C227862A9}
[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{B2BC04DF-EFBD-409A-95CA-36874E5AB92A}
[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{CA3A5461-96B5-46DD-9341-5350D3C94615}
[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{03E2A1F3-4402-4121-8B35-733216D61217}
[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{4E92DB5F-AAD9-49D3-8EAB-B40CBE5B1FF7}
[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{9E3B11F6-4179-4603-A71B-A55F4BCB0BEC}
[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{C401D2CE-DC27-45C7-BC0C-8E6EA7F085D6}
[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{74FB6AFD-DD77-4CEB-83BD-AB2B63E63C93}
[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{9C049BA6-EA47-4AC3-AED6-A66D8DC9E1D8}
[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{C2AC8A0E-E48E-484B-A71C-C7A937FAAB94}
[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{4BC8AD89-AC5F-4DBD-A38F-C355C7DD33D7}
[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{95B7759C-8C7F-4BF1-B163-73684A933233}
[-] Key deleted: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{95B7759C-8C7F-4BF1-B163-73684A933233}
[-] Key deleted: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{95B7759C-8C7F-4BF1-B163-73684A933233}
[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{B2BC04DF-EFBD-409A-95CA-36874E5AB92A}
[-] Key deleted: HKU\S-1-5-21-2345269712-2798079661-2258478838-1001\Software\AVG Tuneup
[#] Key deleted on reboot: HKCU\Software\AVG Tuneup
[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\AVG Tuneup
[#] Key deleted on reboot: [x64] HKCU\Software\AVG Tuneup
[-] Key deleted: HKU\S-1-5-21-2345269712-2798079661-2258478838-1001\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{95B7759C-8C7F-4BF1-B163-73684A933233}
[#] Key deleted on reboot: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{95B7759C-8C7F-4BF1-B163-73684A933233}
[#] Key deleted on reboot: [x64] HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{95B7759C-8C7F-4BF1-B163-73684A933233}
[-] Value deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run [vProt]
[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\ViProtocol.DLL
[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\PROTOCOLS\handler\viprotocol
[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\NativeMessagingHosts\avgsh
[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins\@avg.com/AVG SiteSafety plugin,version=,application/x-avg-sitesafety-plugin
[#] Key deleted on reboot: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\protocols\handler\viprotocol
[-] Key deleted: HKCU\Software\Google\Chrome\Extensions\bmkckgpgekmanipelfidlhmkfcjicion
[#] Key deleted on reboot: [x64] HKCU\Software\Google\Chrome\Extensions\bmkckgpgekmanipelfidlhmkfcjicion

***** [ Web browsers ] *****

[-] [C:\Users\Jamie\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web data] [Search Provider] Deleted: uk.ask.com
[-] [C:\Users\Jamie\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default] [extension] Deleted: bmkckgpgekmanipelfidlhmkfcjicion


:: "Tracing" keys deleted
:: Winsock settings cleared


C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[C0].txt - [6627 Bytes] - [01/12/2016 10:40:37]

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Where is the log from the Sophos scan in step 3 ?


Please download the attached fixlist.txt file and save it to the Desktop.
NOTE. It's important that both files, FRST or FRST64 and fixlist.txt are in the same location or the fix will not work.

NOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on this particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating system.

Run FRST or FRST64 and press the Fix button just once and wait.
If the tool needs a restart please make sure you let the system restart normally and let the tool complete its run after restart.
The tool will make a log on the Desktop (Fixlog.txt). Please attach or post it to your next reply.

Note: If the tool warned you about an outdated version please download and run the updated version.



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Please download the correct version of SystemLook for your computer and save it to your desktop.
You can check here if you're not sure if your computer is 32-bit or 64-bit

SystemLook 32-bit x86 | or | SystemLook 64-bit x64

  • If using Windows XP just double click on SystemLook.exe to run it.
  • For all other versions of Windows, right click over SystemLook.exe or SystemLook_x64.exe and choose Run as administrator to run it
  • Copy the contents of the following code box into the main text field - including the colon characters.
  • Copy the contents of the following code box into the main text field - including the colon characters.




  • Click the Look button to start the scan

  • When finished, a notepad window will open with the results of the scan. Please post this log in your next reply.

  • Note: The log can also be found on your Desktop named SystemLook.txt

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Okay, so the main Steam engine executable looks to be old to me, but I believe that is automatically updated by them, yet the date is pretty old which I would not expect. Also, the renamed file is the exact same file as the hash is identical.

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe    --a---- 2860832 bytes    [08:37 15/03/2012]    [01:58 13/10/2016] D2CE6EA0E9F641D7153462D40C6B4193
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe.old    --a---- 2860832 bytes    [08:37 15/03/2012]    [01:58 13/10/2016] D2CE6EA0E9F641D7153462D40C6B4193

I don't play any games with Steam myself so not 100% certain what an up to date version of the program should be. I would suggest either checking another computer with Steam on it, or checking with other users what date they have on their file and possibly uploading it to virustotal.com to let them scan it for any possible infection to ensure it is the signed valid file from Steam. (pretty sure it is).

That file may just be a stub launcher that then links to a larger DLL file that actually runs the program and thus they may not have updated that exe file since 2012, but checking to make sure would be a good thing.




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Just go to VirusTotal

Then click the "Choose File" button and browse to the location of steam. 

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\

Then find the STEAM.EXE and upload it. They will scan it and let you know.

Then you can post the link from the scan and post back here. If VirusTotal says the file has already been scanned, tell it to go ahead and rescan it.



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Well not knowing the game engine that well myself it could be a normal process and just a false positive from AVG.

Please note that AVG has been sold to Avast

Avast Announces Agreement to Acquire AVG for $1.3B

Might I suggest uninstalling AVG antivirus and rebooting, then run this removal tool from AVG to clean up any left over elements of the program.


Then grab a copy of Avast and install that and update it and scan with it and see if it's giving you the same issue.




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You're quite welcome


At this time there are no more signs of an infection on your system.
However if you are still seeing any signs of an infection please let me know.

Let's go ahead and remove the tools and logs we've used during this process.

Most of the tools used are potentially dangerous to use unsupervised or if ran at the wrong time.
They are often updated daily so if you went to use them again in the future they would be outdated anyways.

The following procedures will implement some cleanup procedures to remove these tools.
bwebb7v.jpgDownload Delfix from here and save it to your desktop. (you may already have this)

  • Ensure Remove disinfection tools is checked.
  • Click the Run button.
  • Reboot

Any other programs or logs that are still remaining, you can manually delete. (right click.....Delete)
IE: RogueKiller.exe, RKreport.txt, RK_Quarantine folder, C:\FRST folder, FRST-OlderVersion folder, MBAR folder, etc....AdwCleaner > just run the program and click uninstall.

If there are any other left over Folders, Files, Logs then you can delete them on your own.
Please visit the following link to see how to delete old System Restore Points. Please delete all of them and create a new one at this time.
How to Delete System Protection Restore Points in Windows 7 and Windows 8

Remove all but the most recent Restore Point on Windows XP

As Java seems to get exploited on a regular basis I advise not using Java if possible but to at least disable java in your web browsers
How do I disable Java in my web browser? - Disable Java

A lot of reading here but if you take the time to read a bit of it you'll see why/how infections and general damage are so easily inflicted on the computer. There is also advice on how to prevent it and keep the system working well. Don't forget about good, solid backups of your data to an external drive that is not connected except when backing up your data. If you leave a backup drive connected and you do get infected it can easily damage, encrypt, delete, or corrupt your backups as well and then you'd lose all data.
Nothing is 100% bulletproof but with a little bit of education you can certainly swing things in your favor.

If you're not currently using Malwarebytes Premium then you may want to consider purchasing the product which can also help greatly reduce the risk of a future infection.


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Glad we could help. :)If you need this topic reopened, please send a Private Message to any one of the moderating team members. Please include a link to this thread with your request. This applies only to the originator of this thread.Other members who need assistance please start your own topic in a new thread. Thanks!

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