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i need help on this!

My GPU and CPU usage are getting used by mint.exe.

Every time my mouse is idle, after 4-5mins of not moving my mouse, mint.exe will run on background, I have attached a screenshot. When this process runs, it is using my CPU and GPU. GPU usage is 95% and CPU is around 60% usage.



When i move my mouse again, mint.exe will kill itself putting my thermals back to normal.5a0a958ca13b6_mint.exeusagebacktonormal.thumb.jpg.2cd34b51f57e7f1d7bc2e7a8659db6e5.jpg.


Please help me how to get rid of this annoying malware as my GPU is getting hot when IDLE.


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Upload a File to Virustotal

Go to http://www.virustotal.com/
  • Click the Choose file button
  • Navigate to the file C:\Users\Rigid\AppData\Roaming\Test\Guard.exe
  • Click the Scan it tab
  • If you get a message saying File has already been analyzed: click Reanalyze file now
  • Copy and paste the URL address back here please.
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Download attached fixlist.txt file (end of reply) and save it to the Desktop, or the folder you saved FRST into. "Do not open that file"
NOTE. It's important that both FRST and fixlist.txt are in the same location or the fix will not work.

Open FRST and press the Fix button just once and wait.
The tool will make a log on the Desktop (Fixlog.txt) or the folder it was ran from. Please post it to your reply.


Open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
  • On the Settings tab > Protection Scroll to and make sure the following are selected:
    Scan for Rootkits
    Scan within Archives
  • Scroll further to Potential Threat Protection make sure the following are set as follows:
    Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP`s) set as :- Always detect PUP`s (recommended)
    Potentially Unwanted Modifications (PUM`s) set as :- Alwaysdetect PUM`s (recommended)
  • Click on the Scan make sure Threat Scan is selected,
  • A Threat Scan will begin.
  • When the scan is complete if anything is found make sure that the first checkbox at the top is checked (that will automatically check all detected items), then click on the Quarantine Selected Tab
  • If asked to restart your computer to complete the removal, please do so
  • When complete click on Export Summary after deletion (bottom-left corner) and select Copy to Clipboard.
  • 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 retrieve the log.

To get the log from Malwarebytes do the following:
  • Click on the Reports tab > from main interface.
  • Double click on the Scan log which shows the Date and time of the scan just performed.
  • Click Export > From export you have two 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

  • Use "Copy to Clipboard", then Right click to your reply > select "Paste" that will copy the log to your reply…


Download AdwCleaner by Malwarebytes onto your Desktop.

Or from this Mirror
  • Right-click on AdwCleaner.exe and select user posted imageRun as Administrator (for Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 users)
  • Accept the EULA (I accept), then click on Scan
  • Let the scan complete. Once it's done, make sure that every item listed in the different tabs is checked and click on the Clean button. This will kill all the active processes
  • Once the cleaning process is complete, AdwCleaner will ask to restart your computer, do it
  • After the restart, a log will open when logging in. Please copy/paste the content of that log in your next reply


Download Norton Power Eraser from here: https://security.symantec.com/nbrt/npe.aspx? and save direct to your Desktop.
  • Double click on NPE.exe to start the tool. Vista, Windows 7/8/8.1/10 right click, select "Run as Administrator" accept UAC.

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  • The EULA will open, accept that to move on...

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  • The tool will check for updates/latest version

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  • The GUI will open, select "Scan for Risks"

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  • Rootkit scan alert will open, select "Restart"

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  • Rootkit scan preparations will time out and Reboot the system.

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  • Tool will will restart and check for update, do nothing.

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  • System scan will start, do nothing.

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  • If infections are found a list will be produced, make sure to checkmark "Create System Restore Point" then select "Fix Now" if nothing is found select "Exit" to close out the tool.

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  • To remove "found entries" the system will need to restart, select that option.

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  • If applicable select "Locate Log" attach to reply. Select "Done" when complete....

Let me see those logs in your reply, also tell me if there are any remaining issues or concerns...

Thank you,



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I'm on this part:

  • When complete click on Export Summary after deletion (bottom-left corner) and select Copy to Clipboard.
  • Wait for the prompt to restart the computer to appear, then click on Yes.

after clicking clicking Copy to Clipboard button, there are no prompts to restart my pc. what should i do after this?

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okay i've proceeded..


I have attached the following:



Here is the report log:


-Log Details-
Scan Date: 11/18/17
Scan Time: 10:24 PM
Log File: 3c403fd7-cc6c-11e7-b6e9-4ccc6a257a36.json
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Components Version: 1.0.236
Update Package Version: 1.0.3289
License: Trial

-System Information-
OS: Windows 10 (Build 15063.608)
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: DESKTOP-3SL2247\Rigid

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 385720
Threats Detected: 1
Threats Quarantined: 1
Time Elapsed: 1 min, 7 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Detect
PUM: Detect

-Scan Details-
Process: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Module: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Key: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Value: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 0
(No malicious items detected)

File: 1
PUP.Optional.Delta, C:\USERS\RIGID\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, [3662], [455070],1.0.3289

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)



AdwCleaner log:

# AdwCleaner - Logfile created on Sat Nov 18 16:55:47 2017
# Updated on 2017/27/10 by Malwarebytes 
# Running on Windows 10 Enterprise (X64)
# Mode: clean
# Support: https://www.malwarebytes.com/support

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

No malicious services deleted.

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

Deleted: C:\Program Files (x86)\Tencent
Deleted: C:\Users\Rigid\AppData\Roaming\Tencent

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

No malicious files deleted.

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

No malicious DLLs cleaned.

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

No malicious WMI cleaned.

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

No malicious shortcuts cleaned.

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

No malicious tasks deleted.

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

Deleted: [Value] - HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules|{84004A1C-4E89-4B8E-8E20-A9CD56285E99}

***** [ Firefox (and derivatives) ] *****

No malicious Firefox entries deleted.

***** [ Chromium (and derivatives) ] *****

No malicious Chromium entries deleted.


::Tracing keys deleted
::Winsock settings cleared
::Additional Actions: 0


C:/AdwCleaner/AdwCleaner[S0].txt - [1167 B] - [2017/11/18 16:53:34]

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[C0].txt ##########




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If your PC is back to normal yes we can clean up and remove programs we`ve used. Delfix will do that for us...

Navigate to the folder you save for Norton Power Eraser, you can delete that or drag and drop into Recycle bin...


Download "Delfix by Xplode" and save it to your desktop.

Or use the following if first link is down:

"Delfix link mirror"

If your security program alerts to Delfix either, accept the alert or turn your security off.

Double Click to start the program. If you are using Vista or higher, please right-click and choose run as administrator

Make Sure the following items are checked:

  • Remove disinfection tools <----- this will remove tools we may have used.
  • Purge System Restore <--- this will remove all previous and possibly exploited restore points, a new point relative to system status at present will be created.
  • Reset system settings <--- this will reset any system settings back to default that were changed either by us during cleansing or malware/infection

Now click on "Run" and wait patiently until the tool has completed.

The tool will create a log when it has completed. We don't need you to post this.

Any remnant files/logs from tools we have used can be deleted…


Read the following links to fully understand PC Security and Best Practices, you may find them useful....

Answers to Common Security Questions and best Practices

Do I need a Registry Cleaner?

Take care and surf safe

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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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