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some days ago I noticed some performance issues on my PC.

Somehow I got a miner using my GPU in the background. Eventually I bought Malware Bytes Premium to get rid of it permanently.
Unfortunately after every restart I get a threat detection even though I deleted them after sending them to quarantine.

After trying it alone for some evenings I'm seeking some help here.

Please let me know if I need to provide further information.

Best regards!





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Hi Rjd2 :)

My name is Aura and I'll be assisting you with your malware issue. Since we'll be working together, you can call me Aura or Yoan, which is my real name, it's up to you! Now that we've broke the ice, I'll just ask you a few things during the time we'll be working together to clean your system and get it back to an operational state.

  • As you'll notice, the logs we are asking for here are quite lenghty, so it's normal for me to not reply exactly after you post them. This is because I need some time to analyse them and then act accordingly. However, I'll always reply within 24 hours, 48 hours at most if something unexpected happens
  • As long as I'm assisting you on Malwarebytes Forums, in this thread, I'll ask you to not seek assistance anywhere else for any issue related to the system we are working on. If you have an issue, question, etc. about your computer, please ask it in this thread and I'll assist you
  • The same principle applies to any modifications you make to your system, I would like you to ask me before you do any manipulations that aren't in the instructions I posted. This is to ensure that we are operating in sync and I know exactly what's happening on your system
  • If you aren't sure about an instruction I'm giving you, ask me about it. This is to ensure that the clean-up process goes without any issue. I'll answer you and even give you more precise instructions/explanations if you need. There's no shame in asking questions here, better be safe than sorry!
  • If you don't reply to your thread within 3 days, I'll bump this thread to let you know that I'm waiting for you. If you don't reply after 5 days, it'll be closed. If you return after that period, you can send me a PM to get it unlocked and we'll continue where we left off;
  • Since malware can work quickly, we want to get rid of them as fast as we can, before they make unknown changes to the system. This being said, I would appreciate if you could reply to this thread within 24 hours of me posting. This way, we'll have a good clean-up rhythm and the chances of complications will be reduced
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  • I would appreciate if you were to stay with me until the end, which means, until I declare your system clean. Just because your system isn't behaving weirdly anymore, or is running better than before, it doesn't mean that the infection is completely gone
    This being said, I have a full time job so sometimes it'll take longer for me to reply to you. Don't worry, you'll be my first priority as soon as I get home and have time to look at your thread

This being said, it's time to clean-up some malware, so let's get started, shall we? :)

Please give me some time to review your logs and get back at you.

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iO3R662.pngFarbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) - Fix mode
Follow the instructions below to execute a fix on your system using FRST, and provide the log in your next reply.

  • Download the attached fixlist.txt file, and save it on your Desktop (or wherever your FRST.exe/FRST64.exe executable is located)
  • Right-click on the FRST executable and select Spcusrh.pngRun as Administrator (for Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 users)
  • Click on the Fix button
  • On completion, a message will come up saying that the fix has been completed and it'll open a log in Notepad
  • Copy and paste its content in your next reply



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Entfernungsergebnis von Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (x64) Version: 16.05.2018 01
durchgeführt von grziw (01-06-2018 19:14:57) Run:2
Gestartet von G:\Downloads
Geladene Profile: grziw &  (Verfügbare Profile: grziw)
Start-Modus: Normal

fixlist Inhalt:

HKLM\...\Run: [diskdriver] => C:\WINDOWS\system32\diskdriver.exe [2069504 2018-06-01] (Microsoft Corporation)
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender: Beschränkung <==== ACHTUNG

S2 WinDefendSecurity; C:\WINDOWS\system32\windfn.exe [2218496 2018-05-28] (Microsoft Corporation) [Datei ist nicht signiert]
S3 cpuz145; \??\C:\WINDOWS\temp\cpuz145\cpuz145_x64.sys [X]

Task: {687B0E30-1A96-4A3D-ABB9-BB0878CB1BA5} - \Microsoft\Windows\UNP\RunCampaignManager -> Keine Datei <==== ACHTUNG

AlternateDataStreams: C:\Users\Public\AppData:CSM [472]

HKU\S-1-5-21-1589878200-2074267544-266894676-1001\Software\Classes\regfile: regedit.exe "%1" <==== ACHTUNG

HKLM\...\StartupApproved\Run: => "diskdriver"



Prozesse erfolgreich geschlossen.
Fehler: (0) Erstellen eines Wiederherstellungspunktes gescheitert.
"HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\\diskdriver" => nicht gefunden
"HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender" => erfolgreich entfernt
"HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\WinDefendSecurity" => erfolgreich entfernt
WinDefendSecurity => Dienst erfolgreich entfernt
"HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\cpuz145" => erfolgreich entfernt
cpuz145 => Dienst erfolgreich entfernt
"HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Plain\{687B0E30-1A96-4A3D-ABB9-BB0878CB1BA5}" => erfolgreich entfernt
"HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{687B0E30-1A96-4A3D-ABB9-BB0878CB1BA5}" => erfolgreich entfernt
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Microsoft\Windows\UNP\RunCampaignManager => nicht gefunden
C:\Users\Public\AppData => ":CSM" ADS erfolgreich entfernt
"HKU\S-1-5-21-1589878200-2074267544-266894676-1001\Software\Classes\regfile" => erfolgreich entfernt
"HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartupApproved\Run\\diskdriver" => erfolgreich entfernt
"HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\\diskdriver" => nicht gefunden
"C:\WINDOWS\system32\diskdriver.exe" => nicht gefunden
C:\WINDOWS\system32\windfn.exe => erfolgreich verschoben
C:\WINDOWS\system32\7B296FC0-376B-497d-B013-58F4D9633A22-5P-1.B5841A4C-A289-439d-8115-50AB69CD450B => erfolgreich verschoben
C:\WINDOWS\system32\setup4.2.6.tmp => erfolgreich verschoben
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\6873241A.sys => erfolgreich verschoben
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\33241540.sys => erfolgreich verschoben

=========== EmptyTemp: ==========

BITS transfer queue => 10510336 B
DOMStore, IE Recovery, AppCache, Feeds Cache, Thumbcache, IconCache => 11643892 B
Java, Flash, Steam htmlcache => 6574451 B
Windows/system/drivers => 0 B
Edge => 0 B
Chrome => 92369745 B
Firefox => 0 B
Opera => 0 B

Temp, IE cache, history, cookies, recent:
Default => 0 B
Users => 0 B
ProgramData => 0 B
Public => 0 B
systemprofile => 0 B
systemprofile32 => 0 B
LocalService => 0 B
NetworkService => 0 B
grziw => 1199556 B

RecycleBin => 0 B
EmptyTemp: => 116.6 MB temporäre Dateien entfernt.


Das System musste neu gestartet werden.

==== Ende von Fixlog 19:15:01 ====


Hi Aura,

thank you very  much!

Somehow no editor opened after scanning. I copied the logfile from the same directory as FRST.

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Good! Now can you do me a favor? Can you .zip the C:\FRST\Quarantine folder and attach it here?

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Thank you :) Now if you restart your computer and run a scan with Malwarebytes, is it detecting anything?

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Not yet. :) 

But I think it might come back. I ran FRST before I posted here also and still after the restart I got the security warning of malwarebytes.
Maybe the 2nd time running FRST helped. If not I will reply to this thread, okay?

Thank you for your support!

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