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Some sort of rootkit?


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Good morning,

The other day I received a fake file in my email, and since then my computer's been running incredibly slow and will not hibernate even if left alone for a few hours.  Sounds like either a rootkit or some sort of cryptocurrency miner, I'm not exactly sure.  In my tasks I've also noticed a lot of random tasks that sound like they belong there, but I've never noticed them there before i.e. SearchIndexer.exe, SearchProtocolHost.exe, and what appears to be a lot more Chrome processes than usual.  If I'm not mistaken, I think whatever this virus is is using fake processes to come across as if they're real Windows processes.  Malwarebytes also won't really open for me.  It's been about two days, and at first when I ended some of these tasks then I was able to open Malwarebytes and my computer seemed to be running normally, but the processes keep coming back and the computer slows down again, a lot of times to the point where it's frozen.





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On 8/18/2018 at 1:48 AM, AdvancedSetup said:

Hello @Lase and :welcome:

Please follow the directions from the following topic.


Let me know if that helps or not.




Thanks for your response.  I followed the instructions, and thus far it appears as if everything has returned to normal. Thank you!

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