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I'm having the same problem as other users have had. I get notifications that "Norton Blocked an attack by System infected: Bitcoinminer Activity 7 (sometimes 9)" I have tried a complete scan by NIS and Norton Power Eraser. I've read the other threads, but didn't want to try the suggested tools without direction. Thanks.

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Hello edwardBe and welcome to Malwarebytes,

Continue with the following:

If you do not have Malwarebytes installed do the following:

Download Malwarebytes version 3 from the following link:


Double click on the installer and follow the prompts. If necessary select the Blue Help tab for video instructions....

When the install completes or Malwarebytes is already installed do the following:

Open Malwarebytes, select > "settings" > "protection tab"

Scroll down to "Scan Options" ensure Scan for Rootkits and Scan within Archives are both on....

Go back to "DashBoard" select the Blue "Scan Now" tab......

When the scan completes quarantine any found entries...

To get the log from Malwarebytes do the following:
  • Click on the Report 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

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

Alternative download option: http://www.techspot.com/downloads/6731-farbar-recovery-scan-tool.html

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.

If your security alerts to FRST either, accept the alert or turn your security off to allow FRST to run. It is not malicious or infected in any way...

Be aware FRST must be run from an account with Administrator status...
  • Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.(Windows 8/10 users will be prompted about Windows SmartScreen protection - click More information and Run.)
  • Make sure Addition.txt is checkmarked under "Optional scans"
    user posted image
  • Press Scan button to run the tool....
  • It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
  • The tool will also make a log named (Addition.txt) Please attach that log to your reply.

Let me see those logs in your reply...

Thank you,

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Thanks. Here is the copy and paste of the report from MB:


-Log Details-
Scan Date: 9/20/18
Scan Time: 2:23 PM
Log File: 779e03ba-bd1b-11e8-a429-54ab3ac4e8f8.json

-Software Information-
Components Version: 1.0.463
Update Package Version: 1.0.6937
License: Trial

-System Information-
OS: Windows 10 (Build 17134.285)
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: HOMER-VI\Edward

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Scan Initiated By: Manual
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 335929
Threats Detected: 14
Threats Quarantined: 14
Time Elapsed: 2 min, 45 sec

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

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

Module: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Key: 5
Trojan.BitCoinMiner, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TASKS\{AA36516D-DE69-45A1-9DC4-18934375739D}, Quarantined, [543], [558322],1.0.6937
Trojan.BitCoinMiner, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\PLAIN\{AA36516D-DE69-45A1-9DC4-18934375739D}, Quarantined, [543], [558322],1.0.6937
PUP.Optional.DriverToolkit, HKU\S-1-5-21-481108157-1381744732-3800661945-1001\SOFTWARE\DriverToolkit, Quarantined, [915], [512874],1.0.6937
PUP.Optional.Spigot, HKU\S-1-5-21-481108157-1381744732-3800661945-1001\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\SEARCHSCOPES\{59E31E7C-2F2C-492B-BF86-6EE571951867}, Quarantined, [170], [243431],1.0.6937

Registry Value: 2
PUP.Optional.Spigot, HKU\S-1-5-21-481108157-1381744732-3800661945-1001\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\SEARCHSCOPES\{59E31E7C-2F2C-492B-BF86-6EE571951867}|URL, Quarantined, [170], [243431],1.0.6937
Trojan.BitCoinMiner, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TASKS\{AA36516D-DE69-45A1-9DC4-18934375739D}|PATH, Quarantined, [543], [558320],1.0.6937

Registry Data: 1
PUP.Optional.Spigot, HKU\S-1-5-21-481108157-1381744732-3800661945-1001\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\MAIN|START PAGE, Replaced, [170], [293199],1.0.6937

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 3
PUP.Optional.DriverToolkit, C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverToolkit\Download, Quarantined, [915], [512876],1.0.6937
PUP.Optional.DriverToolkit, C:\Program Files (x86)\DriverToolkit\Backup, Quarantined, [915], [512876],1.0.6937
PUP.Optional.DriverToolkit, C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\DRIVERTOOLKIT, Quarantined, [915], [512876],1.0.6937

File: 3
Generic.Malware/Suspicious, C:\USERS\EDWARD\APPDATA\ROAMING\NHM2\BIN\EXCAVATOR_SERVER\EXCAVATOR.EXE, Quarantined, [0], [392686],1.0.6937

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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Thanks again. Here is the log from ADWCleaner:

# -------------------------------
# Malwarebytes AdwCleaner
# -------------------------------
# Build:    09-03-2018
# Database:  (Cloud)
# Support: https://www.malwarebytes.com/support
# -------------------------------
# Mode: Clean
# -------------------------------
# Start:    09-20-2018
# Duration: 00:00:04
# OS:       Windows 10 Home
# Cleaned:  7
# Failed:   3

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

No malicious services cleaned.

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

Deleted       C:\Users\Edward\Downloads\Video downloader
Deleted       C:\Users\Edward\AppData\Local\DriverToolkit

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

No malicious files cleaned.

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

No malicious DLLs cleaned.

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

No malicious WMI cleaned.

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

No malicious shortcuts cleaned.

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

No malicious tasks cleaned.

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

Deleted       HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{2B51C83A-465D-4EA9-9CDC-1ED95ED09AC6}
Deleted       HKCU\Software\APN PIP
Deleted       HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\A38C15B2D5649AE4C9CDE19DE50DA96C
Deleted       HKLM\Software\Classes\Installer\Products\A38C15B2D5649AE4C9CDE19DE50DA96C
Deleted       HKLM\Software\Classes\Installer\Features\A38C15B2D5649AE4C9CDE19DE50DA96C

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

No malicious Chromium entries cleaned.

***** [ Chromium URLs ] *****

Not Deleted   Ask
Not Deleted   AOL

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

No malicious Firefox entries cleaned.

***** [ Firefox URLs ] *****

Not Deleted   nortonsafe.search.ask.com


[+] Delete IFEO
[+] Delete Prefetch
[+] Delete Tracing Keys
[+] Reset BITS
[+] Reset Windows Firewall
[+] Reset Hosts File
[+] Reset IPSec
[+] Reset Chromium Policies
[+] Reset IE Policies
[+] Reset Proxy Settings
[+] Reset TCP/IP
[+] Reset Winsock


AdwCleaner[S00].txt - [1937 octets] - [20/09/2018 14:42:19]
AdwCleaner_Debug.log - [3686 octets] - [20/09/2018 14:43:33]

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\Logs\AdwCleaner[C00].txt ##########

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Hello edwardB,

Yes received the donation, thankyou very much. Unless you see any other issues run the following to clean up...

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…


Run Windows Disk Clean Up Utility - https://neosmart.net/wiki/disk-cleanup/

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

Kevin... user posted image
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Glad we could help.

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