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Hi,

 

I noticed that my cpu runs at 100% until I open  task manager. I think it's some kind of bitcoin miner. I have ran malwarebytes, avast, malwarebytes adw, windows defender offline scan and nothing.

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23 minutes ago, nosse2 said:

Hi,

 

I noticed that my cpu runs at 100% until I open  task manager. I think it's some kind of bitcoin miner. I have ran malwarebytes, avast, malwarebytes adw, windows defender offline scan and nothing.

 

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I'm almost 100% sure it was a false alarm. No need for help here.

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Hi.

The last Malwarebytes scan shows no malware / no P U P.   That is good.

You seem to say all is good at this point.

If you wish another opinion, you may run this special tool.

 

I would suggest a free scan with the ESET Online Scanner
Go to https://www.eset.com/us/home/online-scanner/

Look on the right side of the page.  Click Scan Now
It will start a download of "esetonlinescanner_enu.exe"
Save the file to your system, such as the Downloads folder, or else to the Desktop.

Go to the saved file, and double click it to get it started.
When presented with the initial ESET options, click on "Computer Scan".

Next, when prompted by Windows, allow it to start by clicking Yes

When prompted for scan type, Click on Full scan
Click on the radio selection "Enable ESET to detect and quarantine potentially unwanted applications"   and click on Start scan button.

Have patience.  The entire process may take an hour or more. There is an initial update download.
There is a progress window display.
You should ignore all prompts to get the ESET antivirus software program.   ( e.g.  their standard program).   You do not need to buy or get or install anything else.

When the scan is completed, if something was found, it will show a screen with the number of detected items.  If so, click the button marked “View detected results”.

Click The blue “Save scan log” to save the log.

If something was removed and you know it is a false finding, you may click on the blue ”Restore cleaned files”  ( in blue, at bottom).

Press Continue when all done.  You should click to off the offer for “periodic scanning”.

 

Edited by Maurice Naggar

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Hello.   Are you still with us ?  I have not heard back from you.   Please advise if you saw my last reply and what the result was.

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Hello  @nosse2 .   Are you still with us ?  I have not heard back from you.

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Hey, Sorry about not responding. I reinstalled windows and its fine now

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Thanks for letting us know.   Let me make a few remarks.

Backup is your best friend.  Make regular offline backups of this system onto external backup media.  For example, a large 1TB USB external drive at Amazon goes for near $50.

 

It is not enough to just have a security program installed. Each pc user needs to practice daily safe computer and internet use.

Safer practices & malware prevention:
Follow best practices when browsing the Internet, especially on opening links coming from untrusted sources.
First rule of internet safety: slow down & think before you "click".
Free games & free programs are like "candy". We do not accept them from "strangers".


Never open attachments that come with unexpected ( out of the blue ) email no matter how enticing.
Never open attachments from the email itself. Do not double click in the email. Always Save first and then scan with antivirus program.

Never click links without first hovering your mouse over the link and seeing if it is going to an odd address ( one that does not fit or is odd looking or has typos).

 

Pay close attention when installing 3rd-party programs. It is important that you pay attention to the license agreements and installation screens when installing anything off of the Internet. If an installation screen offers you Custom or Advanced installation options, it is a good idea to select these as they will typically disclose what other 3rd party software will also be installed.
Take great care in every stage of the process and every offer screen, and make sure you know what it is you're agreeing to before you click "Next".

Use a Standard user account rather than an administrator-rights account when "surfing" the web.
See more info on Corrine's SecurityGarden Blog http://securitygarden.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_7.html
Dont remove your current login. Just use the new Standard-user-level one for everyday use while on the internet.


Check in at http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com 
Windows Update and install any Important Updates offered.

Make certain that Automatic Updates is enabled.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12373/windows-update-faq




Keep your system and programs up to date. Several programs release security updates on a regular basis to patch vulnerabilities. Keeping your software patched up prevents attackers from being able to exploit them to drop malware.

For other added tips, read "10 easy ways to prevent malware infection"

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Sincerely.

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Glad we could help.

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