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Hello everyone, I was planning to post this topic a few days before hand. But took a while before I got an email from Malwarebytes for a new account registration and remembered I had this old account.¬†ūüôā

Recently I was hit with a Bitcoin Mining virus that masked itself as NVidia, didn't do much damage as it was handled as soon as it hit me.

A friend of tried to help me with ridding the virus from my PC as a final shot before I reformat the PC. We've been successful so far, but the only thing left is when this all began. The first symptoms of the virus I noticed was that, everytime I went on Task Manager, it would close whenever I clicked on "More details." Mind you it is completely functional in the less detailed version, but as soon as I hit "More details." It stops and then closes.

My computer is shown as clean from all different sorts of programs such as Malwarebytes, Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit, Roguekiller, Spybot, and we've already analyzed with FRST. Going so far to use DDU to uninstall my NVidia drivers completely. Which worked! When this all happened, the virus made a separate "hidden folder" in "C:/ProgramData" called "Nvidia Corporation." After DDU, it is gone completely and no traces of it from any scans.

But the only thing left is the Task Manager. I'm not sure what else to do.. Any help is appreciated. :)

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Sorry about the double-post, but I don't see any "edit" option available. I'm currently in 800 x 600 as my Nvidia drivers are completely wiped from DDU, and it could be that I'm just having a hard time seeing this. 

If anyone needed logs, I am very much glad to resend as I have almost all of the logs from before. :)

And I was also re-reading few posts regarding this issue as well saying that they found the solution in redistributable files, do you guys think it would be plausible? Or would you guys know how to check?

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Hello @Rizaldus

Sorry to hear you're having issues. Regardless of your past scans and logs I will need all new, fresh scans and logs to see what is currently going on in order to assist you.


Please run the following steps and post back the logs as an attachment when ready.


  • If you're already running Malwarebytes then open¬†Malwarebytes and check for updates. Then click on the Scan tab and select Threat Scan and click on Start Scan button.
  • If you don't have Malwarebytes installed yet please download it from here and install it.
  • Once installed then open¬†Malwarebytes and select Scan and let it run.
  • Once the scan is completed click on the View Report button, then the Export button and save the file as a Text file to your desktop or other location you can find and attach that log on your next reply.
  • If Malwarebytes won't run then please skip to the next step and let me know in your next reply.


Please download AdwCleaner by Malwarebytes and save the file to your Desktop.

  • Right-click on the¬†program and select RunAsAdmin.jpg Run as Administrator to start the tool.
  • Accept the Terms of use.
  • Wait until the database is updated.
  • Click Scan Now.
  • When finished, please click Clean & Repair.
  • Your PC should reboot now if any items were found.
  • After reboot, a log file will be opened. Attach or Copy its content into your next reply.


RESTART THE COMPUTER Before running Step 3

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

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. You can check here if you're not sure if your computer is 32-bit or 64-bit

  • Double-click to run it. When the tool opens, click Yes to disclaimer.
  • Press the Scan button.
  • It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please attach it to your reply.
  • The first time the tool is run, it also makes another log (Addition.txt). If you've, run the tool before you need to place a checkmark here.
  • Please attach the Additions.txt log to your reply as well.



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Thank you! I've attached the files you've requested below. :)

I'll just enumerate just in case you get confused with my naming (sorry about that.):



Malwarebytes_3.txt: Latest Malwarebytes scan.

Malwarebytes_FIRST_Detection.txt: This was the scan I've done as soon as I noticed I had the virus running, I included just in case you might find it helpful :)

AdwCleaner[S03].txt: Latest AdwCleaner I've ran.

AdwCleaner[S00].txt: The very first AdwCleaner I've ran.


You might notice some pirated software in the first scan logs, but they are no more in the latest scans as my friend asked me to remove them. :)


Malwarebytes_3.txt FRST_latest.txt Addition_latest.txt AdwCleaner[S03].txt Malwarebytes_FIRST_Detection.txt AdwCleaner[C00].txt

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Please download the attached fixlist.txt file and save it to the Desktop.
NOTE. It's important that both files, FRST or FRST64 and fixlist.txt are in the same location or the fix will not work.

NOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on this particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating system.

Run FRST or FRST64 and press the Fix button just once and wait.
If the tool needs a restart please make sure you let the system restart normally and let the tool complete its run after restart.
The tool will make a log on the Desktop (Fixlog.txt). Please attach or post it to your next reply.

Note: If the tool warned you about an outdated version please download and run the updated version.




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Due to the lack of feedback, this topic is closed to prevent others from posting here.

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