Bitcoin mining trojans start using GPUs of victims: Security researchers have identified a new trojan that uses the graphic card resources of infected computers to mine Bitcoins on behalf of its authors
So I'm losing my mind trying to figure out what is going on with my computer. When gaming my FPS stutters or drops to an unplayable number. I was mining bitcoins with my pc only using the gpu (spu temps never went over 80° and was only running for about 8hrs at a time so I know it's not physically damaged). GPU: AMD Radeon r9 390. I was enjoying it until i turned it off and tried playing League of Legends just to notice my FPS was at a constant 10-30fps. Anyways. I looked into it with, task manager, malwarebytes and hitmanpro... Malwarebytes and hitmanpro both found bitcoinminer trojan files and quarantined/deleted whatever they needed to do. But my computer is still stuttering. So i restarted. Tried it all again. No threats to be found anymore. But the problem still persists. I know its a virus. Please anyone. If you can help me, I'm BEGGING you! EDIT: CPU IS ACTING UP AS WELL All 4 cores of the intel i5 4690k are going up and down.. Never below 30%. This has been hell. Especially since I need to focus on my homework and not my gaming pc dying on my right now as i have class in a few hours. And need to finish some illustrator drawings.
I got a bitcoin mining trojan on my Windows 10 install which really seems to have screwed up the OS's. I'm experiencing freezes that's glitching the mouse on both Windows and macOS, so I'm worried that the virus potentially have made some strange changes that affects both the OS's. Not sure if that's the case, but as I've wanted to use macOS with OpenCore instead of Clover for a while, I'm now seeing this issue as a opportunity for starting from scratch. What are the procedures for reinstalling both my Windows drive and macOS drive from scratch? Should I just use the USB drives for each system in order to remove the installations from there and just do a fresh install? Will the Clover EFI partition be removed when doing this? This is of course something that I want if I'm about to do a install with OpenCore instead.
PC has been acting funny, strange file in startup task manager
My PC has been acting really strange, and I need to know if it's some sort of Malware, or something else. Every 10 minutes or so my cmd opens out of the blue and vanishes just as suddenly. I haven't been able to find a cause. Opening up my task manager shows me this one file in the startup section. It's called 2YQJ and it's an exe. It says access denied when I try to open the location. Also, I've found no information on it online. I've disabled it just now, I'll see what happens anyway. Also, about 10 minutes ago, my CPU usage skyrocketed to about 60%. There were two of the same programs running at once. both were a Microsoft realtime something something, taking up around 25% of my CPU a piece. Dunno if related, but it happened once, hasn't happened since, could happen again. I'll provide updates if any new information arises, and I'll try to answer any questions to the best of my ability, though I'll be hitting the bed pretty soon Edit1: I just ran a scan with Malwarebytes and found two bitcoin mining trojans lmfao. I seriously have no clue where they came from, but I'll look in to it
PC will not Sleep - monitor goes in to sleep mode as normal but computer hangs.
I've restarted, checked for updates and checked for requests in powercfg. Stuck for ideas now! Thanks Edit: In powercfg under the SYSTEM and AWAYMODE headings I have the following request: [PROCESS] \Device\HarddiskVolume5\Windows\System32\diskdriver.exe When I try and put the computer to sleep, my hard drive is reading/writing like crazy, even though I'm not doing any manual tasks with the drive. Edit 2: Disabled the hard drive in device manage. Unsurprisingly the read/write sounds stop, but no Sleep still. Powercfg reads the same message as before but now with HarddiskVolume4 instead. Edit 3: diskdriver.exe was a Bitcoin mining Trojan. Problem solved after removing all suspect files with Malwarebytes.
So I've had a problem with gaming on my laptop these past few days, but low and behold it wasn't a problem with the laptop, wasn't a problem with my settings, and wasn't something that I did at all (that I'm aware of). I started up a game just fine(CS:GO, Insurgency, Eldritch, the Forest, GMod, PvZ: Garden Warfare, etc.) and it would be running smooth at 60-200fps. After a couple minutes of gameplay my game would all of a sudden start stuttering IMMENSELY and my fps counter would rapidly change from 31-32 fps and would fluctuate up to a maximum of 40fps (though it seemed the whole time like sub 5). So I would then shut down the game and try a different one only to have the same problem with EVERY game. I tried EVERYTHING I could think of; updating all drivers, changing my nvidia settings, monitoring performance, restarting steam, etc. It was only when I got MSI afterburner and started thoroughly investigating all of my hardware usage that I noticed something quite odd: at the exact moment the problem would begin, my dedicated graphics usage would shoot to 0 and my integrated graphics usage shot up to 100% and would stick there! So this was when I began updating all of my drivers to no avail. I had about given up hope, then as a last ditch effort I just started closing all of my system processes one by one in a hope to find the culprit for the 100% integrated GPU usage. Closed steam, closed firefox, google, teamspeak, backup services... until I came across one process in particular... "steam.exe". Now by this point I had already closed ALL steam processes.. or so I thought? This particular "steam.exe" didn't have the normal steam icon, but rather the icon assigned to programs without icons. After scratching my head a bit, I closed it. And low and behold my GPU usage shot right down to 0!!! I then restarted steam but the process did not reappear. Now to many this might sound like no big deal because it has yet to afflict them, and can only presumably affect laptop gamers or gamers with integrated/dual-graphics setups. But this IS a problem. I haven't narrowed down what exactly this mysterious "steam.exe" process is, but if it is in fact merely a product/remnant of a steam file, it could pose a major problem for many, as it did for me. During this time, computer ran at about 180 degrees Fahrenheit while idling, only 40 degrees under my Tj. Max! Not to mention the fact that literally every game became unplayable for me. Now if this is merely a virus or other malicious software, it should also be made public so it can be listed in a database and prevented from causing further problems/damage. The reason I am posting this is that during my time of trying to fix this affliction, I came across several others with problems sounding quite similar to mine, but with no answer. If you have been afflicted with this and this solves your problem or even if it doesn't solve your problem but you have a similar problem, please reply! Or if you happen to know what may be causing this (memory leak, etc.) I'd love to hear it! I have yet to restart my PC since fixing the problem, but will report back if I am able to follow the process to its destination folder. It should also be mentioned that both windows defender and super anti-spyware found nothing upon full-scans. TL;DR: I had a problem with my laptop gaming (stuck at ~30fps and massive stuttering), the culprit turned out to be a process called "steam.exe" but without the steam icon. My computer ran very hot even while idling (~180 F) which is enough to cause excessive wear and even potential damage to hardware, not to mention causing games to be unplayable. Closing "steam.exe" solved the problem but the process did not reappear upon re-opening steam. EDIT: SOLVED! It seems to have been a bitcoin mining trojan. From where it came, I have no clue. It was located in my AppData/Roaming/ in a folder named "IsolatedStorage" and the program itself was disguised as "steam.exe". They were quite clever in the sense that they had it on a delayed start, so I was able to start up my computer and play for several minutes before having the problem arise, leading me to believe it was something else entirely. Either way, it is deleted now, and this thread shall be here for anyone who finds themselves with the same problem.
I have Deus Ex 1, and had it for a while...never really got anywhere.
Edit: TL;DR Basically, whats the best now Mods for Deus Ex 1. As everyone here, you most likely got Deus Ex 1, 2, and/or 3 in a sale at some point like i have, i bought the Deus Ex collection on Steam back in the Winter Sale 2013 where a Flash Sale came the day before it went on sale for the same the next day, BUT what was different with the Flash Sale version, was that if people looked at the page, the Deus Ex Collection was on sale with it, this included DE1 and 2 and all the DLC for DEHR, it had all that for 3 hours for 5.99, and i never regretted it. fast forward to today, i know nothing about what to do with it, i only got so far when i first got it and i couldnt get anywhere, and this was back on my Lappy when i was transcending! i know i could go on /games and get a good look, but i wanna see how the PCMR has modded as i saw a recent post get the regulars, but seems New Vision has been hacked as it has bitcoin mining Trojans and the like. Shifter hasnt been updated since 2013 and people are complaining about immersion bugs and some annoyances. is there any alternative Mods that will be nice that will allow me to get SOMEWHERE in the game? cause i get totally lost some times...
Hello techsupport ( I hope I am posting this in the right place) I'm having some issues with, what I thought was my video card, and can use your help. So basically, I purchased a "iBUYPOWER SOURCE SERIES NE713i Desktop PC Intel Core i7 4770 (3.40GHz) 8GB DDR3 1TB HDD Windows 8.1 64-Bit" last December, with these stats: iBUYPOWER Model : SOURCE SERIES NE713i Processor :Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz (Max Turbo frequency 3.9GHz) Windows 8.1 64 bit Quad-Core Processor Cache Per Processor 8MB L3 Cache Memory 8GB DDR3 1600 Hard Drive 1TB SATA III 7200RPM Power Supply 500W Operating System Windows 8.1 64-Bit CPU CPU Type Intel Core i7 CPU Speed 4770 (3.40GHz) L3 Cache Per CPU 8MB CPU Socket Type LGA 1150 CPU Main Features 64 bit Quad-Core Processor Max Turbo Frequency 3.9 GHz Graphics GPU/VGA Type NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Memory Memory Capacity 8GB DDR3 Memory Speed DDR3 1600 Memory Spec 4GB x 2 Maximum Memory Supported 16GB Hard Drive HDD 1TB HDD Interface SATA III HDD RPM 7200rpm After about a month, my screen started to artifact during certain (but not all) games. At the time, the game it happened during most was in beta, which is what I attributed the artifacting to, mainly because I had never seen it before. (game was infinite crisis). The following months I noticed that the artifacting was getting worse, followed by errors stating " Nvidia card has stopped responding" , and then a black screen. I called up Ibuypower and Nvidia, who both told me to replace my video card, which I did. Now I have a gtx 970, which lasted beautifully for a week, until this started happening again. Now, the artifacting is happening not only in games, but also while my computer is just sitting on the desktop screen not doing anything. I will get little black squares all over my screen, and lines during games. The card is getting to about 40-50c during games , around 37 c at rest. All of my drivers are up to date. I checked for malware while in safe mode and found one virus, but nothing like the bitcoin mining trojan that I have heard caused this to some users in the past. Does anyone have any ideas? Also, I have a 500w power supply, and the card required a 500w minimum.
intel core i5 4690k cpu usage spiking all the time, seems very sensative
specs at the bottom;| basically my cpu usage while totally idle will range from around 0-7% even with something like chrome open in the background. however whenever i do even the most basic things my cpu usage will spike varying amounts (seems like any visual action affects it). for example just scrolling up and down rapidly will make it jump to around 30-50%. loading a new page will make it briefly jump to around 80% and it will vary around 70-100% while i play any decent video game, causing fps to stay steadily bad, around 30fps, or drop really low for several seconds. cpu temp doesn't rise and stays around 40C. i'm monitorying cpu usage through task manager and i've already checked the processes for anything suspicious. other than that i thought before i might have a bitcoin mine trojan although i already tried going through the steps to get rid of malware. (possibly related) for some reason when my computer is asleep it will randomly boot up, as if i moved the mouse or something. the feeling i get when i try loading up a match of rocket league or overwatch is like it takes time to adjust, cpu spiking hardest and lagging the most at the beginning, then calming down as it loads, but it never completely recovers and occasionally fps will plummet for a few moments then return SPECS OS: windows 7 CPU: intel core i5 4690k @3.50GHz RAM: 8.00GB Dual-channel DDR3 @798MHz (11-11-11-28) Motherobard: ASRock Z97 Extreme3 (CPUSocket) Graphics: 8192MB ATI AMD Radeon R9 390 Series (MSI) Storage: 931G Seagate
I almost RMA'd my PSU and GPU after thinking they had coil whine. But the real problem was I had a Trojan which was Bitcoin Mining in the background 100% of the time my PC was on
I know this will maybe apply to around 2 or 3 people, but if you think there may be a hardware problem, try using a virus scanner. Windows Defender never picked up the virus, but I scanned my PC with Malwarebytes, and the infection list was crazy. There was a whole folder in my roaming directory that was a bunch of numbers, and inside, were tons of files labeled "Bitcoin Mining."I immediately removed them from my PC, and the hissing stopped. Like I said, I know this is a super unique case, but if you have nothing else, try it.
Is Bitcoin.com's cloud mining pool a Trojan Horse for Bitcoin Unlimited?
I came across this article regarding Bitcoin.com's new cloud mining service: https://news.bitcoin.com/bitcoin-coms-cloud-mining-allowing-anyone-mine-bitcoin/ The rates & fees seem very competitive and I'm struggling to see a reason not to invest. Which got me thinking. Is Roger Ver attempting to buy the activation of Bitcoin Unlimited by offering a no-brainer cloud mining service that everyone will flock to?
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