Do yourself a favor and check you pc of BitCoin minners

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  1. virusg

    virusg Rock Star

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    ...as you read, just about yesterday cleaned my freshly installed system of a miner ...there must be a program ive installed with it ...dont know winch but from now on ill check more often ...it was using my cpu and Gpu to almost 80% ...the name of this was cfthost.exe and was located in a very strange place on my ssd ...installed hwmonitor to see whats going on with the whole hardware and infact the gpu was picking 80% with high temps 60 degrees C ...the cpu was indicating 53 C ...just what the hell!!! ...after cleanning it with Malwarebytes and rescanned, restarted the system like 3 times all was back to normal ...please even if you are not connected to the net it can be there using you hw almost to the max ...just check it !
     
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  3. SineWave

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    No need to check anything as I use Debian Linux for Internet. :wink:

    I would rely on Malwarebytes and nothing else on Windows. Just scan occasionally with it.

    Good luck :mates: !
     
  4. RMorgan

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    Utorrent was installing one of these bastards a while ago. Thankfully, the unusual GPU fan noise tipped me that something was wrong. That's why I've changed to Tixati and never looked back.

    Anyway, if you really want to be on the safe side, do yourself a favor and buy Hitman Pro. It does a very quick scan on startup and has the best detection rates around. It's better than Malwarebytes, in my opinion.

    Also, please, use a firewall. I've been using Glasswire, which is very simple and intuitive, along with Windows native firewall. It's a great combo.
     
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    Great find. I've been looking for a small-footprint firewall. You uncovered a gem here.
     
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  6. wuzzle

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    Yeah I too had questionable stuff appear after using utorrent. Sad really because I liked that app. Another free safe app to check out is http://www.qbittorrent.org/if you need a win-based torrent client.
     
  7. HPF

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    there are even jscripts in webpages doing mining so watch out for suspicious cpu peaks on sites.
     
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