Svchost exe bitcoin miner
Posted On 05.04.1955
I have already ran Malwarebytes and it said it detected a bitcoin svchost exe bitcoin miner and apparently deleted it but on restarting my system svchost. Windows 8 so I can’t just end the process and delete the file, so I have no idea what to do. I ran malwarebytes again and it found so me more malware in the exact same place as last time I ran it, should I use something like fileshredder to clear the free space on my drive after deleting the malware? Thank you, but I don’t do anything on Windows besides gaming.
If I was doing online banking or something on Windows I would agree but I don’t think it is worth the hassle just to protect my World of Tanks login. I deleted the malware and used fileshredder to clear the free space on my drive, I think the malware has gone after restarting but I’m not sure. You can get more information by downloading and installing sysinternals ‘process explorer’. This is like a ‘task manager’ on steroids and will give you more information on exactly what is loading up each svchost process so you can determine whether or not the malware is still present.
From the metro start screen, ‘msconfig’ – this will pull up the microsoft configuration. If you see something weird in there, run a google search on it and see if it comes up as questionable. After you’re done looking through them, reboot and see how it looks. There are quite a few svchosts which are legit on Windows, so eliminating them all is unrealistic. This is not a valid email.