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I think I'm infected

By MyPCisIll
Feb 20, 2015
  1. Hi all! I think I may be infected with a virus or maybe something else. I start having some issue's like a slow to respond pc, the mouse hangs in one spot for a few seconds, web pages freeze while loading, sometimes the entire pc freezes (no blue screen, just completely frozen). The cpu cores are usually running between 50and 100% when this hap[pens. I rarely see my pc require more than 7% without taxing apps running.
    Yesterday when I saw about the dbus-daemon I disconnected from the net and then shortly there after I had a video driver failure, which ive not seen ever on this machine, which blanked out all the web pages I was viewing while trying to gather info about the exe's. Coincidence maybe.
    I notice in my process list that 1 or 2 extra conhost exe appear and something else called dbus-daemon. These processes seem to be the cause of the issue. I read that conhost.exe is legit but you should only see 1 at a time. Dbus-daemon is soem kind of linux based software that allows mailing between programs.
    I do use torrrents and over the weekend a guest was on some gambling websites. I don't know if they are real money or if that matters.
    My paranoia has me worried that my pc is going to turn into a zombie. That it will rob banks for another master maybe! All jokes aside, something odd seems to be happening and I can't sort it out on my own. I do kinda think maybe something is running that shouldn't be. Itr seems to happen while the PC is sleeping and then I start to use it I notice that performance is bad and look into it. So any help, our guidance for information would be much appreciated.
  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,973   +444

    Welcome aboard

    Please, complete all steps listed here: https://www.techspot.com/community/...lware-removal-preliminary-instructions.58138/
    Make sure, you PASTE all logs. If some log exceeds 50,000 characters post limit, split it between couple of replies.
    Attached logs won't be reviewed.

    Please, observe following rules:
    • Read all of my instructions very carefully. Your mistakes during cleaning process may have very serious consequences, like unbootable computer.
    • If you're stuck, or you're not sure about certain step, always ask before doing anything else.
    • Please refrain from running any tools, fixes or applying any changes to your computer other than those I suggest.
    • Never run more than one scan at a time.
    • Keep updating me regarding your computer behavior, good, or bad.
    • The cleaning process, once started, has to be completed. Even if your computer appears to act better, it may still be infected. Once the computer is totally clean, I'll certainly let you know.
    • If you leave the topic without explanation in the middle of a cleaning process, you may not be eligible to receive any more help in malware removal forum.
    • I close my topics if you have not replied in 5 days. If you need more time, simply let me know. If I closed your topic and you need it to be reopened, simply PM me.
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