Question I'm 90% Sure I have a trojan. Please help!

sebastianredwood

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sebastianredwood

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Mar 12, 2018
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Personal computer
Windows 10

I completely wiped the hard drive and solid state drive, at least I think I did.
I chose the wipe everything option before hand and it took a few hours.

I found a folder named "services" with Verisign.bmp located inside.
Google said it's a trojan so I simply deleted it. I haven't found much else other then literally 90c cpu temperatures with 100% cpu usage.
 

USAFRet

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Personal computer
Windows 10

I completely wiped the hard drive and solid state drive, at least I think I did.
I chose the wipe everything option before hand and it took a few hours.

I found a folder named "services" with Verisign.bmp located inside.
Google said it's a trojan so I simply deleted it. I haven't found much else other then literally 90c cpu temperatures with 100% cpu usage.
"I chose the wipe everything option"

You did this from within the running Windows instance?
That is NOT the same as a full clean install.

There, you boot from a Win 10 USB, and DELETE all existing partitions in the process.
 

sebastianredwood

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its not letting me post pictures.


also, I don't really want to reset my computer again because it took me the entire day to customize it the way I like not to mention the 6 hours of wiping and reinstalling...
I'd like to get to the bottom of this though.
 

sebastianredwood

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I live alone so there should be no one but myself that has access to my computer.
Check these 2 pics out... nevermind... tomshardware is making this extremely frustrated. I basically have a screenshot of my task manger showing 1% cpu usage and then another half a second screenshot of it being at 98% cpu usage. Website won't let me share that though.
 

mdd1963

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Deletion of partitions takes but a second within the Win10 USB installer...

Installation of WIn10 takes about 5 minutes with any SSD and CPU made within the last 4 years...

Drivers packages, then apps, then WIndows updates...

Or, chase malware 3-6 hours, then up doing the above anyway. :)

"Best to nuke the site from orbit; it's the only way to be sure!"
Corporal Hicks, Colonial Marines
 

deesider

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You could try running a linux install from a bootable usb, and scan the other drives from there - you may be able to eradicate the culprit without formatting everything (although that is the 'best' option).
 

sebastianredwood

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Deletion of partitions takes but a second within the Win10 USB installer...

Installation of WIn10 takes about 5 minutes with any SSD and CPU made within the last 4 years...

Drivers packages, then apps, then WIndows updates...

Or, chase malware 3-6 hours, then up doing the above anyway. :)

"Best to nuke the site from orbit; it's the only way to be sure!"
Corporal Hicks, Colonial Marines
It took me hours last time..
 

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