Strange Process using 99% of cpu

Apr 6, 2018
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So on my Windows XP server there is a Proccess called "enigma_av.exe" any one know what this is? because if i kill it it just starts again..... and it uses 99% of the CPU constantly
 

Ilya__

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It could have been attached to a software that was installed on this machine. An infected .exe that was run off a USB-stick, there are many ways.
 

190221

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you can download and run malwarebytes on that, you may have to temporarily expose it to the internet so it can update definitions
It should clean it up

As a side note, one doesn't really need to get 7 to avoid viruses. It's just as easy to hose a windows 7/8/10 system if you don't know what you're doing.
Consider using an antivirus to scan downloads from the internet before launching them, and also stay away from shady websites.
 
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ok so at this point i have confirmed its definitely a virus... because its preventing Malwarebytes from installing/starting the install process... and then avast doesn't detect a thing...
 

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