GPU roaring? You may be infected...

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...by a bitcoin generating virus. Like I am.

http://www.dailytech.com/GPU+Roarin...Bitcoin+Trojan+Says+Symantec/article22474.htm

This thing is a hell on earth to destroy as it prevents you from going on the net, violates your GPU and CPU making them scream in pain, and replicates itself on any external storage devices. I learned the hard way by backing my files up to a hard-drive that the virus stores itself in everything and got my second computer infected.

I've tried everything, reformatting, Norton 360, Norton Power Erase, Spybot Search and Destroy, AVG, and IOBit Malware Fighter.
And out of all of these, only IOBit Malware Fighter can detect and destroy it. Norton Power Eraser can brute-force your internet, keeping it open long enough for me to download IOBit Malware Fighter.

If you hear your GPU screaming, get NPE before it's too late. It'll save you hours trying to re-establish internet connections.
 

sqrage

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Thanks for the heads up to everyone. Wonder if Malwarebytes would get rid of it.
 

UndeadDragon

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That's very interesting. I haven't heard of many like that before.
 

JerseyFoo

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Wonder what silly thing you have to do in order to get infected with this one. It's been so long since I had a virus =(
 

Syndrome

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I simply plugged in an infected thumbdrive to get some notes.
That's all it takes.
 

Slapshot136

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I simply plugged in an infected thumbdrive to get some notes.
That's all it takes.
it also requires the operating system to have "auto run" enabled, and have the user NOT hold shift while plugging in said device - you only need 1 or the other to avoid this
 
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