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I noticed last week my computer cpu being used a lot, and available memory being very low.  Looking into it, I found an SVCHOST.exe process using around 10 to 20% cpu, and up to 1.2 gigs of memory.  I killed the process, and it stopped, without affecting Windows.  However, about 12 minutes later it restarts the process.  I downloaded Malwarebytes, and it shows that when this happens, outgoing data to a malicious website flyclick.biz is stopped.  No scan I have run using Malwarebytes, Adaware, Search and Destroy, or Spyhunter seems to find this problem, but Roguekiller does find one or two processes in it's Prescan, and kills it.  However, one of the SVCHOST.exe processes it kills is the plug and play or power process, and it re-boots my computer.

 

Obviously something is using my computer for some nefarious purpose, and since I sometimes do financial actions using my computer this is very concerning.

 

I finally downloaded ESET NOD32, and it found and fixed a few issues, but the main issue remained.  I ran it in SAFE mode, and when it was done the problem was gone.  I cannot find a log for that Safe Mode scan, but I won't complain much.

 

Thanks,

 

Daniel

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Hello Daniel,  :)

 

Thanks for sharing your success story, yes scanning in safe-mode can indeed fix problems that is not possible to fix otherwise. I just want to add that in the future incase you want to scan your PC again Spybot S&D and Spyhunter is not worth using in my opinion just a waste of time scanning with them. Malwarebytes on the other hand is great as you probably know so keep it installed for future scans. 

 

Malwarebytes and Hitman Pro are the two that I like the most for on-demand scanning, and maybe you should consider to buy a license for NOD32 so the nasty stuff is detected before they get in and start doing their magic next time they knock on your door ;) 

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While we're disussing favorite utility softwares and on demand second opinions, i also like to use AdwCleaner (good for browser cleanup) and EEK from Emsisoft.

:)

 

I would never betray ESET, but if they weren't around i would probably be using Emsisoft's AV or Security Suite.

I recently learned they made a decryptor for earlier versions of Cryptolocker, specifically prior to April of this year.

It can be found quickly at bleeping computer.

I would praise them 100% however the program isn't that magical because it was discovered the private key (used for de-encryption) was lingering locally still.

 

Anyways im rambling, sorry to get off topic !

 

On-topic: I am glad for the OP to have made a great decision choosing ESET, on a weekly basis ESET's Live grid and virus definitions are cleaning computers that were otherwise ready to be reloaded.

For the less experienced with ESET, if you are having trouble cleaning a threat, sometimes you have to scan multiple times with reboots in-between.

I find it easier to clean systems when switching cleaning mode to "Strict cleaning". Take care if you add it to real-time as i usually only use with Smart and In-depth scans, or if making a custom. Keep in mind custom scans aren't just for directory choosing, but get in there and adjust the settings and items the scans detect as well or you could be telling ESET specificaly to skip certain types of objects !!!! :)

 

Thanks for reading, thanks to the OP for sharing with us.

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Wow Arakasi you have a good taste, or we both have a very bad taste :P. I would probaby also consider EIS if ESS weren't around, as you can use it in the same way by having the engine and everything loaded in the RAM all the time by Not using the "memory optimization" setting in the program, but then the RAM usage would not be around 100MB like it is with ESET, but around 250MB since they use the Bitdefender engine and their own in-house engine too.  But I would think a while about it since I am not a fan of the BD engine. And just like ESET, they do not use browser extensions either.

 

In comparison I wonder if people realize how tiny but yet effective the ESET engine really is. 

 

Yes I hope the OP will continue to use ESET he just said he download it and scanned his PC but not if he actually bought a license.  :)

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