Windows 10: Scanning for cryptocurrency mining malware

Discus and support Scanning for cryptocurrency mining malware in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; My windows 10 version is Home, 20H2, 64 bit. Build 19042.685 Many times, while having my laptop sit idle for few minutes, it heats up and fan speed go... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by archz2, Jan 7, 2021.

  1. archz2 Win User

    Scanning for cryptocurrency mining malware


    My windows 10 version is Home, 20H2, 64 bit. Build 19042.685

    Many times, while having my laptop sit idle for few minutes, it heats up and fan speed go high. This happens mostly when during noon time when I often have to get off the laptop to answer the doorbell. No heavy software are running . Only Google Chrome, notepad, and Spotify.

    I scanned my system using ESET internet security but found no malware.

    I suspect I'm a victim of cryptocurrency mining malware. How can I scan better?

    :)
     
    archz2, Jan 7, 2021
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  2. Is ethminer (a cryptocurrency mining application), from NiceHash Miner 1.6.0.0, a malware?

    Hi. Numerous sources (websites/categories of websites related to cryptocurrencies) state that ethminer, cgminer, sgminer or any other cryptocurrency mining application are the so called "false positives", as long as they were downloaded from a theoretically
    trustworthy source, as is NiceHash Miner, which comes with numerous cryptocurrency mining applications, being ethminer one of them.

    According to Virus Total, an online service which uploads samples and verify in a database the most popular antivirus if they detect some malware, Kaspersky, a well established antivirus, won't detect it as malware, which makes me wonder if the aforementioned
    file (ethminer.exe) is indeed some malware at all. Thanks in advance!
     
    Acácio_BR, Jan 7, 2021
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  3. Brink Win User
    Cryptocurrency mining malware disables security to remain undetected


    Read more: This cryptocurrency mining malware now disables security software to help remain undetected | ZDNet
     
    Brink, Jan 7, 2021
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  4. Brink Win User

    Scanning for cryptocurrency mining malware

    Cryptocurrency mining malware disables security to remain undetected

    Read more: This cryptocurrency mining malware now disables security software to help remain undetected | ZDNet
     
    Brink, Jan 7, 2021
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