How to remove BitCoinMiner Trojan - virus removal ...

I suspect I have a bitcoin miner virus. What steps can i take to try remove it?

I noticed my computer had slowed down horribly (even youtube stutters and doesn't play at normal framerate) and I installed both AVG and malwarebytes. Malwarebytes picked up on a few things so i got rid of them, Problem ensues but doesn't seem to be as consistently bad. I install AVG and run a scan. I have a couple issues under the "advanced section" but you can't get rid of that without paying and i don't have the money for that atm. I installed zemana and that detected a lot, Deleted everything. In the process of checking it all now (also this only occurs with youtube so far, the actual pc itself runs slower under the browsers i use, but games tend to run same as usual maybe a few stutters but otherwise ok) Zemana seems to be killing AVG actually. I'm a bit concerned. Anyway, I'll look at what's going on after zemana does it's job and i'll edit. (Also I could just reset the hard drive but there's a few files i need backed up and I don't have a usb capable of taking it all, what can i do?)
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Hey Reddit, my computer has a bitcoin mining virus. Supposedly my virus scan found and removed it, but the miner still opens when I boot up my computer. What do I do?

I figure if anyone can help me figure this stuff out, it's Reddit. Also, pardon my complete ignorance of how computers work.
So I boot up my computer this morning and all of a sudden a little window pops open that appears to be something called Ufasoft bitcoin miner. I didn't put this on my computer, so I immediately called fishy business and did some digging around on the internet. Turns out it's a virus (as I predicted) and my virus scanner (SuperAntiSpyware if it matters) finds it and removes it.
But it still opens when I boot up my computer, and didn't show up when I ran my virus scan again.
Can anyone help me?
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Desktop Window Manager and Client Service Runtime Process taking up significant GPU

This is my first post here, so forgive me if I get anything wrong here. I'm vaguely aware I should share the specs of PC, so here they are:
Dell Precision 5540 Mobile Workstation
Onto the problem in more detail, Desktop Window Manager and CSRSS are acting weird, taking up huge amounts of GPU when the computer is essentially idle. It seems to die down a bit sometimes, and come back other times, and usually it happens in massive spikes where they take up 90%+ of the GPU. I thought it might be a bitcoin miner virus or something, so I followed the malware removal thread that is pinned at the top of the subreddit, but none of them found anything (note: I didn't go for the second opinion software). I've been starting to doubt that it actually is a bitcoin miner because it notably only eats my integrated graphics, not my Nvidia GPU thing, which seems weird. I know I could find out by doing a factory reset, but I very much do not want to lose my files, and have experienced plenty of issues with this computer that I would not like to relive. As such, I don't experience performance drops in software that uses the nividia, its mainly focused on software such as google chrome that uses integrated graphics. I've done some amount of googling and found that this might be a nvidia specific problem, but haven't found very many solutions. I did find something about thermal throttling that I didn't understand at all, and a partially working solution in lowering the priority of Desktop Window Manager to low. The priority solution appears to be effective most of the time at keeping it from spiking over 50%.
This started a few days ago, and the only thing I can think of that happened was I downloaded some files (I wanted to put a rom hack for an old pokemon game on my wii u, so I had to get the rom file and the patcher and stuff). This is what made me think it was some sort of bitcoin miner, but now I'm just super confused.

Tldr; DWM and CSRSS are taking like 90% of my integrated GPU , and I have no clue why.
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Good and safe exploits to use and not what to use

Here are safe exploits to use and not what to use
To use:
Synapse X (strong executor but paid $20)
Krnl (free executor, only accessed via their discord not off of wearedevs) (key system is trash tho)
Not to use:
Jjsploit (a weak executor, often crashes, data miner, bitcoin miner, deletes important files)
Dansploit (virus and wants money to remove virus via bitcoin)
Anything off of Wearedevs (creator has a trojan on computer so anything on their comes with a virus)
Anything off of YouTube that is free or unheard of (sketchy and possibly malware)
Furk OS (extremely sketchy, AdWare, potential trojan/unwanted software)
Sirhurt (it is run by child predators and is paid therefore making you support them)
Sentinel v3 (a waste of money, no difference to v2)
Fluxus (unsafe, off of WeAreDevs)
Overall summary: Buy Synapse X, if you are poor join the krnl discord and download via that, don't go to WeAreDevs don't download things off YouTube and stay safe
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Something I've never seen before

Dell G3, i5-9300H, GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, 8gbs of DDR4.
So. I'll own what I think the cause was. Steam had Fallout 4 on sale for like $30. Went to lunch, thought about it, came back...and it was $60 again. I tried to buy Fallout 4 from Greenman Gaming. They took my money, I didn't get a game, I got pissed. So. I obtained the game through other means. Cough. Please note mods: I'm not advocating piracy. I know what I did is stupid. I'm trying to be honest to get real feedback.
Things are fine. Then I start playing GTA online. Game stutters and crashes to the point I can't even run it. I do an anti-virus scan and find 20+ things. Bitcoin miners, the lot. I use Malwarebytes to remove em all. It's my own fault. I remove the culprit. Ended up buying it from Steam summer sale.
The root of the problem: The laptop now has a persistent...stutter for lack of a better term. About every 15 minutes, the laptop basically freezes video for 2-3 seconds. Like a pulse. My thermals are fine. My CPU isn't maxed. Ram is usually high but that's been the case even before my stupidity. But it even does this while watching shit through VLC or Youtube. I've used Avast, Hitman Pro, Malwarebytes and none can find anything. What do I do? What's wrong? Where do I start with diagnostics?
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ProxyGate

ProxyGate
Hello reddit, I was playing games yesterday, when I realised my cpu and memory usage was extremely high. I was looking through task manager, and saw a substantial amount was due PG COMPONENT 32. I did some research and apparently, it ties into something called cloud.exe. Most sites are telling me that its a virus, and I want to remove it. I have attached the folder of said Cloud.exe (part of PROXYGATE), and was about to delete it. However, I am not sure what to do. Alarmingly, malwarebytes reported some sort of bitcoin miner, along with the cloud. Please help me finding a solution and also tell me about a good (and free) AV, I can use to protect myself in the future
Edit: I would like to post an update here. I downloaded MalwareBytes, and tried to delete the files this time. Not only that, it detected 100s of malware, bitcoin miners etc on my system. I removed them all, and my computer has never been faster; my cpu usage, ram have gone down by more that 80%. Thank you guys for the help and advice.
https://preview.redd.it/7n307ek01tz41.png?width=1656&format=png&auto=webp&s=56915091e1cc74a10783a5af466be75f80696120
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Get Ticketing -- A Sleeping Giant

Here is an article by an author named Adnan about why Get Ticketing will explode:
https://medium.com/@adnanzzz/the-bullish-case-of-get-protocol-451ad6059f2d
Below is the same article copied and pasted for those who are too lazy to click the link. However, I recommend reading the article from the link instead as it has a lot of graphs, links, and pictures that gives a much fuller picture.
 
"GET protocol — the sleeping blockchain giant
Bear with me as I try to explain why the GET token is currently the most bullish crypto token in the space. The price surge will be driven by adoption and not just mere speculation. And adoption is already there but will only now start to gain huge momentum!
By the time you have read this blog you will come to see how most other crypto projects lose value in your eyes when you compare it to a project with amazing fundamentals, a project that doesn’t need an “altseason”, driven by mere mindless speculation, to give you nice returns!
Most people in the crypto space have never heard of the GET protocol. This is on one side suprising because there are 191.329 wallet holders to be exact. This means that 191.329 people have used the GET protocol, mostly without even knowing it!
The focus has always been on building a product that works and where there is demand for. Where other projects have focused and spent their funds on marketing in the crypto space (meaning luring in new investors) GET has neglected that part a bit.
Instead they focused their funds on building a waterproof system and acquiring clients who will use the protocol (venues, artists, governments, …). The effect of this is that the price hasn’t been affected by speculation.
The list of artists who use GET-fueled tickets is endless and I have honestly lost sight of everyone who uses it. But to give you an example of adoption, here is a list of some of the artists who sell GET-fueled tickets:
 
What is the GET protocol and what does it do?
The GET Protocol offers a blockchain-based smart ticketing solution that can be used by everybody who needs to issue admission tickets in an honest and transparent way. The goal of GET protocol is to become the worldwide ticketing standard.
To put it in simple terms: the ticketing industry is plagued by dishonest players. Not only ticket fraud but also scalping are an enormous problem in the industry. Once a ticket sale starts bots buy up the tickets and later sell them for enormous profits.
Fans are sidelined and are forced to buy tickets of their idols for a much higher price. The scalpers, not adding any value in the process, make tons of money at the expense of artists, fans, venues, event organizers, … and everybody who makes the event industry what it is.
 
This is where GET offers a solution proven to work
The tickets issued on the GET protocol are registered on your phone. This means that only the person in possession of the phone also owns the ticket. Every ticket is unique and is based on a QR code that updates itself and rotates to prevent fraud and scalping.
The tickets are all registered on the blockchain as a mean of transparency and accountability. This means that fans can check ticket authenticity whenever they want. This is also where the GET token comes in play but more on that later…
 
GET is currently the best adopted microcap
This is a bold statement but it’s not difficult to prove. Whereas other crypto “companies” confuse their investors with a lot of technical words that the average Joe doesn’t even understand and show off with meaningless partnerships, GET is actually changing the ticketing world for the better!
At the moment of writing there are 4 ticketing companies that are completely integrated in the GET protocol, and together have sold many GET-fueled tickets!
These companies currently run on the GET protocol:
Integrating an existing ticketing company is a low investment move (only the GET token is needed) that offers traditional ticketing companies several benefits. That is why I expect many ticketing companies to integrate and GET to scale quickly.
 
The supply
Some people are scared by the big difference in the circulating supply and the total supply. This is an unneccessary fear. The GET supply is made up of 3 portions:
This means that the circulating supply as it is now can only, ever, lightly increase for the purpose of growth. With the buybacks and burns being large enough the circulating supply will instead keep decreasing at a swift tempo.
 
GET in times of COVID19
In May Dutch group Di-Rect sold thousands of tickets for an online concert. They used GET’s technology to use a dynamic price setting. This means that fans were given the option to pay whatever they wanted for a ticket. Whoever paid €20 or more had the chance to win a lottery and be present at the concert.
Once the concert starts, whoever bought a ticket, will be able to watch the streamed concert on GUTS’ app. This is yet another proof of the advantages a digital ticket offers. As this was a big succes, the expectation is that more and more artists will make use of GET’s technology.
On 27/05 Dennis van Aarssen, The Voice Of Holland 2019 winner, announced that he will also do a livestreamed performance of classic covers and original music on June 7th. All tickets will be issued through the GET protocol.
GET also offers several advantages in different areas in the fights against COVID19. The right of access being linked to your mobile makes it possible for potential clients to monitor the number of visitors in real time all the time, to apply an automated seating selection which consideres an appropriate distance between all visitors, queue control, booking of timeslots for museums, shops, parks, beaches, … so overcrowding can be avoided.
When an event gets cancelled, whereas with paper tickets it’s sometimes impossible to track who owns the ticket at the current time, with GET’s technology the event organizer can, with one click, choose to make a refund to the current ticket owner, to communicate with him, to postpone the event, …
 
What more to expect in the (near) future?
There are so many amazing things to come in the very near future so I’ll only focus on a few of them:
Seeing the adoption the GET protocol has, the solution they bring and the enormous potential they have in conquering the ticketing industry, they have been asked by Kakao to join their blockchain “Klaytn”. So GET is an initial service partner of the Klaytn blockchain.
“Kakao’s global public blockchain project Klaytn is an enterprise-grade, service-centric platform that brings user-friendly blockchain experience to millions.”
The choice for choosing to be an Initial Service Provider of Klaytn is based on two aspects. The first aspect is the fact that Klaytn’s blockchain infrastructure is fully business and integration focused, more than any other blockchain in the market.
This results in huge improvements in areas as cost-efficiency, scalability, and data reliability. The second aspect is fueled by the potential of being part of the Klaytn ecosystem.
Kakao is a giant in South Korea. GET will bring its adoption to Kakao’s blockchain and Kakao, with its giant network, in return will open many doors in South Korea. A win-win for everyone involved!
In 2017 Kakao had more than 220 millions users on their messaging and content platform. The last few years the company has been rapidly expanding in other industry verticals.
 
GET fueled tickets sold for K-pop stars
As mentioned earlier: South Korean ticketing company getTicket will run fully on the GET protocol. They have already deals in line to sell tickets for K-pop stars in their country.
K-pop legend Mr. Won-Kwan Jung, as someone who has a lot of connections in the K-pop world, has joined the GET protocol as an advisor. He is an iconic figure and innovator in the world of K-Pop, owing to the fact that he was one of the three original members of SoBangCha, (or ‘Firetruck’ in English) which is regarded as the first K-Pop group to exist in the world.
In a survey conducted in 17 countries in 2019, around 37.5 percent of respondents stated that the genre K-pop was “very popular” in their country. The survey found that the popularity of K-pop reaches far beyond South Korean borders.
The fact that their idols will be selling GET-fueled tickets hasn’t reached the Korean audience yet. It is still a “public secret”. The news will be released in a directed marketing campaign later this year. You better believe that once the Koreans find out that they’ll be buying GET like hot cupcakes!
 
Tickets for museums and beaches to be in line with COVID19 restriction measures
With the Corona virus still not wiped out but more under control, many countries are lifting restrictions. This needs to be done in a safe and controlled manner. This means avoiding overcrowding. GET’s technology can and will surely help here.
GET’s system can do all that is needed now for a safe experience. Whether it’s booking a timeslot for the beach, for a museum,… or even for a shop from your home. The system lets the client monitor everything in real time. Someone can that way for example choose to go when there is less crowd. This all while fully respecting the user’s privacy.
The GET sales team has been busier than ever, being in contact with governments, museums, … and the dev team is constantly creating custom made smart ticketing solutions for new costumers. I’m sure we can expect some major announcements in this area soon!
 
Top tier exchange listings & marketing in the crypto space
The team has confirmed that listing on a top tier exchange has already been agreed. They’re just waiting for the right time to announce it, fitting in their marketing campaign. Besides that, a fiat on ramp exchange will list GET in a short timeframe.
Many projects invested most of their funds in exchange listings and fake volume, creating artifical demand. These exchange listings are almost always accompanied by paying for a market maker. Once the funds dry up (and we have seen this with many projects) delisting becomes a reality and the funds end up being spent in vain.
GET’s exchange listing and marketing campaign aren’t a means to pump the price but have the goal of creating liquidity for the end users (mainly ticketing companies) who will need to acquire a lot of GET from the open market in the short future.
 
Expansion in several other countries
GET’s business developer Sander:
"I am reached out by ticketing parties all around the world on a daily basis. The main challenge is to vet these parties. The goal of GET Protocol is to be the worldwide standard of digital admission rights and to get there we need to stay extremely lean and flexible in order to scale well.
In that sense we need to be 100% convinced the parties we partner up in this phase have a very high potential of becoming a big player in their respective geographies. From the onboardings we currently experience, we learn to speed up onboarding processes upcoming year."
And when asked how many tickets he expects to be sold in the near future and how many ticketing companies he expects to run on the GET protocol in 5 years time:
"Along the journey, we here at GET and GUTS learned quite a few things. One of them is avoiding to publicly announce ticket sale estimates as the chances are that we shoot ourselves in the foot with that. If we don’t meet our estimates, life sucks and the community will let us know which is fine and rightful, but to be honest for GET nothing to win.
If we meet our goal, it is okay but even then some people members manage to say they hoped for even better. In that sense, whatever we do, we can’t do well enough on that front, so I am reluctant about giving specific numbers (and I don’t have a crystal sphere either!).
That being said, regarding the amount of ticketing companies in 2025, I expect many, in many countries. It’s a matter of time that we can easier offer our products in a whitelabeled manner. Only this week we got requests for more information about our services from Germany, Paraguay, Mexico, UK and Italy and Australia.
This certainly doesn’t always mean a ticketing company could lead out of such a request, but the interest is certainly there. If we keep on doing what we do now, I believe we can boost ticketeers and event organizers around the world pretty soon and let them issue fully digital and blockchain registered tickets, all processed by GET Protocol. If more ticketing companies are onboarded, the amount of ticket sales processed by the protocol will grow exponentially."
Knowing how GET’s team has always been very careful with their promises, I take such statements very seriously. If the past has taught me anything: they’re probably making an understatement. So expect GET to spread its wings in many regions around the world and take the ticketing world by a storm!
 
Staking & nodes
GET’s blockchain developer Kasper Keunen has announced that a staking model is being developed. This means that you’ll be able to stake your GET. In return a portion of the ticketing fee will be rewarded to those stakers and nodes. So see it as a passive income. You sit down, relax and see it grow exponentionally as GET conquers the ticketing world :)
 
The end goal is to be an open source protocol
The endgoal of the GET protocol is to become open source. There will be a governance model where changes to the protocol will be determined by GET token holders. That’s why I expect ticketing companies to acquire a lot of GET in time as their revenue relies on the direction of the protocol.
GET will have a role as governance for the project as a whole. Such a role for the token is the most natural in a fully open-sourced environment of the protocol(currently not the case, yet).
As then governance by stakeholders (ticketing companies) with a serious stake in the game as their ticketing revenue relies on the direction/quality of the code to be on point.
As of yet, we do not really assign too much fundamental value to this role for the token (we barely mentioned it actually) as it is still a bit early for it to have serious merit.
So pushing that value of the token now would be a bit false advertising. As we onboard more and more ticketing companies we will develop the governance of the token role more and more!
 
Why the GET token is set to explode
Now that I’ve covered what the GET protocol is and where it’s going, it’s time to dig deeper in the token. And I have to say that I’ve never been more bullish on anything in my life. This for the simple reason that usage will drive the price to insanely high levels (where speculation isn’t even needed).
 
Tokenomics
As mentioned above: to have full transparency and accountability (both missing links to make the ticket industry fraud- and scalpfree) all tickets sold are registered on blockchain.
You can compare GET to a gas that is needed to fuel the protocol (every state change of the ticket needs to be registered — for which GET is needed). So for every ticket sold GET is bought back from the open market and burned forever.
 
GET’s valuation in the (near) future
Bear in mind that this is my own expectation, based on big changes in supply and demand that I will try to explain below. Also keep in mind that I’m not a financial advisor and nothing is guaranteed in the crypto space!
But I will try to explain why I personally believe that GET will be trading at 10€ per token and more in the near future.
As time goes on and more tickets are sold, the demand for GET will keep increasing while the supply will keep decreasing. You don’t need to have a PhD in economics to understand what this will do to the price!
 
What kind of demand/buybacks can we expect?
As explained above: for every ticket sold at least €0,28 worth of GET is needed by the ticketing companies. Most of this GET is bought back from the exchanges (the money to do this is included in the ticket fee).
Some GET is supplied by the “user growth fund”. This is a fund created to give potential new customers a discount. This is done by subsidizing them a portion of their need for GET so these new customers don’t need to pay the full price immediately. Bear in mind that as time goes by this fund will dry up and all the GET that is needed will from that moment on be bought from the exchanges.
Since the buybacks are based on the amount of tickets issued by the protocol, to calculate what kind of buybacks we can expect in the future we need to look at the ticket sales. As mentioned before there are 4 ticketing companies using the protocol right now (GUTS, ITIX, TecTix and getTicket). Below I will make an estimation of what to expect from them.
GUTS has sold over 400k tickets. From just the deals already signed, over a million tickets would have been sold in 2020. Due to Covid19 most events had to be posponed (not cancelled). In the meanwhile the GUTS sales team hasn’t been idle and has atracted many more customers.
This means that the 1 million tickets number is probably even on the low side. But let’s say a minimum of 1 million tickets will be sold the first year where all events will be allowed again. This means that at least €280.000 worth of GET will be needed in that year.
ITIX sells 2 million tickets a year on average. Once fully integrated they will thus need at least €560.000 worth of GET on a yearly basis.
TecTix, as a new ticketing company, it’s hard to predict what kind of numbers they’ll be running at the start. But given the expertise of the TecTix team I think 200.000 tickets is a safe bet to start with. That would put us on at last €56.000 worth of GET needed/year.
And finally getTicket, a ticketing company based in South Korea. In their case it’s also difficult to make a prediction because they’re new and we have no previous data to rely on.
But judging from the comments made by the team that “everything is bigger in Korea” and that they’ll be selling stadium concerts for K-pop stars (just one concerts can mean over 100.000 tickets sold) I think it’s safe to say that they’ll be selling at least 1 million tickets/year. That would bring their need for GET to at least €280.000 a year.
So if we put this together the 4 ticketing companies will need over € 1 million worth of GET on a yearly basis. Bear in mind that more ticketing companies will keep joining and the existing ticketing companies will keep growing, taking away marketshare from ticketing companies that can’t offer all of the advantages mentioned before.
Based on all of this I, pesonally, would say that €5 million/year in GET buybacks by 2023 is not an unreasonable prediction.
 
What can we expect from GET’s supply?
Demand for a token means nothing if the supply is unlimited. The best example of the importance of the supply is the recent Bitcoin halvening that got everyone excited.
Before the halvening around 1800 BTC were mined every day. Let’s say that at current prices this was around $16 million worth of BTC per day. The miners obviously have to sell a large portion of this to cover their costs. So even if there are no other sellers, a large number of BTC has to be bought from the market every day just to keep status quo of the current price.
Halvening basically means that the speed at which the supply increases will be halved (900 BTC mined on a daily basis instead of 1800). The supply of BTC will still continue to increase, only at a slower tempo.
Scarcity should be the ultimate goal when investing in utility tokens.
With GET’s utility token things are different: every GET bought by a ticketing company will be burned. Contrary to BTC the supply of GET will thus continue to decrease as time goes on, removing the stacks of those eager to sell.
This is not a dig at Bitcoin by the way as I’m a fan. Just highlighting the advantage an adopted utility token with good tokenomics has over “the king”.
I hope you now understand my expectation that the price will explode. Many holders will obviously not be willing to sell at current prices with such an increasing demand.
As the price is determined by many factors and we don’t know what the price will do exactly, it’s not possible to pin down the exact supply in the future. We do know that it will keep decreasing at a swift tempo unless the price goes parabolic.
 
Finding the equilibrum for the price
The demand for GET will keep increasing through adoption and the supply decreasing as the used GET are destroyed forever
The equilibrium price and equilibrium quantity occur where the supply and demand curves cross. The equilibrium occurs where the quantity demanded is equal to the quantity supplied. If the demand increases and the supply decreases then the price will rise until it finds a new equilibrium.
Putting a correct marketcap valuation on a crypto project is an extremely difficult task. With traditional companies we can for example rely on the revenue, profit, dividend payments, … to estimate what the company is/should be worth.
In most countries a 5% rental yield is considered a good investment. Of course it’s not fully comparable as these buybacks don’t automatically put money on your account. But they do increase the price and destroy the supply. So I think it’s in a way reasonable to extrapolate this 5% yield to our case.
Having explained why I expect atleast €5 million in yearly buybacks by 2023, that would mean the marketcap should be around €100 million (5% = the buyback of €5 million multiplied by 20).
The current circulating supply of GET is around 13,5 million. The expectation is that the burning mechanism will destroy more than half of that by 2023 (this takes into account an increasing price of the GET token). So let’s round it up to 5 million GET remaining.
A marketcap of €100 million with a supply of 5 million GET would mean a price of €20/GET. This would be an increase of 6566.67%.
Of course these numbers are not set in stone and merely a prediction but if you’ve been reading this blog you have come to understand why I am extremely bullish on the GET token.
I have completely taken the speculation factor or an “altseason” or “fomo” out of the equation and only focused on a price increase driven by an increasing demand and decreasing supply! So the focus is on an organic price growth.
Another great thing about holding a token with mass adoption and guaranteed buybacks is that I don’t have to worry about the price. As the buybacks are a guaranteed thing, the lower the price of GET the more GET is bought back and destroyed forever. So even a price decrease, as contradictory as it may sound, is bullish for longterm holders!
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High CPU when idling for ~5-10 minutes

Specs: - OS: Windows 10 Home 64bit - Graphics card: GTX 1080 - Processor: Intel i7-7700, 3,6 GHz - Motherboard: Asus Prime z270-A - Integrated Motherboard: Intel 630(?) -RAM: HyperX 16 GB DDR4 - Storage: 500GB SSD+ 2 times 1TB normal(?) memory - Power supply: Power Zone 650W

So I don't really know what has happened here but since about yesterday my computer starts using 100% of my CPU whenever I don't do anything for a few minutes. For example I go to the toilet and when I come back I have to wait for a few minutes for my PC to get back to normal again(usually between 1 and maybe 5 minutes, closer to 2 really).
I haven't downloaded anything except a Thesis guideline document of my university this week and 2 academic papers today. I only got 2 new games on steam in the current sale and some new dlc. I don't really know why this is happening now.
I have 2 screenshots of my task manager when this happens here:
https://imgur.com/Nhfgwgb
https://imgur.com/P50swAM
Honestly this is kinda screaming 'bitcoin miner' or something along those lines to me, as it might be hiding itself by only mining when I'm afk. However I can't find anything out of the ordinary in my files. Malwarebytes couldn't either. Could it maybe be a Windows update that causes my computer to start maintenance when I'm idle? I read some stuff like this when googling my issues. Honestly I'm not really all that great at this stuff so I'm not sure to what extent Windows can be the issue.
I have 2 final notes
  1. I have been having random High CPU issues these past few months, however these were related to Google Chrome freaking out. All I know about it(as a friend explained me) is that it's Chrome's response to thinking something goes wrong, and it starts to scan all your stuff and attempts to remove whatever caused the problem. There was no real permanent solution for it.
  2. When I restarted during the High CPU problem once, I had to replug the station of my wireless headset for it to work again as it was somehow not being detected by my computer anymore.

Anyone who has an idea what this might be? Or what direction I should look in to fix this issue? I What has gotten me most worried is whether it's likely this is a virus or another type of issue, so I would especially appreciate any comments regarding that.
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Need to move my btc from a closed source wallet

I have this stubborn bitcoin miner (that’s all it does, not a rat or anything) on my PC that will not get off no matter what i do, malware bytes scans and “removes” it every single time, but it comes back. the registry items and the files come back every few days. I’m just gonna reset my whole PC. Anyways, I started using coinomi because I thought I would be dealing with under $20, but since has gone up to the number where I’m no longer comfortable leaving it on a computer that has a virus on it, OR on a closed source wallet. However, in coinomi, I can only see my recovery phrase, and not export my secret key. Otherwise I’d just write down the private key, reinstall, and sweep into electrum once i got my PC running again. I’d prefer to somehow sweep into electrum and pay the miners, so I can be sure there won’t be any security risks with importing it (or do i not have to worry about the risks of importing it since my pc is going to be reset, therefore no one else is going to access it?),but I also don’t want to pay them twice, so generating a wallet online using that one site and sending money to it then sweeping with electrum won’t work. Is there any way to just convert the recovery phrase into the private key or somehow get the private key out of coinomi so I can sweep it? Or is there a better way of doing it? Keep in mind I’m gonna be resetting my PC in between accessing coinomi and setting up electrum, so if I mess up, I won’t be able to access coinomi again. Sorry for the long post, just so many options. Thanks.
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Bitcoin Miner malware, detected with Malware Bytes but I believe it's still hidden somewhere.

so a few days ago I did something stupid and tried to torrent a game for the first time and ended up installing a Bitcoin Miner onto my PC :/ It was very obvious that it was malware as it quickly seemed to hijack Google Chrome. I scanned with Windows Defender but nothing was found so I checked out the sticky post on here and got a trial of Malware Bytes, which detected the malware and quarantined it, then I removed it. I really thought it was that simple but I think it's still there. I had Spotify playing music on idle and got curious, did CTRL + ALT + DELETE to open up Task Manager and quickly saw my CPU % shoot down from 100% to 2% - %5, which is what it's been sitting at when I'm using it right now.
Other than that, there are a couple of weird things that make me think the virus is still there:
  1. Programs keep getting Suspended status in Task Manager (this is happening to Malware Bytes and Google Chrome), which never used to happen before. This a brand new PC I built in January so it shouldn't be doing this that often. I tried to open Malware Bytes now to scan again and it just froze on "Not Responding" and I can't seem to close it...
  2. There is a strange "Suspended" background process in Task Manager that uses up 3.6MB of memory. Here's a screenshot of what it looks like: http://prntscr.com/lchp1w :(
  3. When I right click ^ "open file location" on the suspended process and the 2 others below it, the location I get is C:\Windows\SysWOW64 and it's titled svchost.exe, which I read is a normal Windows process but there are A LOT of them running in my Task Manager right now
  4. All the other svchost.exes are under C:\Windows\System32, which I read is fine. Does this mean that the one in SysWOW64 is malware/infected?
As per the stickied thread, I ran rkill.com and turned on "scan for rootkits" in my Malware Bytes trial, and also ran the ADWCleaner. I did all of the above after I had originally removed the malware with Malware Bytes, so all these second scans didn't detect anything. Is there anything else I could do to actually detect the malware and remove it?
EDIT: Google Chrome keeps not responding, same with Malware Bytes. Can't uninstall Malware Bytes and Firefox stopped responding too. Writing this on my phone since I turned everything off briefly after writing this post, since my mouse started moving extremely slow and a repetitive beeping sound started coming out of my speakers. I swear it was like whatever infected me detected whenever I looked up information on malware removal and visited this subreddit ...
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[Release] PoE Addon Launcher and Manager (PAL)

V1.4 HAS BEEN RELEASED PLEASE UPDATE YOUR LAUNCHER! https://github.com/POE-Addon-LaunchePoE-Addon-Launchereleases

Hi there, I'm Rizlim I created: https://github.com/Pastillage/PoE_Level_Buddy (Check the twitch URL in the readme if you don't believe me); Also here's the previous release post: https://www.reddit.com/pathofexile/comments/9himba/release_poe_addon_launcher_and_manager_pal_first/
Anyhow, I'm proud to announce a project I've been working on for a little bit, namely, an Addon Manager and Launcher for Path of Exile! https://github.com/POE-Addon-LaunchePoE-Addon-Launchereleases
Here's a video showcasing the base features: https://youtu.be/hR9b4XUZtNM
First things first, there will be bugs, this is the first time I'm releasing this to the public so I'm expecting it to not work for 50% of the people trying it, that's just how it is, that being said please report bugs either on this post, /PoEAddonLauncher, create an issue on github or just DM me somewhere on the internet.
Now let's get down to business.

What is working

  • Downloading and updating Addons
  • Downloading and updating Filters (Through Filterblast API)
  • Launching Addons when you want to launch PoE
  • Launching Addons from the installed tab
  • Adding your own addons (Through repositories)

What is planned?

  • Better way to add Addons and Filters
  • Add your own Repositories/APIs
  • In-game overlay for using website based tools (i.e. Vorici Calc)
  • In-game overlay version of PoE Level Buddy (yes, I'm reviving it)
  • Downloading and updating user generated Soundpacks
  • Probably a dedicated server rather than letting github do everything.
  • C# Version
    Now that we've had that, how do I install / use it? I've created a video just for that! Watch it here: https://youtu.be/hR9b4XUZtNM
What addons are currently available?
Where can I download it? * https://github.com/POE-Addon-LaunchePoE-Addon-Launchereleases
Why should I trust you to not install some weird viruses / hid some bitcoin miner?
  • The code is fully open-source so have a look for yourself, I also hope that having made POE Level Buddy at least gives me some credibility.
Ok, then maybe I can trust you then what about any random addon tool maker that can just add viruses / bitcoin miners / ransomware / whatever.
  • I will ofcourse not just let anyone upload anything they like, I'm only adding tools that are proven to be legit and working.
    What if they add some bad software post-release?
  • I ofcourse can't guarantee what anyone does with their programs, all I can do is remove the software from our listings, as with everything on the internet, don't just download everything make some effort to understand what you are downloading and what it could do.
Will you allow closed-source addons in PAL? * Right now I will not allow closed-source software in the Official Repositories, once I've released custom repositories as a feature, users could make their own repository with their closed software. So, the only way to get closed software through PAL will be through adding your own repository.
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Unidentified (and very nasty) Bitcoin Miner Virus. Malwarebytes doesn't detect it even when the folder is targeted. It also seems to override my Windows security functions. Seems to spread via my Network. Not sure what to do.

I seem to have acquired a rather nasty Bitcoin miner (or I assume that's what it is). It seems to generate a random name and create a folder in Appdata/Low which I cannot access due to an access denied. It asks for administrator rights which when provided it still says access denied (these are my personal machines. I'm the only admin). I tried to take ownership via file security but I always get an access denied error and it says the current owner is unknown. It creates multiple threads using the same name as the folder it created which I cannot affect in any way. I can't kill them or restrict there priority level. I also cannot open the containing folder due to the aforementioned admin issue. It seems to constantly max out either 1 or 2 cores on and off. It drops down to no usage for 30 seconds to 2 minutes on a regular basis. I'm not sure what it's doing as I don't get a spike in network traffic. Based on how the performance hit affects my system I suspect these processes have given themselves above average priority. The virus seems to have spread to my Laptop and HTPC via my network since there isn't any download I've made that the 3 of them have in common. The processes have in common only that they identify themselves as "Windows Process Manager" in the description bar and that whenever the file name of the current process is googled it always seems to be listed on the page of a spam redirect webpage:
I suspect that web portal acts as some sort of homing device since every filename they've taken so far has been on that webpage. The hard part is I can't find out how to remove the virus because I don't know the name or strain of the virus due to it creating randomly named folders. MalwareBytes Anti Malware (which is supposedly the best at detecting Malware) never detects it even when I specifically tell it to scan the aforementioned folders. It doesn't seem to be using my GPU. Only my CPU. So far the process names i've seen are:
It's also always accompanied by a process that describes itself as "Printer Driver Host"
They are always 32-bit processes. Each instance of the main mining process seems to use between 20 and 100MB of RAM depending on the age of the process.
Do any of you recognize this behavior? If I can find out what virus I'm dealing with I can likely find instructions on its removal. I've never seen a virus that takes this degree of control over my systems.
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Warning: TPB currently has a lot of unsafe, high-seeded files

Yes, I know the torrent website has unsafe files. But this is different. Searching "windows 10 activatoactivation" returns a bunch of extremely high seeded torrents from the users "mhemed" and "alexhawkemayer." These files are viruses that install a bunch of adware, trojans, spyware, bitcoin miners, and the works. I downloaded one today and used misguided judgement even though I thought they were suspicious - don't make that mistake! They not only have their viruses disguised as windows 10 activators, but for many other files if you take a look at what other files they have uploaded.
Noticing suspicious files:
The torrents from these users were all uploaded today in mass, try to pass off as safe by being high seeded, have many different torrents that claim to be various versions of the activator, and can differ in file sizes. Usually their descriptions are the copy/pasted for the torrents but might have some variations. Even though a lot of people here may know there isn't a keygen service for windows 10, they uploaded a lot today across the whole website. Their viruses are very hard to remove and might contain rootkits (I am currently trying to fix my computer and am unsure if there is a rootkit, will update later to let you know). Be careful!
Edit: No rootkit. But it downloads a program that has edited the registry files to silence its uninstall feature and you need to use Revo Uninstaller. annoying
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Malwarebytes Premium Trial has ruined Windows for any other Antivirus, incl Windows Defender.

So I had some high Chrome CPU usage and decided to give old Malwarebytes a go, they offered a Premium trial, so why not.
Helped find the bastard that was causing it (blocked the webservers, showed a popup). An Extention I was using to block ads decided to start using a browser bitcoin miner, which apparently is "legit" so while Windows Defender and MB both didn't flag it or found a virus, hijack, malware or PUP... it at least gave me the direction to where to try and fix it.
Removed the Extention, problem solved. So a week later the trial is up, and it's time to remove MB again and go back to Defender... download the MB removal tool, MB gets removed. Yay
Or so I thought, turns out it screws up Windows BIG TIME. Defender refuses to turn back on. My Google-Fu is strong, I've spent two days going over all the "fixes", registry edits, group policy, you name it I've tried it, but Defender refuses to protect.
What I have found is many people have suffered the same fate thanks to MB.
Worst of all, I downloaded Bitdefender free in an attempt to at least keep my guard up, but no, that refuses to protect my system too.
While MB is great, I will never recommend it ever again. It's done more damage to my system than any malware or virus in the last 7 years.
UPDATE EDIT: SOLVED
I did more research and looks like the issue is more on Windows side, as it's supposed to bring Defender back up after other Antivirus has been removed, but there seems to be issues with this.
I found a batch file that attempts to resolve issues with Windows Update (as Defender refused to update, and so did Windows), and while it kind of worked, it still didn't resolve the issue. Protection options in Defender was still grayed out.
Then I had to take the plunge and do a Windows 10 "Repair Upgrade", using the Media Creation tool. I got the latest Windows, initiated the Setup from the USB stick while still in Windows and chose the option to "Keep Files and Settings".
So basically it just lifts up the couch and sweeps clean underneath.
Took 15 min and Windows is up and running, everything is working 100% and I don't have to reinstall any of my Game platforms. Defender is back and working fine.
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Unidentified (and very nasty) Bitcoin Miner Virus. Malwarebytes doesn't detect it even when the folder is targeted. It also seems to override my Windows security functions. Seems to spread via my Network. Not sure what to do.

I seem to have acquired a rather nasty Bitcoin miner (or I assume that's what it is). It seems to generate a random name and create a folder in Appdata/Low which I cannot access due to an access denied. It asks for administrator rights which when provided it still says access denied (these are my personal machines. I'm the only admin). I tried to take ownership via file security but I always get an access denied error and it says the current owner is unknown. It creates multiple threads using the same name as the folder it created which I cannot affect in any way. I can't kill them or restrict there priority level. I also cannot open the containing folder due to the aforementioned admin issue. It seems to constantly max out either 1 or 2 cores on and off. It drops down to no usage for 30 seconds to 2 minutes on a regular basis. I'm not sure what it's doing as I don't get a spike in network traffic. Based on how the performance hit affects my system I suspect these processes have given themselves above average priority. The virus seems to have spread to my Laptop and HTPC via my network since there isn't any download I've made that the 3 of them have in common. The processes have in common only that they identify themselves as "Windows Process Manager" in the description bar and that whenever the file name of the current process is googled it always seems to be listed on the page of a spam redirect webpage:
I suspect that web portal acts as some sort of homing device since every filename they've taken so far has been on that webpage. The hard part is I can't find out how to remove the virus because I don't know the name or strain of the virus due to it creating randomly named folders. MalwareBytes Anti Malware (which is supposedly the best at detecting Malware) never detects it even when I specifically tell it to scan the aforementioned folders. It doesn't seem to be using my GPU. Only my CPU. So far the process names i've seen are:
It's also always accompanied by a process that describes itself as "Printer Driver Host"
They are always 32-bit processes. Each instance of the main mining process seems to use between 20 and 100MB of RAM depending on the age of the process.
Do any of you recognize this behavior? If I can find out what virus I'm dealing with I can likely find instructions on its removal. I've never seen a virus that takes this degree of control over my systems.
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At my wit's end with virus removal

So I have at least one virus on my computer. The one I know of is some sort of bitcoin miner, I know this because my gpu usage is constantly at 100% and the fan goes crazy as well as hitmanpro categorizing files with names like bitcoinminer.
I have managed to remove every suspicious file I could find and ran antivirus and antimalware until they couldn't detect anything else but the virus keeps coming back.
The main places I think the virus is focused around are the ~C:\Users\Tony\AppData\Local\Temp~ and ~C:\Users\Tony\AppData\Local\WinSXS~ folders.
I have booted into safe mode, deleted everything in the temp folder, and gave myself permission to delete the WinSXS folder. Every time I boot normally the WinSXS folder just comes back. I know something is up with this folder because rkill always terminates it as well as the other antimalware not liking it.
When I normally boot there is a folder in the temp folder with a name that's just random strings of numbers and letters that I can't delete. It says it's open in another program. I searched the folder name is the resource monitor cpu tab and it was associated with svchost.exe and a couple other things. I'm wondering is the virus is somehow tied to svchost.
So here's a rundown of the steps I've been taking (repeatedly) to try to take care of this.
  1. Boot into safe mode (by switching my psu off then on to get to the boot menu)
  2. Show hidden files and folders
  3. Delete everything from the local\temp folder
  4. Delete unknown files from C:\\ProgramData and C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming
  5. Remove any weird keys from HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  6. Empty Recycle Bin
  7. Run rkill
  8. Run adwcleaner
  9. Run malwarebytes (with rootkit checker)
  10. Run Hitmanpro
  11. Run combofix
  12. Run the trojan remover from https://www.simplysup.com/
  13. Reboot computer normally
  14. Run malwarebytes, watch as it finds the same walwares as a million times before
  15. Listen to my fan speed fluctuate like crazy
  16. Run rkill, it kills a WinSXS process, which does nothing
  17. Cry uncontrollably
So uh, what the hell should I do?
OS: Windows 7
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So I finally gave Honeyminer a try. (my personal semi-review)

This review was last updated 11-30-18
When I first was interested in trying this program I couldn't find anything about it. it seems a lot of people were too scared to try it since their is like no information about it other then from the web page itself. to be honest I was a bit scared to try it. I've tried many other software of this kind, on a "test" machine I'm not afraid to lose on a secondary network and router... incase its a scam or gonna give me a virus and I suggest anyone installing mining software do the same as a rule of thumb. please keep in mind the software is still relatively new and they are working to improve it still. They seem to be hiring as well if your interested in helping them grow by working for them look near the bottom for their contact e-mail. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________
This review is for the windows version of Honyminer Because its still relatively new I knew could go one of two ways "sacm software" like most every mobile mining app or even quite a few desktop ones - Or legit. I'm glad to say after using it for a month it seems legit. I was able to withdraw from it no problem. If your system is really crappy It might not work that well on your computer or mining rig. There are no ads and the program doesn't seem to disrupt any day to day activity at least not on my main system, however you can of course expect increased heat production of your system as with any mining software, adequate cooling is important in mining. Anyways Honyminer is as close to an easy one click mining software as I have come. they seem to be making a "pro" version too for more hardcore miners. They do take a fee which is to be expected *look near the bottom for fee information\* but that fee goes down significantly if you have multiple GPU's mining.. The good thing about it for me was it let me kind of set my rig to "autopilot" so to speak. If you wish to see the H/s numbers in real time, go to you settings and view the "expert logs" which will also tell what coin is being mined at the time ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Pros
Pro and or con (depending on how you look at it)
Cons:
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COMPATIBILITY: (sorry it keeps adding asterisks to the card model for no reason)
WORKED ON: every nvidia card tested so far with card models dating back from 20014 to now..
Worked on some surprising low end and or old CPU and GPUs. like the
AMD Radeon R9 380 card in addition to a AMD Athlon II X3 450 Processor and it mines just fine.. of course that processor doesn't make much on its own lol.. but thats an extra 2 or 3 cents per day by itself. I've also tested it with an i3, i2 Most AMD cards worked but I ran into issues with a few so maybe it's easier for me to just tell you what did not work.
DID NOT WORK ON:
--- any of the AMD ATI Radeon HD 4250's tested so far (2) that particular card It didn't work at all for mining like never enabled the gpu but the cpu on that machine did work however it would generate an "error" on start up but otherwise did not disrupt the mining on that system except if I turned on idle earning mode, I would get a bunch of errors as it was trying to access the GPU. we need the functionality to enable or disable hardware individually I think. (errors or no errors it just seems like a good thing to have.)
OR a system that had both a AMD Radeon R7 Graphics and a AMD A8-7650K Radeon R7, (4C+6G) which surprised me considering some of the things that did work lol... but I think it might just might be that one system, but either way can't vouch that it will work. That system was pre-built and wont allow the parts to be changed or easily removed to be worth the effort since I have to use it for other things so unfortunately I can't test these on another mainboard at least not with wasting some time, money and patients that Id rather dedicate elsewhere for now.
I had some issues using one RX Vega 56 card but i think it's was just that card because another one did work just fine.________________________________________________________________________
FEES W/ comparison to nicehash
I'm not sure if this post will be helpful to anyone looking into this software or anyone whos looking to try a different mining software but if it dose great.
-- nicehash charges the following fees as far as "selling/mining" or withdrawing.
Payouts for balances less than 0.1 to external wallet 5%
Payouts for balances greater than or equal to 0.1 BTC to external wallet 3%
Payouts for balances greater than or equal to 0.001 BTC to NiceHash wallet 2%
Withdrawal fees from NiceHash wallet
Withdrawals from NiceHash wallet are subjected to the withdrawal fee, which depends on the withdrawn amount and withdrawal option.
WITHDRAWAL OPTION AMOUNT TO WITHDRAW FEE Any BTC wallet From 0.002 (min) to 0.05 BTC 0.0001 BTC
Any BTC wallet More than 0.05 BTC 0.2% of withdrawn amount
Coinbase More than 0.001 BTC FREE - No fee. but they also say Minimum Coinbase withdrawal limit is adjusted dynamically according to the API overload._____________________________________________________________________________
honyminer fees are based on number of GPU's working.
8% for 1 GPU or for 2 GPUs or more the fee is 2.5%.
The only withdrawal fee is the standard BTC transaction fee that bitcoin charges and it doesn't go to honyminer. When they add the other withdrawal functions that fee cam be avoided I suppose.
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Earnings: in comparison to nicehash
Update: sometimes software / test networks will give a view that can be off + or - a few percent compared to actual. A lot of different things can affect your earnings including where you are located in the world, I'm not sure how many of you uses more than one mining software day to day , ISP issues, crypto price fluctuation, updates to fee's, and inaccuracies in test software/networks can affect results. but I go back and forth between different ones from time to time and I think that's good practice to keep options open. I notice that honey miner seems to do better for me at night-time and early morning/afternoon is when it has the most trouble raking in the crypto's
That said I've been trying to test to see how this compares to nice hash earnings, with two of my buddies. So this is an average between the 3 of our profits vs loss compared to nice hash, I'm using a two 10 GPU/ 3 cpu setups, while one of my buddies is using two 1 gpu, 2 cpu setups and the other is using two 30 gpu mini farm's. We each have 2 networks each located relatively close by *less than .5 mile the furthest one* one with honyminer running and the other with nice hash and we are looking over 24 hour periods When all three of us have the results for one day, we average our results together. In all we will be looking over a 14 day period. UPDATE: the results below were done well long before the latest update to the software so I do not know if they have changed, Id have to do another round or perhaps some from the community could give me their results and save me a bit of work. I'm not sure when Id have the time to dig into it again. Sorry that it took me so long before I could get on here to post the results of the last few days of the tests.
Seem to be a bit smaller then nicehash at times and higher at other times. it seems to for me at least payquicker and it gets deposited in my nicehash account sooner than I expected.
hopefully when they let up pick which coin to mine on our own it may help somewhat, and any of you who want to move smaller volume will probably benefit when they add the functionality to withdraw other coin/usd.
anyways when their autopilot system works it works great but when it doesn't it's just "okay" for lack of a better word...
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Contact: they have a contact us part on their webpage and they also have a reddit page which I was made aware of from contacting them https://www.reddit.com/HoneyMine
Careers: If anyone is interested in working for them the job listings at the time of this typing were for Senior Java Developer(s) and Customer Service Representative(s) the email listed is [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]). id suggest you check their site for the requirements I just added this part to the review as a courtesy if anyone's interested its not meant to be a focus of it. But I know we have some really talented people on reddit who care about the crypto world passionately so id rather give honyminer a chance to have some of those sort on their team since it might help improve the software faster for the end users.. if that makes sense.
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UPDATE: If a question reminds me I left out something I think should have mentioned Ill try to add it here so ppl don't have to scroll all over the place.. I don't write many reviews (for anything) so I don't know if this one was any good or not but I hope it was okay.. and I'm still a new reddit user relatively. I just wanted to make this review mainly because there is next to no information on honyminer when I looked for it and maybe it can help anyone whos interested in it.
browolf2 asked Is it basically like nicehash then? :
A: In a way, its like nice hash that its cloud based, but you get paid not just when your pool completes an order. there are no "buyers" only "sellers" if you look at it that way...I hope I'm wording this the right way.. It's just straight up mining and they take their fee but compared to nicehash the fees for "mining" are different
karl0525 asked: do you know if we can contact the honeyminer dev team and see if they will communicate here on Reddit. Might give them some good ideas what us miners are looking for? Worth a try maybe? Thanks:
A: I submitted a question to their "contact us" part of their webpage and I got a reply from them, this is the message I received below:
Thank you for writing in and for your interest in Honeyminer. We always welcome feedback and suggestions from our users. We are currently planning on expanding our online and social media presence.
Please check our our Reddit page: https://www.reddit.com/HoneyMine
submitted by Joe_Cow to gpumining [link] [comments]

JC3 XL SEYTER has bitcoin miner!

Installation took about 8 hours on my pc. I was sleeping, anyways it looks like try to install these files when directx and other visual thing came up. Be carefull you dont want your pc to be victim.
Im suggesting to *scan your computer if you installed any SEYTER repack*, scan with Avira Free or Malwarebytes Free. Both working nice.

HOW TO REMOVE IT
  1. Download and install Malwarebytes, Avira or AVG from their site.
  2. Scan your C:(Windows) drive and wait for it to find Miner files.
  3. If there is check folder name and go manually there or delete from antivirus-antimalware.
  4. You should really delete that folder.

F.A.Q.
Q: DELETING GAME CLEANS MY PC?
A: NO.
Q: IS ALL ISSCH FILES BITCOIN MINEMALWARE?
A:NO, CHECK CREATION DATES.
Q: I DIDNT DOWNLOAD FROM RUSTORKA, DO I HAVE BTCMINEMALWARE?
A: YOU PROBABLY HAVE IT.
**MakeItYours9** Check your "Task Scheduler" I've found an ISSCH reference there and deleted it. 
QUOTE FROM FITGIRL
I can confirm that at least early RotTR Seyter's repack contained malware. I've put an investigation on rutor. And magnet links for rustorka (magnet:?xt=urn:btih:e41e3e6b8ce4701792f1b3a4ca4f5c43034626ae) and rutor (magnet:?xt=urn:btih:112b33845accf5d39ed92d2bee58bb2d2b307d66) are still active, so anyone can make sure, that game-7.bin contains the virus installer, while EXEs are different for two magnets. Why exactly Seyter made it and not some other uploader? It's simple. Seyter uses modified FreeArc, made by this tool: http://krinkels.org/threads/fa_protect.1873/ When you generate a new FreeArc copy with FA_Protect, you enter the password, it's unique. And the archives, created with your version of FreeArc won't be compatible with original FreeArc. And game-7.bin can ONLY be extracted by using unarc.dll in Seyter's repack. As all other his archives. So only Seyter could create that bin. One more thing. Both setup.exe's have the same size. But if you make byte-comparision, you'll see that they are different. First I've made xdelta between them, and xdelta file was ~16 KB. Then I ran both installers and made memory dumps with Process Explorer. Then looked for installer section (Inno Setup leaved many traces in memory). I've checked the number of unpacked archiees, and found out, that game-7.bin is only unpacked in rutor (not rustorka) version. Then I've found the password for that archive (555, while other bins use 9im6rXzBCM0zAAfnfesw). You can download the unpacker here: http://www35.zippyshare.com/v/D3x1w1cy/file.html When you extract setup.exe from game-7.bin - DO NOT RUN IT, until you know what you're doing. If you have friends who can deal with such stuff - hand the file to them. When I knew that setup.exe resides in game-7.bin, I searched for it in rutor setup memory dump. And have found that it extracts to user local app data folder and then silently runs. ISSCH.exe install in pretty random folder, so it can be anywhere. So yes. It's 100% positive, that it was the Seyter, who did the infected repack. His idea was to blame others for infecting his reuploads, cause Rustorka installer CONTAINS the bin-file, but never runs it. He's a moderator on Rustorka and a friend of Rustorka's admin, Markus. And that's why he don't shit at home, but feels comfortabe to infect his uploads for other sites. After my investigation (and CPY crack release) he updated his repack on Rustorka, and removed notorius game-7.bin. But Internet remembers everything, and the magnets are alive. Avoid any Seyter repacks in the future. If you don't like my repacks, stick to one of those: RG Mechanics RG Revenants Xatab RG Catalyst As myself, they never put malware in repacks and you'll be safe. Now, when I registered on Reddit, you can ask questions about my repacks if you have some.
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I had like 3 friends ask me how to build a PC in the past week so I made this to help them.

(Reddit Edit: Help my improve the document with productive constructive comments on what I got wrong or messed up! Im only human lol
Also a lot of this is supposed to be kinda humorous. I didn't think I had to say that but, hey, its the internet.
I appreciate the positive and productive comments! )
Beginners basic guide to building your own PC as of early 2018
(EDIT: Sorry for being a MSI/Corsair Fanboy)
Heres a collection of thoughts to consider when building your own personal PC
As always Id personally use PCPartPicker.com to configure your parts and for further thoughts on compatibility.
First off building a computer is 100% based around what you plan to use the computer for.
Here are a few uses and generic ideas of what to go for. Audio Editing: Lots of small tasks that need to be completed quickly without lag. - Fast Processor( >4GHZ) - Fast RAM (MHZ) -At least 16 gigs! - Fast Storage, SSD manditorily - M.2 or PCI for best performance. - Shitty Graphics card, graphics card there only to keep the cpu from doing other tasks when working. - Can be a few generations or years old. - Many screens for lots of plug in windows to be open Video Editing: Lots of large to render and files to read. - Multi core processor the more the merrier - SSD for fast read/write of large video files. - Insane graphics card, AMD graphics cards are debatibly better but the nvidia Quadro series are specific for video rendering. Gaming: No more than 4 cores intense graphics card - 92% of games are not coded for more than 4 cores so why spend the extra money for it. - SSD for quick load screens - Nvidia cards, 10 series, the higher the number the better. Titan cards for MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE! Coding: quick processor for lots of small tasks. Ergonomic peripherials? - Dear god please dont use a mechanical keyboard so that your coworkers dont kill you. Home office: Everything can be a few gens behind so you can get the best power per dollar spent. - Sorry that Gateway doesnt exist anymore. I guess try Dell... 
Parts (Expensive Legos)
CPU (tells things to go places and outputs data) Basically three main routes to go for: Intel, AMD, or ASIC. Intel - Gaming, Data center, Hackintosh Pros: Cooler, Faster speed (GHZ), short small tasks faster Cons: $$$$, less cores AMD - Gaming, Personal Computing, Large task processing Pros: Lots of cores, better price per performance, faster processing of large tasks Cons: Hot chips, large chips?, compatibility issues with MacOS. ASIC - "Application-specific integrated circuit" Pros: Does the task that they are made to do insanely efficently, great for mining. Cons: Literally does nothing else. Holy hell these are expensive, very hot (fans will get loud) CPU Cooler (Im a big fan) Most come with an in box cooler that are ok but please buy aftermarket. In Box - the free shitty cooler that comes with the processor. Pros: Free. Cons: Ugly, makes chip run hot, hard to clean Air cooler - oldest type of cooler but new designs are highly efficent. Pros: Only cooler that has the possibility of being 100% quiet, most likely cheaper Cons: large, if cooler isnt large enough for the chips thermal output the fans will be loud. Liquid - Custom pipes are beautiful, AIO is easy to install and offers similare performance. Pros: Looks cool, great temperatures, "quiet" Cons: Water pump has possibility of being loud, possible spills Phase Change - uses the technology of refridgerators to cool the chip Pros: Can overclock until the chip breaks. (whats colder than cold? ICE COLD!) Cons: Loud (compressor noise), Large pipes, just why.... Motherboard (the convienacnce store of computer parts) Really just about what type of I/O you want. - MAKE SURE FORM FACTOR FITS YOUR CASE! (or vice versa) - Look for PCI lanes for expansion. - How many graphic cards do you have? - PCI based interfaces? - PCI SSD? - PCI DAC? - PCI WIFI? - USbs? Network? Audio? - How many lanes of RAM? - DOES IT FIT YOUR PROCESSOR!?! (really tho) - M.2? - How many sata interaces? Good Brands: MSI, ASUS, Gigabyte Bad Brands: AS(s)Rock, Dell Memory (Dory) - The more the merrier - No less than 8gb for a functional windows machine (16 gb to never have a problem) - Use all the lanes your computer has to offer! the more lanes to access the faster the data can travel! -Imagine drinking a milkshake. If the straw is wider you can drink more of the milkshake than a skinny straw. - Faster MHZ for faster data access but give minimal performance differances - Please get ram with heat spreadders unles youre building a server with high airflow. - Make sure the type (DDR3 or DDR4) of RAM matches what your processomotherboard call for. Good Brands: Corsair, G.Skill, Ballistix Storage (Grandpa that remembers everythign about how things used to be but takes forever to learn a new tasK) Speed or massive storage? slower is cheaper. Golden ratio of speed/storage/price is 250-500 gb SSD and a 1+ tb disk drive. *Max speeds listed are for a single drive not RAID* Hard Disk Drives (HDD) - Cheapest and slowest - read/write speeds of < 0.5gb/s - 7200+ RPM or GTFO - Higher Speed drives can access data faster. - Do not move while powered up. physical parts will break. - Larger Cahche = faster Read/Write Speeds Pros: Cheap, Holds massive amounts of data Cons: Slower than molasses in a frezer Reputible Brands: Seagate, WD Solid State Drives (SSD) - necessity for quick boots and fast load screens (can only be re-written to so many times) - SATA based (2.5 inch)- Read/Write speeds capped @ 6 gb/s Pros: Most economical, form factor fits with old computers, Cons: "Slow" compared to other ssd's (but stil 12 times faster than a HDD) - M.2 based - Read/Write speeds capped @ 10 gb/s Pros: Size of a sick of gum! High End but not too expensive to be out of reach. Cons: Expensive for any size over 500 gb - PCI based - Read/Write speeds capped @ 20 gb/s for PCI3, x4 Pros: HOLY BANDWIDTH BATMAN! Faster than that little creepy ghost thats always in the corner of you eye Cons: You might have to take out a loan to buy one. *takes up a x4 PCI Lane* Reputible Brands: Samsung! Corsair, Plextor, Intel, Kingston, Crucial Video Card (that one kid that has thick glasses and is really good at math) - A regular old PCI card that handles all of the video rendering and output for your computer. - ASIC PCI cards. - The PCBs and chips are patented by two main companies but the differances come from line up and varying manufacturer cooling devices. - The more memory the better -NVIDIA (Team Green) Great for gaming, has specific card series for intensive rendering. Lazy driver updates. - Gaming - 900 series - Cheap - Low performance - Can play any video game made befrore 2010 on max settings - 1000 (ten) series - Expensive (thanks bitcoin miners...) - Great for VR! - Video Rendering -Quadro Series - Gaming and Rendering - Titan X - Maxwell based chip same as 900 series cards - Titan XP - Pascal based chip same as 10 series cards -AMD (Team Red) Underdog does the same thing but slighly worse and cheaper. (except video rendering) - Gaming - RX 400 series - Cheap - Hot - RX 500 series - Cheap - Ok at VR and deacent gaming frame rates. - Not bad but not particularly great either. - Video Rendering - Fire Pro series - Gaming and Rendering - Vega series -Good luck finding one to buy lmao Case (Fancy clothing for your parts!) - Similar to human clothing you want it to do a few main things really well with compromises for each extreme. - Durability - Steel - Incredibly durable - Creates Farady cage for components - Heavy af - Magnets, just magnets.... - Rust over time - Aluminium - Light - East to bend for modding or "physical maintenance" - Less likely to rust - Huzzah for Farady cages! - Plastic - Just dont - no electrical Ground - no faraday cage - Light AF! - Breath (Airflow) - positive internal airflow! - larger fans push the same amount of air with less speed/noise - Looks - Window? - RGB - Cool Paint? - Fit all your parts - graphics card length/ clearacne - support for liquid cooling raiators? - How many spots for HDD/SSDs - Motherboard format - Cable management! Power Supply (FIGHT MILK) - Rule of thumb: BUy Powersupply that outputs 1.5 times the wattage that you need. - You can walk further than you can you can run. - The PSU can casually output 50-75% power for much longer than at 90-100% (without failure) - If you never demand enough wattage for it to get hot the fan doesnt have to turn on therefore making it quieter. - Modular means you can remove/replace the cables from the PSU. Reputible Brands: Corsair, EVGA Optical Drive (motorized cup holder) - You can download most things today so I'd suggest against it unless you really NEED to watch/write DVD's/CD's Operating System (software that makes everything work) Windows (Always Updates) - Compatible with just about everything - Easy to learn to code on! - POS inital browser - Likely to get virus's Linux (Penguins are cute) - Unique - takes less resources to run - Barebones - Incredibly personalizable! - Compatibility issues with just about everything MacOS (Linux but more annoying) - It is legal! - Great for art and your grandma that doenst know how to use computers! - User friendly - Compatibility issues with various hardware - Confusing/Limiting coding structure Peripherials (cables everywhere!) - Keyboard (higer Polling rate is better) - Mechanical (key is pressed at an exact stroke length every time - Mouse (Higher Polling rate is better) - more buttons = better? - DPI (Dots Per Inch) - In theory, if a mouse has 1600 DPI, then, if you move your mouse one inch (2.54 cm), the mouse cursor will move 1600 pixels - Higher DPI the faster your cursor is able to be moved. - Monitor - In theory the human eye cant see faster than 60 frames per second. - Keep in mind Pixel ratio! - 4k screen that is 22inches will have more pixels in a square inch than a 4k screen that is 28 inches. - Interface? - DVI (Analog) - thumbscrews..... - can do two monitors with one port! - support for 4k - VGA (Analog) - thumbscrews... - max resolution is 1440p - Display Port (digital) - nice button clip - supports 4k - HDMI (Digital) - 1.2 or higer supports 4k - DAC/Speakers/Headphones - Dont even get me started - Microphone - Dont get me started PT.2 Other (other) - UPS (uninterruptible power supply) Just a battery that allows your computer to have some time if the power ever goes out so that you have time to save your work. - Cable Organization materials! - Zipties - velcro - LED LIGHTING! - Manditory - Extra/Better fans - More pressure, less woosh - IFIXIT Pro Tech Toolkit - becasue who buys just one torx wrench. - Cute kitten mousepad - Yes, it has to be a cat. Dont argue 
This is a very general entry into building computers and what you should buy/look for. If you have any questions/comments send me an e-mail!
-Zac Holley-
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BitCoin Mining Malware Removal Help

Hello,
Just this morning we received an alert from our Sophos Cloud Console about an apparent "Troj/Miner-BP" virus that was detected on our Exchange 2010, Windows 2008 R2 server. This is our primary Exchange server in a multi Exchange server (2 total) environment. I believe I've been able to stop the bleeding for now (answer how for those curious towards the bottom), but I'm curious if any of you have any experience with any mining malware like this (Google had hardly any results, and the only results they did come up with are from the last day or two so I'm sure it's a relatively new exploit). Please bear with me while I try to relay all of the information we've gathered about this mining malware - it's slightly confusing and all based on roughly 2 hour's worth of trying to trace this malware's path.
The infected file that Sophos caught was LMS.exe (not lsm.exe which is a legitimate executable) that was being created in the C:\WINDOWS\Fonts\ directory. If you've ever manually browsed to the Fonts directory you know that, whether you have file extensions hidden or not, Windows Explorer only shows the installed Fonts packages, and not the individual .tff files themselves. Because of this, LMS.exe was not visible when browsed to manually on the local server. We were able to see the LMS.exe file when we c$'d from a different server, but because Sophos was continually trying to Quarantine it (it was being auto-regenerated) we weren't ever able to see any Properties of it. So what was auto-recreating the file? A quick look into Task Manager showed that another executable, msiexev.exe (again, not msiexe.exe the legitimate file) was using between 80-90% of the CPU. Going to the Properties of that process led us to the C:\WINDOWS\security\ directory. After killing the process we were able to rename the file to msiexev.exe.old with no issues. However, after 5 minutes or so a new file of the exact same file size, 1,205KB, was created in its place. Rinse and repeat. If we let msiexev.exe run for roughly 15-20 seconds it would again spawn LMS.exe in the Font directory, and again Sophos would begin quarantining it in an endless game of cat and mouse.
By this time the AV scan we had begun roughly 30 minutes prior quarantined another executable - this time right on the root of the C:\WINDOWS\ directory. This executable was called wmsa.exe, and the timestamp was only 1 minute different (1:07 PM) than the timestamp of the original msiexev.exe (1:08 PM) Tuesday afternoon. This file was easily deleted, and has not been recreated since.
We were able to stop the process from spinning up again by creating a blank file named msiexev.exe in the C:\WINDOWS\security\ directory, giving a domain account ownership of the file, and then removing all Security permissions on the file. Since that time the malware appears unable to execute.
My questions is - has anyone else been faced with this malware? It appears that it is BitCoin mining malware. From the little documentation online I've been able to find it appears to be an exploit that's only vulnerable on Windows Server 2008 R2 boxes with Exchange 2010. If anyone else has any ideas on ways to prevent this or plug this hole I'm open to suggestions.
Thanks!
UPDATE: So after gettting up to the latest patch level (we were patched to the 17th when the infection happened) and having LMS.exe sitting in Quarantine waiting to be cleaned up on the next restart, we scheduled a planned reboot last night at 9 PM. After system restart we found the Sophos detected the malware was attempting to execute again sigh. We also located a new executable in C:\WINDOWS\prefetch\ labeled wuauser.exe along with two text files, history.txt and id.txt. Each of these text files contained a unique 32 character hex code, and nothing else. For those of you that legitimately mine BitCoin - are they relevant to anything? These files are all timestamped either 1:07 or 1:08 Tuesday afternoon, again, matching the time we believe we were initially infected.
We applied our "fix" to these files where we made a domain user the Owner of a blank file that was named identically and then removed all file permissions to them in hopes that they are unable to be regenerated. We also applied this same logic to the LMS.exe file in C:\WINDOWS\Fonts.
After doing all of this our AV console finally has marked that LMS.exe has been "cleaned up" and not just quarantined. I'm hopeful that this has stopped the spread/execution of this malware, but I'm still leery that the underlying exploit that got this installed on our system in the first place is still vulnerable. We'll continue monitoring over the weekend, and if there are any other major updates I'll be sure to update the thread.
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Who is your favorite TechTuber and why? Here's my review

Written 9/15/2017

I've been reading a lot more of PCMR lately. I've read the comments of the decline of LinusTechTips. I've seen the difference in his older videos and his new ones. Personally I'm not a huge gamer. Yeah I have a custom built PC and I play some games on it but it was purposely built to be a developer machine. Growing up, I could never afford a gaming PC and I preferred the original series on Nintendo and PlayStation consoles. So when I look for TechTubers, I mainly look for entertainment. Now that's not to say I'd wish LinusTechTips to not bring informative content. I would just feel more included if they targeted towards PCMR careers too. I'll get into suggestions later. Here is my list of favorite TechTubers in priority order as well as pros and cons of them.
1) Linus Tech Tips (LTT)
PRO: Their professional studio/workspace and various staff makes them feel professional. I do enjoy the humor and but the best series they have are the build theme competitions between Luke and Linus and their best series: ScrapYard Wars. I watch them for the humor and the builds. I'll watch 90% of his videos that come out. Uploads a new video every day.
CONS: I don't mind the puns and lame jokes but I can see a difference between scripted/cringe Linus and natural Linus. Every single humor video has dick jokes and innuendos with emphasis. I know that’s his humor but he lays it on thick (THICC) sometimes. I also see him as exclusively a computer TechTuber. When I see cellphone and console stuff, I'll watch it but I see other TechTubers as more of an authority on it. I know that advertisements pay the bill but it feels like it's too much here. With the intro AND OUTRO ads, i feel like videos can be up to 20% advertisement. I may be exaggerating but that's just how I feel.
2) Bitwit/AwesomeSauce Network
PRO: Since he's a smaller TechTuber there is potential of reviewing other stuff (like the powerline Ethernet adapter). Sometimes does collaborations with LTT. Collaborated with LTT in ScrapYard Wars Season 5. I'll watch some of his videos if they are different enough; mostly builds.
CONS: This guy is super cringy. I hate his cringy advertisements and I hated his channel's former name. WifeySauce is probably the worst thing to come out of a person's mouth. Looks like he used to work out of his house. This is not bad but it left an informal and unprofessional feeling. This was what made him different from LTT. However that originality is gone now that he moved into an office space.
3) Paul's Hardware
PRO: More serious than any of the other TechTubers. I think that leads to a level of professionalism and authority. I'll watch him for some his builds. Collaborated with LTT in ScrapYard Wars Season 5.
CONS: He has a boring look and voice to me. It's not his fault. He works out of his house. I know he's a smaller TechTuber but I do like the professional office of LTT. For now, this is an originality point for him. I won’t watch the collaboration/new videos with Bitwit. I know these are computer building YouTube channels, but who has money to build a PC every month? What do these people do with all these builds?
4) JayzTwoCents
PRO: Balance of serious and entertaining. Jokes and facial expressions aren't too cringy. I'll never build a watercooling system but it was fun to learn what it was and how to bend hardline tubes. Collaborated with LTT in ScrapYard Wars Season 5.
CONS: I watch the least amount of videos from him. I won't watch every video he uploads. After watching the other channels, I don't feel I need to watch anything he puts out because I got it all out of my system. Sorry Jay.
Honorable Mention: Carey Holzman
Info: I used to watch his build videos for years before building my second PC a few months ago. He runs his own business as a computer repair technician. His work includes building new computers, diagnosing and removing viruses, replacing components, etc.
PRO: I've seen the video and audio quality of his videos increase over the years as he acquires better and better AV equipment. His videos go from start of a build to the end of the build with close ups and explanations of components. I recommend watching his videos if you are new to building computers.
CONS: I've stopped watching his videos for a few reasons; mainly because I got the gist of things and know how to build PCs now. He talks way too much; sometimes repeating himself numerous times. He'll go on tangents and this slows the build process down to a crawl. His complete videos used to be about an hour long. Now they are going on two hours. He started doing live streaming (probably to get more YouTube revenue) and it's mostly him watching the comment feed and answering questions. As much as I'd see TechTubers do a Q&A, it's very boring to watch especially live. Also he doesn't do AMD builds. He says it’s because his customers don't request AMD builds. I know when businesses sign a contract with big computer suppliers like HP, Dell and Lenovo those companies have contracts to do all their builds with Intel. This leads to business and developers to have all Intel builds (myself included because that’s what I trust for development and virtualization).

additions made 3/25/2018

I watched more TechTubers over the past few months. I've slowed down a lot now and now looking into other YouTube content. Here's how my opinion has changed. In no particular order:
JayzTwoCents
I found myself watching more of him after I heard he was the go to watercooling/hardline tubing guy. I enjoyed his step by step hardline and bending guides. It was educational which made it entertaining. I've seen a few more like his GPU content but I did stop watching for now. Congrats on the new studio.
Paul's Hardware
I haven't watched any more of his content; maybe a video here and there. Maybe I was a little judgmental at first. I still don't know why there needs to be a build of the month segment. Who builds a PC every month? Congrats on the new studio too.
Bitwit/AwesomeSauce Network
I did watch I think one or two gaming competitions he did with his wife. Any mention of Overwatch I'll watch. I didn't watch much else. I still think he's kind of cringey.
Linus Tech Tips (LTT)
I no longer watch every video that comes out just because my interests have changed. I do catch one or two that really interest me. I also did watch a few WAN shows. I never thought I'd find weekly news topics interesting but a few things interesting. I was very excited when they talked about doing a few segments on Bitcoin. I did watch the Mining Adventure videos when they came out and liked them. I now know a little bit more about LTT. They are part entertainment, part informative/educational, and part... something else (idk). They really are the Top Gear of computers. I want them to expand more on the whole Bitcoin thing but really they are there to give an explanation and overview with each topic they cover. Either that or they shove a bunch of RGB parts in a tempered glass case with some innuendos. If they do another Bitcoin video I would like them to cover splitting coins and more in-depth use of popular wallet software. But I think they did their job of grabbing interests from viewers. It's now up to the viewers to seek out more in-depth info on the subject. A big topic now in the community is picking up used video cards that could have been used for mining. I think LTT did do a video comparing a used video card with a new one (or maybe it was dirty vs clean card). I think they should revisit the topic. They should show them buying a few cards from hardcore miners and compare the performance of the card vs a brand new one. I'm in the camp of thought where mining doesn't really put a lot of strain on the card where as long gaming sessions does. I don't have the resources to prove the theory but Tech Tubers do. The experiment is not limited to LTT but any popular Tech Tuber. I know from tweets and his videos that JayzTwoCents is not a fan of miners and the subject but his friend Barnacules Nerdgasm is. Maybe someone will cover the topic eventually.
So that's my review and personal opinion of the Tech Tubers that I watch. All in all they entertained me and I hope they keep up the good work.
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I had like 3 friends ask me how to build a PC in the past week so I made this to help them. Feel free to use or send me an e-mail if you want the txt file

(Reddit Edit: Help my improve the document with productive comments on what I got wrong or messed up! Im only human lol
Also a lot of this is supposed to be kinda humorous. I didn't think I had to say that but, hey, its the internet.
I appreciate the positive and productive comments! )
Beginners basic guide to building your own PC as of early 2018
(EDIT: Sorry for being a MSI/Corsair Fanboy)
Heres a collection of thoughts to consider when building your own personal PC
As always Id personally use PCPartPicker.com to configure your parts and for further thoughts on compatibility.
First off building a computer is 100% based around what you plan to use the computer for.
Here are a few uses and generic ideas of what to go for. Audio Editing: Lots of small tasks that need to be completed quickly without lag. - Fast Processor( >4GHZ) - Fast RAM (MHZ) -At least 16 gigs! - Fast Storage, SSD manditorily - M.2 or PCI for best performance. - Shitty Graphics card, graphics card there only to keep the cpu from doing other tasks when working. - Can be a few generations or years old. - Many screens for lots of plug in windows to be open Video Editing: Lots of large to render and files to read. - Multi core processor the more the merrier - SSD for fast read/write of large video files. - Insane graphics card, AMD graphics cards are debatibly better but the nvidia Quadro series are specific for video rendering. Gaming: No more than 4 cores intense graphics card - 92% of games are not coded for more than 4 cores so why spend the extra money for it. - SSD for quick load screens - Nvidia cards, 10 series, the higher the number the better. Titan cards for MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE! Coding: quick processor for lots of small tasks. Ergonomic peripherials? - Dear god please dont use a mechanical keyboard so that your coworkers dont kill you. Home office: Everything can be a few gens behind so you can get the best power per dollar spent. - Sorry that Gateway doesnt exist anymore. I guess try Dell... 
Parts (Expensive Legos)
CPU (tells things to go places and outputs data) Basically three main routes to go for: Intel, AMD, or ASIC. Intel - Gaming, Data center, Hackintosh Pros: Cooler, Faster speed (GHZ), short small tasks faster Cons: $$$$, less cores AMD - Gaming, Personal Computing, Large task processing Pros: Lots of cores, better price per performance, faster processing of large tasks Cons: Hot chips, large chips?, compatibility issues with MacOS. ASIC - "Application-specific integrated circuit" Pros: Does the task that they are made to do insanely efficently, great for mining. Cons: Literally does nothing else. Holy hell these are expensive, very hot (fans will get loud) CPU Cooler (Im a big fan) Most come with an in box cooler that are ok but please buy aftermarket. In Box - the free shitty cooler that comes with the processor. Pros: Free. Cons: Ugly, makes chip run hot, hard to clean Air cooler - oldest type of cooler but new designs are highly efficent. Pros: Only cooler that has the possibility of being 100% quiet, most likely cheaper Cons: large, if cooler isnt large enough for the chips thermal output the fans will be loud. Liquid - Custom pipes are beautiful, AIO is easy to install and offers similare performance. Pros: Looks cool, great temperatures, "quiet" Cons: Water pump has possibility of being loud, possible spills Phase Change - uses the technology of refridgerators to cool the chip Pros: Can overclock until the chip breaks. (whats colder than cold? ICE COLD!) Cons: Loud (compressor noise), Large pipes, just why.... Motherboard (the convienacnce store of computer parts) Really just about what type of I/O you want. - MAKE SURE FORM FACTOR FITS YOUR CASE! (or vice versa) - Look for PCI lanes for expansion. - How many graphic cards do you have? - PCI based interfaces? - PCI SSD? - PCI DAC? - PCI WIFI? - USbs? Network? Audio? - How many lanes of RAM? - DOES IT FIT YOUR PROCESSOR!?! (really tho) - M.2? - How many sata interaces? Good Brands: MSI, ASUS, Gigabyte Bad Brands: AS(s)Rock, Dell Memory (Dory) - The more the merrier - No less than 8gb for a functional windows machine (16 gb to never have a problem) - Use all the lanes your computer has to offer! the more lanes to access the faster the data can travel! -Imagine drinking a milkshake. If the straw is wider you can drink more of the milkshake than a skinny straw. - Faster MHZ for faster data access but give minimal performance differances - Please get ram with heat spreadders unles youre building a server with high airflow. - Make sure the type (DDR3 or DDR4) of RAM matches what your processomotherboard call for. Good Brands: Corsair, G.Skill, Ballistix Storage (Grandpa that remembers everythign about how things used to be but takes forever to learn a new tasK) Speed or massive storage? slower is cheaper. Golden ratio of speed/storage/price is 250-500 gb SSD and a 1+ tb disk drive. *Max speeds listed are for a single drive not RAID* Hard Disk Drives (HDD) - Cheapest and slowest - read/write speeds of < 0.5gb/s - 7200+ RPM or GTFO - Higher Speed drives can access data faster. - Do not move while powered up. physical parts will break. - Larger Cahche = faster Read/Write Speeds Pros: Cheap, Holds massive amounts of data Cons: Slower than molasses in a frezer Reputible Brands: Seagate, WD Solid State Drives (SSD) - necessity for quick boots and fast load screens (can only be re-written to so many times) - SATA based (2.5 inch)- Read/Write speeds capped @ 6 gb/s Pros: Most economical, form factor fits with old computers, Cons: "Slow" compared to other ssd's (but stil 12 times faster than a HDD) - M.2 based - Read/Write speeds capped @ 10 gb/s Pros: Size of a sick of gum! High End but not too expensive to be out of reach. Cons: Expensive for any size over 500 gb - PCI based - Read/Write speeds capped @ 20 gb/s for PCI3, x4 Pros: HOLY BANDWIDTH BATMAN! Faster than that little creepy ghost thats always in the corner of you eye Cons: You might have to take out a loan to buy one. *takes up a x4 PCI Lane* Reputible Brands: Samsung! Corsair, Plextor, Intel, Kingston, Crucial Video Card (that one kid that has thick glasses and is really good at math) - A regular old PCI card that handles all of the video rendering and output for your computer. - ASIC PCI cards. - The PCBs and chips are patented by two main companies but the differances come from line up and varying manufacturer cooling devices. - The more memory the better -NVIDIA (Team Green) Great for gaming, has specific card series for intensive rendering. Lazy driver updates. - Gaming - 900 series - Cheap - Low performance - Can play any video game made befrore 2010 on max settings - 1000 (ten) series - Expensive (thanks bitcoin miners...) - Great for VR! - Video Rendering -Quadro Series - Gaming and Rendering - Titan X - Maxwell based chip same as 900 series cards - Titan XP - Pascal based chip same as 10 series cards -AMD (Team Red) Underdog does the same thing but slighly worse and cheaper. (except video rendering) - Gaming - RX 400 series - Cheap - Hot - RX 500 series - Cheap - Ok at VR and deacent gaming frame rates. - Not bad but not particularly great either. - Video Rendering - Fire Pro series - Gaming and Rendering - Vega series -Good luck finding one to buy lmao Case (Fancy clothing for your parts!) - Similar to human clothing you want it to do a few main things really well with compromises for each extreme. - Durability - Steel - Incredibly durable - Creates Farady cage for components - Heavy af - Magnets, just magnets.... - Rust over time - Aluminium - Light - East to bend for modding or "physical maintenance" - Less likely to rust - Huzzah for Farady cages! - Plastic - Just dont - no electrical Ground - no faraday cage - Light AF! - Breath (Airflow) - positive internal airflow! - larger fans push the same amount of air with less speed/noise - Looks - Window? - RGB - Cool Paint? - Fit all your parts - graphics card length/ clearacne - support for liquid cooling raiators? - How many spots for HDD/SSDs - Motherboard format - Cable management! Power Supply (FIGHT MILK) - Rule of thumb: BUy Powersupply that outputs 1.5 times the wattage that you need. - You can walk further than you can you can run. - The PSU can casually output 50-75% power for much longer than at 90-100% (without failure) - If you never demand enough wattage for it to get hot the fan doesnt have to turn on therefore making it quieter. - Modular means you can remove/replace the cables from the PSU. Reputible Brands: Corsair, EVGA Optical Drive (motorized cup holder) - You can download most things today so I'd suggest against it unless you really NEED to watch/write DVD's/CD's Operating System (software that makes everything work) Windows (Always Updates) - Compatible with just about everything - Easy to learn to code on! - POS inital browser - Likely to get virus's Linux (Penguins are cute) - Unique - takes less resources to run - Barebones - Incredibly personalizable! - Compatibility issues with just about everything MacOS (Linux but more annoying) - It is legal! - Great for art and your grandma that doenst know how to use computers! - User friendly - Compatibility issues with various hardware - Confusing/Limiting coding structure Peripherials (cables everywhere!) - Keyboard (higer Polling rate is better) - Mechanical (key is pressed at an exact stroke length every time - Mouse (Higher Polling rate is better) - more buttons = better? - DPI (Dots Per Inch) - In theory, if a mouse has 1600 DPI, then, if you move your mouse one inch (2.54 cm), the mouse cursor will move 1600 pixels - Higher DPI the faster your cursor is able to be moved. - Monitor - In theory the human eye cant see faster than 60 frames per second. - Keep in mind Pixel ratio! - 4k screen that is 22inches will have more pixels in a square inch than a 4k screen that is 28 inches. - Interface? - DVI (Analog) - thumbscrews..... - can do two monitors with one port! - support for 4k - VGA (Analog) - thumbscrews... - max resolution is 1440p - Display Port (digital) - nice button clip - supports 4k - HDMI (Digital) - 1.2 or higer supports 4k - DAC/Speakers/Headphones - Dont even get me started - Microphone - Dont get me started PT.2 Other (other) - UPS (uninterruptible power supply) Just a battery that allows your computer to have some time if the power ever goes out so that you have time to save your work. - Cable Organization materials! - Zipties - velcro - LED LIGHTING! - Manditory - Extra/Better fans - More pressure, less woosh - IFIXIT Pro Tech Toolkit - becasue who buys just one torx wrench. - Cute kitten mousepad - Yes, it has to be a cat. Dont argue 
This is a very general entry into building computers and what you should buy/look for. If you have any questions/comments send me an e-mail!
-Zac Holley-
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