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Bitcoin miner virus making my gpu use vram doing nothing?

My 3080 is using like 9501 vram at all time doing nothing on desktop. My idle temps are now 140 f when they were at 30 help, i have tried doing malewarebytes rogue killer, rkill, adwcleaner and nothing, still persist.
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Anyone heard of a CPU/GPU Bitcoin Miner Virus?

Im a firm believer in trying before buying which often results in biting me in the arse through cracked games etc, recently installed a game and ended up getting a trojan/ CPU/GPU miner virus embedded into my system. Anyone heard of these before? required registry editing and alot of sensitive editing and a reformat. Just wanting others input on this. Side Note--It was a fileless application to an extent but ran under the disguise of Skype
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Bitcoin mentioned around Reddit: Anyone heard of a CPU/GPU Bitcoin Miner Virus? /r/hacking

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Where can I get help for 3080?

My 3080 was running fine and randomly mid game I lost half my frames and gpu was hot. Basically I found out it runs at full frequency doing nothing. just on desktop basically now it is stuck at full power but nothing is using it. I don't wanna rma because I asked and they said turnaround time is around 1-2 months, and no thanks. it is stuck at 9501 on memory and 1740 for core. I have a msi 3x oc 3080 ventus. pictures. I really need some help. I have been trying to solve this problem for 4 days ongoing. I reset windows 4 times, thought it was a bitcoin miner virus. I couldn't find anything with any virus or rootscanners and I doubt its a virus since resetting my windows 4 times and clearing my ssds wouldnt let it survive. Also it goes back to normal frequency when resetting windows but comes back after like 5 minutes. during those 5 minutes the frequency memory and volts are normal but whenever I open any 3d application, chrome, any program. it shoots up to max load for one second and then goes back to normal. then later it just stays at full load infinitly. please someone help. The only thing in task manager that uses .5 usage of gpu is desktop windows manager, system, and client server runtime process
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Heres some proof about sigma not being a trojan and omikron client proof from the sigma creator andro

The high GPU usage is due to the GPU acceleration or the UIs. And this is not comparable to other person's GPU usage since every GPU behave differently. You can compare this usage with vanilla 1.15.2's GPU usage. In my personal case, it's about +1~8% higher.
And the overall performance loss over the 1.8 clients is due to the 1.15 itself, the heavy UI, the missing optimisations (performance update soon), the obfuscation, etc
Some people are saying that "conhost.exe" is a malware... It's actually the console process spawned by java.exe which is used by Sigma (instead of the javaw.exe, the window version of java.exe without the console, that is mostly used for Minecraft).
Fun fact: Badlion client and Lunar client are also spawning conhost, and they aren't getting called out as malwares.
Here's a great explanation of what it is: https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/4996/what-is-conhost.exe-and-why-is-it-running/

And Omikron client was not a bitcoin miner, here's the copypasta :
Omikron client didn't have any btc miner / rat / botnet or whatever. The thing running in background was a system to validate the usage of the auto alt / proxy from other computers. Therefore, if you used auto alt / auto proxy, your computer among others validated in some sort of P2P the usage of alts / proxies. If >50% of computers says that a "transaction" is good, it was validated. Omikron decided to do that to counter the abuse of auto alt / auto proxy.
But ofc you could disable that autorun in Omikron Client's setting. And it was clearly written in the client that it would autorun (but no body really read it) if you use auto alts / auto proxy.
Edit, another copypasta:
I know, this is missleading. In the code, finding alts is refenrenced as "mining" them because you have this usepass combo and sometime yay ! Its a working minecraft alt ! The whole problem about all this drama is that its old code written when the client was "ghost client" and putting it in a .m file intead of .minecraft, having the package not named omikron, not using omikron domain name in the code was a good idear to prevent memory scanning cheating software such as BLSquad to find "omikron" but as you can tell it has bring more trouble that anything. You shoudn't be scared, your cpu isn't and wont be used to mine crypto or any unwanted activity and you will soon be able to chose if you want the service to run. In the next release, beside the fact that all of this was moved to .minecraft/Omikron, using proper domain name etc, you will be able to choose if you are using the client and want the background service running to find alts or if you have the client installed but not using it you will be able to disable the background service.
The video that is spreading about Omikron client is only proving that it downloads an autorun, and runs it in the background, which is intended.

Be careful of people trying to spread that Sigma could be a virus. Most of the time, they're made up by people who are clueless and don't know about what they're talking about (ex: conhost).
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Surprising Trojan

Bought a new 1 TB hdd for my Borderlands 3 which didnt fit on my 110 gb ssd. Had BL2 and windows on my ssd. After I downloaded BL3 I noticed the game ran like shit, so i downloaded razer cortex which somehow freed 1 ram. The game ran pretty good. After a few days I saw there was an Twitch event for the game so I downloaded the exstention or however you write that word. First day it was fine, second day twitch was buffering for no reason (wifi great on my phone and laptop, pc was on ethernet). Became a bit suspicious today, went to check Windows quick scan, it did not start. Opening Windows security was blank, and looking at protection history in settings just closes the entire window.
So I downloaded Malwarebytes. 32 detected files for trojan. Hella lot of Bitcoin miners (amazing since my gpu was already on life support when I got it from my brother), quarantined those files and deleted it. Reset my Pc, tried to quick scan the pc, it was the same as before, nothing working as intended. So I resorted to wiping EVERYTHING from my pc, even the games that took 2 days to download each.
So at this point my Windows is restaring entirely, assuimg it would be a long process, it wasnt. I was greeted with a reset failure.
I dont know what to do. My blood is boiling. I swear I have 0 idea about PCs but i am seeing the worst possible shit on my PC and I dont download random things from the internet. I have 0 clue where I had gotten the trojan from. Most likely somebody coughed into my pc so it got sick.
Things that might have brought the virus: 1. razer cortex (gave me a warning before downloading, nothing special, had it years before and it worked just fine)
  1. tried to speed up my BL3 download since i had it on my laptop already (which doesnt have a virus - checked) and i put my network to public. maybe somehow with magic it got transferred? its not public anymore.
  2. random cookies from the internet??
  3. detection from canyourunit
  4. BL3 exstention from twitch
I cant think of any other thing, i swear i didnt download some random shit because its simply not in my downloads. It could have been on my pc for a while, i dont know, but its scary. Im scared ill have to take my GPU to the ER.
Jokes aside, how does one safely get rid of this shit? Also, do you think Razer Cortex is a suspicious program? I would not like to erase it due to it giving me 1 ram (have 8) and making my game run good.
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What are the odds this sets my new PC on fire?

Okay so I'm building a new PC for work and gaming. I've never really worried about viruses much because my previous PCs were all garbage anyway and easily replaceable, but the one I'm building right now cost me everything I had. I opted for a 2080s with a Ryzen 5, 32G RAM, and a LOT of storage. Clearly, I don't want to screw this one up.
As far as piracy, I normally only download AAA games and editing software from sketchy websites. I've never been into the film piracy scene, since I'm a filmmaker myself.
Anyway, enough ratting myself out. What are the odds I get some bitcoin miner or a GPU killer intended to physically screw up my new PC beyond repair? Is it time for me to pull out of the piracy game? Is this too risky?
Edit: Thank you all for the advice! It sounds like I'm worrying too much and I'll be fine as long as I only download from piracy-approved sites and stick to a good A/V. I have Malwarebytes premium, so everything should be fine!
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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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Nice hash actually carries Trojan virus

I don’t know if it’s just me but I decided I wanted to mine some bitcoin using my gpu at first I kept getting virus alert messages that I gave access btw I downloaded nice hash directly from the GitHub page they redirected me to . So then later I noticed the symptoms of the virus begin to show up. The computer started running very slowly also all my norton firewalls were off somehow I did not switch them off every time I went to switch it back on norton crashed. Then comping to the internet I don’t know if it’s Cisco Webex but it never did this before I was using my phone and it kept loading and never joined . At this point I decided to disconnect my internet from my pc. It then connected . I think bandwidth was reduced but can’t be sure it could be webex’s fault .anyone confirm if this.I booted into safe mode after and after that I could not login using my password I don’t think that is a symptom of the virus but can someone confirm this.
Update :- my pc now wasn’t booting up non of the ports were working my keyboard or mouse were not working ik cause they didn’t light up meaning no power . So I did a cmos reset didn’t work so my motherboard has the option to Re flash the bios it’s the x570 meg motherboard so I reflagged my bios and it booted up . Btw this never happened I build my pc myself tested each and every part only after I downloaded this garbage miner I started facing problems.
When u think antivirus are lying I don’t think so y other miners work perfectly fine with the antivirus only this piece of shit software doesn’t . It somehow managed to go to my bios how the f did they do that idk but I swear u literally want trouble if u download this
Edit 3:- ended up deleting windows and downloading it back from a usb stick
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Found out why my computer grinded to a halt.

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Micron Technology (MU) DD

This used to be a memory commodity company that made money hand over fist in the good times then lose money hand over fist in the bad times. Que Sanjay Mehrotra, or papa Sanjay as the cool kids call him. This is a guy who founded Sandisk, turned it into a memory powerhouse then sold it to to Western Digital for 19B. Once he left Sandisk, WD lost market share where Sandisk had once dominated. Coincidence?
So crappy Micron decided to hire Sanjay to steer the headless ship. From May of 2017 when he took over, MU was under $10. 3 years later, it’s at $57. Coincidence?
OK, so enough screwing around. Here’s what you’ve came here for:
The memory trough has finally bottomed. Micron did not lose money. How do I know it has bottomed? Earnings from other tech companies. They have been investing in data centers because the new hot technology is AI. Artificial intelligence require massive CPU, memory, and storage. Magnetic disk is so 1980’s, it’s all about NAND today. Who makes the hottest NAND? Intel and Micron collaborated on 3D XPoint (think Intel Optane). It’s 1000x faster than NAND, last 1000X longer, and 10X as dense. It’s basically not volatile DRAM, something to power the AI revolution.
Oh yeah, Micron just bought out Intel’s share of 3DXPoint for 1.5B. The only manufacturing for 3DXPoint is in… Utah. That’s right, not in China! So now I segue into the Mexican Beer virus. The majority of memory manufacturers are centered in the Wuhan area. The Wuhan area is basically shut down for the foreseeable future. Hmmm… which memory maker makes memory mostly outside China? If you said Micron, you win the prize. They have manufacturing locations in Idaho (you da hoe), Utah, Virginia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Xian China. They have only one location in China, and it’s not even in Wuhan.
https://siliconangle.com/2019/01/15/micron-buy-intels-stake-3d-xpoint-joint-venture-1-5b/
FB, Microsoft, Google, all the trillion dollar company are in a datacenter building frenzy, and they need memory and storage. NVDA and AMD are readying Ampere and next gen Navi this summer. Each card is getting a minimum of 8GB. Guess who makes GDDR6? It’s Micron. The last time Micron had blow out earnings it was due to bitcoin miners. But this time, it’s legit demand, straight from the corporate overlords The #1 demand for GPU is no longer games, it’s datacenter and supercomputers for data modeling and AI. The demand is going to go through the roof and the beer virus has made Micron one of the few suppliers with its manufacturing base outside of the Wuhan area with the technology to feed the insatiable demand.
One last piece of data, Micron is no longer a memory only company. They are evolving, and has expanded into proprietary technology. DRAM has steadily went from 75% of their sales to 70%, while NAND went from 21% to 25%, and other is at 5%. What is this 5% you ask? It’s automotive. Think TSLA. These cars basically have a proprietary CPU/GPU board that uses AI to steer the car. Now, what’s the one thing AI needs? Memory. Papa Sanjay has seen ahead and has developed an automotive group. TSLA leads, but Toyota, BMW, and all those other laggards are following right behind. 80 million cars sold annually and they all will need fast memory to power self driving.
https://www.micron.com/insight/on-the-road-to-full-autonomy-self-driving-cars-will-rely-on-ai-and-innovative-memory
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/01/07/1967523/0/en/Micron-and-Valens-Demonstrate-Industry-s-First-In-Vehicle-Remote-Centralized-Storage-Solution.html
Micron is going into growth mode as a tech company by creating propriety solutions with higher margin, no longer just selling commodities. They have even open up a Silicon Valley campus for this purpose. Micron is going into the high margin high growth business, but their PE is still low due to their history of boom and bust business cycle. Since their shares are still so cheap, the company has even set aside $10B from cash flow to buy back shares. Lower share account plus higher price to earnings mean the Micron could be a multi bagger for the foreseeable future.
I thought Summer is when they blow it out, but datacenter build-outs and Corona virus epidemic means everything has moved up a quarter. I expect excellent forward guidance. There’s usually a two week run up to earnings for Micron, but since the market has dumped two days in a row, here’s a chance to buy it cheap 4 weeks before earnings.
TLDR: Buy 4/17 60 or 65 calls if you’re autistic. Why 4/17? It's for the run up afterward. If you have a long term horizon and gay, buy shares. I’m autistic and gay.
Proof:
https://imgur.com/a/0u8k3je

edit: David Tepper increased his holdings of MU at the end of last quarter by 2,000,000 shares to 8.1m shares. MU currently make up 11% of his hedge fund holding.
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Overheating laptop, I've considered reapplying new thermal paste, need opinions

First time considering this kind of thing, I have a ge62vr (owned for 4 years) and I noticed in the last few weeks that my laptop has been soaring in temps whenever I run twitch, youtube, or surf the internet in general.
As you can see from CPUID, that my max temps were when I was running just 1 youtube video. My current temp is from me running on turboboosted fans for about an hour while typing out this post with no youtube or twitch running https://i.imgur.com/YKvMEdN.png
I have it hooked up to a ASUS 248qe and I extend the laptop monitor as well. So 2 monitors running.
Things I have tried:
-Reenabling GPU acceleration on chrome, thought it fixed the issue because my laptop was running fine after that but started to recently become hot again.
-heavily reducing my chrome usage, seems to only work sometimes. If I start clicking on a youtube/twitch tab, temps will start to rise rapidly again.
-checked for dust, didn't see any clogging up my laptop,
-checked if my fans were working, they both are
-did a malwarebytes virus scan in case I had any fancy bitcoin miners that hide themselves whenever I open task manager, TBH not sure if I did this thoroughly, apparently you need to monitor incoming and outgoing connections to see if your computer is sending information somewhere strange. Which I haven't done.
-uninstalled bloatware, heavily cutdown on the amount of startup apps that run on boot.
-disabling my extended monitor. no difference. Doesn't matter anyway, I've run perfectly cool before while surfing the internet using both monitors.
-all my drivers are updated
-checked for corrupted windows files, no issues
-checked chrome's task manager to see what's killing my cpu/gpu, which is nothing, my gpu and cpu utilization is low and usually stays low about 85% of the time (20% utilization more or less) I'm using it. I've manually frozen tabs I don't use that are heavy (relatively speaking) in resources. Still randomly get elevated temps doing nothing.
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Other things I should mention is that I used to have a cooling pad but it recently died, I'm thinking the issue could be that I'm simply in a hot room (78 degrees), weather will be cooling down for the coming week so I'll see if that changes anything. But it doesn't explain why sometimes I'm able to run my laptop cool while watching twitch, listening to music on youtube, while using blender and only be in the high 60s- mid 70s while in a 78 deg room.
Another thing is that I bought a wireless Sennheiser headset a while back which initially didn't cause any problems. But in the recent weeks has started predictably disconnecting 5 minutes after usage and reconnecting on its own. I ran into some odd driver issues with it where it would freeze my laptop for 15 minutes if I tried to access the device in the audio properties panel. And since I got it, booting up my laptop takes 10-15mins rather than instantly like it used to.
What's throwing me off is that sometimes I can use my laptop in its full capacity, (chrome, twitch, youtube, blender, dual monitors, etc) and be fine in temps, and sometimes even doing nothing will run up my laptop to 80c+ and stay there even when I run the turbo boost fan option. It's almost like there's malware running in the background that I can't detect and chooses to run during random times in the day.
Not really sure where I should go from here, I'm thinking about reapplying thermal paste. A lot of people online have said they've had massive success with using liquid metal but I know that it's very risky, that you have to reapply it a year after because of some scientific mumbo jumbo about metals bonding, and could not be a good solution for me considering I plan to buy a PC in about a year. I feel like selling an older laptop that will have to have its thermal paste reapplied could make it harder to sell. Are there any suggestions for non-liquid metal pastes that can achieve pretty good cooling results that I won't have to reapply after a year? Doesn't have to be -20c across the board, but it'd be nice if watching twitch or youtube didn't rachet my laptop up to 90c+
Or do you guys feel this is an issue entirely separate from thermal paste?
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Windows Process Manager bitcoin miner

Hi there. At some point I acquired this virus. It makes a random folder in the C:/useappdata/local folder (mine is called "weekbcg") but I've seen others that have this and it's just a random smattering of letters. It has made that folder inaccessible. I can't use my administrator privileges, or safe mode, or anything else it seems to be able to delete it and block it from running. I've heard that it is a bitcoin miner and I would prefer it to stop. When it runs, in the task manager, I'll have several instances of "Windows Process Manager (32 bit)" running and it can use up anywhere from %2-%7 of my CPU and some of my GPU or RAM. I've tried a bunch of malware removal tools, but none seem to work. Have you guys come across this before and were you able to get rid of it? I've been making steps to just reformat my hard drive and start fresh, but I'd prefer not to do that. Any help would be appreciated. Please let me know if you need more info.
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Desktop PC, CPU temp rises to 100 degrees C

OK. I'll try and do this one by the numbers:
System: Desktop PC. i7 series CPU, AIO liquid cooler. Windows 7, upgraded to win 10, dual boots into Linux. 32 Gb ram and an nVidia 1080 GPU. Coolermaster case.
Problem: GPU temp rises to 100 degrees where it stays, thermally throttling the processor and eventually turning off the PC. Problem occurs in normal use. Temperature is just about stable when the system is idle, but almost any app pushes the CPU temperature higher.
This is a new development: this same system has been running fine up until a few days ago. The problems started after I messed up an ENB install for Skyrim. I intended to upgrade the ENBSeries plugin and stupidly installed the oldest available version rather than the most recent. That put a lot of stress on the system, and now the system overheats even without any game running.
The problem also seems to happen in Linux. I have a dual boot system, and while I haven't got the Linux side set up for precise temperature monitoring, the fans run full-on and the machine runs slow even in Linux. So it's probably not a purely software issue.
I've monitored the temperature with HWMonitor and Speccy and the CPU is the affected component. Everything else seems to be within acceptable levels.
Tried so far: Cleaned the fans and got the dust out of the case. Upgraded OS to Window 10 (mainly in the hopes that being able to use all that memory would help, after finding out that Win7 Home only used 8gb). Booted into Linux and run a virus check. Found and quarantined a couple of bitcoin-miner trojans (but I don't think that's the whole story because the machine is also slow and hot under Linux).
Yet to try: Taking the radiator out of the case and checking it. (I have blown compressed air through the thing from both sides). Verifying that the cooler pump is working. I also haven't yet tried manually setting all the fans tp 100% to see what's working, mainly because I don't yet know how. I'm also not sure the radiator fans are working. I can feel an air flow from the top of the case but it's nothing like the case fan (which is generally running at maximum) and it could well be explained by the case fans moving air around inside the case.
At this point I suspect that something has broken in the water cooler system. I'm not sure how to diagnose that or fix it, so advice would be welcome. I'm happy to take the system to the local repair shop, but I'd like to know what the issue is a bit more clearly first.
There is also, probably, a malware issue. Again, this is probably a recent thing, but passed me by entirely until I upgraded to Windows 10, so it could have been there for some time. Unfortunately, attempts to do a proper system scan are being impeded by the fact that I have a fairly short window before the system heats up to the point where nothing really happens.
That's all I can think of, offhand. Advice on the cooling issue and the malware side of it would be very welcome.
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Garena literally makes League unplayable

Prior to 2017, Garena has been using Garena+ as a sort of launcher hub for all their games (LoL, HoN, etc.), so you have to log-in to garena then look for your game click it and launch/update it from there. But in 2017 they decide to shift to a new launcher called Garena2.0. They still supported the old Garena+ launcher until around late 2017, but after that they made updating the game impossible unless you were using Garena2.0. So you uninstall g+ and go to 2.0
Garena2.0 has been filled with bugs since the beginning, and Garena isn't even trying to fix them. Whenever you open the 2.0 launcher, it will immediately take up all bandwidth downloading something (I have no idea what it is), even when your client and games are all updated. When you try to update your game, garena will give you an arbitrary progress bar, at 10% it will say "optimizing resources", at this point bandwidth throttles, and it stays at optimizing resources for about 30 minutes. Here's the fun part about this, let's say your dl speed is 3mb/s. Only 1.5mb/s is going to downloading the patch, the other 1.5mb/s is garena downloading something (something I don't know again).
Okay, so you get past the first 30 minutes of optimizing resources, only half of your speed goes to downloading the patch, and the other half to god knows where. It will download pretty normally until 25%, where they'll tell you garena2.0 was unable to fetch the patch, so it'll ask you to either cancel patching and dont play the game, or download the unzipped patch. So normally, patches are like 600mb or so, but this unzipped patch is about a few gigs in my experience. that may not be much for most of you, but internet is pretty shitty in asia compared to the west. Plus the fact that only half my bandwidth goes to downloading? I can leave it downloading at 2 in the morning, and I can come back after my classes at 5 in the afternoon and it's still not done.
So normally, a patch can take a day to download properly.
The best part is Garena has been deleting forum posts regarding these issues, because fuck you.
And before, someone brings it up, if you think my g2.0 is/has a virus, probably. But I got my launcher from their site. And I've been experiencing this since around nov 2017, and I did a clean wipe of my computer and redownloaded g2.0 from their site in january 2018. So fuck me sideways amirite?
EDIT 1: so I just woke up to this, it kinda blew up, I'll make another edit in a few minutes when I properly wake up. I'll try to answer (with my experience) some concerns raised in the thread.
EDIT2: wall of text
What is this kernel mode driver people are talking about???
At around March-April of 2017, some guys found that garena was placing a kernel mode driver in computers that install it (Garena). " this Kernel mode driver has highest level of access to your computer," understates the possibility of this. With this KMD, Garena could potentially, access your computer from anywhere, log all your keystrokes, force a shutdown, etcetc. It's essentially a virus just waiting for Garena's orders. But aren't all viruses like that? Eh probably. Why didn't I include this in my post?
I didn't experience this in my G+ installation back then, so I just didn't include it. As for now however, I have no idea, I have not checked. KMD link here
Is Garena a crypto miner?
Probably not, when I launch G2.0, my Cpu and GPU utilization rises by 8% and 2% respectively. Internet bandwidth is maximized though. Looking at the nominal increases I think we can all agree that having a million computers running at less than 10% capacity for mining is inefficient and the returns would be meaningless for a company like Garena. What I mean is, financially the gain that garena gets from selling the bitcoin they get from 10% utilization systems would be pretty meaningless in terms of their entire financials.
But hey, if you have a KMD, you can just make it so that cpu and gpu measures will return 5% utilization right?
What is GarenaPlatform and what don't you just turn it off.
The beautiful thing about G2.0, is it split the old systems of G+, which was only one process, into like 4 or so. One of these is Garenaplatform, which is essentially the launcher itself. I use essentially here, as it isn't really the launcher, but its a prerequisite for the process of the launcher, without it the launcher wouldn't even startup. And when you startup Gplatform, you have to give it access to make changes in your harddrive, so yeah, fuck you.
You can't turn it off, because don't play the fucking game.
Why not change regions?
I live in Southeast Asia, the closest countries with non-Garena owned servers are OCE, JP, KR (I think). I'm lucky to know how to read write and speak japanese so I can play in JP right? Yeah sure, if I'm okay with play on ~500 ping stable. Moving from 20-500 is literally unplayable. I would imagine OCE is around the same. KR is kinda hard to check since you need a Korean phone number to sign up, so I have no idea how to check my ping there.
Why is Garena there?/Is garena really the only distributor for lol there?/why is rito not doing anything?
Many south east asian governments have made it really hard for foreigners to open up businesses here. They have things such as a certain percentage of share holdings have to be owned by a citizen of that country, or higher tax percentages for foreign owned companies, and many other legal shits. It just doesn't make financial sense for Riot to be the distributors in SEA, they'll make money sure. But the amount of money you make in relation to the stress (of governments and the ecosystem of the countries) and the work you have to put in, probably isn't worth it according to Riot's estimates. Garena has established a monopoly on game distribution in SEA (if we dont take into account Steam, but Steam is like, don't even bother). There is literally no other company that can distribute the game. Riot isn't doing anything, because Tencent owns rito and garena. So it isnt that garena is under rito because theyre publishing the game they made, but they're more like sister companies now. For riot to do something, they have to look up to tencent, and tencent to look down to garena. Not happening.
Garena didn't change loot rate on (the last patch)
yeah, fuck you I guess. I've gotten 60+ 400BE shards (or whatever the lowest tier is) since the new system and got like 5 of the highest.
Garena doesn't even have good infrastructure for its events
Yeah, every year they try to make this big event that's supposed to be a year end tournament thing for every region. Every fucking year, the venue they get is too small for the amount of people that come in/tickets they sell. Literally, please fire whoever is running your events programs and planning. Now, I don't watch their streams (like the local LCS, or whatever garena calls it), so I can't talk about that.
On nepotism and garena hiring "morons"
Yeah, you basically have infinite power in garena if you know a GM (they're like mods). GMs will ban whoever the fuck tries to destroy this image of garena being an all beautiful, can-do-no-wrong company. Also if you give them a name, they'll ban that name on the spot. Here's the fun part, they ban whomever their friends say, but not actually toxic people. OF course there's an overlap between the two somewhere, but that fact that GMs ban on account that family/friends telling them is, oh boi, fun. Then again, what do you expect? Garena only pays minimum wage to its workers, about a small increase for (local) top management (idk about actual TOP management). Even when they make millions a month. Can't really expect the employees to work harder than now.
Servers randomly die for long intervals.
Yeah, it happens. Not as often as back then, but it still happens. It happened last month, servers died for like an entire day, because of a TF bug or some shit. Unlike Riot, garena doesn't give like compensation for downtimes. I really don't care. But I guess it looks bad when the other company does and you dont.
Garena has a built in live chat
I actually have no qualms about the live chat. I used it waaaaaaay back then, from like 2013-2015. I had no issues then. Idk about now, since they moved to g2.0, I've been using other things.
But yeah, there is a button for the support team. It's just a button, no one is there ever.
Just use manual patch you fucking retard.
I did use manual patch for the most recent patch. I applied the patch properly, and yes, I did apply it properly I followed the instructions on their site, and the shit I saw on my monitor was the same as in their site. I open up g2.0 after the manual patch, yup, still need to update haha what a jokester gotem
Garena doesn't allow API.
Yeah, they have this mobile app that essentially works like opgg. I say essentially, since it doens't really work. I don't use it, so Idk.
I thought we were talking about the champion Garen
We'll have a seperate post for that. But I can't really check rn, SINCE LEAGUE IS UNPLAYABLE
Levi went to NA to escape G2.0
honestly, this is probably true. Good for him.
Inting
yeah garena doesnt do shit about what is otherwise punishable behavior. But you soil the name of garena you will be banned on sight, like pre-freedom Tyler1
What is garena?
just imagine steam, but shitty. I mean, really shitty.
Why dont we reverse engineer garena and update/make it opensource so we can patch/play without it.
You need to be logged in to garena to log in to the lol servers. So you only have one login id for garena and the game itself. The very game launcher itself is modified so that you don't type your id/pass when the client opens. The lol client connects to your g2.0 and uses the same credentials for your lol login. So without garena, you're not connecting to the lol servers
Is garena mordekaiser?
they should honestly just make a garena mordekaiser skin
I fail to understand why riot keeps allowing garena to ruin their reputation.
50 percent of something is bettern than a hundred percent of nothing. $$$$. refer to the answer above why garena is the only disributor in SEA and why rito does nothing Why does league need to be launched by Garena anyways? Did Riot sell the rights to Garena or something? Why would they even do that? Riot, before they were bought out by tencent, licensed the game to garena for publishing in the SEA region. refer to the answer above why garena is the only disributor in SEA and why rito does nothing.
is Garena a real server, that's my question
its more like a concentration camp
Does garena block you from playing in other regions? are you isp blocked?
Actually no, I can play in NA, EU, JP, OCE, KR (technically) to name a few. IF I can stomach moving from 20 ping to ~500+, sure.
What if ur computer is just shit specs hurhur potato
I have an i5 8400, and a 1070. Which is pretty potato by today's standards. Maybe I should upgrade. yeah.
Have you tried reinstalling?
yes, same problems. I did a clean wipe of my computer to redl everything early january 2018. same problems persisted
End of wall of text
EDIT 3
Another redditor messaged me about what Garena was downloading in the background on startup. Apparently every time the client needs an update, it redownloads all of the files it needs to function. Instead of only downloading the changes that the update brings, it redownloads even the things that were unchanged. So if you look into your garena folder there are a bunch of "2.0.xxxx.xxxx" folders with the same files. These folders are the different version of g2.0 that you've downloaded.
So let's say I'm on G2.0 build 1.0.0, everything is working fine, very good, the contents of this build are packets A, B, C and D. However garena rolls out G2.0 build 1.0.1, because they needed to add an image asset. A reasonable person would tell you, well, just download the image asset then apply it to the install folder. No, Garena, makes you redownload packet A,B,C and D, and then the image asset. So you're left with 2 copies of packet ABC and D.
It feels like garena is trying to beat riots meme of being an indie company. Holy shit. A five year old that knows how to code can make something better.
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Higher CPU usage untill i Close task manager. Bitcoinminer ?

Hi guys, i need some help.. think there might be a bitcoin miner active on my cpu?
I invested in a new desktop setup (idk if its relevant but my new cpu is: amd ryzen 9 3900x) last month because the old one became to slow after using it for years (i probably had viruses because i used to not be cautious with downloading. my pc used to crash alot and restarting would take forever.
Now on my new setup, i havent downloaded any programs that could contain a virus. I am however still using the Hard Disk from the old computer, is it possible that malware transfered from there to my new C drive? I ran a scan on both drives but nothing gets detected.
When opening my task manager my cpu is at 30% and then it instantly drops to 3%. I read about malware thats able to hide itself once you opened task manager, So i downloaded rainmeter but the gpu gadget also says its only at 3%. i also followed a tutorial; 'running a 1 minute cpu scan in performance monitor via Windows performance analyser' No result.
Im going to clean the Hard Disk but i feel like it might be to late already? Maybe im just paranoid. Sorry for my broken english and Thanks in advance for reading this!
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Higher CPU usage untill i Close task manager. Bitcoinminer ?

Hi guys, i need some help.. think there might be a bitcoin miner active on my cpu?
I invested in a new desktop setup (idk if its relevant but my new cpu is: amd ryzen 9 3900x) last month because the old one became to slow after using it for years (i probably had viruses because i used to not be cautious with downloading. my pc used to crash alot and restarting would take forever.
Now on my new setup, i havent downloaded any programs that could contain a virus. I am however still using the Hard Disk from the old computer, is it possible that malware transfered from there to my new C drive? I ran a scan on both drives but nothing gets detected.
When opening my task manager my cpu is at 30% and then it instantly drops to 3%. I read about malware thats able to hide itself once you opened task manager, So i downloaded rainmeter but the gpu gadget also says its only at 3%. i also followed a tutorial; 'running a 1 minute cpu scan in performance monitor via Windows performance analyser' No result.
Im going to clean the Hard Disk but i feel like it might be to late already? Maybe im just paranoid. Sorry for my broken english and Thanks in advance for reading this!
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OS and most applications/games are suddenly unbearably slow

Hi all. Suddenly most of my 3D games are really slow (even WoW classic takes 6 minutes to boot up!), as well as software (BattleNet launcher, Steam). Slow as in takes minutes to boot up (compared to seconds normally) as well as hanging up with "not responding" and slow on loading content, and in games I get stutter once they slowly booted up. The entire OS feels sluggish, it's like PC barely manages to run it without bigger hick-ups, but chokes on games. Installation of software seems slow, downloads in chrome are slow to finish (when virus scan is run on them, I guess). Even restarting system is slow, despite it being on SSD.
Relatively new build, I'm on a Ryzen 2700 and GTX 1060/GTX 770. I first thought it's a bitcoin miner, but the GPU/CPU usage in task manager is completely normal. Tried benchmarking with CPU-Z thinking something wrong with CPU, it performed alright. Power settings are on performance what I can see. HDD/SSD read/write speed is normal.
It feels like the CPU is operating at like 10% capacity, which is barely enough for browsers and some simple games/applications, rest hanging up. What can this possibly be, and how do I go about troubleshooting this?
Already tried:

Edit: Solved, seems my overclock settings were at fault.

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All programs/games are suddenly slow?

Hi all. I'm on Windows 10, and suddenly started noticing that most of my 3D games are really slow (even WoW classic takes 6 minutes to boot up!), as well as software (BattleNet launcher, Adobe Premiere). Slow as in takes minutes to boot up (compared to seconds normally) as well as hanging up with "not responding", and in games I get stutter once they slowly booted up. The entire OS feels sluggish tbh, but it's like PC barely manages to run it without bigger hick-ups, but chokes on games. Even restarting system is slow, despite it being on SSD.
I'm on a Ryzen 2700 and GTX 1060/GTX 770. I first thought it's a bitcoin miner, but the GPU/CPU usage in task manager is completely normal. Tried benchmarking with CPU-Z thinking something wrong with CPU, it performed alright. Power settings are on performance what I can see. HDD read/write speed is normal.
It feels like the CPU is operating at like 10% capacity, which is enough only for browsers and some simple games, rest hanging up. What can this possibly be, and how do I go about troubleshooting this?
Weirdly enough, system seems to run fine in safe mode.
Already tried:

edit: Solved, it was my overclock settings.

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Vertcoin Mining AMA

What is Vertcoin?

Vertcoin was created in 2014. It is a direct hedge against long term mining consensus centralization on the Bitcoin mining network. Vertcoin achieves its mining consensus solely through Graphics Cards as they are the most abundant / widely available consensus devices that produce a reasonable amount of hashrate. This is done using a mining algorithm that deliberately geared against devices like ASICs, FPGAs and CPUs (due to botnets) making them extremely inefficient. Consensus distribution over time is the most important aspect of a blockchain and should not be taken lightly. It is critical that you understand what blockchain specifications mean/do to fully understand Vertcoin.

Mining Vertcoin

When users of our network send each other Vertcoin, their transactions are secured by a process called mining. Miners will compose a so-called block out of the pending transactions, and need to perform a large number of computations called hashes in order to produce the Proof-of-Work. With this Proof-of-Work, the block is accepted by the network and the transactions in it become confirmed.
Mining is essentially a race. Whoever finds a valid Proof-of-Work and gets the block propagated over more than half of the Vertcoin network first, wins this race and is allowed to reward themselves with the block reward. The block reward is how new Vertcoin come in circulation. This block reward started at 50 VTC when Vertcoin was launched, and halves every four years. The current block reward is 25 VTC.
Vertcoin's One Click Miner: https://github.com/vertcoin-project/One-Click-Minereleases
Learn more about mining here: https://vertcoin.org/mine/
Specification List:
· Launch date: Jan 11, 2014
· Proof-Of-Work (Consensus Mechanism)
· Total Supply: 84,000,000 Vertcoin
· Preferred Consensus Device: GPU
· Mining Algorithm: Lyra2REv3 (Made by Vertcoin)
· Blocktime: 2.5 minutes
· SegWit: Activated
· Difficulty Adjustment Algorithm: Kimoto Gravity Well (Every Block)
· Block Halving: 4 year interval
· Initial Block Reward: 50 coins
· Current Block Reward: 25 coin
More spec information can be found here: https://vertcoin.org/specs-explained/

Why Does Vertcoin Use GPUs Then?

ASIC’s (Manufactuer Monopoly)
If mining were just a spade sure, use the most powerful equipment which would be an ASIC. The problem is ASICs are not widely available, and just happen to be controlled by a monopoly in China.
So, you want the most widely available tool that produces a fair amount of hashrate, which currently manifests itself as a Graphics Card.
CPUs would be great too but unfortunately there are viruses that take over hundreds of thousands of computers called Botnets (they’re almost as bad as ASICs).

Mining In Pools

Because mining is a race, it’s difficult for an individual miner to acquire enough computational power to win this race solo. Therefore there’s a concept called pool-mining. With pool-mining, miners cooperate in finding the correct Proof-of-Work for the block, and share the block reward based on the work contributed. The amount of work contributed is measured in so-called shares. Finding the Proof-of-Work for a share is much easier than finding it for a block, and when the cooperating miners find the Proof-of-Work for the block, they distribute the reward based on the number of shares each miner found. Vertcoin always recommends using P2Pool to keep mining as decentralized as possible.
How Do I Get Started?
If you want to get started mining, check out the Mine Vertcoin page.

Vertcoin just forked to Lyra2REv3 and we are currently working on Verthash

Verthash is and was under development before we decided to hard fork to Lyra2REv3. While Verthash would’ve resulted in the same effect for ASICs (making them useless for mining Vertcoin), the timeline was incompatible with the desire to get rid of ASICs quickly. Verthash is still under development and tries to address the outsourcability problem.
Verthash is an I/O bound algorithm that uses the blockchain data as input to the hashing algorithm. It therefore requires miners to have all the blockchain data available to them, which is currently about 4 GB of data. By making this mining data mandatory, it will become harder for auto profit switching miners — like the ones that rent out their GPU to Nicehash — because they will need to keep a full node running while mining other algorithms for the moment Verthash becomes more profitable — the data needs to be available immediately since updating it can take a while.
Over the past month, we have successfully developed a first implementation of Verthash in the Vertcoin Core code base. Within the development team we have run a few nodes on Testnet to test the functionality — and everything seems to work properly. The next step is to build out the GPU miners for AMD and Nvidia. This is a NOETA at the moment, since we’re waiting on GPU developers which are in high demand. Once the miners are ready, we’ll be releasing the Vertcoin 0.15 beta that hardforks the testnet together with the miners for the community to have a testrun. Given the structural difference between Lyra2RE and Verthash, we’ll have to run the testnet for a longer period than we did with the Lyra2REv3 hard fork. We’ll have to make sure the system is reliable before hardforking our mainnet. So the timeline will be longer than with the Lyra2REv3 hard fork.
Some people in the community have voiced concerns about the fact that Verthash development is not being done “out in the open”, i.e.: the code commits are not visible on Github. The main two reasons for us to keep our cards to our chest at this stage are: (1) only when the entire system including miners has been coded up can we be sure the system works, we don’t want to release preliminary stuff that doesn’t work or isn’t secure. Also (2) we don’t want to give hardware manufacturers or mining outsourcing platforms a head start on trying to defeat the mechanisms we’ve put in place.

Links and Resources

· Twitter: https://twitter.com/Vertcoin
· Donations: vertcoin.org/donate
· Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/vertcoin
· Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/vertcoin/
· Official Website: https://vertcoin.org/
· Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vertcoin
· Vertcoin Talk: https://soundcloud.com/vertcoin-talk
· Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/vertcoin
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I found a bitcoin miner in my game. You could have it too.

I've downloaded the [RePack by Sinker] version of GTA V. The first day it was running fine, but the next day I was playing performance started to drop. (I was getting 25-30 fps instead of 70-100). I checked my task manager and there was a mdm (32 bit) process which looked a little shady. Found out it was a bitcoin miner thanks to this thread. Check your task manager while playing GTA to avoid this problem. Also read the thread posted above to find a solution. Happy hunting!
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Keep Your Eyes Out For Bitcoin Miners | Windows (R) Contacts Import Tool [wabmig.exe]

Even though this is a specific case, hopefully it serves nonetheless as a reminder for those of you who sail the high seas. Check your GPU and CPU usage for any strange activity (Bitcoin miners), as sometimes scans from Windows Defender and even Malwarebytes can miss them.
Noticed your games and PC in general performing slowly lately? For me, it was a decrease in frames and stuttering exactly every second, for my friend it decreased her performance significantly and put her GPU usage up to 90% constantly.
It appeared as a process in Task Manager using 30% of my CPU: Microsoft (R) Contacts Import Tool. Upon killing it our GPU usage went down to idle and as did our CPU usage. Upon further investigation I found it as a file (wabmig.exe) in a folder called Windows Mail. Now here's the weird thing, it was in my Riot Games folder in AppData, right alongside League of Legends. The removal is fairly simple: kill the process and delete the folder (empty your recycle bin too!).
Now of course this just screams Bitcoin miner, so I scanned it with Malwarebytes and Defender... nothing. However, scanning it with VirusTotal revealed this. Here you can see an analysis of the entire Windows Mail folder we found. We had been installing things from the high seas, so to speak, so it most certainly came from that. I couldn't pinpoint which installer contained the miner but they were all fairly popular things. If you're flying the black flag, keep an eye on your usages.
I understand this might be a strange place to post something like this, and no, I'm not going to sit here and say "oh I didn't do anything dangerous" etc., however I've had a lot of experience at sea and yet I still got caught out. I think it's important for everyone to remember that Bitcoin miners can happen to even the more secure of us.
tl;dr - If your games have become sluggish out of nowhere, you could have a Bitcoin miner. Be safe when sailing the seven seas.
Edit: If anyone wants to disect the folder, PM me for a link to it. Just be careful obviously.
Edit 2: As a few people have suggested, Process Explorer is a great way to check your CPU and GPU usage.
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