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CPU Usage Maxed Out

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adobe_plugin.exe is eating all 4 CPU cores, I found a mozilla site using IE, that said to do about:config then set dom.ipc.plugins.enabled; to false. Done.

Rebooted checked my CPU usage nothing running except for stuff that cannot be turned off. CPU back at 100%, ended the process, my CPU went to almost nothing.

Chosen solution

Found the problem and the solution, the problem was Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner.E, the solution was found at Encyclopedia entry: Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner.E - Learn more about malware - Microsoft Malware Protection Center

I ran the MS Security Scanner it found it and deleted it

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_39 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Facebook Video Calling Plugin
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Streaming plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.4
  • VLC media player Web Plugin 2.0.0
  • Yahoo Application State Plugin version 1.0.0.7
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6.4.634
  • DivX VOD Helper Plug-in
  • Delivery Network Acceleration by BitTorrentâ„¢
  • DivX Web Player version 1.5.0.52
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:17.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/17.0

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Chosen Solution

Found the problem and the solution, the problem was Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner.E, the solution was found at Encyclopedia entry: Trojan:Win32/CoinMiner.E - Learn more about malware - Microsoft Malware Protection Center

I ran the MS Security Scanner it found it and deleted it