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Windows 7: Display shuts off, lost signal, widows freezes, tower stays running.

10 Oct 2014   #21
Atemup

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I've always thought it seemed like a really sophisticated piece of malware and I just found someone else's sort of solution on a Nvidia forum thread that says it's a trojan called iehighutil.exe. I read that The iehighutil trojan is a java exploit that hijacks our gpu's to mine for bitcoins. If this is not the exact culprit I bet it is something similar.


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10 Oct 2014   #22
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok mate try running this it will scan from power up and "look" at just about everything without involving Windows. http://support.kaspersky.com/4162 there is plenty of other scanners to use as well but try this one first

PS I will message you - look at the top of your screen page you will see it under notifications
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10 Oct 2014   #23
Atemup

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Thank you and I understood what you were saying. I'm bringing my rig to work today so my IT guy can see if he can dig out a Trojan or rootkit, if that's the case.
Thanks for all your help, I'll keep you posted!
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10 Oct 2014   #24
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Atemup View Post
Thank you and I understood what you were saying. I'm bringing my rig to work today so my IT guy can see if he can dig out a Trojan or rootkit, if that's the case.
Thanks for all your help, I'll keep you posted!
No probs my friend and if you ever want to do that yourself you can use one of these (the TDSS Killer is the one usually recommended) Best Free Rootkit Scanner and Remover
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10 Oct 2014   #25
Atemup

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

The IT guy didn't have time to get to it today so looks like I will be attempting this myself. Although I haven't seen any signs of this malware on my PC in the usual places that others have. I wonder if it's the same type of malware but from a different publisher or maybe better hidden.
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10 Oct 2014   #26
Atemup

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

No threats found with TDSS Killer, maybe I'm not using it right?
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10 Oct 2014   #27
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

No mate you are using it right it just didn't find anything and to date you have been doing well to stick with it and I for one find that a real plus.

Now I went back to that virus you mentioned at the start and did some searching and this is typical of a lot of the responses Heads-up for PC Gamers -- new malware iehighutil.exe will FRY your GPU via Java - Guru3D.com Forums it is worth a try disabling the Java if you have got it I don't use it except for one machine which I have to because my employer uses it and I cannot access my pay office without it or I would get rid of it altogether.

Just disable and see what happens as for getting rid of that virus maybe it requires you to uninstall Java as well.

NB Did you get my message??
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11 Oct 2014   #28
Atemup

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

A game that I installed recently didn't initially work, is now running properly (1900x1080p 60fps, high graphic settings) as of this morning. I thought it was fixed but still shuts down on every other game. I've installed an older nvidia driver (314.22/ just to try to see if older drivers were somehow immune),uninstalled JAVA and did scans with combofix and TDSS Killer in safe mode. I have yet to try and repeat the issue as I have before. I thought I'd see how long this game goes before going out. Switching between 2 unconventional monitors and different graphical settings. I thought maybe figure out why only this game works would provide some insight.
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11 Oct 2014   #29
Atemup

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

"Got it" I did get your message,I forgot to add the "got it" :P Thanks for all your help thus far, you have really good advice and I appreciate it. That HWiNFO is an awesome tool "just because" haha ,thanks for the link!
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11 Oct 2014   #30
Atemup

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

That didn't last long....it has shut off again.
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