Solved How to stop CMD from opening on start up?

May 28, 2015 at 00:35:48
Specs: Windows 8
YOU MAY UNINSTALL "CPU MINER" OR AT LEAST DISABLE IT ON START-UP VIA TASK MANAGER. CPU MINER AND RELATED APPS OPENS THE CMD.EXE WHEN IT OPENS.

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May 29, 2015 at 07:20:47
This pest is well known if one trawls around via Google etc. and appears to be related to things to do with bit-coins and the like; and also Torrent gets a look in too...

Often installed when pholks use the "automatic" installation option for many a download rather than the manual/custom option. Automatic invariably has all manner of unwanted stuff (nuisance/pests and so on) "helpfully pre-checked/flagged" for installation along with the actual desired utility. Using custom/manual option means you can uncheck all those boxes and ensure you "only" install the item you want...

And Johnw has suggested in the past to use "unchecky" to do much of it for you; but still use the manual option as well...

http://unchecky.com

http://www.howtogeek.com/179758/how...

See if the info on these links help in eradicating/removing the pest...:

http://malwaretips.com/blogs/cpu-mi...

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/vir...

http://botcrawl.com/cpu-miner-virus...

You can also download/run at least one free AV utility that claims to remove the pest...

Sophos have a free version of theirs:

http://tinyurl.com/olemkaf

And possibly Kaspersky Rescue Disk will get rid of it too. You download and burn the (free) ISO to a DVD. Boot with that DVD. It will load itself (it's a Linux based utility) into RAM only. Will then go online to update itself; after-which it will scan the hard drive fully and deal with anything nasty if finds. Many a pest can insulate itself from virus/malware utilities running within windows itself. But if one scans all the windows files from outside of windows - i.e. windows is not running.. - then many of those clever little pests can be dealt with. Hence the Linux based utilities such as Kaspersky (to name but one of three at least) often are successful.

http://support.kaspersky.com/viruse...

http://support.kaspersky.co.uk/4162

http://support.kaspersky.co.uk/8092

http://tinyurl.com/373ojxb


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#1
May 28, 2015 at 01:01:11
Is that a question or are you posting a solution to a problem you've solved?

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#2
May 28, 2015 at 04:47:00
Because I've tried solutions from other threads and found them ineffective. Those in other threads are also saying that they failed to solve the problem. I hope that my solution which I discovered hours ago may be helpful to those who will experience the same in the future, if not for all, at least for some.

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#3
May 28, 2015 at 07:50:24
Thank you for the info...

A wee note... Try to avoid typing everything in capitals; as it's deemed to be SHOUTING - and is also harder to read...

tak...


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#4
May 28, 2015 at 09:45:24
Thanks for info. Bear in mind that your computer is probably infected.

Try running these freebies on it in the order given and see what they find. Note that they are safe, small, focussed and widely used on this and other security forums:

AdwCleaner:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
(blue Download button near top - not anything else on the page).
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run the program. Use the "Scan" button, followed by the "Cleaning" button.

Junkware Removal Tool (JRT)
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
(blue Download button near top - not anything else on the page).
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run JRT. It might appear to have stopped at times or flash the screen but sit tight until it has finished.

MalwareBytes:
http://filehippo.com/download_malwa...
(green Download button top right - not anything else on the page)
Install and Run the program but before doing its Scan go to "Settings > Detection and Protection" and put a checkmark in "Scan for rootkits". Quarantine anything it finds.

If they find anything it would be as well to copy/paste the logs on here so that we can see whether a deeper clean is necessary.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#5
May 28, 2015 at 20:12:27
Thanks for the info. I've actually used those utility tools but failed to solve the problem having posted the logs in similar threads but those did not help.

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#6
May 29, 2015 at 06:28:21
CPU Miner is still there. Task Manager only prevents it from starting, same as msconfig did in previous operating systems.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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May 29, 2015 at 07:20:47
✔ Best Answer
This pest is well known if one trawls around via Google etc. and appears to be related to things to do with bit-coins and the like; and also Torrent gets a look in too...

Often installed when pholks use the "automatic" installation option for many a download rather than the manual/custom option. Automatic invariably has all manner of unwanted stuff (nuisance/pests and so on) "helpfully pre-checked/flagged" for installation along with the actual desired utility. Using custom/manual option means you can uncheck all those boxes and ensure you "only" install the item you want...

And Johnw has suggested in the past to use "unchecky" to do much of it for you; but still use the manual option as well...

http://unchecky.com

http://www.howtogeek.com/179758/how...

See if the info on these links help in eradicating/removing the pest...:

http://malwaretips.com/blogs/cpu-mi...

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/vir...

http://botcrawl.com/cpu-miner-virus...

You can also download/run at least one free AV utility that claims to remove the pest...

Sophos have a free version of theirs:

http://tinyurl.com/olemkaf

And possibly Kaspersky Rescue Disk will get rid of it too. You download and burn the (free) ISO to a DVD. Boot with that DVD. It will load itself (it's a Linux based utility) into RAM only. Will then go online to update itself; after-which it will scan the hard drive fully and deal with anything nasty if finds. Many a pest can insulate itself from virus/malware utilities running within windows itself. But if one scans all the windows files from outside of windows - i.e. windows is not running.. - then many of those clever little pests can be dealt with. Hence the Linux based utilities such as Kaspersky (to name but one of three at least) often are successful.

http://support.kaspersky.com/viruse...

http://support.kaspersky.co.uk/4162

http://support.kaspersky.co.uk/8092

http://tinyurl.com/373ojxb


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