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Big Problem... Mining Virus?

Postby gee21 » Sun May 13, 2018 8:52 pm


since 1-2 Weeks it run a process on my asustor 608t name: xmr-stack (using everytime 25-75% CPU of my NAS)

i killed the Process with putty (kill -9 PID) but after some hours it come back and use again 25-75% cpu....

what can i do? How can i protect against that? is it really a "mining cpu virus?"

Hope someone can help me....
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Re: Big Problem... Mining Virus?

Postby dhstsw » Sun May 13, 2018 11:06 pm

xmr-stack is a monero miner ( )

How it got installed in your NAS is the problem.

Either you installed something outsite App Central (and the miner was hidden inside the installation package) or, worse, you installed something 2 weeks ago from App Central that contained, hidden, the miner (and that means, it skipped Asustor controls before publishing).

I strongly suggest everybody to check the processes running in their nas.
If you own a series 2/3/6 Asustor it's very likely you won't get XBMC 13.x/Kodi.
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Re: Big Problem... Mining Virus?

Postby orion » Mon May 14, 2018 11:11 am

Fortunately, I cannot find this process on my NAS. I'm indeed interested in how the process be installed on your NAS.
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