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Remove nasty igfxupdate.exe virus from your windows 7

posted on: 13:09, November 30th , 2012

I got this nasty little worm called igfxupdate.exe. It seems it is a bit coin miner, disguised as a intel video update procedure.
It loads your cpu to 100% stall and your fan is going wild even when idle. Interesting is that when you hit task manager in windows 7 to see all the running programs it shuts down itself and when you close task manager it starts again. That way you cannot detect it with normal windows 7 tools.
Smart huh .. here's how to kill it:

1/ Open the Task Manager (and let it open)
2/ Go in C:\Windows\System32 and delete "igfxupdate.exe"
3/ Go in C:\Windows\SysWOW64 and check if "igfxupdate.exe" is also here, if yes delete it
4/ Open the windows services management console
Start > Execute > services.msc or Start > type "services.msc" in the search bar (Windows 7)
5/ Look for "Search Indexer" -> Right click -> Properties and change the "Automatic" into "Disabled"
6/ Reboot
7/ Open the Windows CMD as an Administrator
Start > type "cmd" in the search bar (Windows 7) -> Right click -> Run as an Administrator
8-> Type "sc delete SearchIndexer" then hit Enter

Comments:

Comment #1

Jul said on 14:27, December 8th , 2012

excellent, thank you very much, it worked like a charm :)

Comment #2

Lau said on 20:14, December 15th , 2012

Many thanks :-) Worked just fine

Comment #3

joe said on 01:39, December 16th , 2012

That's Great my friend it worked like a charm ;)

Comment #4

Rich said on 03:15, December 24th , 2012

Thank you, that was so annoying :D

Comment #5

Harald said on 19:35, January 8th , 2013

Thank you so much, worked fine for me !

Comment #6

OR said on 19:02, January 11th , 2013

DUDE I LOVE YOU SO MUCH lol thanks!!! been trying to ever to kick his ass and that worked :D

Comment #7

doni boyd said on 11:28, February 4th , 2013

No, it won't delete. What can I do now?

Comment #8

John from USA said on 15:58, February 28th , 2013

You are the best :D, I am virus free now .. LOL

Comment #9

said on 15:59, February 28th , 2013

No, it won't delete. What can I do now?

Are you really sure ... it has to work that way ... the other solution is to delete your windows and install it again :)

Comment #10

buildhard8 said on 14:15, April 3rd , 2013

thanks. malwarebytes antivirus has been detecting it every 45 seconds.

Comment #11

anonymous said on 09:15, May 29th , 2013

Comment #9 said on 15:59, February 28th , 2013 No, it won't delete. What can I do now? Are you really sure ... it has to work that way ... the other solution is to delete your windows and install it again :) run cmd as administrator

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