Occamy.c malware removal
Hey guys! I would like to ask for help since my Lenovo Legion 5 laptop (AMD variant) has started to slow down only recently and I came across something alarming in Windows Security.
A bit of a back story first before this all started. We had a power outage last week and my laptop was left plugged in to the wall (since I use conservation mode) and I noticed that when I was about to log in for work, the laptop suddenly started to slow down to the point where I can only do one task at a time and there is a full 2-second wait time before things open as I click on them. I’ve already tried to narrow down the problem, but to no avail. Then all of a sudden, as I did a full Windows scan, I came across the Occamy.c trojan that Windows Security alerted me of. I tried to remove the file but it’s in my Local Temp folder under a file called file.exe
Some of the things that I have tried to do are as follows:
– Check for Windows updates (if there are any) then download and install them
– Check for driver updates, etc then downlad and install
– Check disk
– SFC scan in CMD
– Make sure all my power options are properly set (I use LenovoLegionToolkit for this)
– Reboot the system and disable fast startup
I’m fairly confident that this may be a malware problem as whenever I shut down my laptop for at least 5 full minutes, when I go to start it back up, it is normal for at least 2 mintes and when Windows Security pops up warning me about the trojan, it then starts to slow down again.
Also, if it helps to know, when restarting my laptop it takes literally minutes. Shutting down is way faster. As for boot times, coming from a shut down is still faster (even with fast startup disabled) than restarting. And it seems that restarting the system even makes it worse sometimes.
This is both my work and leisure laptop, and I don’t really have the budget to go buy a new one at this time. This has been with me for 4 years now and I do plan on still keeping it.
Posting my system specs here just in case it is needed.
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (4GB)
RAM: 16GB dual channel DDR4
Storage: 512GB SSD (came with the laptop), 1TB HDD (additional)
OS: Windows 11 Home
I also have Hybrid mode disabled so I am just running the laptop with it’s dedicated GPU if anyone is wondering.
Any input would be gladly appreciated. Thank you!