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    Occamy.c malware removal


    by provokor ·

    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!

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    • #4139508

      malware removal

      by jackdaniel19971 ·

      In reply to Occamy.c malware removal

      Occamy.c is a type of malware that belongs to the family of Trojan viruses. It is designed to infect computers and perform malicious activities without the user’s knowledge or consent. Removing Occamy.c from your system is essential to protect your data, privacy, and overall computer security. Here’s a general outline of steps you can follow to remove Occamy.c malware:

      Disconnect from the Internet: To prevent further damage and data theft, disconnect your computer from the internet. This will help isolate the malware and prevent it from communicating with its remote server.

      Enter Safe Mode: Restart your computer and enter Safe Mode. This will load only essential system drivers, making it easier to detect and remove malware.

      Update Your Antivirus Software: Ensure that your antivirus software is up to date with the latest virus definitions. If you don’t have antivirus software, consider installing a reputable one.

      Scan Your System: Run a full system scan with your antivirus software. Allow the software to quarantine or remove any threats it detects, including Occamy.c.

      Use Malware Removal Tools: Consider using additional malware removal tools to thoroughly scan your system for any remnants of Occamy.c or other malware. There are various free and reputable tools available online.

      Manually Remove Suspicious Files: If you have expertise in handling malware, you can attempt to manually remove suspicious files associated with Occamy.c. However, this step is risky and should only be done if you know what you are doing.

      Clear Temporary Files: Delete temporary files and clear browser caches to remove any remaining traces of the malware.

      Update Software: Ensure that your operating system and all installed software are up to date with the latest security patches. This helps to close potential vulnerabilities that malware can exploit.

      Reset Browser Settings: Reset your web browsers to their default settings to remove any unwanted extensions or changes made by the malware.

      Create Backups: Before making any changes or attempting removal, create backups of your important files and data to avoid accidental data loss.

      Reconnect to the Internet: After you have removed Occamy.c and are confident that your system is clean, you can reconnect to the internet.

      Remember, malware removal can be complex, and there’s no guarantee that manual removal methods will be successful. If you’re not confident in your abilities, consider seeking help fr

    • #4239855

      Occamy.c malware removal

      by cassharper030 ·

      In reply to Occamy.c malware removal

      Occamy.c malware is likely causing your laptop slowdown. Here’s how to proceed:

      Safe Mode with Networking: Restart and enter Safe Mode with Networking (Google how-to for your Lenovo model). This mode loads Windows with basic functions and internet access allowing for malware removal tools.

      Malwarebytes Download: Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free from a trusted source (like their website) on another device. Transfer it to your laptop using a flash drive.

      Scan and Remove Malware: In Safe Mode, run a Malwarebytes scan and remove any threats detected. Restart normally after the cleaning process.

      Standard Windows Defender Scan: Follow up with a full Windows Defender scan to ensure complete removal.

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