Am I being Mined?

Jigglymuff

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So when my computer goes idle I can hear what I believe to be the hard drive working. Normally if it's idle I should just hear nothing but my fans. I have a feeling it could possibly be a 3rd party using my resources to mine. When I click my mouse the noises will stop and it goes back to just being able to hear my fans. If I wait a few minutes I hear the hard drives again then as soon as I click silence. Am I just being paranoid or what? How can I check and any suggestions? I also ran a scan with Malwarebytes and got rid of a few files but still it persists.
 

SkyNetRising

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Windows has number of services, that work in background and can cause disk usage:
  • Search Indexer service;
    Windows Defragmenter;
    Windows Defender;
    Windows Updates.
You can monitor Disk usage with Task Manager and Resource Monitor.
Mining processes would utilize your GPU. You can monitor GPU usage with Task Manager and MSI Afterburner.
 

SkyNetRising

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Jan 4, 2016
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Windows has number of services, that work in background and can cause disk usage:
  • Search Indexer service;
    Windows Defragmenter;
    Windows Defender;
    Windows Updates.
You can monitor Disk usage with Task Manager and Resource Monitor.
Mining processes would utilize your GPU. You can monitor GPU usage with Task Manager and MSI Afterburner.
 

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