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Multiple copies of LiveSafe and modules running simulataneously - spoofing and internet hijack?

My Win 10 PC Taskmaster Process view is showing FOUR current copies of the main LiveSafe module running, and two or three identical versions of some other modules running at the same time.

I have had instances of Windows Store opening on it's own, module installer and installer helper opening and instances of apps like Calculator, Bluetooth service (which I had uninstalled and was reinstalled remotely by someone) and other apps that have no business running on my computer.

I have instances of as much as 2.9 GB of download activity over a normal day that is not associated with normal operations.  I am not running resource intensive apps or programs.

I firmly believe that hackers have easily gotten into the Wifi router and have installed a Linux kernel, using the new Joinify executable that MS Win has added for future IoT connectivity.

 

Others have noticed and reported the same instances of multiple copies of McAfee running, as reported here, with zero feedback from the community and the company - starting from last February, at about the same time as cryptocurrency blockchain ICO trading started to escalate.

This is not acceptable.  These hackers are using new computers to mine for cryptocurrency and they have easily hijacked their way through McAfee.  There is NO reason for multiple copies of McAfee to be running (as many as 20 instances right now on my computer.

As soon as I try to button down internet intrusion, more modules are opened in the background, using port access from apps (like calculator and time service) that should not be running at all.

Please, please respond and elevate this issue.  This is malware that is using trusted computers and security software to slip past and run their computations on our computers time and dime.

Thanks for your help, in advance.

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