Where did this XTU Service: Intel Extreme Tuning Utility come from?

Discussion created by jamie71 on Mar 8, 2018
Latest reply on Feb 28, 2019 by bdpjumbi

hi all I just rebuilt from fresh, ie deleted my partition reformatted and a fresh copy of the latest Windows 10 pro onto my pc


I'm running

Ryzen 7 1800X

Gigabyte 370X Gaming 5 Aorus motherboard with 32Gigs 2933 Corsair Ram

RX Vega 64


so I've been having weird windows issues, today I decided to do a clean boot via Msconfig, the first thing I did was select hide Microsoft services, then I see this


XTU Intel Extreme utility running I mean what the hell


I stopped the service and deleted the reg keys


I've popped over to Reddit and there seems this has happened in the last few days to at least 2 other people running Ryzen machines.


any ideas, I did a full malware scan, plus malware rootkit, both came back clean.