engaging in cryptocurrency mining

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Roy T

Jun 1, 2022, 4:36:09 PM6/1/22
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Hi masters, 
my VM (windows 2022) was suspended due to cryptocurrency mining according to Google. After I appealed and asked for more detail, I'd received an message back saying that my VM was contacted to IP’s ( 


I searched online and found out the IP belongs to Microsoft. Then I used my personal desktop to see if I could catch any processes that communicate to that IP.  It turns a process servicehub.settingshost.exe from Visual Studio 2017 was making that request. 

It is not a cryptocurrency mining activity and what I should do to prevent Google suspended to VM again since my VM is Back. 

Yaqub Omofoyewa

Jun 2, 2022, 1:59:29 PM6/2/22
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Write a support mail to google 

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Gabriel Robledo Ahumada

Jun 3, 2022, 10:35:12 AM6/3/22
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Please refer to the Policy violations FAQ, ultimately you can file a ticket through the Support Center.

Roy T

Jun 3, 2022, 12:26:33 PM6/3/22
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Google support suggests me to reply the VM instatement email sent from Google Cloud Compliance. Hope it will work.

Thank you 

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