Garuda Dragonized unexpectedly freezes many times a day

Hello Garuda users.
My operating system unexpectedly freezes many times a day.
I suspect that my system is infected and that's why it freezes. How can I check it?
I hope the following information helps you find the cause of the problem:

garuda inxi

Kernel: 6.1.1-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=5a9b3b7c-da27-4fa8-a2df-44793b89f575 rw [email protected]
quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
loglevel=3 ibt=off
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.26.4 tk: Qt v: 5.15.7 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Desktop System: ASUS product: N/A v: N/A serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: ASUSTeK model: PRIME B460M-A v: Rev 1.xx
serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 1401
date: 07/27/2020
Info: model: Intel Core i7-10700 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Comet Lake
gen: core 10 level: v3 note: check built: 2020 process: Intel 14nm family: 6
model-id: 0xA5 (165) stepping: 5 microcode: 0xF4
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 8 tpc: 2 threads: 16 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 512 KiB desc: d-8x32 KiB; i-8x32 KiB L2: 2 MiB desc: 8x256 KiB
L3: 16 MiB desc: 1x16 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 2637 high: 2900 min/max: 800/4800 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 2900 2: 2900 3: 800
4: 2900 5: 800 6: 2900 7: 2900 8: 2900 9: 2900 10: 2900 11: 2900 12: 2900
13: 2900 14: 2900 15: 2900 16: 2900 bogomips: 92796
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: mmio_stale_data mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: retbleed mitigation: Enhanced IBRS
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB
filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: SW sequence
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Device-1: Intel CometLake-S GT2 [UHD Graphics 630] vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-9.5 process: Intel 14nm built: 2016-20
ports: active: HDMI-A-2 empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1,HDMI-A-3 bus-ID: 00:02.0
chip-ID: 8086:9bc5 class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.6 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.7
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: modesetting
alternate: fbdev,intel,vesa dri: iris gpu: i915 display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22")
s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
Monitor-1: HDMI-A-2 mapped: HDMI-2 model: LG (GoldStar) 24GL600F
serial: <filter> built: 2021 res: 1920x1080 dpi: 92 gamma: 1.2
size: 531x298mm (20.91x11.73") diag: 609mm (24") ratio: 16:9 modes:
max: 1920x1080 min: 720x400
API: OpenGL v: 4.6 Mesa 22.3.1 renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 630 (CML
GT2) direct render: Yes
Device-1: Intel Comet Lake PCH-V cAVS vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel alternate: snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl bus-ID: 00:1f.3
chip-ID: 8086:a3f0 class-ID: 0403
Sound API: ALSA v: k6.1.1-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Interface: sndio v: N/A running: no
Sound Server-1: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
Sound Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.63 running: yes
Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: ASUSTeK PRIME B450M-A driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 3000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
class-ID: 0200
IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 224.34 GiB (24.1%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Western Digital
model: WD10EZEX-00WN4A0 size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B
logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter>
rev: 1A01 scheme: GPT
ID-1: / raw-size: 931.22 GiB size: 931.22 GiB (100.00%)
used: 224.34 GiB (24.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
used: 608 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 931.22 GiB size: 931.22 GiB (100.00%)
used: 224.34 GiB (24.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 931.22 GiB size: 931.22 GiB (100.00%)
used: 224.34 GiB (24.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 931.22 GiB size: 931.22 GiB (100.00%)
used: 224.34 GiB (24.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 7.6 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: 40.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Processes: 332 Uptime: 3m wakeups: 0 Memory: 7.6 GiB used: 3.65 GiB (48.0%)
Init: systemd v: 252 default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers:
gcc: 12.2.0 alt: 11 clang: 14.0.6 Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1918 libs: 522
tools: octopi,paru Shell: fish v: 3.5.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16
running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.24
Garuda (2.6.12-1):
System install date:     2022-11-12
Last full system update: 2022-12-25
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:

I also scanned my home directory with ClanTk, it found many possible threats like this one:
Win.Malware.Ulise-9870721-0 Result: Malicious
and many others, most of them where found in my /.wine directory.

Ask me if you need other information to find a solution.

If all of the malware was confined to Wine, I would say you might be able to simply purge Wine from your system (something like rm -rf ~/.Wine && sudo pacman -Rsc wine), but the way you have phrased that sentence makes it sound like it is not.

It is certainly possible to achieve a complicated and elaborate setup in six weeks that would be a nuisance to reconfigure, but if that's not the case you might spare yourself some grief by just backing up any important files and configurations you have, and do a reinstallation.

If all of the malware was confined to Wine, I would say you might be able to simply purge Wine from your system

Ok I will try to purge it later.

do a reinstallation
If i do reinstallation It would be the umpteenth time that I reinstall Garuda linux.

Could my hardware be the problem causing the freezes and crashes? This is the worst thing I experienced bc it makes me have to restart my computer everytime it happens, it's a waste of time.

I already uninstalled Wine using Octopi, and then i also deleted the /.wine directory, so the purge ouputs "no target found".

Yes, absolutely it could.

If you are not sure where to begin looking, there is a lengthy troubleshooting resource here: Troubleshooting System Stutter, Lags, Freezes, and Hangs

If you can work though that and update your thread with notes as you go, someone from the community may be able to help you figure out what the problem is.


2020 BIOS. Is there an update for it?

Delete Wine prefix. Then configure magic sysrq
and try it once when system is working. While holding SysRq and Alt, hit in this order R E I S U B. Your PC should reboot. Do this again when a freeze occurs and the upload output of this to PrivateBin:

sudo journalctl -b -1
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I ran the same command again, it outputs lines 1-51:

I need the whole journal. You can save the whole journal with this:

sudo journalctl -b -1 --no-pager >> ~/journal.txt

The file will be saved in home folder.

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