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December 20, 2016, 03:18:32 PM
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Hi guys

A bit of a novice here trying out some CPU/GPU mining, and thought I would try out Nicehash's mining program. It worked fine while I was mining with my CPU, but when I ran a Benchmark test on my NVidia GPU the program force closed and my AVG Antivirus program had deleted the ccminer_decred.exe and ccminer_cryptonight.exe file and called it a trojan virus.

Short question: What is going on, and should I just open up for Nicehash?

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December 21, 2016, 04:09:45 AM
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Hi guys

A bit of a novice here trying out some CPU/GPU mining, and thought I would try out Nicehash's mining program. It worked fine while I was mining with my CPU, but when I ran a Benchmark test on my NVidia GPU the program force closed and my AVG Antivirus program had deleted the ccminer_decred.exe and ccminer_cryptonight.exe file and called it a trojan virus.

Short question: What is going on, and should I just open up for Nicehash?

Friendly regards
/AsdQ89
You should try other mining software. Make sure you download it from their own site. Dont trust any site which offers their mining software which are not authorize to do that. Because the injected it with virus. It will juat steal your private account passwords including your private keys. Try different software instead.
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December 21, 2016, 06:11:12 AM
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As long as you downloaded it from their official website and NOT through any unknown website it must be fine. Maybe, it's just a false positive but in case if you really worried about it or not sure with the software either maybe trying another mining software might be a good decision for you. However, it's up to you
Or maybe, you can try to scan the file containing potential malware by various antivirus softwares here: https://www.virustotal.com/
Here's the official software link: https://www.nicehash.com/?p=software

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December 21, 2016, 06:37:07 AM
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You should download that software in their main site which is reliable source. You should not download it from other site which is not a reliable. That should be a modified one. They put virus to the software so they will be able phish for your details. Thats a very common thing. Thats why you should be careful when installing applications which comes from unreliable source.

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December 21, 2016, 09:05:51 AM
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usually in 70% of the time (more or less) anti viruses are correct, and there is something bad in that .exe that you were using so they clean it to protect your computer.

but also in 20% of the time, there is no malware or virus inside these programs but they are doing something that "resembles" what a malware is doing so your antivirus detects this "suspicious activity" and removes it, there is usually a setting for this in your anti virus program to change the sensitivity. in this case it may or may not be a malware.

but the rest of 10% is just plain false report. due to a bug or some similarity in the way the program is acting,...

my suggestion is to use it on a system that you are not using as your main computer so in case of infection you don't lose anything important or use a sand box (like virtual machine) to use that program.

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December 21, 2016, 10:46:47 AM
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Hi guys

Thanks for all the good posts, and here you have an update.

I redownloaded the NiceHashhMiner (from there webpage so it should be safe). I then went ahead and put the latest update (v1.7.3.10) of the software on top of the master files, and the problem is still there.

My next action is to try and sandbox the program to se if there is any problem, and otherwise just run the CPU miner and forget about the GPU for now.

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December 21, 2016, 02:01:20 PM
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Well many antivirus do think Bitcoin (and altcoin) mining software as Trojans, as there're hackers installing these on their victim's computer and mined coins for free (at the victim's electricity expenses).

For your case, you'll have to whitelist the mining software on your antivirus software. However CPU mining is not profitable as of now, unless you found an altcoin which have low difficulty and low hashrate, and a good exchange rate (if such coin exists, many individuals will mine it and driving up the difficulty). Do this only for entertainment purpose, nothing else.

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December 21, 2016, 02:28:07 PM
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Well many antivirus do think Bitcoin (and altcoin) mining software as Trojans, as there're hackers installing these on their victim's computer and mined coins for free (at the victim's electricity expenses).

For your case, you'll have to whitelist the mining software on your antivirus software. However CPU mining is not profitable as of now, unless you found an altcoin which have low difficulty and low hashrate, and a good exchange rate (if such coin exists, many individuals will mine it and driving up the difficulty). Do this only for entertainment purpose, nothing else.

This is the commendable way on which the thing yo should do now is whitelist the exe so that Antivirus won't block or delete it since you downloaded it from their site then it's a legit software and there are really times that av do false cautions which other member said above. Cpu mining isn't already profitable I guess. Gpu would be still possible.

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March 15, 2018, 03:20:28 PM
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Not just Nicehash, Antivirus will detect most of the miners as a threat. Its false positive and you can add exclusions to it. Here is a interesting article I found.
https://coinguides.org/miner-detected-virus/
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Not just Nicehash, Antivirus will detect most of the miners as a threat. Its false positive and you can add exclusions to it. Here is a interesting article I found.
https://coinguides.org/miner-detected-virus/


If you want to people look into your article and get the views on it means you need to wait for organic growth details of the original views not try to grab the people look into here. There are many people want to find the best article like on Reddit or eBlogger.
You may search there to promote not here.
That too you have used the other person's thread and dead thread. Simply weird to see the people like you guys.

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March 15, 2018, 06:29:36 PM
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Not just Nicehash, Antivirus will detect most of the miners as a threat. Its false positive and you can add exclusions to it. Here is a interesting article I found.
https://coinguides.org/miner-detected-virus/


If you want to people look into your article and get the views on it means you need to wait for organic growth details of the original views not try to grab the people look into here. There are many people want to find the best article like on Reddit or eBlogger.
You may search there to promote not here.
That too you have used the other person's thread and dead thread. Simply weird to see the people like you guys.
What you expect for those newbies? They would really post no matter what they like without even considering on the time which OP have posted this and as long they can able to make exposure or just getting some clicks they dont really care at all on necroposting. Towards the topic most antivirus would really detect or having a prompt towards to these miners and exclusion is just a basic stuff and been mentioned for how many times already.


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