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August 03, 2011, 04:47:29 PM
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Is anyone else seeing this?  I logged into my computer today only to see a security alert telling me that "bitcoin-miner.exe" (the one included in the gui miner) is a "trojan.gen".  I wonder if heuristics don't like its behavior or do you think a bad version slipped in?

There were also several random named files in the temp dir that where flagged as well as the same generic trojan.
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August 03, 2011, 04:50:46 PM
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Is anyone else seeing this?  I logged into my computer today only to see a security alert telling me that "bitcoin-miner.exe" (the one included in the gui miner) is a "trojan.gen".  I wonder if heuristics don't like its behavior or do you think a bad version slipped in?

There were also several random named files in the temp dir that where flagged as well as the same generic trojan.

Would make sense as botnets gets exploited to mine bitcoins ~

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I have another machine with the same binaries running but with Security Essentials installed.  I just started a full scan.  I'll let you know what I find.
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