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January 08, 2014, 04:20:57 PM
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Hi,everyone!  Grin
I meet a very troublesome problem,and I ask for your help.

My host OS: Win7 ultimate sp1(x64)
Graphics card: ATI Radeon HD 6850

When I mine many coins based on scrypt,cgminer can run smoothly in my host OS.But I want to place cgminer and all coin's wallets into a virtual machine now,because my antivirus software always prompts that there are many viruses in cgminer and some coin's wallets. So I installed VMware workstation(10.0.1 build-1379776) today,and converted my physical computer into a virtual machine by using "Virtualize a Physical Machine".
But cgminer can't run in the virtual machine,and it prompts "No devices found". So I am ready to install the graphics driver,but I find that the graphics driver can't be installed successfully at all in the virtual machine.

So,I want to know:
1: Can cgminer run smoothly in a virtual machine?
2: If it can,how should I set the virtual machine?
3: If it can't,how can I run cgminer safely?
4: Is cgminer a virus?

My cgminer is downloaded from the link:
http://ck.kolivas.org/apps/cgminer

Feedback of Virustotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/a1922fe0af34a6870daf1f0434775ca89a8b79d6d26a1047171f86a7ce377289/analysis/1389197769/
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January 08, 2014, 07:56:05 PM
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virtual machines dont have access to host hardware like graphics cards. you would have to write you own codes for it to work.

aslong as you get the stuff from official sources your perfectly safe. its when you get them from 4rd partys there dangerous

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January 08, 2014, 08:00:54 PM
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Hi,everyone!  Grin
I meet a very troublesome problem,and I ask for your help.

My host OS: Win7 ultimate sp1(x64)
Graphics card: ATI Radeon HD 6850

When I mine many coins based on scrypt,cgminer can run smoothly in my host OS.But I want to place cgminer and all coin's wallets into a virtual machine now,because my antivirus software always prompts that there are many viruses in cgminer and some coin's wallets. So I installed VMware workstation(10.0.1 build-1379776) today,and converted my physical computer into a virtual machine by using "Virtualize a Physical Machine".
But cgminer can't run in the virtual machine,and it prompts "No devices found". So I am ready to install the graphics driver,but I find that the graphics driver can't be installed successfully at all in the virtual machine.

So,I want to know:
1: Can cgminer run smoothly in a virtual machine?
2: If it can,how should I set the virtual machine?
3: If it can't,how can I run cgminer safely?
4: Is cgminer a virus?

My cgminer is downloaded from the link:
http://ck.kolivas.org/apps/cgminer

Feedback of Virustotal:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/a1922fe0af34a6870daf1f0434775ca89a8b79d6d26a1047171f86a7ce377289/analysis/1389197769/
1: Can cgminer run smoothly in a virtual machine?
No.
2: If it can,how should I set the virtual machine?
No.
3: If it can't,how can I run cgminer safely?
Use it normally.
4: Is cgminer a virus?
No. Virustotal is a piece of shit.

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January 09, 2014, 02:24:15 AM
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A virtual machine can but it's hard to see a gpu. You also can't use your primary

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January 09, 2014, 12:03:10 PM
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Thanks for your replies! Grin

What I am doing now:
Keep cgminer in host OS,but place all coin's wallets into a VM. Grin


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January 09, 2014, 02:05:34 PM
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you could just encrypte the wallets. most wallets have it in the file menu. that way even stealing the wallet would be pointless.
cgminer being a virus would be one of the most stupid things and would make no sens what so ever. that many people use cgminer that it would very very quickly be found out. the reason it gets false positives from places like virustotal is because cgminer has been embedded in a few adware scams and as a result it get the code listed as a virus.

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