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September 08, 2011, 05:43:09 AM
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So, I stopped CGminer this evening, and when I relaunched CG, Avast AV is telling me it has a rootkit!  Shocked
Then it blocks it! So I tried to re-extract from the zip, and Avast pops in and blocks it before unpacking the files!
I don't know if this is cause for alarm, or if the Avast people have some bad info!?!

This is the first occurrence, and does it with all versions 1.5.1-present. (These are the only ones I have, so I don't know about older versions!)

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September 09, 2011, 01:48:34 PM
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cgminer is being packaged by some other trojan and the antivirus software is pointing the finger at cgminer instead of what it's packaged with since it's cgminer that does the mining. The antivirus AV software makers are all fscking up on this and cgminer is not the first mining software to be wrongly labelled. Until they get their act together, all the AV companies one after another will follow each other and tag it a virus. If you feel hard done by, file a complaint with your AV software provider, move to another provider, or another OS. They can easily find the actual code for cgminer online and audit it to see it isn't a fscking rootkit:
https://github.com/ckolivas/cgminer

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Pooled mine at kano.is, solo mine at solo.ckpool.org
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September 18, 2011, 04:45:07 AM
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Ah! Thank you!
I wasn't really concerned with it! I just wasn't sure why it did that all of a sudden!

For the record, all I did was, just stopped avast, relaunched CG anyway, and restarted avast, profit?, fixed!

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