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November 15, 2011, 11:28:29 AM
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I tried cgminer but my anti virus keep saying it is a virus.  Anyone encountered similar issues?
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November 15, 2011, 11:33:26 AM
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I had a similar issue. Supposedly it's because there are trojans which hijack your computer to mine bitcoins, and they use some cgminer code to mine, so Avast decided to ban cgminer.
So you could ignore the warning (shut off antivirus, start cgminer, start antivirus. Or make an exception or something), or use a different miner, Diablominer for example.

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November 15, 2011, 05:59:51 PM
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I had a similar issue. Supposedly it's because there are trojans which hijack your computer to mine bitcoins, and they use some cgminer code to mine, so Avast decided to ban cgminer.
So you could ignore the warning (shut off antivirus, start cgminer, start antivirus. Or make an exception or something), or use a different miner, Diablominer for example.

Ufasoft and CG Miner are flagged as virus's in most AV suites.  There are probably other mining programs that are flagged as well but I only know about those two since they are the ones I use.

It won't be long before most or all mining programs are flagged as virus's.  This is a problem that is/has been discussed at ad nauseam in the miner program threads.  So I would recommend going to the CG Miner thread and search the issue and read the replies.  If you then still have any questions then post it in the appropriate miner thread.
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November 15, 2011, 09:06:36 PM
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It's a simple case of the AV program detecting a valid program rather than detecting the actual trojan that installed it.
i.e. the trojan can still do anything it likes to your computer Smiley
Ask for your money back from the AV company.

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November 16, 2011, 10:39:13 AM
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It's a simple case of the AV program detecting a valid program rather than detecting the actual trojan that installed it.
i.e. the trojan can still do anything it likes to your computer Smiley
Ask for your money back from the AV company.

Great answer Smiley +111111
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