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May 17, 2012, 06:40:46 AM
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My windows defender reported that this was harmful, googling it lead to sites saying it steals the wallet.

Now is this something to worry about?
I have removed it when the window popped up.

edit---> looks like it removed cgminer.exe, wery wierd??
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May 17, 2012, 06:47:52 AM
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False alarm.
Some anti-virus software consider cgminer as virus.

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May 19, 2012, 11:21:23 PM
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Specifically, some viruses include a copy of cgminer (or other miners) to use unsuspecting people's processing power to make some money for the virus creator. Some anti-virus programs seem to think that the miner itself is the virus, when they're actually targeting the wrong program altogether. If you installed cgminer yourself, then it's definitely a false alarm, and you should consider installing a better anti-virus program than the one that comes Windows.

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May 20, 2012, 07:44:01 AM
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The warning states something to the effect of, "A file/program was found that you may not have intended to put on your computer, or it may be harmful."

Basically, this is just Microsoft's way of saying what was found seemed out of place and that it can potentially be used maliciously - like finding a chainsaw in a kitchen instead of a tool shed.

If you know what it is and trust where it came from, you should be fine.
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May 23, 2012, 02:40:34 AM
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Avast calls cgminer a virus. You just have to whitelist it before executing.

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May 23, 2012, 03:00:56 AM
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like finding a chainsaw in a kitchen instead of a tool shed.

do you often find tool sheds in your kitchen? mine is out the back.

nod32 has no problem with cgminer.
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