bitcoin core as downloaded contains viruses #11852
It even says in the screenshot "not-a-virus". It looks like the AV tool you're using considers it important to notify you that you've downloaded Bitcoin.…
On December 8, 2017 7:51:57 AM EST, tomjan35 ***@***.***> wrote: Is this loading the system with viruses intentional or just a security laps that will be rectified? ![image](https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/34372922/33766661-405f434c-dc6a-11e7-81bf-fa8b677d547b.png) <!-- This issue tracker is only for technical issues related to Bitcoin Core. General bitcoin questions and/or support requests are best directed to the Bitcoin StackExchange at https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com. For reporting security issues, please read instructions at https://bitcoincore.org/en/contact/. If the node is "stuck" during sync or giving "block checksum mismatch" errors, please ensure your hardware is stable by running memtest and observe CPU temperature with a load-test tool such as linpack before creating an issue! --> <!-- Describe the issue --> <!--- What behavior did you expect? --> <!--- What was the actual behavior (provide screenshots if the issue is GUI-related)? --> <!--- How reliably can you reproduce the issue, what are the steps to do so? --> <!-- What version of Bitcoin Core are you using, where did you get it (website, self-compiled, etc)? --> <!-- What type of machine are you observing the error on (OS/CPU and disk type)? --> <!-- Any extra information that might be useful in the debugging process. --> <!--- This is normally the contents of a `debug.log` or `config.log` file. Raw text or a link to a pastebin type site are preferred. --> -- You are receiving this because you are subscribed to this thread. Reply to this email directly or view it on GitHub: #11852
I think it's warning you that it detected a possible bitcoin miner. This is probably because some software surreptitiously ships with cryptocoin miners which waste a persons computer resources without them being aware.
But anyway, that isn't the case with bitcoin itself. So you probably should report this to AV software as a false positive.