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Possible infected binaries #13

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carlospaulino opened this Issue Mar 22, 2013 · 2 comments

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carlospaulino commented Mar 22, 2013

The latest binaries for windows are being detected as Win32:Crypt-OSW by avast!

Is this a false positive ?

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Someone has been embedding the miner into trojans that were then used for botnet mining, and for this reason miners are now often recognized as threats by some antivirus software. Needless to say, as long as you got the binary from a reliable source you need not worry. Some relevant forum posts:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=55038.msg1340853#msg1340853
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=55038.msg1304555#msg1304555
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=55038.msg1547345#msg1547345

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pooler commented Mar 22, 2013

Someone has been embedding the miner into trojans that were then used for botnet mining, and for this reason miners are now often recognized as threats by some antivirus software. Needless to say, as long as you got the binary from a reliable source you need not worry. Some relevant forum posts:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=55038.msg1340853#msg1340853
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=55038.msg1304555#msg1304555
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=55038.msg1547345#msg1547345

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