Originally Posted by Jeffinslaw
For the 3289748923694023678904 time, the software I have linked is safe, there is no malware in it. The reason why it comes up as malware is because antivirus programs think ALL mining programs are bad.
Checking that now.. OK, It's classes as a PUPx. it's not actually evil. This is good. Apparently they leave it on the virus checker because admins need to know if someone is using their hardware for bitcoin mining. Makes sense I guess, but very annoying if you don't know what hey are talking about, and they don't tell you. It DOES do some fairly iffy things, like mess with explorer cookies.
Threat Profile: Generic PUP.x!D2A9D0F388D6
Risk Assessment: Home Low | Corporate Low
Date Discovered: 8/12/2013
Date Added: 8/12/2013
DAT Required: 7165
This software is not a virus or a Trojan. It is detected as a "potentially unwanted program" (PUP). PUPs are any piece of software that a reasonably security- or privacy-minded computer user may want to be informed of and, in some cases, remove. PUPs are often made by a legitimate corporate entity for some beneficial purpose, but they alter the security state of the computer on which they are installed, or the privacy posture of the user of the system, such that most users will want to be aware of them.
File Properties Property Values
McAfee Detection Generic PUP.x
Length 2063252 bytes
Other Common Detection Aliases
Company Names Detection Names
Eset Win32/BitCoinMiner.N application
Other brands and names may be claimed as the property of others.
Activities Risk Levels
Enumerates many system files and directories. Low
Adds or modifies Internet Explorer cookies Low
No digital signature is present Informational
McAfee Scans Scan Detections
McAfee Beta Generic PUP.x
McAfee Supported Generic PUP.x