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Kudos0

Program now being flagged as a virus

I used a program for years for mining bitcoins and go to download from the site and Norton keeps flagging as a virus, I even copy over from my old computer the old program which never got flagged when I first downloaded it but even that version now flags as a virus why!!

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Kudos0

Re: Program now being flagged as a virus

If you believe a file has been mistakenly detected, you may submit a dispute at https://submit.symantec.com/false_positive/.

Please tell us what Norton is telling you regarding this event.

For information regarding this event > from Norton pop-up > View Details > Copy to Clipboard &or from Norton history > More Options > Copy to Clipboard > paste here.

For second opinion choose File &or Search hash at VirusTotal



Please review > My Norton product incorrectly alerts that a file is infected, or a program or website is suspicious.
https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/kb20100222230832


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Kudos0

Re: Program now being flagged as a virus

I have check the old version from my old computer and 26 of 65 flag it so will take this to the developers so I won't go down the false positive just yet

Kudos0

Re: Program now being flagged as a virus

I used a program for years for mining bitcoins and go to download from the site and Norton keeps flagging as a virus

Please tell us what Norton is telling you regarding this event.

For information regarding this event > from Norton pop-up > View Details > Copy to Clipboard &or from Norton history > More Options > Copy to Clipboard > paste here.

Kudos0

Re: Program now being flagged as a virus

Filename: minergate-6.9-win64.exe
Threat name: Trojan.Gen.2Full Path: c:\users\steph\appdata\local\packages\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\tempstate\downloads\minergate-6.9-win64.exe

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On computers as of 
20/09/2017 at 15:39:01

Last Used 
20/09/2017 at 15:41:12

Startup Item 
No

Launched 
No

Threat type: Virus. Programs that infect other programs, files, or areas of a computer by inserting themselves or attaching themselves to that medium.


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minergate-6.9-win64.exe Threat name: Trojan.Gen.2
Locate


Many Users
Thousands of users in the Norton Community have used this file.

Mature
This file was released 1 month ago.

High
This file risk is high.


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Source: External Media

Source File:
minergate-6.9-win64.exe

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File Thumbprint - SHA:
e81d80560a70b37c9020df7c36f8b89fcd43567903fcc077978d95365d3b4125
File Thumbprint - MD5:
cbd5cc91a19ef3a1011b7c8653d2e7fe

Kudos0

Re: Program now being flagged as a virus

File name: MinerGate-6.9-win64.exe
Detection ratio: 26 / 64
Analysis date: 2017-09-20 17:17:45 UTC ( 41 minutes ago )

PUA.Bitcoinminer
https://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2011-091213-5424-99


FWIW ~ Items rated as a PUA - which does not mean malware. A PUA can download and install other software that might turn out to be, indeed, malicious. However, PUA can be installed at the user's discretion. The signature detection is to bring the file to the user's attention.

What some users consider a PUA, other users will not; what one AV company rates as a PUA, another will not.

In general, be more vigilant and discerning. PUAs in particular usually install with your consent, and your consent can often be implied when you take shortcuts like a default installation, fail to read all the installation options presented, fail to read Terms & Privacy & EULA.



Please review:

1) Restore an item from Quarantine
https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/v6200368

2) My Norton product alerts that the file I downloaded is not safe, and deletes it
https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/v80629965

3) My Norton product incorrectly alerts that a file is infected, or a program or website is suspicious
https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/kb20100222230832

4) Add items to the Signature Exclusions
https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/v54298598

5) Turn off or turn on Download Intelligence
https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/norton-security/current/solutions/v23920640

6) My Norton product detects a file or program as a threat even after I exclude it from scan
https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/v115455517


Restore & exclude this file: is not the same as adding item(s) to Exclude from Auto-Protect nor the same as Exclude from All Detections.

Thanks

Kudos0

Re: Program now being flagged as a virus

PUA.Bitcoinminer should only apply to CPU based miners as they no-longer have a useful purpose (unless you are a time traveler or something).

Miners that control dedicated hardware for mining on the other hand have no reason to be detected since there is little or no way to use them in a harmful or annoying manor. (they may, however, share significant code in common)

Which category does your program fall into? CPU miner or dedicated hardware miner?

Kudos0

Re: Program now being flagged as a virus

Kudos0

Re: Program now being flagged as a virus

bjm_:

Seems as if this mining program is completely obsolete.

Kudos0

Re: Program now being flagged as a virus

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bjm_:

Seems as if this mining program is completely obsolete.

IDK....mining program = over my pay-grade. 

Kudos0

Re: Program now being flagged as a virus

Hello

Bitcoin miners are used today. They are not obsolete. I would say that it is a false positive.

Here is what it means.

http://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/bitcoin-mining.asp

Thanks.

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Kudos0

Re: Program now being flagged as a virus

bitcoin mining = over my pay-grade. 

Kudos0

Re: Program now being flagged as a virus

floplot:

Hello

Bitcoin miners are used today. They are not obsolete. I would say that it is a false positive.

Here is what it means.

http://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/bitcoin-mining.asp

Thanks.

No, mining software that uses normal computer CPUs (at also GPUs) to mine are obsolete. Bitcoins themselves (now mined with special hardware) are far from obsolete. The detected software from the OP likely has no purpose due to being obsolete.

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