Virustotal.com reporting all X11 Mining Software is infected.

chumly

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I am trying to find an X11 miner for CPU and GPU that does not report back viruses. I used the links at https://www.darkcoin.io/mining.html and all showing infection:

From:
http://darkcoin.io/downloads/xcoin-miner.zip - Windows CPU Miner
Results:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/...994b60079912b6f5ca05efdc/analysis/1402625444/

From:
http://darkcoin.io/downloads/darkcoin-minerd-1.2c.zip - Windows CPU Miner - Avx Aes
Results:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/...98f2a732d03abc74b0f8c06cd1d3692bf4c/analysis/

From:
http://darkcoin.io/downloads/darkcoin-sgminer-windows.zip - Windows GPU Miner
Results:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/...872bbfd2d1710a015c9ec9c965b2d5da71f/analysis/

And this is consistent no matter where I download any X11 mining software. I cannot believe that there are that many hits for false positives. Please explain what is going on as I want to get clean software.

Thanks
 
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Icebucket

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yeah dont worry, if it was malicious you would be able to read about it on every other crypto forum
 

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And this is consistent no matter where I download any X11 mining software. I cannot believe that there are that many hits for false positives. Please explain what is going on as I want to get clean software.

Thanks
There are botnets out there which use the different flavours of mining executables as payload to mine coins for the botnet's owner/renter on other people's computers...that's why those executables are flagged by the virus scanners. (actually they shouldn't be flagged as viruses because they are actually Trojan horses :)).

Download the mining software from the _official_ download links only and you're safe. Or even better do it like I do and download the official source code, preferably check it for unusual changes, and build the executables yourself.
Piece of cake under Linux, a bit more tricky under Windows, but not rocket science.