Is NiceHash Bitcoin Miner a Virus?

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EpicLegendsHD

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I want to get into bitcoin mining but when installing a program called "nicehash" my PC detects it as a trojan titled "W32.Bitcoinminer" or something along those lines. Do you guys have any ideas?
 

CryptoLord

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What is your PC setup? Also Nicehash miner is safe, I always get anti-virus blocking this software (plus sub-software) but reason for that is: there's a lot of malware that has mining software attached to it, so unsuspecting users have their PCs mining without their knowledge. So in turn, anti-virus companies have 'Black-listed' these types of programs.
 

CryptoLord

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What is your PC setup? Also Nicehash miner is safe, I always get anti-virus blocking this software (plus sub-software) but reason for that is: there's a lot of malware that has mining software attached to it, so unsuspecting users have their PCs mining without their knowledge. So in turn, anti-virus companies have 'Black-listed' these types of programs.
 

ILikeAMD

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I know this is an old thread but Ethereum mining has become popular now and there are no asics for it and so GPU mining is viable. With an RX 480 I earn 3x more money than it costs in electricity.
 

CaptainPig

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Does that mean that I should allow Norton to continue blocking NiceHash? Or do I not gain any money if I leave it like that?
 

juanzepezauer

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Nicehash doesn't mine bitcoin it sells your computer's power to other miners and pays you in bitcoin, it is perfectly safe
 

CryptoLord

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Allow Nicehash & the mining algorithms (eg. NsGpuCNMiner.exe, EthDcrMiner64.exe, etc) on Norton. Having Norton block Nicehash & its mining algos will prevent you from mining properly if at all. You wouldn't want your potential profits to be lost due to antivirus software.

 
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