Antivirus false positive warnings!
Posted on 15 February, 2018 by Administrator
About "your program is missing some critical files error"
As you already know all mining programs are seen as viruses by Antiviruses programs, now days. Easyminer does not skip the line, beeing hammered by almost
all antiviruses found on market (even the chinese ones- wich are the worst)
If a critical warning about missing files pops up on your miner then you must know that this warning appears due the fact some software(ussually an Antivirus or a Firewall) its blocking or deleting
Easyminer files preventing you from using the program. Easyminer its a leggit open source software, its not even a miner because in his essence its a GUI(graphical user interface)
wrapping around miners like cudaminer, cgminer, cpuminer etc allowing user to control and mine through them.
We call this a false positive because the program its leggit, the source code its available etc etc analizing the program you notice nothing wrong its done.
So what its a false positive?
A false positive is a result that indicates that a given condition is present when it is not.
An example of a false positive would be if a particular test
designed to detect cancer returns a positive result but the person does not have 'cancer.
In our case a computer a false virus or a malicious threat is detected.
How to fix this?
Here are some solutions that might be at hand :
-uninstall your Antivirus and use one that does not spawn as many false positives- you need to
reinstall Easyminer afterwards
- uninstall and reinstall Easyminer adding easyminer,cgminer,cudaminer and cpuminer files to your
Antivirus safe zone (or just unblock them on install) when it is poping up
-if you are uneasy with this false warnings just uninstall Easyminer or anyother cryptocurrency mining software because all of them
will spawn a false positive at some point
A final word:
There are so many other reasons you might not be able to use mining software but the Antivirus issue
its quite common with all mining software.