Current detection of Bitcoin miners.

Up until recently F-secure flagged Bitcoin miners as Riskware;


And  Application.BitCoinMiner.BU still appears in the threat detections;




But very recently this detection appears to have been dropped.




Since these miners can potentially be used to create botnets can I ask why detection appears to be have been dropped while other vendors ( Malwarebytes, MacAfee, Symantec etc) still flag these files as malicious?

Best Answer

  • SiltanenSiltanen Posts: 108
    Accepted Answer

    Legitimate applications are classified as such.


    We of course aim to detect possible dropper components used. (In case of malicious activity.)

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