CGMiner false postives / Exclusions NOT working

F-Secure can you please not flag CGMiner as malware? Adding it to the scan exclusions somehow only works when F-Secure is turned off (that goes for both the .exe and the program folder). Turn it back on and it immediately removes cgminer.exe again! Making the scan exclusions pointless and seemingly a cosmetic feature. Here is the cgminer site: (F-Secure removes all versions) I know someone made a trojan which runs cgminer on other people's machines to steal their GPU/CPU cycles for mining, but that's like flagging Folding@Home as malware because one person injected one .exe with malware some time and everyone has to pay the price. PS. F-Secure also WIPES my HOSTS file in system32/drivers/etc DESPITE me adding it to the exclusion list. What on earth is wrong?! Can a user get some bloody control over their OWN PC, PLEASE?!


  • Janiashvili
    Janiashvili Posts: 454 Adventurer
    Hi, you can register here:

    and give them those files, they'll check whenever it is false positive or true malware
  • Thanks! I submitted it. However that doesn't explain why user set scan exclusion isn't working as it should.
  • Gary
    Gary Posts: 52 Former F-Secure Employee

    Hi Desidurrious,


    Which F-Secure software and its version the user is using? And how the exclusion was made? In this case the exclusion has to be done on the Real-Time scanning which is under F-Secure > Settings > Virus and spyware scanning > Exclude files from scanning.


    Best regards,


  • etomcat
    etomcat Posts: 147 Superuser



    Bitcoin is essentially the fraud of alchemy in a most modern disguise. What did alchemists do? Exposed base metals to heat (retort on fire), while endlessly reciting supposedly magic information (chants from occult books) and kept hoping somehow monetary value (i.e. gold) comes out of it. At best, they found out about porcelain...


    Today Bitcoin clients and their botmasters endlessly process supposedly magic information (some call that elliptic curves crypto)  while exposing base metals (lead, tin, aluminium and copper that composes the computer) to heat (electricity bill turned into hot air via the exhaust fan). They keep hoping monetary value (i.e. bitcoin) will somehow come out of this fraud.


    If you go to a riverside and start filtering the sand by the tons, there is at least a realistic expectation of finding a few gramms of gold flakes per workday. It won't make you filthy rich, but some people do earn a sustainable living that way.


    Best Regards: Tamas Feher, Hungary.

  • Alio
    Alio Posts: 1



    Same issue for me. I excluded the file in realtime scanning objects and it is still detected and removed every time. I have to disable realtime scanning permanently making F-Secure useless for protection.



  • maud138
    maud138 Posts: 2

    I have the same problem. I will sent in a ticket, but is it possible to give the solution here? It's very very annoying. I tried CGMiner, but also CudaMiner and both are deleted everytime by F_secure, even when I made an exception in realtime scanning.

  • Shahrir
    Shahrir Posts: 44 F-Secure Product Expert

    Hi maud138,


    If you have added the exclusion but you are still facing the issue, I would suggest you to create a support ticket as Gary suggested so we would be able to assist you further on this issue.

  • maud138
    maud138 Posts: 2

    Yes, I created a support ticket and they helped me pretty good.

    My problem is solved.

  • Shahrir
    Shahrir Posts: 44 F-Secure Product Expert

    Hi maud138,


    I am glad to hear that your issue is solved now! Have a great week ahead.

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