Avira Virus Lab

PUA/CryptoMiner.Gen

  • Name
    PUA/CryptoMiner.Gen
  • Date discovered
    Jan 30, 2018
  • Type
    Potential Unwanted Application
  • Impact
    Low 
  • Reported Infections
    Low 
  • Operating System
    Windows

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This class of detection flags, Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUA), may compromise the user's privacy and the security of the local system. These are legitimate applications that often try to use social engineering to make the user install additional offers during the installation of the software the user originally wanted. A PUA application classification is the result of software, an advert, or a website exhibiting one or more offending behaviors and/or properties. A full PUA list is available at http://www.avira.com/en/potentially-unwanted-applications. This detection doesn't mean that the file is malicious. However, if the file was installed on the system without the user's knowledge, the user's privacy or system security might be compromised. Disabling this detection is only recommended for advanced users who understand the risks and how to use these applications.

A generic detection routine designed to detect common family characteristics shared in several variants. This special detection routine was developed in order to detect unknown variants and will be enhanced continuously.

  • Aliases
    ESET: JS/CoinMiner.F potentially unwanted application
    Kaspersky Lab: HEUR:Trojan.Script.Generic

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