Bitcoin Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 1.03, by Dr. Herong Yang
bitcoin-qt.exe Removed as PUA:Win32/CoinMiner
This section describes why Bitcoin-Qt.exe is removed by System Center Endpoint Protection.
After installed Bitcoin Core on a Windows computer, you may notice that Bitcoin Core Wallet GUI program, bitcoin-qt.exe disappeared by itself.
If you check the history tab of "System Center Endpoint Protection" program, you see that bitcoin-qt.exe was detected and removed as "PUA:Win32/CoinMiner".
But on the PUA:Win32/CoinMiner information Website, "PUA:Win32/CoinMiner" is described as:
This application was stopped from running on your network because it has a poor reputation. This application can also affect the quality of your computing experience. For example, some potentially unwanted applications can: - Install additional bundled software - Modify your homepage - Modify your search provider - Perform other actions that you might not have intended
That does not match what bitcoin-qt.exe is providing. So may this is a mistake in the virus signature file used by "System Center Endpoint Protection".
Without bitcoin-qt.exe, you can still run bitcoind.exe and bitcoin-cli.exe to keep your Bitcoin server alive and manage your Bitcoin wallet.
Last update: 2018.
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