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 at /malware-encyclopedia-description?Name=PUA:Win32/CoinMiner, "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 

- 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.

bitcoin-qt.exe Removed as PUA:Win32/CoinMiner
bitcoin-qt.exe Removed as PUA:Win32/CoinMiner

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of Bitcoin

 Bitcoin Blockchain

 Bitcoin Wallet

 Bitcoin Core

 Bitcoin Transaction

Bitcoin-Qt - Bitcoin Core GUI

 Bitcoin-Qt - Command Options

 "bitcoin-qt.exe -testnet" - Bitcoin Test Network

 bitcoin-qt - Wallet and Receiving Addresses

 bitcoin-qt - Debug Window

 bitcoin-qt - Debug Window Console

bitcoin-qt.exe Removed as PUA:Win32/CoinMiner

 Bitcoin Mining

 Bitcoin Consensus Rules

 Bitcoin Block Data Structure

 Bitcoin Transaction Data Structure

 Bitcoin Blockchain APIs

 Copay - Bitcoin Wallet

 Archived Tutorials


 Full Version in PDF/EPUB