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Hello.
Why Kaspersky detect "CryptoTab Browser" as virus? Any problem?

Thank you.
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Best answer by Flood and Flood's wife 9 June 2019, 23:51

"Why exclude when it is not a Virus? Kaspersky detected it clean but in a network detected it as a Virus?"

My answer was for the "why" questions:

And giving the reason why the alert happens TO ANYONE who has riskware on their system, sometimes, people don't choose to install riskware, sometimes peole don't know a seemingly "benign" software, file, app or other object has the "potential" to be dangerous.

Kaspersky software is being kind to those people to say "Watch out".

If Kaspersky software didn't do this everyone would complain about that too!!!
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Hi, checking with VirusLab. Will post back.
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Hello.
Why Kaspersky detect "CryptoTab Browser" as virus? Any problem?

Thank you.

Guess because it contains a Miner for Bitcoins working in the background.
No normal user needs such mining on his PC so Kaspersky is right with this classiification.
In Kaspersky opinion people don't need Bitcoin? It is not OK and Kaspersky should solve it. Other Antivirus not have any problem with it.
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@Hack3rcon https://www.kaspersky.com/blog/not-a-virus/18015

How to exclude applications from the vulnerability search
@Hack3rcon https://www.kaspersky.com/blog/not-a-virus/18015

How to exclude applications from the vulnerability search

Why exclude when it is not a Virus?
In https://www.virustotal.com Kaspersky detected it clean but in a network detected it as a Virus.
Userlevel 7
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Why exclude when it is not a Virus? Kaspersky detected it clean but in a network detected it as a Virus.

'Cause it's considered "Riskware", has the potential to be dangerous, misused, if it "get's into people's system, either inadvertently or when a user is unaware, Kaspersky software is letting the user know.
I installed it myself!!!
Userlevel 7
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If you installed it yourself, you can also add it to the exception list yourself.

People who didn't install it themselves are rightly warned by Kaspersky.
Userlevel 7
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"Why exclude when it is not a Virus? Kaspersky detected it clean but in a network detected it as a Virus?"
My answer was for the "why" questions:
And giving the reason why the alert happens TO ANYONE who has riskware on their system, sometimes, people don't choose to install riskware, sometimes peole don't know a seemingly "benign" software, file, app or other object has the "potential" to be dangerous.
Kaspersky software is being kind to those people to say "Watch out".
If Kaspersky software didn't do this everyone would complain about that too!!!

Does CryptoTab mean the same as cryptohopper? Seems I mixed all terms :)