Is it safe to let wii U USB helper to mine your pc?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by kbf, Dec 29, 2017.

  1. kbf
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    kbf GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I don't mind if they mine my PC for coins while the app is running but i'm kind of a cautious person and just wanted to make sure this wasn't some sort of weird virus or something they wanted to inject. Is it safe to let them mine and the mining stops once the program is closed correct?
     
  2. wolf-snake

    wolf-snake GBAtemp Maniac

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    Uhhhhmmm what?
     
  3. Mat37

    Mat37 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Who really knows where ?
    Wii U USB Helper is an ad-free program. If you want to help but don't want to donate then you can let the program use your pc to mine, and the op just want to know if there's no malware being installed doing this.
     
  4. Uumas

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    It's safe
     
  5. bostonBC

    bostonBC GBAtemp Maniac

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    Is the mining occurring when Wii U USB helper is running or all the time?

    I haven't heard of this before.
     
  6. Hikari06

    Hikari06 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    No, it is only running if the user has consented.
    It is an alternate way for people who want to contribute without donating but it's optional.
    The miner is only downloaded and executed if the user wants to.
     
    Last edited by Hikari06, Dec 29, 2017
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  7. bostonBC

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    Very cool, thanks for letting me know!
     
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