NVIDIA RTX LHR V2 Unlocker is malware and does not eliminate GPU mining limitations

The tool NVIDIA RTX LHR V2 Unlocker it’s not exactly what it claims to be. The BIOS update that promised to unlock the full performance of LHR video cards (characterized by limited performance for cryptocurrency mining) it is actually malware which could pose a serious threat to the system on which it is installed.

RTX LHR V2 Unlocker anticipated the possibility of modifying the firmware of graphics cards, removing the performance cap in mining for both cards GeForce RTX 30 that for RTX A. The utility, however, instead of eliminating this limitation manages to infect the system with malware.

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According to what emerged in these hours, in fact, the file “LHRUnlocker Install.msi“Fails to achieve the goals set related to the elimination of the limitations applied to the LHR cards of NVIDIA. What this file can do is infect powershell.exe, a Windows service, with a malware.

According to initial analyzes, the malware would not cause immediate critical damage to the system. However, this is only preliminary information and to evaluate the actual danger of RTX LHR V2 Unlocker it will probably be necessary to carry out a deeper analysis.

The utility also works with modified NVIDIA drivers that could hide some other unpleasant surprises. The promise to eliminate the limitations to mining of LHR cards could easily mislead unsuspecting users who, therefore, risk having to deal with malware whose characteristics have not yet been defined.

Of course, more updates on the issue will arrive over the next few days. Meanwhile, the advice is to avoid using RTX LHR V2 Unlocker.