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

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

The NVIDIA RTX LHR V2 Unlocker tool isn't quite 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) is actually malware that could pose a serious threat to the system it is installed on.

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

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According to initial analyzes, the malware does 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.

Certainly, further updates on the issue will arrive in the next few days. In the meantime, the advice is to avoid using the RTX LHR V2 Unlocker.