That tool that was supposed to unlock the full hash rate of Nvidia LHR cards is actually malware

It turns out that miners looking to extract the maximum hash rates from Nvidia’s Lite Hash Rate RTX 30 series cards have been fooled. The tool does not remove the hash rate limiter, but instead installs malware.

As we reported just yesterday, it appeared as though an enterprising modder had managed to completely bypass the crypto mining restrictions Nvidia places on several of its RTX 30 series graphics cards. The user, ‘Sergey’ released a BIOS modification tool on GitHub that supposedly bypassed the checks that Nvidia has in place to lower mining performance when Ethash mining is detected.