Norton Anti-Virus is Becoming a Crypto Mining Botnet

Norton Anti-Virus is Becoming a Crypto Mining Botnet

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 In the before-times – the heady days of 2017 when the prices of both Bitcoin and Ethereum skyrocketed and seemed immune to gravity – several well-known companies boosted their value by claiming to build new products on the blockchain or to create a solid trustworthy crypto-coin. The trend has continued through … Read more

Norton subsidiary Avira will introduce a crypto mining app that will take a big chunk of your profits

Norton subsidiary Avira will introduce a crypto mining app that will take a big chunk of your profits

Yesterday, we wrote about Norton’s Crypto software, which allows users to mine Ethereum directly via Norton’s security software via a simple to use interface. We talked about the many concerns that arise, not to mention the excessive 15% fee that Norton takes off the top. Given that Norton is set to make a huge amount … Read more

Here’s the truth about the crypto miner that comes with Norton Antivirus

Here’s the truth about the crypto miner that comes with Norton Antivirus

Norton is facing criticism for including a crypto miner alongside its Norton 360 security software. Activists like Cory Doctorow have claimed that the company “sneakily installs cryptomining software on your computer” and skims a commission on profits, and outlets like PC Mag, Krebs on Security, and Digital Trends have also written about users expressing frustration … Read more

Norton 360 antivirus is installing a crypto miner on PCs

Users claim that Norton 360 antivirus installs a crypto miner on PCs by default

Over the past month or so, we have seen a rise of bloatware added to Microsoft Edge. If you thought that was bad, wait till you hear this. Norton 360 is installing a crypto miner on users computers, it’s called Norton Crypto.Are you wondering how an antivirus vendor can resort to such shady measures. Isn’t … Read more