Norton Crypto: Antivirus software manufacturer uses customer PCs for mining and collects commission

The US security software company Nortonlifelock is currently having trouble with its Norton Crypto mining function – and that’s not just because the manufacturer earns money from it. Users complain in the Norton forum about a forced installation.

Nortonlifelock, formerly Symantec and currently the parent company of Avira and Avast, is apparently not so popular with users with its Norton Crypto mining function. The US manufacturer of security software had already expanded its paid security suite Norton 360 in the summer to include the tool for mining crypto currencies – initially the circle of N …

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