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    Default Norton 360 Now Comes With a Cryptominer

    "Norton 360 Now Comes With a Cryptominer "
    https://krebsonsecurity.com/2022/01/...a-cryptominer/

    "Norton 360, one of the most popular antivirus products on the market today, has installed a cryptocurrency mining program on its customers’ computers. Norton’s parent firm says the cloud-based service that activates the program and allows customers to profit from the scheme — in which the company keeps 15 percent of any currencies mined — is “opt-in,” meaning users have to agree to enable it. But many Norton users complain the mining program is difficult to remove,"

    My customers often ask me why I (and other techs ) dont like Norton AV .

    My god . A company that now bundles cryptomining into their products . How low can you get.
    Thats the sort of CRAP that AV products should be detecting and removing.

    The mind boggles , how can any company be so stupid .
    Im stunned that they did this . And just when I thought their AV was getting usable.
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    Default Re: Norton 360 Now Comes With a Cryptominer

    I don't think I've ever thought that Norton AV is usable in any way, shape or form......lol!

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    Default Re: Norton 360 Now Comes With a Cryptominer

    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    The mind boggles , how can any company be so stupid .
    Im stunned that they did this ..

    I don't know, Lenovo bundled spyware on their laptops....
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    Default Re: Norton 360 Now Comes With a Cryptominer

    Quote Originally Posted by lakewoodlady View Post
    I don't think I've ever thought that Norton AV is usable in any way, shape or form......lol!

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    It used to be a very good product. A long long time ago .

    Ive given up arguing with customers about Norton, so many still think its a good product and took it personally when I recommended removing it.

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    Default Re: Norton 360 Now Comes With a Cryptominer

    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    "Norton 360, one of the most popular antivirus products on the market today, has installed a cryptocurrency mining program on its customers’ computers. Norton’s parent firm says the cloud-based service that activates the program and allows customers to profit from the scheme — in which the company keeps 15 percent of any currencies mined — is “opt-in,” meaning users have to agree to enable it. But many Norton users complain the mining program is difficult to remove,"

    My god . A company that now bundles cryptomining into their products . How low can you get.
    Thats the sort of CRAP that AV products should be detecting and removing.
    HAHAHA!!

    That's the funniest thing I've read all week.

    I've always known Norton AV to slow computers to a crawl... guess now we know why!
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    Default Re: Norton 360 Now Comes With a Cryptominer

    and avast now also doing the same ....... because Norton bought Avast

    https://krebsonsecurity.com/2022/01/...-cryptomining/
    "Avira antivirus which has built a base of 500 million users worldwide largely by making the product free was recently bought by the same company that owns Norton 360 and is introducing its customers to a service called Avira Crypto."

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    Default Re: Norton 360 Now Comes With a Cryptominer

    Geez, what's left in free? Yay for NOD I guess, glad I don't need this stuff anymore
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    Default Re: Norton 360 Now Comes With a Cryptominer

    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    and avast now also doing the same ....... because Norton bought Avast

    https://krebsonsecurity.com/2022/01/...-cryptomining/
    "Avira antivirus — which has built a base of 500 million users worldwide largely by making the product free — was recently bought by the same company that owns Norton 360 and is introducing its customers to a service called Avira Crypto."
    Avast! ≠ Avira....
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    Default Re: Norton 360 Now Comes With a Cryptominer

    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    Geez, what's left in free? Yay for NOD I guess, glad I don't need this stuff anymore
    Comodo?

    ClamAV with Immunet has had a cloud scanning and on-access feature in Windows for a while now.
    Last edited by Agent_24; 10-01-2022 at 09:00 AM.
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    Default Re: Norton 360 Now Comes With a Cryptominer

    Looks like Avira is also going down this path as well

    https://www.ghacks.net/2022/01/10/av...ducts-as-well/

    Edit- See it has already been mentioned above
    Last edited by Lawrence; 11-01-2022 at 06:53 AM.

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