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Norton 360 Now Comes With a Cryptominer


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Norton 360 Now Comes With a Cryptominer

 

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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

 

So in theory you should be able to get your anti virus program for free and maybe even turn a profit.

What a great idea.:clap:

In fact it is such a good idea that folks have taken up this up already and are helping their users to gain from this super neat idea.

 

500M Avira Antivirus Users Introduced to Cryptomining

 

This may be faster moving than the great South Sea Bubble.😜

 

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If only I could use those fabulous programs on my linux box. 🤓

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Hello,

In 2020, NortonLifeLock, Inc. acquired Avira, the acquisition was completed in 2020. Avira, in turn, was in the process of itself of acquiring BullGuard, which completed in 2021.

NortonLifeLock, Inc. also acquired Avast in 2021, which itself acquired AVG in 2016.

This means that NortonLifeLock, Inc owns the Avast, AVG, Avira and BullGuard brands in addition to its own Norton brand.

So, it's entirely possible cryptomining might make an appearance in other NortonLifeLock products as well.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky
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