Remember when Norton was a trusted and respected name in antivirus software? Haha, neither do I. But now it’s going from bad to worse (or worse to, uh, worser?) because soon Norton will come bundled with an Etherium cryptominer. Yeah, I’m serious.
At this point, there are more questions than answers (like “why?”) but there are some pretty obvious takeaways. For one, this is a terrible idea. Two, this has nothing to do with security or preventing viruses? Three, this isn’t about helping people mine Etherium—nah, this is about Norton making money by taxing users’ hardware. And four, it’s bad for the environment.
The whole thing stinks in my opinion. Stay far away from Norton’s cryptomining crap, y’all.
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