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Norton Antivirus Criticized for Installing Crypto Mining Software on Computers

Last June, Norton launched a new feature called “Norton Crypto,” which enabled cryptocurrency mining on its LifeLock security software. Consumers are now concerned about energy consumption and difficulty disabling this function, while Norton claims it is opt-in. “The Hash” discusses Norton’s intentions with this feature as the software company will collect a 15% fee for all ETH mined and the broader issues of antivirus software.