You can't be serious. Norton 360, the somewhat-frustrating antivirus software that comes preinstalled on many Windows computers, will soon have a built-in Ethereum cryptominer. In its press release, NortonLifeLock says that Norton Crypto will empower people to mine with a “brand they trust” instead of taking risks and running “unvetted code” on their computers. [...] But let's be realistic for a second”the kind of people who will use Norton Crypto probably wouldn't go out of their way to download a spooky, “unvetted” cryptomining software. They will only use Norton Crypto because it came preinstalled on their computer and, at a glance, produces free money. Norton Crypto users may not fully understand how the software works, the impact that cryptomining has on their computer's lifespan, the tax requirements for cryptomining, or the risks involved with crypto trading. At its launch, Norton Crypto will only produce Ethereum, which is difficult to mine on a single laptop or desktop. As noted by the BBC, it looks like NortonLifeLock will get around the problem by combining miners' computing power into a “pool” and divvying up earnings. Problem is, it's common for crypto pools to have a 1% fee. If Norton Crypto relies on such a system, then NortonLifeLock could develop an extremely lucrative revenue stream at the expense of its customers' computer hardware and naïvety. https://www.reviewgeek.com/86346/norton-antivirus-is-now-a-cryptominer-wait-what/ News that sounds like a joke. I ran Norton SystemWorks, then Norton 360. Gave it up because ... I forget why; maybe too heavy a footprint, too expensive, maybe Windows Defender and such became good enough. I've never missed it or Norton itself.