Norton 360 Now Comes With a Cryptominer. But why? For now this feature is disabled at start, you must also turn on Norton Crypto on your device. But how long it will take to get this feature to be enabled as default?

Norton Crypto FAQ page

Norton AV will mine Ethereum (ETH) cryptocurrency while the customer’s computer is idle. The FAQ says that to mine ETH you will meet some specific hardware requirements:

  • Hardware requirements:
    • Graphics card - Nvidia cards with minimum 6 GB memory
    • Processor - 1 GHz
    • RAM - 2 GB (minimum of 512 MB RAM required for Recovery Tool)
    • Hard disk space - 300 MB of available hard disk space
  • Operating System requirements:
    • Norton Crypto is supported on Windows 7 SP1 and later, Windows 8 and Windows 10
    • Norton Crypto is not supported on Windows 10 in S mode and Windows running on ARM processors

Please check also: Norton 360 Now Comes With a Cryptominer


  1. Krebs on security
  2. Ethereum

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