Norton has added a cryptocurrency mining feature to its antivirus software. Users will be able to mine ethereum while their computers are idle. Miners can track and transfer their crypto earnings into their Norton Crypto Wallet.
Antivirus Software Can Mine Crypto
Nortonlifelock (NASDAQ: NLOK), a global cybersecurity company, announced Wednesday the launch of Norton Crypto, a cryptocurrency mining feature on the Norton 360 platform. The company explained:
According to Norton Cryptoâ€™s terms and conditions, the crypto feature â€œallows you to use your personal computerâ€™s computation power for low-volume cryptocurrency mining while maintaining the high level of protection provided by your subscription.â€ The mining software will run whenever the computer is idle.
â€œWe will periodically transfer your allocation of crypto, if any, to a digital wallet that we create for you,â€ Norton explained. â€œEach of these transfers (commonly known as â€˜payoutsâ€™) is subject to our fee for providing the Norton Crypto mining software. Our fee is currently 15% of the crypto transferred to you.â€ Norton owns and operates its own mining pool.
Vincent Pilette, CEO of Nortonlifelock, commented: â€œAs the crypto economy continues to become a more important part of our customersâ€™ lives, we want to empower them to mine cryptocurrency with Norton.â€
Gagan Singh, chief product officer at Nortonlifelock, opined:
The company further clarified that from Thursday, â€œSelect Norton 360 customers in Nortonâ€™s early adopter program will be invited to mine for ethereum,â€ adding that â€œNorton Crypto is expected to become available to all Norton 360 customers in the coming weeks.â€
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