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:
Norton Crypto delivers a secure, reliable way for consumers to mine for ethereum … Once cryptocurrency has been earned, customers can track and transfer earnings into their Norton Crypto Wallet, which is stored in the cloud so it cannot be lost due to hard drive failure.
According to Norton Crypto’s terms and conditions, the crypto feature “allows you to use your personal computer’s computation power for low-volume cryptocurrency mining while maintaining the high level of protection provided by your subscription.” The mining software will run whenever the computer is idle.