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Norton now includes Crypto Mining. Are you still using Norton or other security software? Please post it here
 

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Too many popups with Norton. I use Malwarebytes Premium with Defender Firewall.
 

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I use Kaspersky Total Security, on all my and clients' devices. In my experience it's the best!
 

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Norton was always bulky and had too many features. i.e. backup, system optimizer etc.

I have used and relied on Malwarebytes Premium for 10 years. If you try it just skip the (browser guard and vpn offers). Other than that, it's pure real-time protection while surfing and adding files to your system.
 

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There has been a long thread about Norton offering the ability to crypto mine as an option,. But I am staying with Norton
 

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Norton now includes Crypto Mining. Are you still using Norton or other security software? Please post it here
The mining only is activated if you activate it and it will only run on selected devices. Ones that have a GPU with at least 6GB of ram
 

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There has been a long thread about Norton offering the ability to crypto mine as an option,. But I am staying with Norton
I would.. there's no need to not use it.
 

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@f23948 It is only an option if people wish to use it and the pc spec is very high so most people can't use it
 

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@f23948 It is only an option if people wish to use it and the pc spec is very high so most people can't use it
Bitcoin mining has nothing to do with securing one's computer and has no reason to be included. I still say that there may come a day that it gets turned on by default and the user will have to pay attention when installing or upgrading so they can opt out.
 

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Bitcoin mining has nothing to do with securing one's computer and has no reason to be included. I still say that there may come a day that it gets turned on by default and the user will have to pay attention when installing or upgrading so they can opt out.
You have to agree to pay 15% of the money you make to Norton thus they can't turn it on.

They would be breaking the law if they did
 

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You have to agree to pay 15% of the money you make to Norton thus they can't turn it on.

They would be breaking the law if they did
Not as long as they give you the option to opt out.
 

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Not as long as they give you the option to opt out.
They can't just opt you in. They have to get you to agree to the terms of the contract first.
 

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Norton now includes Crypto Mining. Are you still using Norton or other security software? Please post it here
I'm sorry but this is a flat out lie.
It DOES NOT include a crypto miner. It does not, and it never did. It is merely an option in select markets, and you have to take specific steps to activate it. It is not enabled by default, and in most parts of the world, it is not even included, not even as an option.

Yes, I am still using Norton and I will. They have great deals. And I hate Windows Defender as that one failed on me several times, and Norton didn't. On work computers I deploy Kaspersky because their pricing is better. That one is also very reliable.
 

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I'm sorry but this is a flat out lie.
It DOES NOT include a crypto miner. It does not, and it never did. It is merely an option in select markets, and you have to take specific steps to activate it. It is not enabled by default, and in most parts of the world, it is not even included, not even as an option.

Yes, I am still using Norton and I will. They have great deals. And I hate Windows Defender as that one failed on me several times, and Norton didn't. On work computers I deploy Kaspersky because their pricing is better. That one is also very reliable.
From my understanding the app for mining is included with Norton and you do have to activate it to make it work.,.. but it's there

You do recall this? You discussed it here.
 

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I use Norton 360. I am pleased and offer phone support in my language.
 

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Bitcoin mining has nothing to do with securing one's computer and has no reason to be included. I still say that there may come a day that it gets turned on by default and the user will have to pay attention when installing or upgrading so they can opt out.
It is not bitcoin mining it is for Ethereum.
What Norton is offering is a chance to do it with AV protection albeit at a mega high cut (15%)
How can they turn it on by default when you have to agree the contract and have an account (wallet) which only you can create to get your pin.
I am not defending Norton as I do not agree with it at all. but I would like people to know both sides of the story. Also crypto mining is totally misunderstood by most people as they have only heard one side one view.
This is the end of my rant :ROFLMAO: and I shall say no more on the subject
 

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They can't just opt you in. They have to get you to agree to the terms of the contract first.
I don't think you understand what I'm saying. All the software company has to do is make the default choice to opt in with a choice to opt out if the user doesn't agree. If the user doesn't take the time to read and just clicks on next, they are agreeing to opt in.
 

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@Winuser But it still won't work even if they opt you in. because you have to have an account with Ethereum which Norton can't create only you can
 

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It is not bitcoin mining it is for Ethereum.
What Norton is offering is a chance to do it with AV protection albeit at a mega high cut (15%)
How can they turn it on by default when you have to agree the contract and have an account (wallet) which only you can create to get your pin.
I am not defending Norton as I do not agree with it at all. but I would like people to know both sides of the story. Also crypto mining is totally misunderstood by most people as they have only heard one side one view.
This is the end of my rant :ROFLMAO: and I shall say no more on the subject
Want to admit it or not you are defending Norton's decision to include Crypto Mining (Ethereum) or whatever name you want to call it in their software. With that said I agree with you that I'm also done with the subject.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    PSU
    750 Watts (62.5A)
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
    Keyboard
    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Dev
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy x360 15-ds1083cl
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 4700U 2.0GHZ
    Memory
    16 MB DDR 4-2666
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    PCIe NVMe M.2 512GB
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
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