if you have Norton Antivirus or Norton VPN, delete the software ASAP.
Norton is automatically installing and running a cryptocurrency mining program in the backgrounds of their users. There is no text box asking to confirm the use of this program and is installed automatically, it runs during “downtime” on your computer . While the official announcement said that this program was exclusive to the US, international users are reporting it as well. We don’t know the exact scope yet.
@22goingon23 Do we have any report on the cryptominer running without the user's prompt? As far as I heard, while the executable does install without the user's permission, it doesn't run without their permission.
@22goingon23 any evidence of it running before you agree to run it yet? (Lots of claims have been made, that isn't the same thing)
here's where i have the information from: https://hater-of-terfs.tumblr.com/post/672642707869581312
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