Remember Norton 360's bundled cryptominer? Irritated folk realise Ethereum crafter is tricky to delete

  • 5 January 2022
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January 5, 2022  By Gareth Corfield 


Norton antivirus's inbuilt cryptominer has re-entered the public consciousness after a random Twitter bod expressed annoyance at how difficult it is to uninstall.

The addition of Ncrypt.exe, Norton 360's signed cryptocurrency-mining binary, to installations of Norton antivirus isn't new – but it seems to have taken the non-techie world a few months to realise what's going on.


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