Major brand security software bundling cryptominers is a thing now?

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barbaz
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Major brand security software bundling cryptominers is a thing now?

Post by barbaz » Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:16 pm

First Norton, then Avira - https://www.ghacks.net/2022/01/10/avira ... s-as-well/

Umm. Aren't cryptominers usually added by malware, i.e. the very thing these softwares are intended to BLOCK??

Well, at least it sounds like user can just turn these ones off.
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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Re: Major brand security software bundling cryptominers is a thing now?

Post by therube » Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:03 pm

Mozilla's in the game too, Mozilla backflips on accepting crypto after ‘planet-incinerating’ backlash.

dslreports: Norton 360 inbuilt crypto miner difficult to delete.


Yep, I long, long ago turned off antivirus.
Instead, I use NoScript ;-).
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball NoScript FlashGot AdblockPlus
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:68.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/68.0 SeaMonkey/2.53.10.2

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