Of course, Norton also takes 15% of the fees from the received cryptocurrency, and also has full control over its customers’ cryptocurrency wallets. Netizens were outraged by this feature. One security researcher stated that “this is disgusting, rude and suicidal for the brand.”
While Norton claims that Norton Crypto will only mine with the user’s permission, this feature is automatically installed on systems as pointed out by Twitter user Maxius. It is noted that there is no way to prevent installation on the system.