NortonLifeLock Announce “Norton Crypto” – Allowing Boomers to Mine Cryptocurrency with Norton 360 AntiVirus

Now there’s finally a worthy excuse as to why your anti-virus is a cancer upon system resources, about time Symantec came forward about that.

NortonLifeLock, formally known as Symantec announced that it will be adding Ethereum mining capabilities dubbed “Norton Crypto” onto its Norton 360 antivirus software.

Starting right now, selective customers of Norton 360 who’ve applied to be in the Norton early adopter program will receive the update to mine the illusive cryptocurrency.

Cryptocurrency has been all the rage since the turn of the new year and it will quite possibly continue its momentum moving forward until the latter half of this year, but I’m just trying really hard to think what sort of people would want their antivirus program, specifically one as fucking horrible as Norton 360 to “safely” mine cryptocurrency on their PC.

Because as far as I’m aware to start off with Norton’s antivirus software has evolved or rather de-evolved to being generally invasive of one’s system resources of which unsuspecting retards or more rather old people wouldn’t even notice. Because that’s the kind of crowd that Norton products generally attract, tech illiterates and older tech illiterates.

Let’s be real here, majority of actual PC users don’t require the services of an additional antivirus program eating up RAM and precious CPU resources, they’re just fine getting by utilizing the standard Windows Defender built in with their operating systems. Or at the very least are better off purchasing a subscription for ESET NOD32 which happens to be one of the best if not the best antivirus programs on the market, far superior in terms of detection rate than Norton’s.

That bullshit aside, NortonLifeLock insist that cryptocurrency is here to stay for the foreseeable future with the announcement of the Norton Crypto mining utility combined with the “Norton Wallet” which ensures that what you mine will always be yours to keep as rather than keeping wallets stored within your system Norton Wallet is a cloud based wallet ensuring that if you manage to somehow fuck up your system….. while running Norton which perceives anything and everything as the dreaded “WS.Reputation” that your crypto balance will be safe and secure.

My guess is that Norton Crypto is a rather desperate attempt at perhaps gaining or maintaining market share by enticing the goyim to perhaps renew their subscription so that they may continue to use their magic sand to mine funny money, or rather it’ll give the boomers who purchase Norton something to do while they wait for their lives to come to an end.

NortonLifeLock CEO, Vincent Pilette had this to say regarding the unveiling of Norton Crypto:

“As the crypto economy continues to become a more important part of our customers’ lives, we want to empower them to mine cryptocurrency with Norton, a brand they trust. Norton Crypto is yet another innovative example of how we are expanding our Cyber Safety platform to protect our customers’ ever-evolving digital lives.”

Considering that Norton as well as many other AV programs will flag anything and everything related to NiceHash and the various sorts of different miners that it will use I suppose in a sense it’s somewhat appealing to have a brand as commonly associated with “protection” as Norton offering the ability to safely mine and store cryptocurrency.

“We are proud to be the first consumer Cyber Safety company to offer coinminers the ability to safely and easily turn the idle time on their PCs into an opportunity to earn digital currency,” said Gagan Singh, chief product officer at NortonLifeLock. “With Norton Crypto, our customers can mine for cryptocurrency with just a few clicks, avoiding many barriers to entry in the cryptocurrency ecosystem.”