Port 22

500M Avira Antivirus Users Introduced to Cryptomining

Many readers were surprised to learn recently that the popular Norton 360 antivirus suite now ships with a program which lets customers make money mining virtual currency. But Norton 360 isn’t alone in this dubious endeavor: Avira antivirus – which has built a base of 500 million users worldwide largely by making the product free – was recently bought by the same company that owns Norton 360 and is introducing its customers to a service called Avira Crypto.