REMOVE CRYPTO ?!?
Posted: 21-Jul-2022 | 1:02AM · 36 Replies · Permalink
I have been searching on google on how to remove this CRYPTO MINER and all articles point to removing NCrypt.exe but that exe does not exist in the Engine folder, question is did Norton change the name to something else to prevent users removing this CRYPTO nonsense?
They have now added a START CRYPTO option right under the OPEN NORTON menu option which you could accidentally click!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have been using Norton since 1999 and unless I can find a solution to this intrusion and security vulnerability on my System I will need to look elsewhere for my anti virus software...
Any help would be appreciated thanks
Re: REMOVE CRYPTO ?!?
Posted: 25-Jul-2022 | 4:37AM · Permalink
Hello all, just getting around to this post. I see 4 things that are being discussed, and will respond to each, however the OP is asking about the tray item first. And it does appear we have an issue with showing the tray item when Norton Crypto is not enabled. This as someone points out is cosmetic and would still require and opt in before any Norton Crypto mining.
1) tray shows "start crypto miner" (will be resolved in our next update)
2) opt in banner, this will show any time a GPU has the ability to mine, this is a setting however to remove the banner, go to "settings (gear at the bottom of the main dashboard)" and select Norton Crypto, in there select "Hide Crypto on the My Norton dashboard"
3) NCrypt.exe (the actual miner) is only installed when you OPT IN to the feature, it will not be present unless that action is take by the user
4) GPU check will happen at each boot, its responsiblity is checking your current GPU against a list of valid GPUs for mining, it's only use is to show the Norton Crypto banner or not