Xiamen University of southeast China is warning its staff and students to not use Norton 360 antivirus software for its Ether mining function, citing the nation’s crypto mining ban policy.

Fast facts

  • Xiamen University issued an announcement reminding students and staff that crypto mining “runs counter to the nation’s crypto policy.”
  • But Norton’s customer service staff told Forkast.News that there is no mining function on the Chinese version of its software.
  • Norton faced backlash in June last year for bundling crypto mining functions into its software and more backlash recently over how the software reportedly skims commissions on mining profits and the difficulties experienced by users to uninstall it.