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How to Block Cryptocurrency Miners in Your Web Browser

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How to Block Cryptocurrency Miners in Your Web Browser

How to Block Cryptocurrency Miners in Your Web Browser:-

With the rise of Cryptocurrancy now some websites is using their visitors PC for mining cryptocurrancy. That sneakily harness your PC’s processing power to ‘mine’ for the cryptocurrency. Recently my one Facebook friend shared his problem on his facebook timline. Where he mentioned that when he visiting the below-mentioned website on his PC performance of PC is going down and after checking the Task manager, he found that some process running related to mining.

How to Block Cryptocurrency Miners in Your Web Browser

Then I decided to write the solution for my visitors to stop this issue.

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Here is the Way to Block Cryptocurrency Miners in Your Web Browser:-

Google Chrome:- I recommended a Chrome extension called MinerBlock
(Download Now) to stop them.

MinerBlock is an efficient browser extension that focuses on blocking web-based cryptocurrency miners all over the web.

This extension uses two different approaches to block miners. The first one is based on blocking requests/scripts loaded from a list of blacklisted domains, this is the traditional approach adopted by ad-blockers and other mining blockers.

The other approach which makes MinerBlock more efficient against cryptojacking is detecting potential mining behavior inside loaded scripts and killing it immediately.

This makes the extension able to block inline scripts as well as miners running through proxies.

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Opera:-

You can get the same protection in Opera by installing a new add-on called Mining Blocker (Download Now), which scans websites for mining processes and code, and disables them before the site loads. The crypto-blocker then checks the site again after it has loaded to ensure no miner is running. It blocks more than 20 known cryptocurrency miners including CoinHive, JSEcoin and Minecrunch.

Firefox:-

No coin Download Now is a tiny browser extension aiming to block coin miners such as Coinhive. It features an easy way to allow miners for a limited time in case you need to pass a captcha or shortlink requiring mining.

Check If a Website is Secretly Mining Cryptocurrency:-

With http://whoismining.com/ , you are  easily able to checks if a website is secretly mining crypto currency abusing visitors CPU power or no without installating any plugin in your brower. You just need to enter website URL.

How to Block Cryptocurrency Miners in Your Web Browser

How These websites are using their website for mining:-

This one is is the question that came to everyone mind how these websites owners are implementing these mining solutions to their website. after some research i came on the conclusion it’s too easy if there website is running on WordPress platform.

There are lot’s of WordPress Plugin available for this job ,” WP Monero Miner using Coin Hive” is the one.

If you are website owner, i will recommand you don’t use your website for mining, visitors are always important and be lowel with them.

How to Block Cryptocurrency Miners in Your Web Browser

Hope my article “How to Block Cryptocurrency Miners in Your Web Browser” helps you to Block Cryptocurrency Miners in Your Web Browser. If you have any query, feel free to comment.

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Syed Balal Rumy is the Chief Technical Writer and Founder of ‘Technical Ustad website and Youtube channel and all-around computer geek. He’s as at home using the Linux terminal as he is digging into the Windows registry.

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