How to avoid secret mining?

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In the last couple weeks, users of the web could meet with malicious codes in pages’ scripts. They are responsible for mining Monero without users’ knowledge using their CPU. That is a huge problem for most of the users, because while unconscious mining usage of CPU is up to 90-100% making the computer slow and sometimes even shutting down the whole system. In the following article, we want to present you ways to avoid this type of unwanted usage of your computer.

 

minerBlock

This extension is specially designed for blocking web-based cryptocurrency miners. It works automatically, but you can also disable an extension wherever you need or just add chosen a website to a whitelist.

blockMiner

 

AdBlock 

If you have AdBlock extension already installed, you can paste a script that will help a program to automatically block secret mining. Here is how to do it:

  1. Open AdBlock extension
  2. Click “Option”
  3. Click “Manually edit your filters”
  4. Copy this link: https://coin-hive.com/lib/coinhive.min.js
  5. Paste this into filters
  6. Save and well done!

 

ScriptSafe 

Extension for Chrome Browser that gives you bigger control of the web. The problem is, this extension is blocking JavaScript from running by default, what is actually very good, but an extension doesn’t have a whitelist. That’s why every Javascript on sites is blocked. Well, even browsing google.com won’t be easy.

ScriptSafe

NoScript Security Suite

Another Javascript-blocking extension but for FireFox users. As a ScriptSafe, this extension is indelicate so keep it in mind before installing it. It could crash some of the websites.

NOSCRIPT SECURE

 

If you’re using other extension that blocks mining cryptocurrencies, let us know in comment section!

 

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