26 November, 2017

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How To Find & Block If Your Browser Mining Crypto Currency

Do you believe, your favorite websites could be using your browser For Cryptocurrency Mining? You could end up higher electricity bills and slower computer.

Your browser could be using your computers' power for mining cryptocurrency for a stranger. And you never thought about it. If the computer suddenly starts using 100% of CPU and system memory or starts heating for some specific website. You may be the victim. Some Google Chrome extensions also caught mining on the users PC.

There is an easy way to check the websites. Who is mining  http://whoismining.com will help you find them if the website is reported for cryptocurrency mining.

Get the help of Browser extensions
How To Find & Block If Your Browser Mining Crypto Currency
The Miner block extension for Google Chrome and Coin Block for Mozilla Firefox browser will monitor every website you visit and notify you if the website is behaving strangely.

You can also try the No Coin extension for Chrome.
  •  The extension works similar to the adblocking extensions. It scans known/reported domains against the mining script and blocks them.
  • The other way is detecting potential mining behavior inside loaded scripts and killing them.

Some hijacked sites have also used for mining without the site owners intention. It is really strange but true. All that you can do is protect yourself.

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