2 blockers protect your browser against malicious cryptocurrency mining
Digital currencies like Bitcoin and Monero are currently resounding everywhere. It’s a gold fever. But if you wish to get these coveted digital currencies at a reasonable price you have to “mine” them, a process which involves performing complicated arithmetic operations on a device and dedicating a considerable part of its computing power and of course electric energy to it. Therefore, some website operators resort to illegal means and foist mining applications camouflaged as legit scripts or freeware on unsuspecting users online. Visiting a website and unintentionally make your own computer available for generating crypto currency happens more often these day than you might suspect. If website operators hide malicious scripts on their pages, visitors unknowingly help to calculate digital currencies like Monero, Bitcoin or Petro.
To protect your computing power, you need to update your system on a regular basis and use an up-to-date anti-virus software, of course. Additionally, you might want to install a specialized mining script blocker to prevent unwanted mining software from running in your browser. Two reputable script blockers are the free browser extensions No Coin for Firefox, NoMiner for Firefox and minerBlock for Chrome or No Coin for Chrome. With their help you can specifically exclude and block mining functions on websites without much hassle. There is also a version of minerBlock for Opera users. These links have been verified as legitimate. Don’t download similar add-ons from unverified locations because fake mining blocker are circulating. It seems that the poor selection of add-ons for Microsoft’s Edge browser does not include a mining script blocker yet.