Table of Contents
- 1 Block Cryptocurrency Mining using Browser Extensions
- 2 Block Cryptocurrency Mining using Anti-WebMiner
- 3 Block Cryptocurrency Mining using Filter List
- 4 Block Cryptocurrency Mining using Hosts file
- 5 Block Cryptocurrency Mining using Site Blocker
- 7 Special Thanks
How to Block Cryptocurrency Mining In Web Browser? A cryptocurrency is a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange using cryptography to secure the transactions and to control the creation of additional units of the currency. Cryptocurrencies are classified as a subset of digital currencies and are also classified as a subset of alternative currencies and virtual currencies. Mining is the process of adding transaction records to Bitcoin’s public ledger of past transactions. This ledger of past transactions is called the block chain as it is a chain of blocks. The block chain serves to confirm transactions to the rest of the network as having taken place. Bitcoin nodes use the block chain to distinguish legitimate Bitcoin transactions from attempts to re-spend coins that have already been spent elsewhere.
Block Cryptocurrency Mining using Browser Extensions
The best and simple way to Block Cryptocurrency Mining the browser’s background is using some sort of extension or plugin. Now, there are plenty of extensions those already available on web browsers’ stores. I have listed few extensions according to your browser. You can use any of the below extension to block Cryptocurrency mining.
Method working for:
- Google Chrome and other Chromium based browsers, like Torch, Vivaldi, etc.
- Mozilla Firefox and other Mozilla based browsers, like Waterfox, Tor, etc.
How to Block Cryptocurrency Mining?
Install any of the below Extension according to your Web Browser and that’s it.
Block Cryptocurrency Mining using Anti-WebMiner
Anti-WebMiner protects your PC against web cryptocurrency miners (JS scripts like Coinhive executed in the browser) by modifying Windows hosts file. The coin mining in a browser using scripts like Coinhive is a real problem for everyone. These scripts may cause your browsers working slow or fully unresponsive, drain a battery of your notebook. Any webmaster may add only one line to a code of website to start monetizing by coin mining. Anti-WebMiner blocks scripts using a “blacklist” database of hosts like “Coinhive”. Anti-WebMiner modifies a Windows hosts file for disabling connection attempts to “blacklisted” sites.
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Block Cryptocurrency Mining using Filter List
NoCoin is proving a filter list to block each and every Cryptocurrency Mining services and their related domain. You can subscribe to this filter list to block such services and domains. Following below are the Ad blockers those use filter list.
- Adblock Plus
- Adblock Browser for Android and iOS devices
Block Cryptocurrency Mining using Hosts file
Well, according to me, the most effective way is to block background Cryptocurrency mining is to block through Host file. We can block any website through host file, so the logic behind this method is blocking Cryptocurrency mining services, such as Coin hive.
1. Read my tutorial on “How to Edit Hosts File?“.
2. Use below link to add Hosts into Hosts File.
Block Cryptocurrency Mining using Site Blocker
Another idea, you can block particular Cryptocurrency mining services using any sort of browsers extension, plugin, software, etc. that block websites. You can use Adguard software which is also an Advertisement blocker. Or any other site blocking software. Then just add each and every website that is available in below link to that website blocker.
Cryptocurrency Mining Services
- ScriptSafe for Google Chrome and other Chromium based browsers, like Vivaldi, etc.
- No Script for Mozilla Firefox and other Mozilla based browsers, like Waterfox, Tor, etc.
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