The Pirate Bay, the world’s most popular torrent webstek, wasgoed recently spotted testing a Monero cryptocurrency miner on their websites. The webstek confessed that it could be using coin mining te future to keep the webstek running. This wasgoed followed by some other reports of similar nature.
This practice isn’t fresh, but the Pirate Bay wasgoed the very first popular webstek that wasgoed seen using a cryptocurrency miner. This has also fueled the ethics debate spil the webstek owners are found to be keeping the visitors ter the dark.
However, I wasgoed astonished to notice that many users who commented on the article and Facebook didn’t mind their beloved webstek using their CPU power to earn revenue. This could be due to the fact that torrent websites are huis to tons of famous advertising. Before going ahead and telling you how to block cryptocurrency mining te web browser, let mij tell you how to find out if you’re already becoming a target of such mining activities –
How to find out if my PC is secretly mining cryptocurrency?
Exclusief from ransomware, bitcoin mining malware are rising ter popularity at an exponential rate. Ter case the culprit is some webstek which is using your web browser to mine crypto coins, you can find that out lightly.
The Pirate Bay users spotted the miner due to a meaty spike ter CPU usage when they visited the webstek. You can also use the same technology to see if a particular webstek is sweating your processor and earning money. Ter case most of the browser tabs are closed, and no applications are running, there are chances that you are becoming a target of such mining campaign. If you aren’t much tech-savvy, you can perform klapper and trial with the suspected websites and see which one of them is spiking the CPU usage. The tech-savvy users can perform this task much efficiently with the help of resource monitoring contraptions.
How to block cryptocurrency mining ter web browser?
Most of the websites that are making TPB-like headlines are using a fresh service called Coin Hive for mining. There are few elementary ways to block such activities:
1. Use No Coin Chrome Extension
Installing Chrome extensions is the most straightforward method to zekering coin mining ter the web browser. No Coin is one such free solution. This open-source extension is a reliable and safe way to control how a webstek is interacting with your web browser.
Spil soon spil you visit a webstek, No Coin will detect and display if any such activity is going on. You’ll see a crimson symbol spil shown te the screenshot below. While this extension blocks any such activity, it also permits you to whitelist a webstek for a period of time.
Two. Use minerBlock Chrome extension
Just like No Coin, minerBlock Chrome extension is another open-source instrument that you can use to block cryptocurrency mining ter the web browser. Thesis extensions presently list a few popular miner domains to their list, and they are expected to add more once they get popularity.
Here’s how minerBlock notification looked like when I visited Coin Hive’s webstek:
Three. Block coin mining domains te hosts verkeersopstopping
This is the manual way of blocking particular domains that you don’t find harmful or irritating. Due to such blocking, your browser won’t be able to connect to thesis domains. Wij can edit the hosts verkeersopstopping and redirect it to 0.0.0.0.