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Crypto Miner Blocker

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This open-source extension automatically blocks Crypto Mining Scripts.

Image from store Crypto Miner Blocker
Description from store This Google Chrome extension automatically blocks known crypto web mining scripts. Recently ThePirateBay.org and Showtime.com were caught experimenting with CoinHive, a crypto miner for websites. While this looks like a promising solution to the dying ads market, the implementation of webmasters is simply full out wrong as CoinHive itself has concluded. A webmaster following the instructions of CoinHive's documentation will by default end up consuming up to 70% of every visitor's CPU until they close the website. While this might not be a problem for desktops engergy-wise, it will drain the battery of laptops and smartphones. And we haven't even talked about the CPU usage slowing the machine down, fan noise, heat and a shorter hardware life. Until a proper fix is released by CoinHive - for example requiring every visitor's consent before starting mining - I recommend manually adding a few block rules to your favorite ad blocker or installing this extension.

Latest reviews

  • (2018-02-16) zombie 666: Zatěžuje procesor víc než samotná těžba kryptoměn !
  • (2018-02-03) Farbfilmstudio: Fairplay! Der Blocker scheint die Miner, welche um Erlaubnis fragen nicht zu blocken!

Latest issues

  • (2018-04-21, v:1.2.0) M Shahidul Islam: unblock crypto miner
    Please help how to unblock this crypto miner from my pc

Statistics

Installs
4,815
Category
Rating
3.8182 (11 votes)
Last update / version
2017-12-07 / 1.2.0

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