How to Stop Websites from Mining CryptoCurrency on your Computer or Mobile

With the recent uprising in the cryptocurrency world , websites have discovered a javascript code that allows them to consume users CPU for mining digital currency irrespective of whether you’re using a PC or smartphone without your knowledge and consent due to which your processor consumes full power and wears out fast.

So if you want to stop these websites from using your hardware here’s a step by step guide for different platforms:

1)Stop Websites From Mining via Desktops(or Laptops):

On Desktops you can stop it by adding the browser extensions. Pre-installed browsers on Mac(Safari) and Windows (Edge) do not have the add-ons feature as found in Chrome or Firefox. So start using Chrome or Firefox while browsing.

We need to add the No-Coin extension from Chrome or Firefox . Here’s a look of the extension on Chrome Screenshot_5

Based on your preferred browser download No Coin for Chrome by clicking here and for Firefox by clicking here.

2) Stop Websites from Mining via Smartphones:

To block websites from mining on smartphones processor either disable the JavaScript or enable the Browser Extensions as above.

 Disable JavaScript on Android:

1.Open Chrome ,go to Settings by clicking on top right corner ,then under advanced    go to Site settings where you’ll find the JavaScrips option.

2.After Selecting JavaScript disable it

Similarly  to disable JavaScript in Firefox browser click here.

Browser Extensions are not available for Chrome on mobile. However for Firefox the method remains the same as of desktop.

Disable JavaScript on iOS:

Following are the steps to disable JavaScript:

  •  Launch the “Settings” app and tap on “Safari”
  • Go to “Advanced” and locate “Javascript”, then flip the switch to the OFF position
  • Exit Settings
  • Quit and relaunch Safari for the change to take effect

Using your device’s processor with your consent is agreeable as websites need to generate different ways to earn revenue however secretly using your hardware is unethical.So to avoid being the victim follow the steps mentioned above.

Chrome 26 for Android available for download

Google Chrome for Android

chorme 26 for Android

Chrome for Android is steadily moving ahead of others. After providing an update for desktop version last week, an update for Android version has also hit the store.

With each update, the difference between its desktop version and mobile version is reducing. Chrome 26 comes with auto-fill sync and password sync features. Which means now you can synchronize passwords and form auto-fills with your desktop and other mobiles running Chrome. You can use the setting windows to enable these features.

(If you are on an ARM V6 device then this won’t work, you can try Mozilla Firefox for ARM V6)

And obviously this update comes with some bug fixes and stability improvements as well. Here is what they have listed on Play store.

Google Chrome 26 for Android

Updates in this version of Chrome for Android include:
• Password and autofill sync: Access saved desktop passwords and autofill entries from your Android device
• Fix for blank page loads in some scenarios
• Several stability improvements

 

You can update it directly on your phone or follow this link if you are a first time user.

Google Chrome 9 stable version available for download

Google has again come out with a newer version of its web browser Google Chrome. This time the highlights of the latest release are support for WebGL, Google instant and chrome web store.Integration of WebGL will allow the users to stream 3D graphics right  inside their favorite browser.

If you are an existing  chrome user you can directly update your bowser. And if you are planning to switch to chrome then you can download it from the link given below.

Download Google Chrome

Or you can download the offline installer of the same from the link given below.

Download Google Chrome 9 offline installer (24 MB)

Enjoy!!!

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