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.

[Firefox] Quick and easy to use Gmail Notifier Add-On

I usually don’t like using add-ons. I find them intrusive and are not of much use – for me at least. But this tiny add-on has somehow managed to stay in my Firefox . Gmail Notifier is a Firefox add-on which will notify about incoming mails. Well, I agree there are already too many of them. But there is something different about this one.

When others just notify you of the new email, this one not only previews the email in a tiny box but also allows you to simply Mark as read, report spam, trash or archive the message. How much of your time would be saved every day? You can simply delete those “not so useful mails” with two mouse clicks without having to switch between multiple tabs.

Best Gmail Notifier
Gmail Notifier

 

It also supports multiple accounts and label based notifications. To know more about label based notifications, follow this link.

Features:

1. Multiple account support
2. Multiple label support
3. Low bandwidth usage by using RSS technology
4. Mark as read, report span, trash or archive messages right from Firefox toolbar

This might not be of much use for everyone, but those who rely heavily on Gmail for office work or other important communication and need to continuously monitor their mail account, this one would save a lot of time. To get this add-on, click on the Add to Firefox button below.

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How to disable built-in PDF viewer of Firefox 19

As we have mentioned in the earlier post, the main feature of Firefox 19 is it’s built-in PDF viewer. But if you still prefer to use a third-party tool for this then you can easily turn off the built-in viewer.

If you wish to change the default PDF viewer, you can do it by going to Options -> Applications tab. There search for PDF and select the required option from the list.

Default pdf reader firefox

Or else you can completely disable the built in PDF viewer by going to about:config. Type about:config in address bar and press enter. Click on I’ll be careful, I promise. In that page search for pdfjs.disabled. Set its value to true and you are done.

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