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.

Four better alternatives to Internet Explorer for Windows users

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Even today majority of the users use the default Windows browser Internet Explorer to surf the internet even though there are much better alternatives available. Here is the list of browsers I would recommend my readers to use. The list is sorted in descending order according to my preference.

  1. Mozilla Firefox: It is the best open source alternative for the IE users. It is faster, it is safer and more customizable than any other browser available on the net. There are thousands of add-ons available for the users to select from. Just think what you want your browser to do and you will find it in the add-ons gallery. The only problem with this browser is it requires more memory to run which sometimes becomes problem on systems with limited resources.
  2. Google Chrome: Another open source browser developed and maintained by Big G – Google itself. There are reports claiming that this is the fastest browser in the market as of now. As it is new, there are still many things in which it is far behind from Firefox.  But there is no doubt it is going to beat all its competitors sooner or later.
  3. Safari: Safari is the default browser for mac computers and is available for Windows users as well. From my experience I can say this is the most stable browser I have ever used. The browser looks really good with its simple and elegant design. It is not as fast as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome but still it can be a good alternative to IE. One problem is that you can not customize the look of this browser which sometimes is the reason why people choose other browsers over this.
  4. Opera: Last but not the least Opera. Opera is back in the competition with it’s latest versions which includes some extraordinary features like Opera Turbo. Opera Turbo is a technology implemented in the latest versions of the Opera browsers which when enabled allows the users with slow network connections to surf the internet with more speed.

If you have used any other browser which you think is good then please let me know. Use the comments form below to add your views.

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How to import Firefox bookmarks in Safari 5

As Safari 5 came out recently, many Firefox users made a shift to it. Due to the instability in Firefox many users moved to either Google Chrome or Safari. Here is a small “How To” on moving /importing your Firefox bookmarks to safari.

To import Firefox bookmarks in Safari 5 follow the simple steps given below.

  1. Open Firefox and click on “Bookmarks” in menu bar. There click on organize bookmarks.
  2. A new window will open. In that window click on “Import and backup” and select export HTML
  3. Save the exported bookmark.html file on your desktop.
  4. Now open your Safari 5 browser.
  5. Click on the settings icon located at the right top in your browser window. Select show menu.
  6. In menu bar click on File->Import bookmarks.

    Select the bookmark.html file which you saved earlier. And you are done. Your firefox bookmarks now can be accessed from Safari as well.

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