How to block coin miners on your web browser?

Most of the websites that are making TPB-like headlines are using a new service called Coin Hive for mining. There are few simple ways to block such activities:

Google Chrome

No Coin – Block miners on the web!

Overview

Block coin miners using your computer ressources without your consent.
No coin is a tiny browser extension aiming to block coin miners such as Coinhive.

Trusted by thousands of users, No Coin provides you a safe and reliable way to block miners from using your CPU and power without your consent. It features an easy way to allow miners for a limited time in case you need to pass a captcha or shortlink requiring mining.

Go to https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/no-coin-block-miners-on-t/gojamcfopckidlocpkbelmpjcgmbgjcl/related?hl=en

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The No Coin icon will appear at the top of right corner. As soon as you visit a website, No Coin will detect and show if any such activity is going on. You can also White list the blocked website for a while.

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Firefox

NoMiner – Block Coin Miners

NoMiner – Block Coin Miners is a lite addon that lets you easily block coin mining URLs in your browser.
This addon stops “cryptocoin mining” by blocking certain JavaScript URLs. You can see the list of blocked URLs in the options page. Moreover, you can edit this list to add or remove desired items.
Toolbar button serves as an ON|OFF switch. Badge icon color will also change to adapt itself to the new state. Red icon is when the addon is active and Grey icon is for the inactive state. When you are browsing internet, the addon constantly monitors websites for containing coin miming scripts. Once a script is detected, it instantly blocks it from loading in your browser. This way, no website can use your computer resources to mine digital currencies.
Some background on coin mining:
Coin or cryptocoin mining is using your computers power (CPU, RAM, etc.) and convert it to digital currencies. Some of the most common digital currencies are, Litecoin, Ethereum, Zcash, Ripple, Monero and Bitcoin. There are some companies that offer crypto-currency mining tools for embedding in websites. When you are visiting a website with crypto-currency mining tool, it uses the resources in your system (PC, MAC or Linux) to mine cryptocoin and earn some digital currencies. The more time you spend on these websites, the more digital currencies will be generated. There are several ways to prevent websites from mining coins using your browser. The first and the easiest one is using – Block Coin Miners – addon which does the job seamlessly for you.
Note: in order to report bugs, please fill the bug report form in the addon homepage.

Go to https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/nominer-block-coin-miners/

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No Miner detect mining tool on your visited website

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Block coin mining Domain/IP by adding to hosts file

Edit Windows hosts file under %SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\etc\

We can edit the hosts file and redirect it to 0.0.0.0

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Hope it helps, thank you for reading.

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