minerBlock

minerBlock

Blocks cryptocurrency miners all over the web.

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What is minerBlock?
'minerBlock' is a Firefox extension designed to block cryptocurrency miners throughout the web. It employs dual strategies to prevent crypto mining - by blocking requests or scripts from blacklists, and detecting any possible mining action within loaded scripts to promptly discontinue them. As a result, it effectively blocks not just inline scripts but also miners operating through proxies. Get this efficient cryptocurrency miner blocker add-on for a secure browsing experience.
Merlin
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By: xd4rker
Rating: 4.53 (66)
Version: 1.2.17resigned1 (Last updated: 2024-04-25)
Creation date: 2018-01-20
Weekly download count: 121
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • activeTab
  • storage
  • unlimitedStorage
  • tabs
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • <all_urls>
Size: 210.70K
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Merlin
Summary

MinerBlock is an efficient browser extension that focuses on blocking browser-based cryptocurrency miners all over the web.

This extension uses two different approaches to block miners. The first one is based on blocking requests/scripts loaded from a blacklist, this is the traditional approach adopted by most ad-blockers and other mining blockers.

The other approach which makes MinerBlock more efficient against cryptojacking is detecting potential mining behavior inside loaded scripts and kills them immediately.

This makes the extension able to block inline scripts as well as miners running through proxies.

Source code available on Github : https://github.com/xd4rker/MinerBlock

User reviews
User reviews summary
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Pros
  • Blocks mining scripts on websites
  • Works 99% of the time flawlessly
  • Helpful in blocking mining pages
Cons
  • May slow down Firefox
  • Difficult to use features
  • Parts of sites do not load or appear incorrectly
Most mentioned
  • Blocks mining scripts on websites
  • May slow down Firefox
  • Hasn't been updated in a while
  • May not block certain websites or scripts
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Safety
Risk impact

minerBlock is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install minerBlock if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

minerBlock is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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