Kicking out Cryptojack · 2017-09-21 19:05 by Ben Williams

You probably read about how The Pirate Bay was testing out a new system that would dig into your CPU to fuel a cryptocurrency mining operation for itself. Maybe you’re cool with that. Probably you’re not.

If not, you can add a filter to Adblock Plus that will keep your computer from becoming a crypto-mule.

Just take these steps:

1. Go to your list of extensions, or click on the Adblock Plus stop sign.

2. Find Adblock Plus and click on Options.

3. Click the Add your own filters tab at the top. In the text field that appears, enter ||coin-hive.com/lib/coinhive.min.js

4. Click +Add Filter

You’re done!

Comment [5]

  1. Searcher · 2017-09-21 23:32 · #

    why this is not already included in easyprivacy filters ?

    Reply from Ben Williams:

    It is, actually:

    ! Mining ||coin-hive.com^$third-party ||jsecoin.com^$third-party

    Someone also made a separate filter list just for this purpose. It’s called NoCoin, and we added it to known subscriptions: https://adblockplus.org/subscriptions#type_other

  2. Noj · 2017-09-22 01:47 · #

    Torrentfreak posted a good article on this new method of generating revenue instead of ads.

    https://torrentfreak.com/are-cryptocurrency-miners-the-future-for-pirate-sites-170921/

    Reply from Ben Williams:

    Rad, thanks for sharing, Noj.

  3. NoBTC · 2017-09-26 23:22 · #

    Easier, subscribe to NoCoin Filter List.

    Reply from Ben Williams:

    Can be done that way too. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Hristo · 2017-09-28 20:09 · #

    they changed the site. Add another filter:

    ||coinhive.com/lib/coinhive.min.js

    Reply from Ben Williams:

    Cool, thanks. May want to let the filter list author of the NoCoin list know: https://github.com/hoshsadiq/adblock-nocoin-list/

  5. SomeOne · 2017-10-18 14:09 · #

    Full List ||coin-hive.com/lib/coinhive.min.js ||coin-hive.com^$third-party ||jsecoin.com^$third-party ||miner.pr0gramm.com^ ||gus.host/coins.js$script ||cnhv.co^

    Reply from Ben Williams:

    Thank you!

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