Mining blocker extension, redundant??

haakon

New Member
@ Adguard

Win7 SP1 X64; Win10 Pro FS3 x64
Firefox 52.4.0
Adguard Extension 2.7.3
English; Spyware; Social Media; Annoyances; Fanboy's Annoyances

I see where two coin-hive.com custom filters have been posted up on Monday (10/30) in Custom Filters under "[Resolved] coin mining message."

I've been considering extensions which purport to block all miners like this one for example:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/miningblocker/
listing an apparently sweeping batch of miners.

Although this one licensed under MIT with Github support and vetting would be my choice:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/no-coin/

Declining the use of single-domain custom filter(s), will or can or does Adguard itself offer comprehensive, current anti-mining? Like maybe in Spyware?

Simply put, would No Coin be redundant?

Thank you for the free Adguard extension. I can't imagine doing teh webbernetz without it.
 

vasily_bagirov

Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
@haakon hi! Can't really tell how AdGuard compares to other dedicated anti-mining solutions. We'd like to think we look decent in comparison.

Declining the use of single-domain custom filter(s), will or can or does Adguard itself offer comprehensive, current anti-mining? Like maybe in Spyware?
AdGuard warns you every time it detects a mining script. You have a choice to either allow or deny its execution. Easiest place to check is coinhive.com (press 'Start mining' there). Note that anti-mining filtering rules are added to English filter, you don't need to enable Spyware or other filters if you don't want to.
 

haakon

New Member
I thought that was a feature in the full (paid) Adguard for Windows product. Nice to know it's good to go in English for the extension, too. Thanks!
 
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