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Google Bans CryptoCurrency Mining Extensions on Chrome

by John00129 months ago
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From now onwards, extensions will no more be accepted by Google Chrome web store that mines cryptocurrency. With the increase in malicious activities since past few months that actually embedding hidden scripts for cryptocurrency mining without taking consent of the users that actually consumes valuable computing resources. Google chat support services can be used to know more from the qualified experts regarding the block of mining extensions on Chrome.


Google has created a benchmark for the same and it will be rolled out from June onwards as the existing extension with cryptocurrency mining scripts will be delisted from the Chrome web store and other such application that is accepted will be thoroughly checked.


The system performance can be negatively impacted due to mining as it consumes huge CPU power to perform the rigorous calculation that is actually needed to derive the digital tokens. The hackers generally ploy all such malicious activities as they are known to embed coin mining scripts in the websites that are used by the public. Their main aim is to fetch complete computational power from the unsuspecting web browser.


Cryptocurrencies are generally volatile and notorious activities are generally performed and payment is derived from the user. Google, Facebook as well as Twitter has already banned ads that are related to the usage of digital tokens. Google has revealed that the chrome website previously used to allow such extensions that can mine currency as long as it was designed specifically for the purpose as well as explicitly states their intended use. Once found that majority of such extensions having mining scripts doesn't follow the defined rules or protocols, they have started banning the same entirely.


The action will be taken immediately as the Chrome website will not accept any such extensions from now onwards. The existing extensions with mining script on chrome web browser will be entirely removed from the chrome store in June 2018. In case you want to be assured that there will be no such malicious attempts on your device, then it's better to remove unwanted extensions from Chrome web browser as the safety options are available at your end as well.


It’s quite easy to remove the extensions from the Chrome web browser. Still in case, things are not happening at your end then its advised to take help from Google Chrome chat support experts as they can get the things done on your behalf just by implementing certain procedure and add some software that can protect the malicious activities in your device in case any unwanted extensions start mining cryptocurrencies in your Bitcoin account.

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