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Opera 50 is now available with anti-cryptomining tool

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Published: 04-01-2018

Everyone is talking about Bitcoins these days. Their sudden rise in value resulted in the fact that more and more people set out to mine them by running shady scripts on the PCs of unsuspecting users. This situation might sound familiar: your CPU is suddenly working at 100 percent capacity, the fan is going crazy for seemingly no reason and your battery is quickly depleting. These are signs someone might be using your computer to mine for cryptocurrency and can continue to do so even after you have left the site. It’s a problem which affects approximately 500 million people worldwide but not for those who choose Opera 50.

To prevent cryptocurrency mining sites from doing their dirty work on your computer, simply enable Opera’s ad blocker. You can also find and change NoCoin in Settings (Preferences on macOS) > Basic > Block ads, under the Recommended lists of ad filters. If you like ads but still want to be protected from Bitcoin-mining, you can simply uncheck EasyList and leave the NoCoin box checked.

While the ability to block the mining effort is a key selling point for the update to the free browser, Opera 50 will also include Chromecast for streaming directly to TV, and VR360 support of Oculus.

You can download Opera 50 for free.


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