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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    I have windows 10 Google chrome Internet explorer with Windows Defender and no problems so far. I check my scans every time I read about site problems and their always clear no problems detected. Maybe your picking this up somewhere else ?
    I've changed things so often trying to get my system running right I'm using Microsoft Edge now and things seem faster now .

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    Unable to post in one specific thread. Again. Every time I click on it, when it comes up I'm signed out. Signing back in from that page has no effect. Going back to Forum menu, I'm still signed in.
    Premature certainty is the enemy of understanding.

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    Same deal (omitted others in the mean time to avoid being repetitious).

    Click on Panola's thread & the idiot program logs me out. I re-type the info, click enter, & I'm still not signed in.
    Premature certainty is the enemy of understanding.

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    My work computer tells me the site has a virus so I use my phone; however, it gets really hot so something is using a lot of memory. It is only this site that does it...

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    This site is buggy for sure.
    Terry (a.k.a. Dances With Dachshunds)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimah View Post
    My work computer tells me the site has a virus so I use my phone; however, it gets really hot so something is using a lot of memory. It is only this site that does it...
    I only use my phone, but no heat issue..

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    If you use Chrome, use MinerBlock browser extension. Anyone using chrome with that free extension from the Chrome store will see the problem. If you are using IE or Edge there is no extension you will have to use a malware program that can identify it in order to see it and block it.

    ARTICLE:

    "Cryptocurrency miners are a new scourge on the web. Web pages can now embed JavaScript code (I've shown you the JavaScript lines embedded in the code on this site) that runs in your web browser to mine themselves Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies using your computer. The website keeps the cryptocurrency, and you get higher electric bills, 100% CPU usage that drags down your computer, and reduced battery life.

    This problem first came to popular attention with the CoinHive script (the one on this site), which ran when you visited The Pirate Bay, but there are other mining scripts and other websites using them. In fact, researchers even discovered a method that allows a site to mine cryptocurrency after you’ve closed the browser tab. So what can you do? Thankfully, there is some software that can help.

    Why Doesn’t My Browser Block Them?
    Web browser developers are debating ways to stop cryptocurrency miners. For example, Google Chrome’s developers are discussing how to solve the problem in this bug tracker thread.

    Chrome’s developers don’t want to just keep a blacklist of cryptocurrency miners, so they’re considering adding a permission that prevents web pages from constantly using all your CPU resources without your permission.

    Some adblockers also block cryptocurrency miners, but we don’t recommend using those because the web runs on ads. Blocking all ads will only encourage more websites to use cryptocurrency miners and other terrible things against users without adblock.

    Hopefully, browser developers will decide on a solution that helps protect everyone from cryptocurrency miners in the future.

    Option One: Use Antimalware Software That Blocks Miners


    While web browsers themselves aren’t blocking cryptocurrency miners yet, some antimalware and antivirus programs already are. For example, the Premium version of Malwarebytes, an antimalware tool we highly recommend, now automatically blocks cryptocurrency miners on web pages you visit.

    The integrated Windows Defender antivirus software doesn’t block CoinHive or other cryptocurrency miners on web pages. If you use another antivirus program, it may or may not be blocking cryptocurrency mining scripts like CoinHive—check with your antivirus provider to see if they do.

    Option Two: Install the “No Coin” Browser Extension


    Alternatively, there are now browser extensions that automatically block cryptocurrency miners for you, and they’re regularly updated with new mining scripts that spring up.

    We don’t like recommending browser extensions because we’ve seen good extensions go bad and turn into adware too many times, but there’s really no avoiding it in this case—if you refuse to run antivirus or antimalware software that blocks currency miners, you’ll need a browser extension of some sort.

    We recommend the No Coin extension, available for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera. It’s open source, is the most popular extension of its type, and does a great job of blocking Coin Hive and other similar cryptocurrency miners. You can even whitelist a certain miner and allow it to run, if you like. MinerBlock is what I use, similar to No Coin.

    The No Coin extension is not available for Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, or Internet Explorer. If you use one of these browsers, you’ll need another solution—like an antimalware program that blocks cryptocurrency miners.

    There are also other ways to block these scripts, such as editing your hosts file to redirect them and prevent web pages from loading the scripts. However, you’d have to keep the list of blocked miners up to date on your own, so it’s better to use an automatically updating piece of software that can maintain that list for you, like a browser extension or security program.

    Using a cryptocurrency miner to give revenue to a website could be an interesting tradeoff—at least, it could be if websites that used miners informed you that a miner was running and allowed you to make an informed decision. But you probably won’t notice unless you see a web page is maxing out your CPU, and that’s the problem here. Most web pages that use miners don’t provide any indication they’re using your CPU.

    Why anyone would let this run on their computer is beyond me! The code for websites that this site runs on has been updated but not implemented yet..
    Last edited by tomclark; 07-12-2018 at 06:20 AM.

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    When your WORK!! computer gets hot the CPU is being used/raped from the JavaScript cryptocurrency miner

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    Here is what I get as soon as I come in and on every thread I click on, real pain. Don't know what to do. This is the only site I get it on.
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