Opera Software yesterday announced Opera 50 for Windows and other supported platforms. With version 50, Opera will come with revamped built-in VPN and the browser will also support anti-Cryptocurrency mining feature that would block the websites from hijacking your PC’s performance.
When you’re browsing the Internet, cryptocurrency miners might try to steal your CPU power to mine Bitcoin, this affects the performance of your PC regardless of the hardware configuration. Anti-Bitcoin mining feature will be also implemented in the popular browsers like Google Chrome but for now, Opera is the first browser to support this functionality.
“Bitcoins are really hot right now, but did you know that they might actually be making your computer hotter? Your CPU suddenly working at 100 percent capacity, the fan is going crazy for seemingly no reason and your battery quickly depleting might all be signs that someone is using your computer to mine for cryptocurrency,” Opera engineer said in a blog post.
NoCoin, Opera’s anti-cryptocurrency mining protection feature can be accessed from the Settings panel under the ad-blocker. Opera says that this feature is intregrated into the browser’s built-in ad-blocker functionality, meaning that the built-in ad-blocker needs to be enabled in order to use the anti-Cryptocurrency mining feature.
The Opera Browser will show a notification when a web page that contains cryptocurrency mining scripts are blocked. You can download Opera Browser for Windows operating system from the below link.