Chrome will block ads that drain your resources: How to turn it on

PCWorld|July 2020

Chrome will block ads that drain your resources: How to turn it on
Why wait? How to swing the banhammer today.
BRAD CHACOS
If you’ve ever heard your laptop mysteriously start screaming or feel your phone warm up while you’re browsing the web, rogue ads could be the culprit—and now Google’s acting against them.

The rise of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies sparked a rise in malicious ads that sneakily use your computer’s resources to mine Internet coins. Other ads can be poorly coded, or just plain unoptimized. Near the end of August, Google Chrome will start blocking nasty ads that vulture your computer’s resources, and you can opt to enable the feature manually today.

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July 2020