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Do i need to block cryptominers and fingerprinters if i already have an adblock?

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I have uBlock and i'm wondering if it will enhance my privacy by blocking cryptominers and fingerprinters or if that will consume more system resources.

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Using extensions will increase the memory footage as they need to store their filters and databases and they override builtin Firefox Tracking Protection (they get control in an earlier stage). Builtin Firefox Tracking Protection will always be active, so won't add extra memory. Extensions can only work via JavaScript APIs and thus will likely be slower than builtin means and every request needs to be scanned by the extension to see whether it needs to be blocked.