Removal instructions for apps promoting scams like Cash App scam
What is Cash App scam?
This scam page is disguised as Cash App money generator which supposed to generate its users a certain amount of money for free. The actual Cash App mobile payment service has nothing to do with this phishing scam. The main purpose of scammers behind this page is to trick visitors into providing sensitive, personal information. It is common that such pages get opened by browsers that have some potentially unwanted application (PUA) installed on them. Also, quite often users end up on such sites through clicked deceptive ads and/or visited untrustworthy pages.
Whoever visits this scam website is asked to enter Cash App ID ($Cashtag) and then follow further instructions to receive a certain amount of money. Although, after completing all steps visitors are asked to provide some sensitive information. It is very likely that scammers use this page to trick unsuspecting Cash App users into providing their login credentials, credit card details or some other information that could be misused to steal accounts, identities, make fraudulent purchases, transactions and/or for other malicious purposes. Simply said, scammers behind this website attempt to deceive visitors into providing details that could be misused to generate revenue in one or another way. As mentioned in the introduction, the actual Cash App website, service has nothing to do with this deceptive site. Therefore, it must be ignored. If a browser opens such pages often, then it is very likely that there is some PUA installed on it (and/or the operating system).
Another problem with PUAs is that they can be (and often are) designed not only open untrustworthy pages but also to gather browsing data and/or display unwanted advertisements. It is common that they target browsing-related information like IP addresses, geolocations, entered search queries, addresses of visited pages, etc. However, they can be designed collect private, sensitive information as well. What is worse, collected information could be sold to third parties (potentially, cyber criminals), or misuse it to generate revenue in other ways. Furthermore, PUAs can generate revenue for their developers by serving ads like coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups, etc. Quite often users who click those ads end up on dubious pages or cause downloads and/or installations of unwanted apps.
|Name||Cash App money generator scam|
|Threat Type||Phishing, Scam, Social Engineering, Fraud|
|Fake Claim||Visitors can receive money in Cash App|
|Detection Names (werewardus[.]com)||Avira (Phishing), CRDF (Malicious), Emsisoft (Phishing), Kaspersky (Phishing), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||184.108.40.206|
|Symptoms||Fake error messages, fake system warnings, pop-up errors, hoax computer scan.|
|Distribution methods||Compromised websites, rogue online pop-up ads, potentially unwanted applications.|
|Damage||Loss of sensitive private information, monetary loss, identity theft, possible malware infections.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
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More examples of untrustworthy, scam websites are "$1000 Bank of America Gift Card", "Amazon Loyalty Program" and "You've Made The 9.68-Billionth Search". It is common that such pages are designed to trick visitors into thinking that they can win some prize, money and/or receive something else for free if they will provide some information. As a rule, they are asked for personal, sensitive information and do not receive anything in return.
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
In most cases users download and/or install PUAs when they download and/or install other programs. To be more precise, when apps of this type are included in various download and/or installation setups as additional offers. As a rule, offers to download and/or install PUAs are mentioned and can be declined in "Custom", "Advanced", and other similar settings of setups. PUAs get downloaded and/or installed together with other programs when users do not check and change the aforementioned settings. In some cases apps of this type get downloaded and/or installed through deceptive advertisements: there are ads that can cause downloads, installations of unwanted software by executing certain scripts.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Programs and files should not be downloaded from unofficial websites, through Peer-to-Peer networks (like torrent clients, eMule), via third party downloaders, installed through third party installers, and so on. The only proper way to download files, software is to use official websites and direct links for that. Another way to prevent unwanted downlaods, installations is to analyze setups that have settings like "Custom", "Advanced", "Manual" and check if they contain offers to download and/or install additionally included, unwanted apps. Also, it is advised not to click ads that appear on questionable websites. They cam be designed to promote other questionable websites or cause unwanted downloads, installations. Any unwanted extensions, plug-ins or add-ons that are installed on a browser and programs of this kind that are installed on the operating system should be uninstalled. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
The appearance of Cash App pop-up scam (GIF):
Text presented in Cash App scam website:
Cash App Money Generator
Receive CashApp money
Last updated: 18/08/2020
Step 1: Enter your CashApp ID!
CashApp ID (Example: $flboy22)
Step 2: Are you on an Apple or Android?
$750 Via CashApp
GusTn received £750 via Cash App!
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Cash App scam?
- STEP 1. Uninstall deceptive applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove rogue extensions from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove potentially unwanted plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove rogue extensions from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
- STEP 6. Remove adware from Internet Explorer.
Removal of potentially unwanted applications:
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for any suspicious/recently-installed applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove rogue extensions from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the cash app money generator scam, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with cash app money generator scam removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the cash app money generator scam, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the cash app money generator scam, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove cash app money generator scam from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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