Cash Kitten removal instructions
What is Cash Kitten?
Developed by SuperWeb LLC, Cash Kitten is a dubious app that supposedly improves the Internet browsing experience - "We're passionate about improving web by providing the best tools to enhance the browsing experience, from searching the web to comparing online deals to find the best prices. We've combined all of our great ideas into the Cash Kitten product suite, a FREE set of tools that work to make your browsing experience... better!" The appearance of this app may seem legitimate and, therefore, users often think that Cash Kitten is reputable software. In fact, this program usually infiltrates systems without users’ permission. Furthermore, Cash Kitten tracks Internet browsing activity and delivers intrusive online advertisements. For these reasons, it is categorized as a potentially unwanted adware-type program (PUP).
Cash Kitten employs a 'virtual layer' to generate pop-up, banner, coupon, interstitial, transitional, full-page, and other similar intrusive online ads. None originate from users' visited websites and often conceal underlying content. This significantly diminishes the Internet browsing experience. In addition, some redirect to untrusted sites that might contain malicious content - clicking them can lead to further high-risk adware or malware infections. In addition, Cash Kitten monitors browsing activity by collecting information such as IP addresses, website URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries entered into search engines (Google, Bing, etc.), and unique identifier numbers. Some of this data might be personally identifiable and shared with third parties who often misuse it to generate revenue. This behavior can lead to serious privacy issues. For these reasons, you are strongly advised to eliminate Cash Kitten immediately.
SuperWeb LLC has released several hundred identical adware-type programs including Native Info, Pass and Play, and Customer Promos - these just some examples from a long list. SuperWeb LLC aims to generate as much revenue as possible by releasing identical programs under different names, thus, preventing detection by anti-virus/anti-spyware suites. Although Cash Kitten, and other apps developed by this company, claim to provide valuable features, they are useless to users. These apps are designed only to generate revenue for the developers - rather than enabling the functionality promised, they generate intrusive online advertisements (via the 'Pay Per Click’ [PPC] advertising model) and collect personal data (which is later sold to third parties).
How did Cash Kitten install on my computer?
This PUP is proliferated using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' - stealth installation of third party applications with regular software/apps. Many users do not express enough caution when downloading and installing software. For this reason, potentially unwanted programs such as Cash Kitten are usually hidden within the 'Custom/Advanced' settings of these processes. By rushing and skipping this section, users often install bogus software inadvertently, thereby exposing their systems to risk of further infections and putting their privacy at risk.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
The key to computer safety is caution. Rogue installations can be prevented by taking two simple steps. Firstly, the download and installation processes should never be rushed - closely analyze these processes using the 'Custom/Advanced' settings. Secondly, decline offers to download or install additional apps and cancel those already included, since it is highly probable that bundled software will be malicious.
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- What is Cash Kitten?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Cash Kitten application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Cash Kitten adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Cash Kitten ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Cash Kitten' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Cash Kitten ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Cash Kitten adware removal:
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 "Cash Kitten", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Cash Kitten ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Cash Kitten adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
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 "Cash Kitten", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the cash kitten adware, 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.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Cash Kitten", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the cash kitten adware, 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 plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "Cash Kitten".
Computer users who have problems with cash kitten adware 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 kitten adware, 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.
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.
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