Do you know what Cash Kitten is?
It is possible that you have noticed distracting third-party advertisements while browsing the web that were generated by Cash Kitten. This application has no other function than displaying annoying and, at the same time, potentially harmful third-party commercial advertisements, including banners, pop-ups, and shopping offers. Although you may think that these ads can be useful if you are a big online shopper, we must warn you that the ads coming from this program may pose a potential virtual security threat to your computer and your privacy as well. As a matter of fact, our researchers have categorized this application as an adware program. This may not be the most dangerous category of malware infections, but this adware may still expose you to unsafe third-party web content and thus cyber criminals. Any contact with malicious websites may end badly for you. That is why we believe that you should remove Cash Kitten as soon as possible if you do not want to risk the unfortunate consequences. If this adware can be found on your computer, there is a good chance that you will also find other malware applications. Of course, all this invasion would not cause you a headache now if you had a decent, up-to-date anti-malware application guarding your PC.
This useless program actually has a promotional web page at cashkitten.net. You cannot call it a website because it is mainly one page and even that is almost without any content. In fact, you cannot get any information about this alleged software. All you will read there is a promotional line saying: “Find the purrfect deal with Cash Kitten.” That is enough to infer that this application is supposed to be a best deal tool while shopping online. But it is still rather vague and there is also a big question mark when it comes to finding a download button on this page. Do not even bother to find it because there is none at all. Does this tell you that you are dealing with a totally reliable application? Not really. But we also do not think for a second that this page would attract a lot of computer users. Most probably the creators of this adware know it as well, and that is why they use software bundling as the main distribution method.Cash Kitten screenshot
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Unfortunately, bundles nowadays are rather questionable since schemers can pack all kinds of malicious software installers together, including adware apps, browser hijackers, Trojans, and potentially unwanted programs as well. Allowing such a package onto your computer can seriously increase your vulnerability and exposure to cyber criminals. Therefore, you need to be extra careful when searching the web for free products, such as software, music, movies, and books as well. It is very easy to click on a link that will take you to a totally fake and malicious website. If you have landed on such pages recently, there is a good chance that this adware is not the only security threat on your PC. We recommend that after you delete Cash Kitten, you find a reliable free online malware scanner and check your system. Your computer will not be fully safe unless you eliminate all the threats that are present.
According to our researchers, this adware is identical to Jungle Net, Deals Avenue, Sale Charger, and Assist Point. These ad-supported programs are all built on the infamous Injekt engine and are also very similar to the SuperWeb family of adware. You should not take third-party ads lightly. You may simply find them annoying or disruptive, but you should also understand the risk they may hold. These advertisements can come from all kinds of affiliated third parties who are not reviewed and controlled by the creators of this adware. This means that even cyber criminals can easily pose as third parties. They may even send customized advertisements to your computer screen, which are based on a profile this adware may make using web cookies, your browsing history, and other technologies to figure out your shopping habits. If there were no criminals hungry for your clicks and waiting to scam you out of your money, these targeted ads would be quite useful. But in today’s world it is unfortunately a careless act to click on any commercials because you can never know where you might end up. If you want to protect your computer, we advise you to remove Cash Kitten right now.
In order to stop the flow of the potential risks you can simply run the uninstaller of this application via Control Panel. Our researchers have confirmed that this should leave no leftovers. However, if you are a more experienced user who likes to take matters into his own hands, we can offer you a step-by-step manual removal as well. Keep in mind, please, that working with the Windows Registry has its own risks. Only use the manual version if you are certain of what you are doing. Please find our instructions below if you need help with the cleaning process. Also, remember that your computer may be under attack by other malware applications as well. We suggest that you use a professional security program to detect and eliminate all infections as well as to protect your PC from future attacks.
Remove Cash Kitten from Windows
- Click the Start button and go to Control Panel.
- Select Add or Remove Programs.
- Click on the application and press Remove.
Windows Vista/Windows 7
- Access the Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Select the application and press Uninstall.
Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10
- Press Win+I and open Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program.
- Click on the application and press Uninstall.
- Press Win+R and type in regedit. Press Enter.
- Locate and delete the following registry keys:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Cash Kitten (64-bit)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\Service Mgr CashKitten
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\Update Mgr CashKitten
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Service Mgr CashKitten
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Update Mgr CashKitten
- Locate and delete the following CLSIDs:
- Exit the editor.
- Press Win+E.
- Find and remove %ProgramFiles%\Cash Kitten and %Temp%\Cash Kitten folders.
- Locate %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles folder and enter the current profile folder.
- Enter the Extensions folder and delete firstname.lastname@example.org
- Empty your Recycle Bin.
- Restart your computer.
In non-techie terms:
Cash Kitten is an application that has nothing to do with cute kittens and one that definitely will not help you save cash either. As a matter of fact, this application only generates money for its creators who are paid a certain amount after each click users make on the potentially unsafe third-party advertisements this adware program displays. These ads can be rather annoying but you may also end up on dangerous websites by clicking on them. You should not leave such a threat source on your computer if you want to feel secure while using your PC and browse the web. That is why we advise you to remove Cash Kitten as soon as possible. But this adware may only be a part of your current system security issues because it may have arrived together with other malware infections. Therefore, you need to handle all possible threats if you want to secure your computer effectively. In order to do that, we recommend that you install a trustworthy anti-malware application, such as SpyHunter.