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Remove CashBack (Virus Removal Guide)

removal by Alice Woods - -   Also known as CashBack Rewards | Type: Adware

CashBack is a potentially unwanted program (PUP), which is also known as CashBack Rewards. This application belongs to the adware category. It is an ad-supported browser extension, and its activities are not pleasant for any PC user. In fact, there are a lot of users’ complaints on the web about this program. It is very similar to PursePerks or Huge Rebates applications. It promises to save your money, but in reality it does not function like that. So let us explain to you what CashBack app really does.

Details about CashBack:

CashBack is an adware program, and it collaborates with third-party partners in order to advertise related websites. As a result, a specific technique is used for that. It is called a pay-per-click advertising system. You must know that CashBack can enter your computer without your permission as well, so you do not have to download this program to face its activities on your system. Once it slithers into your computer, it starts to collect information about your browsing habits – it tracks which websites you go to, which pages do you save as bookmarks, what do you download, what search terms do you use and so on. All this information is needed to generate advertisements based on your interests. Therefore, CashBack displays CashBack ads for you that are very familiar to things that you recently looked up online.

Questions about CashBack

Of course, such advertisements look attractive and tricks to click on them, but DO NOT do that! Remember that advertisements generated by adware can be misleading and redirect you to dangerous web pages. Such websites usually belong to third-parties and can include risky offers to download unreliable software, so you should not wander through such sites. There is a possibility to accidentally click on a hidden hyperlink and initiate an execution of a malicious program! To avoid such threats, you should install an anti-spyware program that can detect and remove such seamless computer parasites. We would like to point out that not all the anti-virus programs can find potentially unwanted programs, so you should use Reimage for that.


How could CashBack hijack my computer without my authorization?

If you have noticed pop-up advertisements or banners as you browse the web that say they are “ads by CashBack” or “CashBack ads,” you can realize that this PUP has already slithered into your system. Although it is available to download this program from the official website of CashBack, in most cases this adware is spread via bundling method. It means that the developers of CashBack bundle this app together with other applications and create software bundles. If you tend to download freeware or shareware from the Internet, you should always investigate the reliability of the website that provides download links. Otherwise, you can receive a suspicious bundled software pack that can include unreliable programs. However, this is not the end; when you install such software, please be very attentive. You can still reject unwanted applications – just choose the right installation settings. Skip the “standard” or “default” installation methods and opt for “advanced” or “custom” settings.

Then you should see an expanded installation setup window, where you can configurate software components. Look through the list of agreements to install unfamiliar programs and deselect all of them. Then you can finish your installation process.

What if I have already installed this vague program?

If CashBack virus is already running on your system, you should remove it with no delay. You can use SpyHunter and remove it automatically, or you can use our removal guide and remove it manually. You can find the guidelines below this article. Good luck!

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To remove CashBack, follow these steps:

Delete CashBack from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall CashBack and related programs
    Here, look for CashBack or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Erase CashBack from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for CashBack or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Get rid of CashBack from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for CashBack and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete CashBack removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Uninstall CashBack from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, CashBack should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Remove CashBack from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select CashBack and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete CashBack removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Eliminate CashBack from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select CashBack and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete CashBack removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Delete CashBack from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for CashBack or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete CashBack removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. Sandra-1994 says:
    November 2nd, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    RUBBISH! Do not install it, it does not work at all.

  2. Gregoriy says:
    November 2nd, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    It shows advertisements and does not work as promised… I wasted my time installing this. Definitely not worth your disk space, people.

  3. connor says:
    November 2nd, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Nicely reminds that I have saved money but I do not get in touch with these savings at all. Fake program. Plus, it displays irrelevant ads…

  4. sYLVIA says:
    November 3rd, 2015 at 6:05 am

    Does not do what it promises to 🙁

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