Cash App Alert
Cash App Alert is an annoying junkware app that infects iPhone smartphones and puts aggressive ads like banners and popups inside their Chrome or Safari browsers. Cash App Alert is not supposed to stay on your device because its adverts and site-promotions may potentially lead to the smartphone’s exposure to harmful viruses.
If Cash App Alert has recently gotten installed on your iPhone but you don’t remember initiating such an installation, the most likely reason for that is the unwanted software being bundled with another app that you have downloaded onto the device.
The Cash App Alert Text
Obviously, no one would willingly download a browser-hijacking app such as the Cash App Alert Text if they knew what this application would start doing on their device once it got installed. This is why the creators of the Cash App Alert Text have most likely bundled it with another application that users would find more desirable.
Oftentimes, the presence of the hijacker component in the carrier app isn’t properly disclosed, which is why many users get undesirable hijackers like Cash App Alert without realizing it.
“Cash-App-Transfer is pending your confirmation”
The presence of the “Cash-App-Transfer is pending your confirmation” on your device are quite disturbing. “Cash-App-Transfer is pending your confirmation” itself is a particularly harmful and dangerous app – the safety issues it may result in are related to the usernames and passwords of digital wallets and banking accounts.
They may also request users to provide names, surnames, addresses, emails, telephone numbers, banking accounts and/or credit card details. Oftentimes, cybercriminals and online crooks employ the services of aggressive advertising apps like Cash App Alert in order to gain more views for their illegal sites. There haven’t been any reports of Cash App Alert being used to promote such sites but the possibility of it happening is still there and should you get redirected to such a site by this hijacker, all kinds of dangerous malware threats, including phishing viruses, Trojans, or Ransomware, may attack your device. Therefore, it’s crucial that you don’t waste any time and remove the unwanted app using the uninstallation steps you’ll see below.
|Name||Cash App Alert|
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Any unwelcome changes in the browser or generation of automatic page redirects could be a sign of a browser hijacker infection.|
|Distribution Method||The most typical distribution method is through misleading/low-quality apps from outside the App Store.|
Remove Cash App Alert Text Scam
If you have an iPhone virus, continue with the guide below.
If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.
If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.
If you have a Windows virus, please use our Windows Virus Removal guide.
First you need to close all pop-ups that are currently open.
- If the pop-up has a checkbox named “Don’t show more alerts from this webpage” click on the checkbox before closing the Ad.
- If a Block Alerts button happens to appear after you shut down a pop-up on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch tab that button to stop receiving alerts from the same page.
In case that a pop-up fails to close after performing the above operations:
- On your Mac you should make your Safari browser close forcibly by pressing Command-Option-Esc. Select Safari from the list of Apps and force close it. After you force close it you need to restart Safari, but please hold the shift button while it starts. This will prevent any pesky Ads from opening automatically.
- On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch you can do the same by pressing the home button twice in a quick succession. You’ll then see a preview of all apps that have been recently used. Swipe left to find Safari and then swipe up on the app’s preview to close it forcibly In order to prevent Safari from opening unwanted windows on startup go to Settings->Safari and Clear History, as well as Website Data. This will also clear your browser history and cookies so keep that in mind and export them if you want to keep them.
Choose Preferences from the Safari menu. Then do the following:
- Select the Security icon and then click on “Block pop-up windows“. This should stop many types of pop-ups from appearing.
- Next check on your homepage and the settings for the search engines. Adware likes messing with those. We can not provide more specific instructions for this, as you may be using many different browsers.
- Select the General icon and look at the Homepage field. It should either be empty or filled with the address of the Homepage you want.
- Follow up on the Search icon. Again it should be either the default search engine or any that you have set for yourself. Note that in some versions of Safari these settings are found in the General panel/
Open Safari and click on the Extensions button. Note that Adware use extensions almost exclusively to inject the pop-up Ads into your browser. Any extension on this list that you do not remember installing yourself is likely planted there by the Adware. Remove ALL extensions you are unfamiliar with.