What is Boostcash.xyz?
Boostcash.xyz is a website that uses the browser notification feature to trick you into allowing push notifications from malicious (ad) push servers. These push notifications promote ‘free’ online games, giveaway scams, dubious browser add-ons, adult web sites, and fake downloads.
Boostcash.xyz is a deceptive site that displays a confirmation request claims that clicking ‘Allow’ button will let you watch a video, enable Flash Player, download a file, access the content of the web-site, connect to the Internet, and so on. If you click the ‘Allow’ button, then your internet browser will be configured to show pop-up ads in the lower right hand corner of the desktop.
|Type||browser notification spam, spam push notifications, pop-up virus|
|Distribution||potentially unwanted apps, social engineering attack, adware, suspicious pop up ads|
|Removal||Boostcash.xyz removal guide|
How does your personal computer get infected with Boostcash.xyz pop ups
Some research has shown that users can be redirected to Boostcash.xyz from suspicious advertisements or by PUPs and adware. Adware is form of malware that can cause issues for your PC. It can generate numerous additional pop-up, banner, pop-under and in-text link advertisements flooding on your internet browser; gather your personal data such as login details, online searches, etc; run in the background and drag down your personal computer running speed; give more chances for other adware, PUPs even malicious software to get on your device.
Remove Boostcash.xyz notifications from browsers
If you have clicked the “Allow” button in the Boostcash.xyz popup and gave a notification permission, you should delete this notification permission first from your internet browser settings. To delete the Boostcash.xyz permission to send browser notifications to your computer, execute the steps below. These steps are for MS Windows, Mac OS and Android.
How to remove Boostcash.xyz ads (removal instructions)
There are a simple manual steps below that will help you to delete Boostcash.xyz pop-up advertisements from your MS Windows PC. The most effective way to remove this adware software is to follow the manual removal guide and then run Zemana, MalwareBytes or Hitman Pro automatic tools (all are free). The manual method will help to weaken this adware and these malicious software removal utilities will completely get rid of Boostcash.xyz pop ups and restore the MS Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Google Chrome settings to default.
To remove Boostcash.xyz pop ups, perform the steps below:
- Remove Boostcash.xyz notifications from browsers
- How to manually remove Boostcash.xyz
- Automatic Removal of Boostcash.xyz ads
- Stop Boostcash.xyz pop up ads
How to manually remove Boostcash.xyz
The most common adware software can be removed manually, without the use of antivirus or other removal tools. The manual steps below will show you how to delete Boostcash.xyz advertisements step by step. Although each of the steps is very simple and does not require special knowledge, but you are not sure that you can complete them, then use the free utilities, a list of which is given below.
Remove PUPs through the MS Windows Control Panel
The process of adware software removal is generally the same across all versions of MS Windows OS from 10 to XP. To start with, it is necessary to check the list of installed software on your personal computer and uninstall all unused, unknown and suspicious software.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, click the Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, click “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It will display the Windows Control Panel as shown on the screen below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will open a list of all programs installed on your personal computer. Scroll through the all list, and delete any questionable and unknown apps. To quickly find the latest installed apps, we recommend sort applications by date in the Control panel.
Get rid of Boostcash.xyz from Firefox by resetting web browser settings
If Mozilla Firefox settings are hijacked by the adware, your web-browser displays intrusive pop-up advertisements, then ‘Reset Firefox’ could solve these problems. However, your saved passwords and bookmarks will not be changed, deleted or cleared.
First, open the Firefox and click button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Further, press the Help button () as shown in the figure below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page similar to the one below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation dialog box. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the Boostcash.xyz adware software. When, it’s complete, press the “Finish” button.
Remove Boostcash.xyz pop-up ads from Chrome
In this step we are going to show you how to reset Google Chrome settings. PUPs like the adware can make changes to your web browser settings, add toolbars and unwanted extensions. By resetting Chrome settings you will get rid of Boostcash.xyz pop up advertisements and reset unwanted changes caused by adware. Keep in mind that resetting your web browser will not remove your history, bookmarks, passwords, and other saved data.
- First, run the Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the plugin labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following steps: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Advanced” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Google Chrome will show the reset settings dialog box as shown on the screen above.
- Confirm the web browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Delete Boostcash.xyz ads from Internet Explorer
If you find that Microsoft Internet Explorer internet browser settings such as search engine, new tab page and home page had been modified by adware software that causes Boostcash.xyz ads, then you may revert back your settings, via the reset web-browser procedure.
First, start the IE, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your device for the changes to take effect. It will get rid of adware that causes Boostcash.xyz advertisements, disable malicious and ad-supported web browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as newtab, search engine and home page to default state.
Automatic Removal of Boostcash.xyz ads
The simplest way to delete Boostcash.xyz pop ups is to use an antimalware program capable of detecting adware software. We suggest try Zemana Anti Malware or another free malicious software remover that listed below. It has excellent detection rate when it comes to adware, hijackers and other potentially unwanted software.
How to remove Boostcash.xyz popup ads with Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM)
Zemana AntiMalware is a free utility that performs a scan of your PC system and displays if there are existing adware, browser hijackers, viruses, worms, spyware, trojans and other malicious software residing on your personal computer. If malicious software is detected, Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) can automatically remove it. Zemana AntiMalware doesn’t conflict with other antimalware and antivirus apps installed on your computer.
Now you can setup and run Zemana to get rid of Boostcash.xyz advertisements from your web-browser by following the steps below:
Click the following link to download Zemana Free install package called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your PC system. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
Launch the installer after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to install this tool on your personal computer.
During installation you can change some settings, but we suggest you do not make any changes to default settings.
When installation is complete, this malware removal utility will automatically start and update itself. You will see its main window as shown in the figure below.
Now click the “Scan” button . Zemana Free application will scan through the whole device for the adware related to the Boostcash.xyz pop-ups. Depending on your computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the Zemana Free tool is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as being affected by malicious software.
Once Zemana completes the scan, Zemana Free will prepare a list of unwanted applications and adware software. When you’re ready, click “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will start to delete adware that causes Boostcash.xyz pop ups. When the procedure is finished, you can be prompted to restart your PC to make the change take effect.
Delete Boostcash.xyz advertisements and malicious extensions with HitmanPro
In order to make sure that no more harmful folders and files linked to adware are inside your computer, you must run another effective malicious software scanner. We recommend to run Hitman Pro. No installation is necessary with this utility.
First, click the link below, then press the ‘Download’ button in order to download the latest version of HitmanPro.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
Once downloading is complete, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the Hitman Pro desktop icon. When the utility is opened, you will see a screen like below.
Further, click “Next” button . HitmanPro program will scan through the whole computer for the adware that causes multiple intrusive pop-ups. As the scanning ends, Hitman Pro will open a scan report as shown on the screen below.
Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click “Next” button. It will open a prompt, press the “Activate free license” button.
How to remove Boostcash.xyz with MalwareBytes Free
Manual Boostcash.xyz advertisements removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the adware software may be not fully removed. We suggest that use the MalwareBytes AntiMalware that are completely free your computer of adware software. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove malicious software, PUPs, hijackers and toolbars that your PC can be infected too.
Click the link below to download the latest version of MalwareBytes Free for MS Windows. Save it to your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
When the download is finished, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes Free will try to update itself and when this procedure is finished, click the “Scan” button for checking your personal computer for the adware related to the Boostcash.xyz pop-up advertisements. This process can take some time, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes Anti Malware utility is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as being affected by malicious software. When you are ready, click “Quarantine” button.
The MalwareBytes is a free application that you can use to delete all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malware removal tool, we recommend you to read and follow the step-by-step guide or the video guide below.
Stop Boostcash.xyz pop up ads
It’s also critical to protect your web-browsers from malicious web-pages and ads by using an ad blocking application like AdGuard. Security experts says that it will greatly reduce the risk of malware, and potentially save lots of money. Additionally, the AdGuard may also protect your privacy by blocking almost all trackers.
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
Once the download is finished, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as displayed on the image below.
Follow the prompts. After the installation is done, you will see a window like below.
You can click “Skip” to close the setup application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you run your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted ads, block Boostcash.xyz, as well as other malicious or misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which can be found on your desktop.
To sum up
Once you’ve done the step-by-step instructions shown above, your PC should be clean from this adware and other malware. The Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, MS Edge and Google Chrome will no longer show intrusive Boostcash.xyz web-site when you browse the Net. Unfortunately, if the steps does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help.
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