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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application


Perhaps you believed that MakeMoneyStar will help you get extra money online, or you downloaded the application without even realizing it. At any case, it is advisable to remove the software as it might display content that is dangerous to your computer. Our researchers tested the application and identified it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Apparently, the program should display various ads and shopping offers. The bad news is that some parts of the ads could be from untrustworthy third-party partners. Usually, developers that create such applications do not review the content of third-party web pages, so some of them could be malicious. Although the program will show you legitimate sites from time to time, it would be better not to risk your computer’s safety and get rid of the PUP as soon as possible. If you scroll to the bottom of the page, you will find the removal instructions.

We learned that users can download the PUP from its official site (makemoneystar.com). If you happened to download MakeMoneyStar from there too, you should be aware that the provided installer could have been bundled with unreliable software. For instance, it could contain suggestions for other potentially unwanted programs, adware or browser hijackers. If you noticed other unusual activities on your computer, you should check if the mentioned threats managed to settle in.

Nevertheless, MakeMoneyStar has other ways to enter your system. For example, it could be available on untrustworthy file-sharing websites. Perhaps you did not see the application being promoted there, but it may have been bundled with other freeware. Bundled installers suggest additional software, which user can choose to either accept or reject. However, if you do not pay attention to the information provided by the setup wizard, you might install unwanted applications like the PUP unknowingly.

When you launch the application for the first time, it should open a window with the MakeMoneyStar logo on the top-left corner, and it should load sites, such as savings-galleria.com, redtag-specials.com, and many others. We should also mention that the program can open a new browser window and load sites with surveys, shopping, and casino offers, etc. If you open the PUP later, it should act the same. As we said before, the web pages could be legitimate and safe to browse, but some of them could come from unreliable sources.

MakeMoneyStar could redirect you to third-party websites that advertise browser hijackers, adware, different PUPs or other suspicious software. These applications might have exaggerated descriptions, so they could look useful despite that they may be potentially harmful. Another reason you should avoid websites displayed by the PUP is that they could contain malware, e.g. Trojans, viruses, and so on, although malicious or unreliable software is only one bad outcome of many others. For instance, third-party sites could gather sensitive information of yours, such as email address or data related to your banking account. This information could be used for cyber fraud, so you should keep it protected no matter what.

All things considered, MakeMoneyStar seems to be just another potentially unwanted program that advertises unreliable sites. Probably, it was created to generate advertising revenue from your clicks for its developers. If you realize what threats await you on third-party sites, it should be clear that it is you who will not get anything beneficial from this scheme.

The good news is that we can offer you a rather simple way to eliminate the PUP if you choose to delete it from your system. It seems that the application can be removed through Control Panel. If you launch a particular option, you can get rid of the PUP quickly. For those who do not know how to open Control Panel, we prepared a removal guide at the end of the article. In fact, we can offer you another way to erase the application. You could download a reliable security tool that would find and delete the MakeMoneyStar for you. All you have to do is to install the antimalware tool, scan your system with it, and wait till it presents automatic removal option for you.

Delete MakeMoneyStar through Control Panel

Windows 8\Windows 10

  1. Launch the RUN by pressing Win+R.
  2. Type Control Panel and click OK.
  3. Open Uninstall a program feature.
  4. Select MakeMoneyStar and press Uninstall.

Windows Vista\Windows 7

  1. Click the Start menu and open Control Panel.
  2. Choose Uninstall a program.
  3. Mark the PUP and click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Open Start and pick Control Panel.
  2. Pick Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the application and click Uninstall.
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