risk of getting computer damage from cash gopher ads

United States
December 7, 2010 8:19pm CST
i noticed that some of the ads from cash gopher can possibly give ur computer viruses etc.. when i have cash gopher running sometimes there r some ads that pop up that shows a warning and it says something like this, "CAUTION: this page may be unsafe and could cause damage to ur computer system" and then beneath that it says "would u like to continue?" and then next to that it says "leave this site now!" wut i do is i just close the page... but i am wondering y those kinds of ads pop up with sites that could cause damage to computers just from running cash gopher. does this same thing happen to anyone elses computer other than mine? i dont want any of my computers getting viruses/malware/infected or anything like that
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17 responses
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
8 Dec 10
Oh my God! This has been happening me since I signed up for Cash Gopher back in September! I thought I was the only one! I know I can get rid of the software for Cash Gopher but I don't know which one it is! I also get knocked off like Mylot,Farmville on Facebook and other sights because this problem! I get these adds saying "you are the daily award winner for Mylot or Facebook"! I just delete the darn things! I have been thinking of having my brother,who is a computer programer,to clean this mess up for me! I might see if he can when I see him at Christmas! Cashgopher is no good and a f*cking scam! I do not recommend it at all!!!
• United States
8 Dec 10
Blue- Have him clean it and let him know it imbeds itself in your exe files. He'll know what he's searching for. Good luck! Namaste-Anora
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
9 Dec 10
I installed cash gopher when it was initially released in September and then actually uninstalled if for a short period of time because I thought that it was making my computer run a little slower than usual. However, a couple weeks later I reinstalled it and I haven't had a problem with it since. I don't think that it is causing harm to my computer because I do scan it on a weekly basis and there is nothing that is coming up that is different from things that I had had happen with my computer before cash gopher.
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@mentalward (14695)
• United States
9 Dec 10
That happened to me, too. I decided the money wasn't worth the risk and uninstalled Cash Gopher. Actually, I had worse issues before I got rid of it. At one point, I had to completely clean my hard drive and reinstall everything, starting over from scratch. I just never re-installed Cash Gopher. I've heard a lot of people are having issues with it and many have uninstalled it.
@drannhh (15240)
• United States
8 Dec 10
yes, I experienced some of that too, and I absolutely just close the page on that sort of thin as I don't need any malware or whatever. Too bad, as I kind of like the whole gopher idea.
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• Singapore
8 Dec 10
I've uninstalled CashGopher a long time ago because I wasn't earning a lot from it. I think it depends on where you're residing it, which makes it a major factor.
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@nobbsy123 (852)
• Australia
8 Dec 10
Yeah I had that problem with viruses also. I had to reload the system and now I don't use the site now. I now browse the internet with linux and just use windows for other things like word processing and printing pages etc. Havn't had a problem since with viruses and spyware etc, also the internet runs alot faster than it did on windows. AKA windoze I can't use cashgopher in linux either so I'm no longer active on that site.
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• United States
8 Dec 10
I have been paid by cg and have never had any problems. I also have several referrals and not aware of any of them having problems either. Have you taken a look at the cg forum above as it does provide valuable tips and answers to questions such as this. In fact I have Symantec, Norton's on my server and not once have I had any warnings. Good luck to you with your earnings.
• United States
8 Dec 10
I've never had that problem on my PC and I always check it for viruses and Spyware.
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• Ecuador
8 Dec 10
i stopped using cash gopher because my pc turned slowly, and there were some processes that i've never seem before. Another problem was that i stopped receiving daily earnings after the 5th day of use... i used the program some weeks more, and i never received the earnings, so i'm not using the gopher anymore. After using it, i reviewe my pc, and there were some viruses(spyware in most)
• Canada
10 Dec 10
The day I downloaded Cash Gopher, my computer got the Think Point virus, and it cost me $45 to get it cleaned out. Now that I have it back, I have not re-downloaded it, because I am not the least bit interested in the program, if that's what it's going to do to computers. This post only confirms my instincts.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
8 Dec 10
I wouldnt know for I never downloaded it from the first day so many people were haveing trouble getting it to download and I think one said it kept freezing up SO I just didnt get it.
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@djbtol (5498)
• United States
8 Dec 10
People who have been around MyLot for sometime, know that it is a very well run site. That is because they manage the site and pay attention to what is put on it. I understand that Cash Gopher is connected with MyLot, but I have not used it yet. Regardless, whoever runs Cash Gopher should realize that their success will depend on not allowing any malware or virus come through their site. Users really cannot afford to risk that.
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@Jiabsa (512)
• India
8 Dec 10
I don't have like these problems from cashgopher. This site was working very well in my PC. But suddenly it stopped the payment. They are not paying money to me, but I don't know the reason behind it. They asked me for updation. But no change after updating my account.
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@Kapoios1 (84)
• Greece
8 Dec 10
Thats happening because most of these sites are being consider ''unsafe'' by the antivirus companies.
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
8 Dec 10
Yes, that was happening to my computer to when I had Cash Gopher installed - and my computer had started running slow. I just got a bad feeling about it, so I uninstalled it and have had no more problems.
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@kolsti87 (522)
• United States
2 Jan 11
I think the main thing that allows me to trust CashGopher is the fact that I trust myLot. I doubt that myLot would put their name on something malicious. The only thing cash gopher does is slow down my computer a little bit while it is running because it uses up a lot of processing power.
@alaskanray (4642)
• United States
10 Dec 10
After uninstalling cashgopher for the second time my spybot was not updating for me so I was about to reformat my hard drive (which, as you know, is a royal pain in the *****). I started saving all my documents and decided to look through my programs on my install/uninstall menu. I uninstalled all my extraneous toolbars and noticed something called the "conduit engine". I could not figure out what that was and something inside told me it might be connected with this cash gopher problem. I don't know. At any rate, if you have cash gopher or have recently uninstalled it, please check and see if this conduit engine is on your list of programs installed on your computer. At any rate, I uninstalled it and my spybot was then able to update successfully so I'm hoping that now I won't have to reformat my hard drive. At least if I do all my stuff is already saved and I can just get to it. Anyway, if any of you look and find this thing on your computer, please let me know. I'm just a little curious if it was the cash gopher or some other program that it piggybacked in on. Thanks.