What is GigaDiet?
GigaDiet is known to be an ad-supported program (adware). The program itself has been published by Quality Funnel (Fried Cookie Ltd.) and it seems that it is popular in different countries despite the fact that the company itself is located in Tel Aviv, Israel. Our researchers believe that many people download and install this adware program on their computers themselves because they think that they will get various weight loss tips. The application itself also claims on its official website that it will help to “take control of your diet.” Even though GigaDiet seems to be a really trustworthy program, the truth is that it only seeks to redirect users to third-party web pages. Most probably, it gets money for that. Therefore, it would be best to eliminate it completely and then install a more trustworthy program that can really help to lose some weight instead of it.
What does GigaDiet do?
After you install this ad-supported program on your system and launch it, it will immediately open a window with the GigaDiet symbol. The web page which it opens really seems to be associated with diets; however, we are sure that this adware program does not store any useful information itself. It has been observed that it simply loads gigadiet.com/redir.php and then redirects users to some kind of web page, e.g. webmd.com/diet/ss/slideshow-best-diet-tips-ever. It is better to access this content directly because GigaDiet might modify useful web pages by inserting commercial advertisements. What is more, it has been also observed that lamphouseoffers.com/redirect.php?sid=BMS&message=Please%20wait will be launched after a user clicks the Download button placed on its web page. This web page provides users with various offers, surveys, and third-party ads. Keep in mind that the sponsored content might be dangerous in a sense that it might cause redirections to third-party web pages. Therefore, you should not click on any links/buttons placed on that web page. We highly recommend that you do not click on any ads which GigaDiet might show you as well because you might end up on some kind of web page with malicious software.
Of course, GigaDiet is not the only program that might cause redirections to other web pages. Luckily, there is a way to check the system. All you need to do is to check the %Program Files% (%Program Files(x86)%) directory, Start menu, and Desktop. If you have found the GigaDiet folder there and its shortcut, there is no doubt that this program is installed. Specialists at anti-spyware-101.com suggest that you remove it not only to stop its undesirable activities, but also to protect your privacy. Yes, it has been observed that this adware program is going to record all kinds of details about users. Most probably, it does that in order to provide users with the sponsored content. According to our specialists, the program is going to record IP address, pages viewed, the time spent at each page, and details about the system. This adware might also record email address, name, address, phone number, etc. if you provide this information yourself. Unfortunately, this means that your privacy might be violated because there is a possibility that GigaDiet will sell the gathered data to third parties.
Where does GigaDiet come from?
A number of users download and install this adware from its official website gigadiet.com; however, it is still more likely that the majority of people get it from other sources because it is not so easy to find its official web page. Security experts have carried out a research to find out how GigaDiet is distributed, so now we are sure that this adware is distributed in InstallCore bundles as well. It has been observed that this program usually comes in a bundle together with Sweet-page.com, MyPCBackup, and Yoursearching.com, which means that you will have to eliminate all those undesirable programs too after you get rid of GigaDiet. You can find out very quickly whether or not they are installed on your PC by scanning your system with a trustworthy diagnostic tool. It can be downloaded by clicking on the Download button which you will find below the article.
How can I remove GigaDiet from my PC?
GigaDiet is not an extremely harsh threat, so you will find its uninstall entry in Control Panel. Instructions (see below) will help you to get rid of it, but you should not forget that it is impossible to erase other existing infections this way. Of course, there is an easier way to take care of all the threats at once. You just need to scan your system with an automatic malware remover, such as SpyHunter.
- Click the Start button.
- Select Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the program.
- Click Remove.
- Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Select the undesirable software and then click the Uninstall button.
- Launch RUN (tap the Windows key + R).
- Enter Control Panel.
- Click OK and then go to Uninstall a program.
- Select the undesirable software and click Uninstall.
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