What is DatingShot?
Computer users are assured that they will be able to find dates using DatingShot; however, our malware analysts here at Anti-Spyware-101.com warn that this program cannot be trusted. In the defense of this potentially unwanted program, it does promote a senior dating service, which you can access at matchseniors.com. However, this is not the main function of this PUP. Some malware researchers classify this app as an advertising-supported program, and this is not wrong, considering that it does show advertisements. This is not what most users expect when they are downloading this program, and this is partially their fault. If you researched the app before installing it, you would know that it uses the services of third-party advertisers. These advertisers are very suspicious, and it is unclear whether or not they can be trusted. Unfortunately, it is highly likely that you will be exposed to misleading offers, and this is the main reason for removing DatingShot. Continue reading to learn more about this.
How does DatingShot work?
DatingShot is very similar to MakeMoneyStar, ByteMovie, BeautyBrilliant, and plenty of other suspicious PUPs that seem to have been created by the same people. Although these programs appear to offer different services, they all function in the same way. For one, they are all represented using an identical interface that can be launched from the Desktop. This interface represents some website, and, in the case of DatingShot, it is matchseniors.com. Although the interface of this program should exclusively promote this website, it could expose you to other sites and links, including suspicious installers. If you are introduced to a suspicious installer, ignore it, even if it appears to represent familiar software or updates. If you are not cautious, you might download malware without even knowing it, and you have enough problems as it is. This potentially unwanted program has been found to utilize Internet Explorer to showcase advertisements, and they can be very dangerous. The problem is that these ads were created to attract users, which is why many users interact with them without thinking about it twice.
The advertisements introduced to you by DatingShot can be dangerous and annoying, but what is even more annoying that these ads can be followed by other pop-ups, banner offers, and other kinds of advertising associated with third-party programs. Whether you download this PUP using an unfamiliar installer or via datingshot.com, you are likely to be offered other programs. These programs might be harmless, but they could also be misleading and dangerous. Was your operating system flooded with malicious infections when downloading this PUP onto your computer? It is important that you do not ignore them because this could determine the deterioration of your virtual security. The only thing to do, in this situation, is to find and delete all infections active on your PC, and this is not that easy. If you are inexperienced, we strongly advise implementing a malware scanner first to inspect your operating system. A malware scanner can also help you detect malicious tracking cookies that might be infiltrated without your knowledge to track information about your virtual activity. If you choose to remove malware manually, do not forget to erase all unreliable cookies as well.
How to remove DatingShot
As you can see by looking at the guide below, it is not difficult to delete DatingShot from the Windows operating system. Hopefully, it will be just as easy to erase all other unwanted programs active on your PC. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee this, and, considering that malicious threats could slither in along with this PUP, you need to be very careful. If you cannot erase all active threats manually and you cannot keep malware away in the future, it is high time you installed a trusted anti-malware tool. You should install it even if you remove DatingShot manually using the steps below. Keep in mind that this removal option works with the current version of this PUP. If it is updated, you might find leftovers after uninstalling it. Due to this, we advise scanning your operating system as soon as you uninstall this potentially unwanted program from your computer.
- Enter Uninstall a program into the search box on the Taskbar.
- Identify the unwanted program and right-click it.
- Click the Uninstall button.
Windows 8/Windows 8.1:
- Open the Charm bar in Metro UI and click the Search icon.
- Enter Uninstall a program and launch it.
- Right-click the undesirable program and choose Uninstall.
Delete from Windows Vista/Windows 7:
- Click the Windows logo on the left of the Taskbar.
- Open the Control Panel menu and navigate to Uninstall a program.
- Right-click the application you wish to eliminate and click Uninstall.
Delete from Windows XP:
- Open the Start menu from the Taskbar and click Control Panel.
- Double-click Add or Remove Programs and find the PUP.
- Select the program and click Remove.
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