What is Diet Bright?
This time, we want to inform you about the release of a new adware called Diet Bright. This program is no different from thousands of other adware’s so we recommend that you remove it from your computer as soon as the opportunity arises. Now, this program is not an immediate threat to your computer’s security, but we want to stress that it is likely that it will advertise unreliable websites that may prove to be scam websites or websites that host downloads of malicious software. Whatever the case may be, you ought to get rid of it simply because of its annoyance. So read our description if you have doubts about this program’s illegitimacy.
What does Diet Bright do?
Let us cut to the chase here and discuss the most relevant aspects of this program. Now, make no mistake, this program’s only purpose is to make money for its developers. And, the only way it can do that is by displaying ads for which their clients pay. Therefore, Diet Bright’s developers employ techniques that are nothing short of intrusive. Our malware researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com have tested this adware and found some interesting things. First of all, they found that this application displays ads in a similar fashion to Own Dates, MultiSurveys, and BabyMegs.
It involves rendering a window dedicated to loading a promoted website. Our researchers have found that this adware currently promotes Getsamplesnow.com/Flow.aspx, Hiddensavingsalerts.com/?affiliate=lhgen3%26s1=OCD%3A%3A%26img_url=http%3A%2F%2Fweb.ionsmedia.com%2Fdlthanks.png, Interest4.valuedinformation.com/numbers/?t=5&c1=RDDBR&u=&im=, and Getsamplesnow.com/Flow.aspx. Nevertheless, the promotions are region-specific are and subject to change. We would also like to add that everything this program can promote via its dedicated window it can also load via Internet Explorer since it adds two modifying registry keys (HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\dietbright.com, HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\www.dietbright.com.) However, it is a good thing that you can immediately close both Internet Explorer and its dedicated window without any hassle.
As mentioned, this program’s advertisements are region-specific, and therefore, it must collect certain information about your computer in order to tailor them. Our researchers have found that this application’s developers can obtain information such as your computer’s IP address, your Internet Service Provider name, browsing data, and so on. This information is collected automatically, and it does not require your consent, because it is not personally-identifiable. Nevertheless, we are of the opinion that you should not tolerate this practice because this program was developed by an unreliable group of developers.
Where does Diet Bright originate from?
Our researchers have found that Diet Bright was made by the same group of developers that created Own Dates, MultiSurveys, and BabyMegs. Unfortunately, these developers have opted to stay in the shadows and it is easy to see why. Hence, this adware is apt to promote illegitimate content such as malware and scam websites and cause its developers trouble. Therefore, the aforementioned adware does not bear its developers’ company name.
As far as this program’s dissemination methods go, our researchers say that they are the same as its predecessors. Hence, Diet Bright is disseminated via a dedicated website at Dietbright.com. This website is said to be promoted via numerous browser hijackers that include this program’s website address in their search results. Again, like its predecessors, this particular application is also being bundled with other malware and the resulting bundles are hosted on some shady software distributing websites.
How do I remove Diet Bright?
If you have decided to remove Diet Bright, then you have made the right choice because this application does not offer anything useful. Not only that, but it can also jeopardize your computer’s security by promoting shady websites. So we suggest using our removal instructions provided below. Take note that after uninstalling it via Control Panel you will also have to delete its leftover registry keys.
Windows 8/8.1 and 10
- Right-click on the Start screen/Start menu.
- Go to Programs and Features.
- Find the adware and Uninstall it.
Windows 7/Windows Vista
- Click Start located at the bottom left side of the screen.
- Select Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
- Find the unwanted program and click Uninstall.
- Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Open Add or Remove Programs.
- Find the malware and click Remove.
Delete registry keys
- Press Windows+R keys.
- Type regedit in the dialog box and then click OK.
- Locate the following registry keys and right-click on them and click Delete.
- HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\dietbright.com
- HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\www.dietbright.com
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