What is Diet Interactive?
Diet Interactive is a deceitful ad-supported program because it is supposed to provide you with eating diet-related content, but does nothing of the sort. We, therefore, propose that you remove this program. Now, not only will it not provide you with the promised service, but will subject you to websites of unverified legitimacy, and so, some of them can be of malicious nature. Clearly, this program is bad news, but this becomes even more apparent when you know how this application is distributed, so, on that note, let us delve deeper into how this is done.
Where does Diet Interactive come from?
Our researchers were hard at work and had managed to acquire some information showing how this program is distributed. They have found that it is currently being advertised via browser hijackers that promote the link to Dietinteractive.com in their search results that host this adware’s InstallCore installer. This particular installer is used to bundle several unreliable applications together, and, as far as we know, this particular program is being bundled with System Healer that was classified as a potentially unwanted program and Yoursearching.com, a browser hijacker set to replace your browser’s homepage with its promoted web address.
Nevertheless, our malware researchers are confident that at some point this adware will be bundled as a secondary application and disseminated on not so legitimate free software hosting websites. Thus, you might get it while installing another program, so you should always choose custom installation settings and remove any unwanted software from the installation process.
Unfortunately, we do not know who made this malicious program, but this is neither the first nor the last time we see a program of this type since Diet Interactive already has a handful of clone applications that include BuiltMoneyMaker, Diet Bright, and MultiSurveys among other adware. Note that the above-mentioned programs are distributed and work in a similar fashion. So now that you have some background information about Diet Interactive, let us discuss how functions.
How does Diet Interactive work?
As an adware-type program, Diet Interactive’s job is to promote commercial content, generate clicks and, thus, make money for its developers and their advertising partners. However, this program is a bit different from your typical adware. It does not promote its content in the form of coupons, banners or pop-ups. No, this adware has been elevated to a whole new level as it has its very own dedicated window that connects to the Internet and loads a promoted website. It will automatically open this window and load the website Interest6.valuedinformation.com/numbers/?t=5&c1=UAOCD%3A%3A. However, this is not the only website that it can promote; our researchers have encountered other websites as well. In addition, it will promote Webmd.com. Unlike some of its counterparts, this particular adware shows non-regionally-specific advertisements. Hence, the same ads are displayed worldwide.
Even though the promoted websites we have indicated in this article are safe, we cannot vouch for this program since we know that its counterparts have been promoting malicious websites and software that have caused many users a lot of trouble. Therefore, we believe that Diet Interactive too might be used to promote scam websites, potentially unwanted programs, adware, spyware, and so on. In the worst case scenario, your computer can become infected with ransomware or rogue applications and they can be very difficult to delete.
How do I remove Diet Interactive?
Therefore, we recommend that you remove Diet Interactive before you accidentally click something on its promoted websites that you should have not clicked, so please use the instructions we have provided below this article. Our researchers concluded that uninstalling it via Control Panel and manually deleting two leftover registry keys is sufficient to get rid of this infection for good. Nevertheless, you will have to remove the programs it comes bundled with separately, so be sure to search our website for information on how to eradicate System Healer and Yoursearching.com.
- Click the Start button on the Task bar.
- Go to Control Panel and click Add or Remove Programs.
- Locate and highlight the adware.
- Click the Remove button.
Windows Vista and 7
- Open the Start menu and go to Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Locate the program and right-click on it.
- Click Uninstall.
Windows 8 and 8.1
- Open the Charm bar and click Settings.
- Select Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Locate the malicious program in the program list.
- Right-click on it and click Uninstall.
- Right-click on the Start menu.
- Click Control Panel and go to Uninstall a program.
- Locate the application and double-click on it.
- Click Uninstall.
Delete the leftover registry keys
- Press Windows+R keys.
- Type regedit in the dialog box and then click OK.
- Locate the following registry keys, right-click on them and click Delete.
- HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\dietinteractive.com
- HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\www.dietinteractive.com
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