What is DietRunner?
If you are on a diet, you might also want to download and install DietRunner on your system because this application promises to enable users to control their diets. In addition, it promises to provide useful tips. Even though this program seems to be quite beneficial, we do not think that it is a very good idea to allow it to enter the system because it is known to be an adware program and we are not sure whether it is really going to act in a useful way. If you have installed this program but noticed that it is completely useless, you should not hesitate to delete it from the system. There is no doubt that you will find and install a more useful application instead of DietRunner. You can find more information on the removal of this unreliable software in this article.
What does DietRunner do?
Even though DietRunner should be a useful tool for those who are trying to lose some weight or just live a healthy life, the truth is that this program is a typical ad-supported application that will open different web pages on its main window only. Yes, this program does not even have its own interface – it simply loads other websites. These websites might really present users with the useful content, e.g. weight loss tips; however, users might also be exposed to bad web pages. As it is not so easy to determine whether or not the website is trustworthy, we suggest that you do not click on any links you notice in front of you. Generally speaking, you should not keep DietRunner at all because you do not need this program to open different web pages and it might cause harm quickly.
Specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com do not think that this program can be fully trusted because it might open various advertisements and offers too. You should not click on any of those offers or other sponsored links you see because you might quickly infect your system with malware. Actually, it might be enough to click on a wrong link once. What’s more, there is a tiny possibility that this adware program will cause you some problems associated with your privacy. Even though it is not going to record personal information, you should still get rid of this program if you do not want to hand in your IP address, search queries, the list of websites you tend to visit, and other details. Do not forget that all these details will be known for third parties too because you have agreed by installing DietRunner on your system that the creators of this adware could share the gathered data.
Where does DietRunner come from?
A number of users download and install this adware program from its official website dietrunner.com; however, it is also available on third-party sources too, which explains why this adware infects so many systems. The first symptom that DietRunner is installed on the system is the presence of the folder in %PROGRAMFILES% (%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%); however, you might also come across new registry keys, e.g. HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\DietRunner.com and HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\DietRunner if you open the registry editor (tap the Windows key + R and enter regedit.exe). Believe us; there are different ad-supported programs that apply many more changes to the system. To protect your system from future infections, you should install a security tool on the system. Another thing that you should do is to stay away from third-party websites promoting software.
How to delete DietRunner
You have noticed yourself and we have, probably, convinced you that DietRunner is basically a useless program that should not be kept installed. At least, it is not hard to delete it from the system because it has an uninstaller – you will have to access Control Panel to notice it. We are sure that instructions provided below will help you to eliminate this adware in a manual way; however, if you do not have time for this, you should use an automatic malware remover. Even though there are hundreds of different tools available on the web, we still suggest using SpyHunter because we are sure that it will take care of all the existing infections.
- Click the Start button.
- Select Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the program and click Remove.
Windows 7 and Vista
- Open the Start menu.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program and right-click on the unreliable software.
- Click Uninstall.
- Tap the Windows key + R.
- Enter regedit.exe into the box and click OK.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Select the application you wish to remove and click Uninstall.
N.B Do not forget to remove other infections if you have deleted DietRunner manually!
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