What is Related Program?
If you want to know what Related Program is, then you have come to the right website because our malware researchers have found that it is a simple adware-type application. We suggest removing it because it adds nothing to the user experience and our tests have shown that it is set to display many third-party advertisements that come from unknown and probably illegitimate sources. So there is a good chance that this adware will be configured to promote illicit software and websites. This simple application may cause you inconvenience because advertisements obstruct the browsing experience and might even get your PC infected with more malicious software. To find out more about this program we recommend reading this whole article.
Where does Related Program come from?
In recent years we have witnessed the growth of multiple companies dedicated to producing ad-supported software. Injekt LLC is one of these companies, and it is one of the most well known in the cyber security industry because it tends to release many clone applications. Related Program is the newest adware released by this company, but it is not innovative in any way as its ad showing abilities have not improved and, truth be told, there is no room for improvement.
This new adware has a website located at Relatedprogram.com. However, this site has little to no information about this application’s true mission. This site’s promotional slogan states “Easily find related products and broaden your shopping options with Related Program.” We can see from this quote that this application offers shopping-related content, products and other content. However, the nature in which this content is presented is not specified.
Even though Related Program has a dedicated website, the program’s direct download is not featured on it. This website was set up for the purpose of hosting the legal documentation as it is necessary for any legitimate application. We have found that this adware comes bundled with third-party software and that the bundle installers provide a link to this website to get the users familiar with this program. The distribution methods of these bundles are rather elusive, and we have no information about the URLs that host the download of the said software bundles. Nevertheless, we are positive that the bundles are set to hide the presence of this adware to prevent you from removing it from the installation setup. So you have to select custom installation settings to deselect Related Program.
How does Related Program work?
Make no mistake, this application has been developed for the single purpose of generating advertising revenue, so do not be surprised if it does not feature any functions. Our security analysts say that this program is dedicated to displaying commercial advertisements that are presented as full page ads, coupons, banners, interstitial ads, in-texts, and so on. In some cases, the ads may be presented as videos as well. Of course, videos pose no problems. However, we want to point out that this application is bound to promote questionable websites that may in fact contain malware downloads. We want to stress that none of Injekt’s adware is considered safe. On that note, we would like to mention some of the most recent releases by this developer which include Bronze Aid, Discover Treasure, and Sonic Train.
None of those mentioned above applications are entirely safe, and we want to stress that Injekt LLC might not even have full control over the content that their software promotes because it allows its clients to modify and improve the advertising campaign at any point in time. Furthermore, most of this company’s releases remain active for extended periods of time so they simply cannot keep track of all of the changes especially since they have released hundreds of applications and dozens of them are active till this day.
How do I remove Related Program?
Our malware analysts say that you can uninstall this application via Control Panel because this adware has a functional uninstaller. However, it might leave junk files that can connect to the servers that give the commands for showing advertisements. If that is the case, then you have to delete all of them manually. The removal guide below gives you this opportunity, so feel free to consult it.
- Press Windows+X key and select Programs and Features.
- Locate this adware.
- Double-click on it and click Uninstall.
- Right-click on the Start menu located on the Taskbar.
- Go to Programs and Features.
- Locate the program and click Uninstall.
Windows 7 and Vista
- Click Start.
- Select Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Locate the software and right-click on it.
- Click Uninstall.
- Open the Start menu and go to Control Panel.
- Open Add or Remove Programs.
- Locate the unwanted program and click Remove.
Delete files manually
- Press Windows+E keys.
- Enter %Program Files%\Related Program and %Temp%\Related Program in the File Explorer’s address box.
- Delete the contents of the folders.
- Then, press Windows+R keys go to the following registry keys and delete them.
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Related Program
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Related Program
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Related Program
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