GigaDiet is a controversial program, to say the least. Unfortunately, quite a large number of users download and install it without even realizing what it really is. After conducting a comprehensive research, we have come to classify this suspicious piece of software as yet another adware application that cannot be trusted under any circumstances. This is so because malware researchers at our internal labs have come across quite a few annoying and even potentially malicious features that this ad-supported program exhibits. Vendors of this dubious application tend to use rather misleading marketing strategies as they state on their official website that GigaDiet is a program that will be helpful since it should provide you with a variety of diet tips and tricks. In reality, these statements are only used to trick unsuspecting users into downloading and installing this dubious program. Make sure to stay away from this ad-supported software at all times since it will only cause disruptions while you are surfing the web, not to mention that, at times, it could expose your PC to suspicious or even malicious web content. Make sure to read the rest of this article to find out how this intrusive program works and how you can remove it in just a few easy steps.
GigaDiet exhibits all the classic features that most other adware programs of today do. Once it enters your operating system, it will open a dubious website and later redirect you to websites related to diets. As soon as the program is up and fully running on your PC, your web browsing experience will become a rather annoying and frustrating one. This is so because the adware application will present you with a ton of unwanted third-party web content. The content is combined mostly of various commercial ads, worthless coupons, and invasive pop-ups. In most cases all of this is presented to you according to your geographical location and browsing habits. This is so because this questionable piece of software can track various information; it can track the time that you spend online, your geographical IP address, find out what websites you spend most of your time on. Such activity is rather alarming since the gathered data could be shared by the vendors of this adware with their third-party associates, which are unknown. Thus, such information could be shared even with malware distributors.
It is important to note that GigaDiet as a standalone program does not function in the best way possible since it can randomly crash. Also, you should know the Windows process that this adware program starts is mostly used to contact various third-party adware servers to present you with all that unwanted web content. What is suspicious about such activity is that adware servers are infamous for being associated with malware distribution. During our research, we have found out that at times you could be presented with an ad or a pop-up embedded with a redirect link. Even though this is not that frequent of an instance, it remains a possibility that could have disastrous outcomes. This is so because you could end up on websites running an arbitrary code execution exploit, meaning that just landing on such a website is more than enough to get your operating system infected with some sort of unkown malware. The other alarming possibility is that you could end up on a fake online store without even realizing it. Such sites are crafted by cyber crooks for one reason only – to steal your credit card data. Both instances are extremely dangerous and should be taken seriously. Such invasive and potentially dangerous activity is the main reason we highly advise every internet user to delete GigaDiet without any second thoughts.
Fortunately, the removal of this adware program is not that complicated. You can delete it via Control Panel. Once you have done so, we highly advise you to run a system check to be sure that every single bit associated with GigaDiet has been removed from your PC. Make sure to check the %PROGRAM FILES% folder as this adware inserts its folder there. Also, you should check the %APPDATA% folder since a lot of adware programs tend to reside in this directory. Last but one least make sure to check your registry system for any leftover registry keys or values. If anything associated with this ad-supported program is found, make sure to remove it immediately.
Windows 8 and 8.1