ConsumerInput is considered to be a suspicious PUP – potentially undesirable program. This application is published by Compete Inc., and you may be familiar with it if it is already running on your personal computer. According to our researchers, the application is not available at consumerinput.com; however, it can enter bundled with other applications. Unfortunately, you need to delete ConsumerInput if it has been infiltrated onto the operating system because this application can be quite invasive and can be used to expose you to different virtual security risks.
As it has been discovered recently, ConsumerInput can connect to the Internet without permission, and with this power the developers of the PUP can track every single move you make in the virtual space. The true purpose of the application is to gather as much information about your virtual behavior as possible. If you do not want suspicious parties learning what sites you browse, what ads you click on or what online purchases you make, it certainly is best to remove ConsumerInput related web cookies. These data files may be responsible for the collection of private information as well, and so their removal is crucial.
You now know that ConsumerInput travels bundled with other applications, and we warn you that not all of them will be reliable. Other potentially undesirable applications, advertisement-supported programs and real infections could all enter the PC under false pretenses. Due to this, ConsumerInput removal is extremely important and often more complicated. Even though the PUP can display misleading surveys to gather more information, other threats may be even more mischievous. Note that even if you do not see these potentially unreliable programs running, it does not mean that they do not exist or do not require removal. If you want to be sure – use a malware scanner which will tell which threats to delete.
You may need to remove ConsumerInput from Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers; however, your entire operating system may be infected with other threats. Follow the manual removal instructions listed below to delete ConsumerInput from the PC and then deal with the remaining threats. Note that the PUP leaves leftovers as well, and you should not keep on the system. Install automatic malware removal software to ensure that all PUP leftovers or other threats are deleted, and to ensure reliable protection of your vulnerable operating system.
Remove from Windows 8:
Remove from Windows Vista and Windows 7:
Remove from Windows XP: