DatingShot is a potentially unwanted program that promises one thing but ends up working in an unexpected manner. This PUP was tested in our internal lab, and we have found that it is a clone of ByteMovie, FitnessLance, MakeMoneyStar, and many other PUPs that are sometimes identified as advertising-supported programs as well. Although these programs provide the content they are supposed to, they also open a security backdoor for third-party advertisers, which is why you can classify them as adware as well. In either case, these programs are unreliable, and it is in your best interest to remove them from your operating system. Do you know how to delete DatingShot from your PC? Even if you have the knowledge and skills to eliminate this PUP, we recommend reading this report to learn more about this program and its elimination.
Some users download DatingShot from it official site, datingshot.com. Others acquire it with the help of third-party installers. The installation of this PUP – in any case – is extremely risky because third-party programs are always offered along with it. Whether you use the official installer and download other PUPs or adware (e.g., MyPCBackup), or you use unfamiliar installers and potentially download malware, you are at risk. Even if you feel comfortable using the PUP after learning the security risks associated with it, you should never install unfamiliar programs that come packaged with it. If you do not research the software you download, you might let in dangerous, system-paralyzing infections that could not only damage your personal files and your PC but also exploit your virtual identity. If you discover malicious infections running along with this PUP, make sure you erase them as soon as possible. A good tool to use if you are not sure about the software active on your computer is a reliable malware scanner. We advise running a full system scan even if you believe that your PC is clean.
When downloaded, DatingShot represents a window that promotes matchseniors.com. All articles, links, and services shown via this window are identical to the ones you would find on matchseniors.com, which is why it is obvious that the PUP is not very helpful. Of course, it is unlikely that you will face any security issues by interacting with the content shown to you via this window, unless you are shown the contents of corrupted sites. Unfortunately, this is not all that this PUP is capable of. Besides presenting links via its own interface, it also employs Internet Explorer to show third-party advertisements. The bad news is that these ads are almost exclusively unreliable, and clicking on them can be very dangerous. Obviously, it is very strange that this seemingly harmless program can employ a browser on your computer to showcase third-party content, and this alone signals suspicious, unreliable activity.
In most cases, DatingShot shows surveys and prize giveaways. This program does not even need to analyze your browsing history or your interests to attract you because these surveys and prize giveaways are designed to attract everyone. Of course, it is naive to expect that anything beneficial will come out of you interacting with the offers and ads shown to you. Even if you are promised prizes in return of filling out surveys, it is likely that you are being scammed. If you do not want personal information about you leaked to unfamiliar parties, you should not interact with surveys or other kinds of suspicious offers presented along with DatingShot. If you have already disclosed personal information, beware of scams that could be created using it.
The manual removal of DatingShot can be easy or complicated. It all depends on the method you choose. If you decide to uninstall this PUP, we are sure that you will get rid of this program with the help of a few simple steps that are represented below. If you decide to eliminate this PUP by removing its files and registry keys or values, you might have more complications. Of course, the manual removal is not the best option, and we strongly advise implementing anti-malware software, especially if your operating system is infected with other suspicious programs or malware. If you have any questions about the elimination of unreliable programs, you can always leave them in the box below, and we will address them.
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