DatingSmith Removal Guide

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DatingSmith is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that is available on datingsmith.com. Besides the installer on the official site, the application could also spread through bundled software installers. If you have the program on your system, you may have already noticed that the application displays a few dating sites that could change from time to time. What’s more, it might also show you third-party ads and other unreliable content. Most of the pop-ups should be clickable, so they could lead you to potentially harmful sites. Avoiding such content might help you at the moment, but this way you would still have a suspicious application on your system. That is why it would be better to delete it from your computer. If you slide below the text, you will find our recommended removal steps.

The PUP can be downloaded from datingsmith.com website, but the available installer could be bundled with browser hijackers, adware or different PUPs. Therefore, if you agreed to install other software besides DatingSmith, you should check if it is safe to your computer. However, chances that you found the application on your own are rather slim. It is more likely that you downloaded a bundled installer from an untrustworthy file-sharing site and received the PUP. The fact is that you do not have to install bundled applications if you do not want them. Next time, read the setup wizard’s terms carefully, and you will see for yourself, that suggestions can be rejected.

While researching the PUP our specialists have learned that the application uses “third-party advertising companies to serve ads.” Unfortunately, these companies cannot be trusted as they may promote unreliable or malicious software. Also, they could gather your private information such as email address, telephone number, etc. This is why the program’s creators included the following statement in their Privacy Policy document: “You are able to access certain advertiser's sites through our site. When you opt to receive information or sign up for an offer from an advertiser, you may be doing so through third party sites and with other companies over which we have no control.” It means that these third-party advertisers might have a different policy towards the collection of sensitive user data. Of course, you could try to determine if the site is safe to use every time you click an ad, but it might be rather difficult. Plus, if the site contains malware it could be enough to enter it and your computer could get infected.

To conclude, the software can only display a few sites that are safe to browse, e.g. matchseniors.com, but the rest of the content could be ads or pop-ups from unknown sources. Undoubtedly, there is no much use from a program that mainly displays annoying advertisements, but it is up to you to decide what to do with it. If you slide a little below this text, you should see the instructions prepared by our researchers. The provided removal steps should show you how to delete the application manually from your computer. Firstly, you should remove the main seven folders created by DatingSmith and then move to Registry Editor, where you will have to erase a few keys. If you hoped for a more automatic solution, we could offer you to download an antimalware tool you can trust.

Delete DatingSmith from system

  1. Open the Explorer.
  2. Copy and paste the following directories separately:
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs
    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    %USERPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%
    %PROGRAMFILES%
  3. Find folders named as DatingSmith in each directory.
  4. Right-click the DatingSmith folders and click Delete.
  5. Close the Explorer.

Remove DatingSmith Registry entries

  1. Launch the RUN (Windows Key+R).
  2. Type regedit and press OK.
  3. Locate keys titled as www.Datingsmith.com or Datingsmith.com in the following directories and right-click them separately to delete:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
  4. Find and delete keys named as {5F842134-1C90-49F8-BE27-9A13A325EF16}_is1 from the following paths:
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
  5. Close the Registry Editor.
  6. Empty your Recycle bin.
Download Remover for DatingSmith *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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