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Posted: February 9, 2016

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 35
First Seen: February 9, 2016
Last Seen: January 8, 2020
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Diet Interactive is a cross-compatible extension that promises to let you create diet plans. According to its developers, this tiny application should show you various tips and tricks to help you reach your desired weight. However, Diet Interactive is adware, so it also may insert various commercial materials in the Web pages you view. A significant part of the PC users may not appreciate this performance. There are good reasons for the negative feedback, so you should think twice before agreeing to download Diet Interactive. This tool may cause various changes to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Diet Interactive may change your homepage with a low-quality search engine that shows inaccurate results to make you visit its partners. Diet Interactive also may substitute the default search engine. This way, even if you initiate a search by typing your terms in the address bar, the results may come from the untrustworthy provider. Formally, the users may give permission for these modifications when they agree to install Diet Interactive. However, in some cases, the users may not understand they are about to load this extension. Diet Interactive may travel bundled with another cost-free application, and the commonly used 'Quick' menu may spare details about additional components. Diet Interactive also may create pop-ups, banners, interstitial ads, hyperlinked words and other embedded materials. Some of these coupons and discounts may seem appealing to you because they are not chosen at random. The marketing materials may be user-relevant because the adware may track your online habits. You should be vigilant in case you decide to check where they will lead. If the ads are corrupt, they may redirect you to unsafe platforms. Diet Interactive may be the reason your browsers start working slowly. You should consider removing this adware with dedicated security software.

Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

The following files were created in the system:

DietInteractive_Setup.exe File name: DietInteractive_Setup.exe
Size: 997.67 KB (997672 bytes)
MD5: 1fcaf67e3f00689535a10b13f471158e
Detection count: 7
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: August 17, 2022

Additional Information

The following directories were created:
%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\DietInteractive%PROGRAMFILES%\DietInteractive%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\DietInteractive