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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission

Own Dates

Own Dates look like a useful program because it promises to enable users to browse dating sites from the Desktop. In other words, it says that users will not even need to open their browsers in order to visit various dating web pages. Even though the application claims to be very beneficial, the truth is that it is not useful at all. Therefore, it would be a sin to keep this suspicious application installed on the system when there are so many other trustworthy programs that can help find a perfect match and meet singles. If you decide not to risk causing harm to your system, you can delete this adware from your system rather easily. Of course, you might find this difficult if it is your first time. We are sure that it will be much clearer what you have to do after reading this article from beginning to end.

Even though Own Dates tries to convince users that it is a very trustworthy application, the truth is that it has been created to generate money for the publisher. We believe that it receives money for every redirection to a third-party web page. As research has shown, this program will simply open a window and will redirect users to matchseniors.com. Before it does that, it will take users to owndates.com/redir.php. It has been also observed that this adware program immediately opens lamphouseoffers.com/redirect.php?sid=BMS&message=Please%20wait after it is installed on the system. This site is full of easy-access links to other web pages. Unfortunately, not all these links are reliable, which means users might be taken to corrupted web pages and thus infect their systems with malware if they keep Own Dates installed on PCs. If it happens that you start seeing commercial ads after you install this ad-supported program on your system, you should ignore them all as well. It is because this adware program might provide you with advertisements that advertise unreliable web pages.

It has also been observed that Own Dates will gather information about users. It does that for a single purpose – to be able to present users with advertisements based on their interests. Generally speaking, this adware program seeks to show users appealing commercials. It records the following details because of that:

  • IP address
  • Activities on websites
  • Demographic data
  • Email address
  • Date and time of your visits to particular web pages
  • The web pages users view
  • The time users spend at each page

It is said in the Privacy Policy of Own Dates, which is available on owndates.com, that the application “may also share your data with interested third parties.” If you want to keep the above-listed details to yourself, you have to delete adware from your computer as soon as possible.

The program is actively distributed in the USA; however, you cannot feel safe even if you live somewhere else too, especially if you use the Internet on a daily basis. You should especially be careful on file-sharing and torrent websites because you might download from them software packages that contain Own Dates and a bunch of other untrustworthy applications, for example, Sweet-page.com, Yoursearching.com, MyPCBackUp, and System Healer. If any of these programs have already entered your system, you will have to take care of them as well because they might act in a really undesirable way.

If you remove Own Dates, you will restore the changes it has applied to your system. First of all, you will not see its shortcuts and its folder in the Start menu anymore. In addition, its main folder will disappear from %PROGRAMFILES% or %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%. Finally, registry keys this program creates will be erased: [HKCU/HKLM]Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\www.owndates.com, [HKCU/HKLM]Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\owndates.com, and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{4AB61465-4965-461D-8F22-4768BAE8D578}_is1.

Luckily, it is not a difficult task to remove an ad-supported program from the system. If it is too difficult to do that yourself alone, use instructions which you can find below this article. All you need to do is to follow instructions step by step. If you do not want to erase this program in a manual way, scan your system with SpyHunter. We are sure that it will eliminate all the existing threats from your system really quickly.

Delete Own Dates

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select the application you wish to remove.
  5. Click Remove.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Right-click on Own Dates.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 8/8.1/10

  1. Launch RUN.
  2. Enter Control Panel in the box. Click OK.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Right-click on the undesirable program.
  5. Click Uninstall.
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