- Annoying Pop-up's
- Shows commercial adverts
- Connects to the internet without permission
Even though InsightDating sounds very reassuring on its website, it is very doubtful that you will find your match with the help of this application. Although it redirects you to a few dating websites, still most of the content it displays will be advertisements. At first, it is hard to comprehend how ads can help you find a soul mate, but when you learn that InsightDating is actually an adware application, you realize the program has a different purpose than it claims to have. The software’s creators receive money from third-party for every click you make. As you click on the ads and sponsored links you increase a particular site’s traffic, but there is also a possibility that the website could be malicious and cause harm to your computer. If you want to avoid such scenario, you should remove the application from your system. We will tell you more about it with the rest of the text and to make it easier for you, we will provide recommended removal steps below the article.
Furthermore, this adware explicitly states that it gathers information about you, which could be personal or non-personal. To collect information about you and make a profile of it, InsightDating creates the following Registry entries: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\www.insightdating.com and Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\insightdating.com. DOMStorage is a technology similar to HTML cookies, but it was created for Internet Explorer, and it can save not only more data but also store it for a longer time. Naturally, it will use different HTML Cookies and other technology. Although they assure your personal data could be collected only if you submit it willingly, they also admit that third parties can gather diverse information on their own, e.g. when you enter their websites. However, our researchers noticed that it could be quite easy to submit your personal information without realizing it. For instance, it might display an advertisement that offers a personal horoscope, but you have to give your name, email, date of birth, etc. Such data could be gathered to bring targeted and more familiar ads to you, but also there is a chance that some of the third parties could have malicious reasons and use it in attempts to scam you.
If you liked some of the dating websites the program showed you; we advise you to save their addresses and visit these sites directly, as it would be safer than using InsightDating. It would be advisable to delete the application from your computer too. The removing part is not hard, but while testing this adware we noticed that it might be bundled with other adware, browser hijackers, etc., so it would be easier and better to scan your computer with a trustworthy security tool, which would remove all of potentially harmful software at the same time. Still, if you want to try the manual removal, but do not know where to start, you can use the instructions available below the article. Also, you can contact us via social media if you need some help or more information about the adware.
Windows 8 and Windows 10
Windows 7 and Windows Vista