What is SlateBeauty?

Flatiron Media LLC is on the offensive yet again with the release of its newest adware called SlateBeauty. Our researchers warn that this program is malicious, and you should remove it as soon as possible because failure to do so can bring undesirable consequences. At first glance, this program appears to serve a purpose which is to provide its users with beauty tips, but unfortunately, it does nothing of the sort and will only subject them with advertisements that may be malicious in nature. Because this program’s promotional campaign aims to deceive users and to make them think that it is useful, we want to get the truth out about this program.testtest

Where does SlateBeauty come from?

As stated in the introduction, this adware was published by Flatiron Media LLC, an adware-developing company whose only purpose is to make as much money as possible regardless of the danger posed by its promotions. We believe that this company will work with anyone willing to pay for its advertising services. Therefore, programs, such as SlateBeauty may serve as a means to promote other malicious software or websites. Flatiron Media LLC has emerged only recently, but has already developed a reputation as a infamous company that releases dozens of new programs each week. On that note, we would like to mention BabyBrowse, Social Pogo, Flexible Family, and StrataBeauty because they were released rather recently and are nearly identical in terms of function. Nevertheless, we have no doubt that we will see more of this developer's programs in the near future.

Furthermore, like the programs that came before it, SlateBeauty is distributed using the same methods. Our malware researchers have discovered that this adware is being advertised via other adware that features the link to, this program’s dedicated dissemination website. Also, it is promoted the search results of browser hijackers. Regardless, of the circumstances how you got this application installed on your PC, we would like to point out that it comes in an InstallCore installer which means that it comes bundled with other programs by default. Researchers have found that it comes with MyPcBackUp which is present in most of its clone programs. However, it might come with other potentially unwanted program, adware, and even browser hijackers. Hence, you should scan your PC for unasked-for and malicious software using an anti-malware program.

How does SlateBeauty work?

This program works in a similar manner to its developers. It has a dedicated adverting window that is set to open automatically and load promoted websites. It should also simultaneously open Internet Explorer and load different promoted websites from those loaded in the dedicated advertising window. However, our researchers say that Internet Explorer does not launch even though SlateBeauty is set to alter this browser’s settings by injecting modified registry keys (HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\, HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\ So, as a result, all you see are advertisements presented in the dedicated advertising window, but that does not make this application less intrusive or malicious. Testing has revealed that this adware will promote websites such as,,, and dozens of other websites that come from unknown sources and, for the most part, promote beauty products. Nevertheless, we insist that it is an untrustworthy application because we doubt that Flatiron Media LLC cares about the content that it promotes. Hence, due to incompetence, this SlateBeauty can be configured to promote dangerous content.

How to remove SlateBeauty

In conclusion, SlateBeauty is just an adware-type application dedicated to presenting you with commercial advertisements of unverifiable legitimacy that can jeopardize your computer’s security if you install its promoted software. Our researchers advise that you remove this application via Control Panel. However, the uninstaller will leave registry keys that you have to remove manually. Please refer to the step-by-step instructions included that the bottom of this description. In closing, we recommend that you scan your PC for malware in case you have accidentally downloaded it via this adware’s promotions, and do not forget that it is also promoted by adware and browser hijackers.

Removal guide

Windows XP

  1. Navigate the mouse to the bottom-left corner of the screen.
  2. Open the Start menu.
  3. Click Control Panel.
  4. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  5. Find the program and Click Uninstall.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Navigate the mouse to the bottom-left corner of the screen.
  2. Open the Start menu and select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Find the unreliable software.
  5. Right-click on it and click Uninstall.

Windows 10 and 8.1/8

  1. Navigate the mouse to the bottom-left corner of the screen.
  2. Right-click the Start screen/Start menu.
  3. Click Programs and Features.
  4. Find the adware and click Uninstall.
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