Title: Spy Alert
Type: Adware

Remove Spy Alert
Removal instructions

 
Severity scale:Spy Alert severity is 10  (10 / 100)
 

Spy Alert is an adware, which is presented as a tool capable to find cookies on websites. While it may seem like a useful application, in most of the cases this program comes on the system without asking user's permission and tracks browsing activity of the user. Besides, it makes some potentially unwanted changes on the system that result in annoying pop-up advertisements and browser's redirections. Don't think that changing the browser will help you to avoid unwanted activity of SpyAlerts. This programs drops its own extension on all web browsers that are installed on the PC. If you want to stop this application for good, you should remove it from the system.

HOW CAN I GET SPY ALERT ON MY COMPUTER?

Spy Alert is created by Long Mile Solutions LLC and is promoted via company's website. However, it can also infiltrate the machine in a bundle with other prorams. Typically, it comes inside with a help of freeware, which is usually packed with such potentially unwanted applications. When trying to prevent its infiltration, you should stop using freeware/shareware or download it only after unchecking unknown entries that are displayed in the components list. As soon as Spy Alert reaches its target PC system, it leaves its own extension on all Internet browsers that let it track users and their browsing habits. With the help of such program, third parties can get information about your IP address, operating system, browser and similar facts that are private. Besides, Spy Alert starts showing its annoying pop-up advertisements that are filled with unknown links. Once again, we don't recommend leaving Spy Alert if you haven't downloaded manually..

HOW TO REMOVE SPY ALERT?

If you want to get rid of Spy Alert and its continuous pop-up ads, you should follow these steps:

Automatic Spy Alert Removal Guide

You can remove Spy Alert automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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SpyHunter is recommended remover to uninstall Spy Alert. You should confirm using free trial that it detects current version of parasite.

Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

If you failed to remove Spy Alert using SpyHunter, submit question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
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Manual Spy Alert Removal Guide

Step 1: Uninstall Spy Alert and related programs

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  • Here, look for Spy Alert or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.

If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.

Step 2: Remove Spy Alert from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Remove dangerous add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Spy Alert and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  • Here, remove malicious URL and enter your preferred domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Reset Internet Explorer
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Here, select Reset.
  • When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Spy Alert removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
  • Here, select Spy Alert and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
  • Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Spy Alert removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
  • Here, select Spy Alert and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Reset Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Spy Alert removal.

What is adware?

Adware is a program that displays advertisements while people are browsing online. Advertisements appear in a web browser, pop-up windows, special toolbars or within the host program. Adware also can gather information about user’s habits and interests. Once it collects what it needs, it sends it out through a background Internet connection. Such behavior allows adware vendors to deliver targeted advertisements to the end user and collect general statistics. However, it may also be used for stealing people’s private data.

Adware is divided into parasitical and legitimate applications. Illegal advertising programs are very similar to spyware parasites and often have some of their functions. They can be installed without user's knowledge and start working every time a computer is rebooted. However, they are less dangerous than rogues because the most of such parasites are primarily intended to collect user’s personal information for marketing and advertising purposes. Unfortunately, you can never know what other purposes it can be used for.

Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by Spy Alert:

•  Appearance of annoying pop-up ads
•  Appearance of banners and in-text ads
•  Redirects to unknown and suspicious websites
•  Changes in homepage and default search engine
•  Decreased speed of every Internet browser

Geolocation of Spy Alert:

This map reveals the prevalence of Spy Alert. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United Kingdom and United States.

QR code for Spy Alert removal instructions:

Spy Alert qrcode
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.

The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Spy Alert are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Spy Alert right in your pocket.

Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.

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Information added: 2014-08-27 07:37:12
Information updated: 2014-08-27 07:37:12

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navstar
i wouldnt and will NOT recommend SPY ALERT to anyone.
as soon this application it install on you pc. u will begin seeing ALL types of
pop-up, add-0ns more than you will never sees and it hell to remove from your
pc.
i normally dont comment much on anything but i have make an exception for this application
and i belies we (the consumers) should know about this spy alert.

this it the WORSE OF THE WORSE application i ever come across so far
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Denise Oakley
Hi I just wanted to say Thank you very much for your advice about getting these annoying flashing pop ups. I am not very computer savvie but your instructions worked

Best wishes

Denise

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