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Remove Stocks Alerts ads (Free Guide) - Virus Removal Guide

removal by Jake Doevan - - | Type: Adware

Why do Stocks Alerts ads keep showing up on my computer screen?

Stocks Alerts virus is one of those troublesome computer programs that try to pose as useful tools to trick users into installing them. Meanwhile, they cannot bring any beneficial features into the computer system. After analyzing this potentially unwanted program (PUP), we realized that Stocks Alerts adware[1] (by Weather Warnings LLC.) is not a reliable program that mainly strives for pay-per-click revenue by pushing commercial offers and third-party deals to the computer user. These offers typically appear in the form of pop-up[2], pop-under ads, banners, and other advertising means. Stocks Alerts ads can be injected above regular search results whenever you use web search engines, too. To put it simply, this ad-supported program aims to overwhelm you with loads of ads by Stocks Alerts, while it actually introduces itself as a great app that sends alerts about storms in the area that the user lives in. If you actually look for a program that can send such information for you, better don’t rely on Stock Alerts. It is clear that this program was created with an intention to make money from clicks[3] instead of providing essential information about expected storms.

Stocks Alerts virus
Although Stocks Alerts claims to be a useful storm-forecast tool, it is simply an adware-type program that displays annoying ads to the user.

Questions about Stocks Alerts ads

Annoying ads are not the only concern that makes us doubt the reliability of this strange ad-supported program. What we also found in its Privacy Policy document is that its authors do not control websites they link to and that they claim no responsibility for their content or privacy policies. In other words, they say that they are not responsible for anything that happens once you visit one of the websites they advertise via their ads. Besides, the described adware might help to place third-party cookies[4] into your PC and use them for customization of third-party ads. On top of that, the program has the right to collect data such as your IP address, your search queries and websites you visit. It is highly recommended to avoid programs that gather such information silently because you can never know who is going to be the final recipient of it. To avoid visiting shady websites that might ask you to provide sensitive data or convince you to install highly dangerous software, better remove Stocks Alerts using Reimage Reimage Cleaner or similar software. If you wish, you can use Stocks Alerts removal instructions written below the description of this adware-type program.

Things to know if you cannot remember installing Stocks Alerts

If you cannot remember installing the described program, we assume that Stocks Alerts hijack happened. It typically affects users who tend to install new computer programs in a rush, by continuously clicking “Next” button in setup until the final “Finish” button is reached. This software installation method is wrong from every point of view because it typically leads to installation of suggested third-party programs. If you want to be sure that you are installing only the program you need without any additional components, adjust its installation settings appropriately[5]. We highly recommend choosing Custom/Advanced settings and dropping off suggested third-party applications bundled with your download. This is the easiest way to install programs with no additional items.

How can I remove Stocks Alerts and avoid installing similar programs in the future?

If you’re looking for the easiest way to remove Stocks Alerts virus and protect your PC, we suggest installing an anti-malware or anti-spyware program on your PC. However, if you are not looking for such program and you would rather try removing the adware from the system manually, please look at Stocks Alerts removal tutorial that we present below. It will guide you through the installation procedure and help you to make your computer function normally again.

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To remove Stocks Alerts ads, follow these steps:

Eliminate Stocks Alerts from Windows systems

Find and uninstall Stocks Alerts software from your PC. The program that is the one to blame for all these annoying advertisements might be hiding under Stock Alerts or Storm Alerts name.

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / 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. If you are 'Windows 10 / 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'.
  3. Uninstall Stocks Alerts and related programs
    Here, look for Stocks Alerts or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Erase Stocks Alerts from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Stocks Alerts or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Delete Stocks Alerts from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. 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. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Stocks Alerts and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. 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.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Stocks Alerts removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Get rid of Stocks Alerts ads from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Stocks Alerts should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Uninstall Stocks Alerts from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Stocks Alerts and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Stocks Alerts removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Remove Stocks Alerts from Google Chrome

After removing Stocks Alerts virus from the system, check Google Chrome browser for shady extensions that may have been installed with intention to enroll this browser in promotion of various third-party products and services. Delete these browser extensions ASAP.

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Stocks Alerts and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Stocks Alerts removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Eliminate Stocks Alerts from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Stocks Alerts or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Stocks Alerts removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. Hannah says:
    March 14th, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Cant understand how I got infected with Stocks Alerts…

  2. marth says:
    March 14th, 2017 at 10:02 am

    I hate Stocks Alerts! That program was entirely useless! I am so glad that Ive got rid of it!

  3. Jeffy says:
    March 14th, 2017 at 10:03 am

    literally cannot realize why, for the love of God, I decided to download Stocks Alerts.

  4. almond1 says:
    March 14th, 2017 at 10:04 am

    The worst adware ever. Annoying, useless, and memory-taking! It makes the computer run slowly, too!

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