What is PhishAlert?

PhishAlert – is a program that comes to your computer in the form of an extension to the browser. PhishAlert is not a virus, but this program relate to the number of potentially unwanted programs. After penetrating the computer, it starts to display various banner ads and coupons. These promotional products may refer to a popular partner sites, for example, eBay, Amazon, AliExpress and so on. In addition, this program can deliver, and other troubles. After penetration of the PC, PhishAlert can change the settings of your browser home page, add your toolbar and constantly disturb you while browsing. Also worth noting is that PhishAlert constantly analyzes your browsing history. Because of this, PhishAlert can display exactly the proposal that will interest you the most. PhishAlert may transfer your personally identifiable information to third parties. If you find PhishAlert on your PC, we recommend that you remove it immediately.

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How PhishAlert gets on your PC?

Malicious programs such as PhishAlert, come to the computer as an extension to the browser. Scheme of penetration of potentially unwanted software can change constantly. Most often, these programs (extension) come into your PC without the user’s consent, but it is worth noting that this is due to the negligence of the user. Many ad sites create their own download managers. Each time when you download some free software, try to pay attention to what you are offered to install. Sometimes, simply uncheck the element that seems suspicious to you. Always try to read the user agreement, don’t hurry to click “Next”. Carefully follow the installation process. Resort to using third-party programs that can help you to protect your computer. If your PC is already infected, then use our instructions listed below.

How to remove PhishAlert from your computer?

To uninstall PhishAlert remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have PhishAlert in their database. You can try to use them for removing PhishAlert.

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You can try both of these products to remove PhishAlert

Or uninstall PhishAlert manually.

Step 1: Remove PhishAlert from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find PhishAlert.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find PhishAlert and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find PhishAlert, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate PhishAlert and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove PhishAlert from your browser.

Step 2: Remove PhishAlert from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find PhishAlert.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose PhishAlert.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable PhishAlert.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of PhishAlert:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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