What is Spy Alert?

Spy Alert is a browser hijacker that comes without user’s consent. At first glance Spy Alert looks like safe and useful program. Actually Spy Alert is a potentially unwanted program. Why? Spy Alert comes to PC and begins to display advertising pop-ups, banners and coupons. Contents may vary, but most often it is a popular online shopping offers. Spy Alert promises to help find the best offers and lowest prices, in fact, this program is designed to make money. Most of these offers are false. Spy Alert changes your browser and homepage. Spy Alert also may collect your personal information, such as browsing history and stuff. Spy Alert may disclose your personal data to third parties. If you find Spy Alert on your PC, you need to remove it immediately.

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How Spy Alert gets on your PC?

Spy Alert comes bundled with other free programs. Many sites that distribute free software can create their own download managers. It is there are hiding unwanted software developers. Also, the user should read all the user agreement and select advanced type of installation. Don’t hurry to press the “Next” button. Follow the installation process and don’t agree to install suspicious programs. If Spy Alert has already infected your PC, then use our instructions listed below.

How to remove Spy Alert from your computer?

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

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

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Alternative Solution:

Norton Antivirus – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as Spy Alert.


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You can try both of these products to remove Spy Alert

Or uninstall Spy Alert manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Spy Alert.
  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 Spy Alert 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 Spy Alert, select it and click Uninstall.

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

After that remove Spy Alert from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Spy Alert.
  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 Spy Alert.
  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 Spy Alert.
  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.

Remove following registry entries:

HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser Helper Objects{44ed99e2-16a6-4b89-80d6-5b21cf42e78b}

Then remove following files:


And following folders

C:Program FilesSpy Alert

Written by Rami Douafi

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