Spy Alert is an adware that shows tracking cookies that belong to websites that you visit. However, this program is ad-supported and often deceptively installed without user’s consent along with free programs bundled with this adware for monetizing. Spy Alert is not malicious, however adware is not safe either because tracking of your web browsing history might cause some privacy problems if your profile is shared among promoters. Besides that, Spy Alert can waste your web traffic for activities that you don’t really need.
If you want to get rid of Spy Alert ads and deals displayed in your Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer, then you need to remove Spy Alert extensions, add-ons, and browser helper objects installed in these web browsers. You also need to remove similarly named Windows application just as you would remove any other Windows program. You can remove Spy Alert components manually by following this guide. However, other adware that might be present in a bundle or installed somehow else can bring you a hard time since you need to see what to kill first. SpyHunter offers a free scanner that shows you all you need, and it can automatically remove Spy Alert and other malware form your infected computer.
This removal guide will help you to remove Spy Alert manually or use special security software designed for removing Spy Alert and other malicious programs. SpyHunter offers not only removal but real-time protection against malicious programs and PUP (potentially unwanted programs). It offers a free scanner that is helpful for manual removal and let access the severity of the infection.
What is Spy Alert?
Spy Alert is a program that promises to warn you on cookies that belong to websites you visit. It is not malicious, but this attractive function is used for installing adware on your computer. It means watching ads in your web browser. Such adware is often distributed and deceptively installed with free programs that you download. If you fail to notice and disable Spy Alert before installing a free program, than Spy Alert components are automatically installed, and you will see ads and various deals in your Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer when you visit various websites related to online shopping. While it is not malicious, Spy Alert as any other adware just wastes your web traffic and compromises your privacy by tracking your browsing history. If your profile is shared among promoters, then you will get more ads and junk mail. So, it’s your choice, and if you want to remove Spy Alert, then this guide is for you. It is easy to remove Spy Alert components, and you can get rid of all ads displayed in your web browser unless you have other malicious programs installed.
Protection against deceptively installed adware:
If you want to avoid installing adware products like Spy Alert, then you need to remember that adware programs are delivered with other free programs, set for automatic installation, and installed unless you disable such optional items. Pay attention to marked check boxes placed in setup wizard screens and disable additional software unless you know it. Always use “custom” installation instead of “typical”, or “normal” since these options might hide adware programs. Read EULA that might inform you about adware programs and terms of their use.
Protect your computer with programs like SpyHunter that can trace installation process, warn you on threats, and remove malware on your demand.
Spy Alert Adware Removal ToolSpy Alert Removal Tool is a part of SpyHunter that easily remove Spy Alert and other malicious programs found on your computer. It detects all malicious elements and tracking cookies related to Spy Alert malware. Free scanner shows you all the details and helps to delete Spy Alert components manually if you want. This software is timely updated and offers a free professional support for removing mutating viruses. It helps to remove stubborn PUP (potentially unwanted programs) and spyware, protects DNS connection, your web browsers, ActiveX components, and other system elements form malware infection. SpyHunter helps to guard your computer against Spy Alert and other threats. It protects your security and privacy.
Remove Spy Alert Ads Manually
You need to uninstall all the Spy Alert components manually. First, you need to uninstall the program using “Add/Remove programs”. Then you need to remove web browser add-on components that belong to Spy Alert.
Use the following guide for manual removal. Then scan your computer with antispyware program to make sure that other hidden malicious programs are also removed.
Uninstall Spy Alert on Windows 8
- On Metro screen click on "Search" icon. Then, type "Remove Program" in the input box and click on "Uninstall a program" menu option.
- Select "Spy Alert" program and click "Uninstall" button at the top of the list.
Optional: If on a desktop, right click "Start" button (or the lower left corner) to open the "Quick Access Menu". Then find and click on "Programs and Features"
Optional: Click on "Control Panel" option. Find and click "Uninstall a Program" link in the menu list placed under "Programs" menu option.
Uninstall Spy Alert on Windows 7, Vista
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop and select "Control Panel" option on the right
- Click on "Programs and Features" menu option in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and highlight Spy Alert program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.
Uninstall Spy Alert on Windows XP
Uninstalling Spy Alert from Windows XP is very similar to one shown above. There are minor differences in a process:
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop.
- Select "Control Panel" in the menu on the right
- Find and double-click "Add/Remove Programs" list item in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and click on Spy Alert program. Then, click "Remove" button.
Remove Spy Alert from Chrome
Remove Spy Alert extensions from Google Chrome
- Start Google Chrome and click on Menu icon in the top-right corner. Select Settings in the drop down list.
- Click on Extensions on the left to display installed Chrome extensions. Find Spy Alert extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.
- Restart your browser.
Remove Spy Alert from Firefox
Remove Spy Alert add-on from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox and click Menu icon at the top-right corner. Click on Add-ons icon.
- Select Extensions on the sidebar. Find Spy Alert add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove Spy Alert from Internet Explorer
Remove Spy Alert extensions from Internet Explorer
- Start Internet Explorer click Tools icon in the top-right corner.
- Click on Manage add-ons option.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions tab on left, right-click on Spy Alert, and then click Disable option.
- Restart your web browser.
Note: Manual removal of Spy Alert is relatively easy task for a user with some experience. However, you might get a bunch of bundled adware programs present on your computer. You need to remove these threats to your security and privacy. Use free scanners that come with SpyHunter and Spy Alert Removal Tool for help or let these programs to take care of the problem.
Remove Spy Alert Adware Infection Completely
Spy Alert adware might be spread in a bundle with other like programs. As a result, your system might be also infected with malicious programs used by cyber criminals for stealing money and illegal activities. After you remove Spy Alert adware you have to run full anti-virus scan with an updated version of your antivirus. Then it is a good idea to scan your system with anti-malware program like SpyHunter 4. This software offers a free scanner that helps with manual removal, and you can opt for automated removal, professional support, and anti-malware protection.