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Should I remove Security Alert?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #41,630
United States Rank #21,912
Reach 0.0024%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.38 days
70.16 days >
Average installed length: 36.86 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.7.58 100.00%

Security Alert

What is Security Alert?

Injeck's Security Alert is an adware program that installs as a web browser plugin to inject and display advertisements. Once installed the program will deliver ads including but not limited to banner ads, text-links, coupons and other offers both by injecting them in the user's web browser as well as displaying popups outside of the browser.

"In some cases, we may display product offers during your installation process. Of course, you will have the ability to accept or pass on these offers. We try our very best to make sure any product offering follows best practices and actually provides something of value to you."

"Applications may include additional software components, including (i) updater software components, which enable automatic repair and update of installed software; and offer software components, which give Applications the ability to present additional software offers. Software updates are typically silent with no notice or interaction required by the user. These updater software and offer software components may or may not be uninstalled with the Applications single uninstaller, but may require a separate (but also included) uninstaller to run."

About  (from New Technology)

Security Alert is a free application that notifies you of the latest Security news. Security Alert scours the web for additional news and other content to provide you with the latest information.
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Security Alert.
SecurityAlert.exe (26991a8e2582be3bad62b1c91f482956) has been flagged by the following 18 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-150413 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG 2016.0.3141 Downloader
AVware 1.5.0.21 MSIL.Adware.PullUpdate
Baidu-International 4.0.3.15413 Adware.MSIL.PullUpdate.G
Comodo Security 21595 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0103 Adware.Yontoo.55
ESET-NOD32 9.11401 a variant of MSIL/Adware.PullUpdate.G.gen
Fortinet FortiGate 4/13/2015 Adware/PullUpdate
K7 AntiVirus 13.202.15430 Adware
K7GW 13.202.15431 Adware ( 004afdd71 )
Malwarebytes v2015.04.13.03 PUP.Optional.SecurityAlert.A
McAfee 5600.6797 Artemis!26991A8E2582
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA CH
Symantec 4/13/2015 rev. 2 Trojan.Gen
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Trojan.Win32.Qudamah.Gen.18
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.103 TROJ_GEN.R03EH05C415
VIPRE Antivirus 38918 MSIL.Adware.PullUpdate
Zillya 2.0.0.2122 Adware.PullUpdate.Win32.1074
       View all 18 all detections
Security Alert has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.
Find out how to remove Security Alert.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.getsecurityalert.com/about.html
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\securityalert
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\SecurityAlert\uninstall.exe /kb=y /ic=9
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 6.65 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Security Alert

Program executable:SecurityAlert.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Security Alert
SecurityAlert
Path:C:\ProgramData\securityalert\SecurityAlert.exe
MD5:26991a8e2582be3bad62b1c91f482956
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) SecurityAlert.exe - Security Alert (SecurityAlert)
  • SecurityAlert64.exe
  • SecurityAlertService.exe - SecurityAlert Service
  • SecurityAlert.dll
  • SecurityAlert64.dll
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • SecurityAlertService.exe runs as a service named 'SecurityAlert' (SecurityAlert).

How do I remove Security Alert?

Quickly and completely remove Security Alert from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Security Alert from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Security Alert, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Security Alert.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 8 47%
Win Vista 3%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 47.06%
Windows 7 41.18%
Windows Vista 11.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 41.18%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.47%
Windows 7 Professional 11.76%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.94%
Windows 8.1 Connected 2.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.31% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.31%
  Colombia 1.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.03%
Hewlett-Packard 29.03%
Toshiba 9.68%
Sony 9.68%
Acer 9.68%
Samsung 3.23%
Lenovo 3.23%
GIGABYTE 3.23%
ASUS 3.23%
Common models
HP-Pavilion FQ565AA-ABA a... 6.25%
TOSHIBA Satellite P855 3.13%
TOSHIBA Satellite P775 3.13%
TOSHIBA Satellite M645 3.13%
Sony VGN-CR120E 3.13%
Sony SVT15115CXS 3.13%

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