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Should I remove Zombie Alert?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,835
United States Rank #20,761
Reach 0.0154%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.48 days
220.62 days >
Average installed length: 115.92 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.7.31 0.93%
2.7.26 0.46%
2.7.19 15.28%
2.7.18 3.70%
2.7.16 2.78%
2.7.14 0.46%
2.7.13 0.93%
2.7.12 3.70%
2.7.11 2.31%
2.6.80 7.41%
2.6.79 31.02%
2.6.78 6.48%
2.6.74 18.52%
2.6.71 5.09%
2.6.70 0.93%

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Zombie Alert

What is Zombie Alert?

This is ad-supported (adware) software, part of Injekt, that is very difficult to remove as the publisher will ignore the Windows Add/Remove feature and re-install it after the user reboot their PC. The program is desigend to inject various forms of ads on the user's web browser - "Applications may be supported by advertising, which may include display ads (banner ads), in-text ads, interstitial ads, or other types of ads. Users may see additional ads when using their Internet browser or other software applications."

In addition this adware will modify the user's PC settings - "Applications may be automatically enabled on your web browsers following installation. Applications or advertisements may require changing your web browser’s default home page, default page or set of pages on startup, default search provider, and other browser settings."

As well as bundle additional adware offers - "Additional optional offers may be presented to the User for download. Any new Applications selected by you will be downloaded and installed automatically."

Overview

The most common release is 2.6.79, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named ZombieAlertService.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 1.67 MB (1,753,971 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Zombie Alert.
ZombieAlertService.exe (114e415c6cfacc0c32fb86821a31c1e7) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.PullUpdate
Comodo Security 18122 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0112 Adware.Plugin.175
ESET-NOD32 8.9692 a variant of MSIL/Adware.PullUpdate.A
Fortinet FortiGate 4/22/2014 Adware/PullUpdate
Malwarebytes v2014.04.22.11 PUP.Optional.ZombieAlert.A
McAfee 5600.7153 Artemis!114E415C6CFA
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7153 Artemis!114E415C6CFA
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Trojan.Adware.988
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.112 TROJ_GEN.F47V0325
VIPRE Antivirus 28336 Injekt (fs)
Zombie Alert has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.injekt.com
Help link: www.zombiealertapp.com/about.html
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\zombiealert
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\ZombieAlert\uninstall.exe /kb=y /ic=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 1.67 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Zombie Alert

Program executable:ZombieAlertService.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Zombie Alert Service
Path:C:\ProgramData\zombiealert\ZombieAlertService.exe
MD5:114e415c6cfacc0c32fb86821a31c1e7
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) ZombieAlertService.exe - Zombie Alert Service
  • ZombieAlert.exe - Zombie Alert
  • ZombieAlert64.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • ZombieAlertService.exe runs as a service named 'Zombie Alert' (ZombieAlert) "Provides system level support for Zombie Alert.".

How do I remove Zombie Alert?

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Or, you can uninstall Zombie 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 Zombie 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 Zombie 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 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.59%
Windows 8 25.81%
Windows Vista 7.83%
Windows XP 2.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.04%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.96%
Windows 8.1 11.11%
Windows 7 Professional 9.26%
Windows 8 6.48%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.63%
  Italy 19.82%
  Australia 12.33%
  France 7.93%
  Brazil 7.05%
  United Kingdom 7.05%
  India 6.17%
  Canada 5.29%
  Spain 3.52%
  Germany 1.76%
  CY 0.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.97%
Acer 27.89%
Dell 11.56%
ASUS 9.52%
Toshiba 6.12%
Samsung 4.76%
Lenovo 4.08%
GIGABYTE 2.04%
Sony 1.36%
Medion 0.68%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.72%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.36%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.36%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.52%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.52%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 1.68%

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