PhishAlert is an application that you might detect on your computer one day. It usually appears on computers unnoticed; however, we do not say that it is impossible to download it from some kind of website too. Actually, it is not surprising why people download PhishAlert on their systems. As the name of this application suggests, PhishAlert should block phishing sites and do not allow you to end up on them. Unfortunately, it seems that PhishAlert only pretends to be beneficial because the only thing it seeks to do is to distribute advertisements. Yes, PhishAlert is a typical advertising-supported application. As it does not have GUI (a graphical user interface), people usually find that it is installed on their systems only when they start seeing commercial advertisements and pop-ups on different web pages. It is known that these ads might appear on all kinds of browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox.
Even though users usually do not know that they have PhishAlert on board, they definitely notice advertisements that start appearing on their screens. Believe us; they will be extremely annoying and you will understand very quickly that some kind of unwanted program is installed on your PC. You have to get rid of it immediately if you want it to stop showing advertisements. In the meantime, do not click on any kind of ads you notice on your screen because you might be taken to untrustworthy web pages. We cannot say exactly where you will end up; however, our security specialists say that there is a really huge possibility to be taken to the websites that promote malicious software. The presence of ads is definitely not the only reason why you have to get rid of PhishAlert. Researchers at 411-spyware.com have noticed that this program might track you and record some details about your activities on the web. It does that in order to provide users with ads based on their interests. It should also be noted that PhishAlert might change your DNS settings without permission in order to work properly.
We could not find the official website of PhishAlert, so it is not very likely that it can be downloaded by many users. Of course, some of them might find it on some kind of third-party web page too and download it because it promises to protect users from Phishing websites. As it is impossible to download it from its official website and PhishAlert is still prevalent, we believe that it comes bundled with different undesirable programs. To find out whether or not they are installed, scan your PC with the diagnostic scanner. You can also check the Control Panel and the list of extensions yourself.
Luckily, it is possible to get rid of PhishAlert via Control Panel. If this does not say anything to you, you should follow our instructions step by step or acquire a security tool and then scan your system with it. We recommend using SpyHunter because it will erase all the existing infections in the blink of an eye and it will really protect your system if you upgrade it and keep it enabled.
Windows 7 and Vista