Do you know what Tojan.FakeAlert is?
Tojan.FakeAlert is a Trojan horse infection that is known to install other harmful programs found to be rogue anti-spyware applications onto your computer. Tojan.FakeAlert may also change your system registry properties and install other spyware files.
Tojan.FakeAlert is part of the scam that many rogue anti-spyware programs attempt to perform by forcing computer users to purchase a full version of the software. What is even worse about Tojan.FakeAlert is that it may be remotely controlled by outside sources or hackers so that it may be updated which could make it very difficult to remove in some cases.
In non-techie terms:
Tojan.FakeAlert is a Trojan that may be installed onto your computer without your knowledge or consent. It is important to remember Tojan.FakeAlert is not much different from other well known Trojans, such as Zlob and Vundo, which install rogue anti-spyware programs. Never trust any rogue anti-spyware program that you find installed on your system.
Aliases: Tojan.FakeAlert, TojanFakeAlert, FakeAlert-AB.gen.a, Troj/FakeAle-GZ, Troj/FakeAle-JI, Troj/FakeAle-FM, FakeAlert-AB.
Tojan.FakeAlert Automatic Removal Instructions
Tojan.FakeAlert Manual Removal Instructions
This manual removal method is for techie computer users. Tojan.FakeAlert manual removal may be difficult and time consuming to remove. There's no guarantee that Tojan.FakeAlert will be removed completely. So read the Tojan.FakeAlert removal steps carefully and good luck.
Before you start: Close all programs and Internet browsers. Also back up your computer in case you make a mistake and your computer stops working.
- Uninstall Tojan.FakeAlert Program
Click on Start > Settings > Control Panel > Double-click on Add/Remove Programs. Search for and uninstall Tojan.FakeAlert if found.
- To stop Tojan.FakeAlert processes (view process removal steps)
Go to Start > Run > type taskmgr. The click the Processes tab and you'll see a list of running processes.
Search and stop these Tojan.FakeAlert processes:
For each unwanted process, right-click on it and then select "End task".
- To Unregister Tojan.FakeAlert DLLs (view DLL removal steps)
Search and unregister these Tojan.FakeAlert DLLs:
To locate the Tojan.FakeAlert DLL path, go to Start > Search > All Files or Folders. Type Tojan.FakeAlert and in the Look in: select either My Computer or Local Hard Drives. Click the Search button.
Once you have the Tojan.FakeAlert DLL path, go to Start and then click on Run. In the Run command box, type cmd, and then click on OK.
To locate the exact DLL path, type cd in order to change the current directory. To display the contents of the directory, use the dir command. To remove the DLL file type regsvr32 /u FILENAME.dll (FILENAME is the name of the file that you want to unregister).
- To unregister Tojan.FakeAlert registry keys (view registry keys removal steps)
Go to Start > Run > type regedit > press OK.
Edit the value (on the right pane) by right-clicking on it and selecting the Modify option. Select the Delete option.
Search and delete these Tojan.FakeAlert registry keys:
- If your homepage has been changed, go to Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > click on the General > click Use Default under Home Page. Add the your desired default homepage, then click Apply > click OK. Open a new web browser to check that you have your desired default homepage.
- To remove Tojan.FakeAlert icons on your Desktop, drag and drop them to the Recycle Bin.
You've completed the Tojan.FakeAlert manual removal instructions!
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Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes. By using this information you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. There's no guarantee that Tojan.FakeAlert will be completely removed from your computer. Seek professional help if your computer continues to experience problems.