|Short Description||The application triggers the display of advertisements and may slow down the browser. It is promoted as a Twitter assistance tool.|
|Symptoms||Display of unwanted advertisements, monitoring of browsing activities, sensitive data collection.|
|Distribution Method||Ad-supported software is often spread via the bundling method. Also, the application may have been downloaded from a freeware page/ its official page.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected ByUnfollow Alert|
What Is Unfollow Alert?
Unfollow Alert is a program that is supposed to help users keep track of their Twitter followers. It should provide you with information such as who has unfollowed you, who you have unfollowed, and who has deactivated their account. Some users may find this program helpful. There is a striking resemblance between Unfollow Alert and Unfriend Watch, a program that does pretty much the same, but for Facebook. The latter has been identified as a potentially unwanted program and as adware. The same can be said for Unfollow Alert. It will start presenting advertisements after it has been installed. We recommend getting rid of it as it is doubtful that it will be of any use, and its activities may turn out to be a risk for your system’s security.
What Does Unfollow Alert Do?
Once installed, Unfollow Alert will attach an extension to your browser. This will start displaying advertisements whenever you browse the web. These ads will be labeled as “Ads by Unfollow Alert,” “Unfollow Alert Ads,” “Brought by Unfollow Alert,” etc. So it will be pretty evident who the culprit is. The program can also collect data on your browsing. This will allow it to deliver targeted ads. After all, the more clicks that users generate, the more money the developers of Unfollow Alert will earn. If you go to Unfollow Alert’s web page, you will not find any information saying that it will display ads even though it does, which is very suspicious in itself.
Is Unfollow Alert Dangerous?
The program itself is harmless. However, there are some risks related to its activities. The websites that it promotes are not reviewed. This means that cyber criminals can take advantage and use it to lure unsuspecting users onto their harmful websites. Some ads may very well be misleading and transfer you to malicious websites. Then it is very likely that your system will become a target for virtual attacks. A phishing scheme may also be used to trick you into sharing your personal data.
How Did Unfollow Alert Get on My Computer?
Unfollow Alert can be downloaded from its official website. However, most users do not acquire it from there. In fact, most of the time the program gets installed without users even realizing until they start seeing the ads. This is because Unfollow Alert uses bundling as a distribution method. In other words, it is attached to installers of freeware. It will be set for installation by default, so unless you decline it, you will get it on your computer. This is why you have to be really careful when installing free applications on your PC if you do not want to get additional software.
How Do I Remove Unfollow Alert?
As Unfollow Alert is not malicious, you will not have troubles removing it. You can do this yourself by going to Control Panel and opening the list of programs. Then all you need to do is locate and uninstall it. You should keep in mind, however, that there may be more unwanted programs or even malware on your computer. This is why it is best to acquire a reliable security tool that will get rid of all intruders and prevent them from entering your PC in the future. This way you will no longer have to worry about your system getting compromised.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter