What Is IDP.ALEXA.53?
Just like other detections of the IDP.ALEXA family, IDP.ALEXA.53 has been classified as software that is potentially unsafe and should not be trusted in any way. Generally, reports indicate that this may be a false positive detection and not a virus. However, some antivirus vendors detect it as malware. IDP.ALEXA.53 may be associated with multiple online games, like SeaMonkey or Plants vs. Zombies. While these games are legitimate, fake versions of them may be used to infect your computer with adware or a Trojan.
IDP.ALEXA.53 is also known to perform different virus activities on your computer, the main idea of which is to obtain information from it, such as passwords and files. This is the main reason to remove this application, just to be sure, in case it’s malware. Read this removal instructions article to learn more about IDP.ALEXA.53 and how you can effectively delete it.
|Name||IDP.ALEXA.53, also known as IDP.ALEXA.51, IDP.ALEXA.52, IDP.HEUR.23|
|Short Description||The file detected may do various dangerous or unhealthy to the PC activities but may also be a false positive.|
|Symptoms||If malware, the user may witness slow PC, overused CPU and RAM and even system crashes.|
|Distribution Method||Via malicious URLs, unwanted downloads and other means.|
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IDP.ALEXA.53 – What Does It Do?
IDP.ALEXA.53 can either be a false positive (fake detection) or be a real virus. If it’s malware, it may end up on your computer via two main ways:
- If it is sent to you via e-mail attachment.
- If it has been downloaded as a file from a compromised or dangerous site.
Suppose it is sent to you by e-mail, IDP.ALEXA.53 could pose as a critically important document that you have to open. Such can be bank documents, a ticket for a flight, invoices for a purchase you do not recall making, and others. If, however, you have downloaded it from the web, this virus may pretend to be an installer for a game or program, portable software, crack fix for game or app, or key generators and activators.
Once it has compromised your computer, the IDP.ALEXA.53 virus may drop its virus files. They often contain different names, but some which we have detected to be associated with this virus are reported to be the following:
As soon as this is done, the IDP.ALEXA.53 virus may begin to perform different activities that may allow it to become an administrator on your computer. Such actions could result in this virus running a program as an active process in Windows Task Manager. Such a process can be responsible for the following malicious activities on your computer:
- Install other viruses, adware, or software on your computer without you knowing
- Perform spyware activities, like obtain system information, screenshots, log the keys you type, and record video and audio using your microphone and camera.
- Cause PC slowdowns, BSOD (blue screen of death) alerts, and several other types of problems.
- Damage your operating system by deleting different types of files and causing it to misbehave.
- Connect to the hackers’ servers allowing them to spy on you and steal files.
These are the primary reasons to consider removing IDP.ALEXA.53 completely from your computer system. Keep reading this article to see how you can remove this malware effectively.
IDP.ALEXA.53 – How To Remove It
IDP.ALEXA.53 can be removed from your computer if you follow the removal guide that is posted underneath this article. It has been created with the main reason to help isolate and delete the virus files of this nasty threat from your machine. For best results, experts recommend combining the steps below with anti-malware software. Running a scan of your computer with such a program will detect any malware and fully clean up your PC and protect it in the future.
- Guide 1: How to Remove IDP.ALEXA.53 from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of IDP.ALEXA.53 on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove IDP.ALEXA.53 in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase IDP.ALEXA.53 from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall IDP.ALEXA.53 from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove IDP.ALEXA.53 from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate IDP.ALEXA.53 from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable IDP.ALEXA.53 Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove IDP.ALEXA.53 from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove IDP.ALEXA.53
Step 2: Uninstall IDP.ALEXA.53 and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by IDP.ALEXA.53 on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by IDP.ALEXA.53 there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of IDP.ALEXA.53 from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall IDP.ALEXA.53 and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove IDP.ALEXA.53 via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove IDP.ALEXA.53 files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as IDP.ALEXA.53, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove IDP.ALEXA.53 from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase IDP.ALEXA.53 from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall IDP.ALEXA.53 from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove IDP.ALEXA.53 from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the IDP.ALEXA.53 will be removed.
Eliminate IDP.ALEXA.53 from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.
Remove Push Notifications caused by IDP.ALEXA.53 from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".