|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
- Guide 1: How to Remove Unfollow Alert from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Unfollow Alert from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Unfollow Alert from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Unfollow Alert from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Unfollow Alert from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Unfollow Alert from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Unfollow Alert from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Unfollow Alert from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Unfollow Alert
Step 2: Uninstall Unfollow Alert 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 Unfollow Alert 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 Unfollow Alert there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Unfollow Alert from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Unfollow Alert 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 Unfollow Alert 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 Unfollow Alert files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Unfollow Alert, 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 Unfollow Alert 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 Unfollow Alert 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 Unfollow Alert 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 Unfollow Alert 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 Unfollow Alert will be removed.
Eliminate Unfollow Alert 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.