Zombie Alert Virus

Also Known As: Zombie Alert ads
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Zombie Alert removal instructions

What is Zombie Alert?

Zombie Alert is a potentially unwanted application developed by Creative Island Media LLC. It's is an application that promises to warn Internet users of an impending zombie invasions. This program scours the web for additional news and other content to determine the risk of a zombie invasion; however, it installs without user's consent and causes various intrusive ads. Most commonly computer users install this plugin with free software downloaded from the Internet. Developers of this browser extension are using a deceptive software marketing method called bundling. After successful installation Zombie Alert app tracks user's Internet browsing by recording IP address, unique identifier number, operating system, browser, and other software information, web page URLs visited, and search queries entered.

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Moreover, this adware generates banner, in-text, interstitial advertisements. Having this plugin installed on one's Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) can end up in high risk malware infections and privacy issues. Internet users should know that nowadays most of free software download websites are using download clients to monetize their free services - download clients are small programs that offer installation of advertised browser plugins, and thus reckless freeware downloading can easily end up in installation of Zombie Alert or other potentially unwanted applications. It's recommended to remove this adware from one's Internet browsers.

Zombie Alert is similar to other adware which infiltrate user's Internet browsers through free software downloads, for example Websteroids, Theater Mode, Mood Tube and Spy Lookout . All of the mentioned browser plug-ins promises to enhance user's Internet browsing however instead of that users are presented with intrusive online ads. To avoid installation of such potentially unwanted applications, computer users should be very careful when downloading and installing free software. When downloading freeware always inspect every downloading step and be sure to opt-put installation of advertised browser extensions by clicking on a "decline" button. When installing the already downloaded program choose "advanced" or "custom" installation options (instead of "typical" or "quick"), this step could reveal installation of bundled browser plug-ins. If you already see ads generated by Zombie Alert, use the provided removal instructions and eliminate this adware from your computer.

Zombie alert installer:

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Quick menu:

Zombie Alert removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

zombie alert uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Zombie Alert", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

At the time of research this adware installed together with other potentially unwanted programs: Coupon Server, Fortunitas, Freeven Pro, M6 Processing, Mario Forever Toolbar, Plus-HD1.9vi, PricePeep, Search Protect, SmartSaver+ 8, TuneUp Utilities 2014 and Wajam. It's recommended to uninstall all of the mentioned programs.

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted programs which cause Zombie Alert ads scan your computer for any left unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer use recommended malware removal software.

Remove Zombie Alert from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

At the time of research Zombie Alert didn't install it's browser plugins to Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, however it came bundled with other adware. It's recommended eliminating these potentially unwanted applications from one's Internet browsers.

Internet Explorer logo Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing zombie alert from Internet Explorer step 1

Click on the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons." Look for "SmartSaver+ 8", "Coupon Server BHO", "PricePeep", "Fortunitas", "Plus-HD1.9vi" and "Freeven pro 1.2" select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing zombie alert from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the zombie alert ads, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logo Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing zombie alert from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions".  Locate: "Freeven Pro", "Plus-HD1.9vi", "PricePeep" and "SmartSaver+ 8" select these entries and click on a trash can icon.

Removing zombie alert from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the zombie alert ads, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logo Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing zombie alert from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click on the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons." Click on "Extensions," in the opened window remove "Coupon Server", "Fortunitas", "Freeven Pro", "Plus-HD1.9vi", PricePeep" and "SmartSaver+ 8".

Removing zombie alert from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with zombie alert ads removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

Removal assistance:
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