How to remove (uninstall) Аlex

Advertising-oriented software, such as Аlex Chrome became extremely diffused last time. These programs differ from usual viruses in that their activity cannot be determined as certainly viral. Аlex might look reputable software which shows you the best deals on the Web, adds incredible options to all browsers, and does other functions. Every hour, the quantity of banners and advertising increase and when you are trying to uninstall a virus - you will fail, because the adware can reinstall itself after removal. In this guide, we are going to explain you everything about Flex, how to deal with it, and how to prevent infection in the future.

The viruses that show you ads and prevent to use the Internet can be divided on two kinds: adware and hijackers. The first group attacks the whole computer, placing hype and other promotional stuff on each new tab in browser and on the desktop. The group № 2 acts only in the browsers by changing the results of your search queries, showing unreliable results and sending you to harmful websites. All of these kinds of software are covered with particular specifications of their functions, and the user thinks that they are worthy. You should know one thing: the longer these malware will dwell in your system, the more lamentable will be the condition of your workstation. In the end, you will see that your machine is entirely filled by various undesired, useless or even really dangerous viruses. Reboots, fatal failures, the poor performance of your machine, spontaneous shutdowns and low speed of response will become very frequent. When the computer comes into suchlike state, people begin to look for an issue, and realize that it was necessary to uninstall the adware in the first days after its installation, or not to use it at all.


There are some actions which need to be performed, before Аlex Chrome can do its job. The most important thing is to set a task to re-install in case of deletion, and to gain updates from the website of its developers. The browser is the secondary target. Home-page and search system are replaced by harmful ones. Browser shortcut properties are varied and the systems that are responsible for the quantity of advertisement are powered off. Most browsers now have a function that hides the pop-ups, annoying advertisement, banners and other kinds of hype. Hijacker switches these functions off, and you see that the quantity of advertisement in all new tabs is extremely increased. Moreover that you see all the advertising on the Net, regardless of whether they are good or not, Аlex exhibits you its own advertising windows and banners. If Аlex works on the PC for 5-7 days, customer just can't use the Net because of advertisements, redirections and banners in browser and sometimes even to use the computer. Wherefore is this done? All actions of adware are serving the one object: to coerce the user to make a click. These links often lead to suspicious web-pages selling substandard products, or services. These web-sites simply aren't visited by anybody except their proprietors, and they have only one way out: to lure visitors to the site with use of a trick. There's no need to precise that any purchase or download on the website, displayed you by Аlex, can call serious effects, such as - getting a virus. As you can see, Аlex is harmless in itself, and it only gives the chance to do things that will call issues.

Methods to remove Аlex

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Аlex manually

Step 1. Uninstall Аlex from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Аlex from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)


We believe that you, having read the "What is" part, accepted the need for swift removal of adware from the machine. We'll tell you how to execute it swiftly and without dangerous consequences. There are two ways whereby any dangerous software can be uninstalled: manual and software way. Both of these techniques are good and provide efficient removal of the hijacker. The distinction among them lies not in the performance, but in easiness and the continuous defense. The disposal in manual mode comprises of many doings, and between them there are the operations with important system files. Don't attempt to make the removal in manual mode if you aren't confident about it. Under this paragraph you'll see the step by step instruction, and the video guide on how to remove Аlex from your system. But remember that anti-virus is the best option for newbies. Deletion with assistance of antivirus is noticeably safer than by-hand deletion and there is no possibility of fault. Antivirus ensures the great level of protection, and the manual removal ensures none, because you just eliminate malware, and leave the door open for other threats. Currently, the best special tool on the price/quality ratio is Spyhunter, and we suggest you to use it. This anti-virus is well-known in all parts of the world, and gives serious defense. Spyhunter uses daily updated virus database, it doesn't overload the CPU and does not interfere with other antiviruses.

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Аlex Chrome removal instructions

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall Аlex from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Аlex and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Аlex
  • C:\ProgramData\Аlex
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Аlex

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Аlex" and delete these elements


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How to remove Аlex from Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Аlex and press Uninstall


How to uninstall from Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete Аlex from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Аlex and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.


How to uninstall Аlex from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash


Step 2. Remove Аlex from the browser

How to remove Аlex from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Аlex

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs


How to delete Аlex from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Аlex

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • On startup
  • Set pages
  • Put “about:blank”


How to uninstall Аlex from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove Аlex

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into homepage field

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Put “about:config” into address bar;
  • Confirm the suggestion;
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”;
  • Reset this field (right-click and choose reset).


How to delete Аlex from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Аlex and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.


How to delete Аlex from Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"


Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions


Advantages of different removal methods


How to protect the computer?

To prevent these problems in the future, you must know for sure how Аlex got onto your machine. Hijackers use plenty of ways, but they all can be divided on three basic groups:

  • Download from an untrusted website. When you are on a web-site, you are shown a confirmation to install brilliant tools, which may greatly assist you in some cases. The functions of these tools are usual, they are: the realization of some actions in the social networks, search for advantageous discounts on the Web, the acceleration of Net surfing, showing the newest free media-content such as music, movies and games, automated download of all updates and drivers for your hardware. All of these features are already integrated into the browsers, or present in the list of Windows services, so, it means that such software are completely worthless, and the site, which propagates them is, apparently, infected.
  • Download in bundles with good tools. If you often use the free programs, you are familiar with this. You install the tool, and then you see the window with the suggestion of the installation of the anti-virus, marvelous file manager, browser, the new extension for it, and, maybe, few another strange, but very "effective" tools. The checkboxes are already filled, and once you click "OK", the installation starts, and you’ll install 2-3 tools that you do not need, except the useful one.
  • The straight installation by user. It is also possible, because when the customers read an alluring specification of software, they decide that it is highly useful.

The penetration via viral e-mail attachment is also highly effective, but this manner is used mostly by ransomware and viruses, and not by adware. We hope that by the time you're reading this part of the guide, Аlex will be already deleted from your machine. If you prefer the deletion in manual manner, you must know how to determine that your workstation has malware.

  • The system boots really slowly. The majority of malware, during the installation, tune themselves to launch at startup, and it doesn't matter if this program is used once a year - it will launch every day and consume your time and CPU resources. Look at the taskbar, and search for harmful software.
  • Appearance of ads in all tabs. If the numbers of ads has grown up noticeably - that is, most likely, adware or hijacker.
  • The good tools functions unstable and slow, machine reboots and turns off by itself.
  • The appearance of the bizarre tools on your machine. If the software shows up in your system without your resolution - it is, most likely, undesired.

If you notice one of the described above red flags on your machine - you have to do an overall scan through removal program, or manually get rid of all the undesired and dangerous programs from your PC. Don't believe in everything you see on the Web, follow the condition of your PC, and it will always be clean and effective.



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