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Alarma

How to Remove Alarma from Your Computer

You can effectively remove Alarma from your computer with Exterminate It!.

After installing the program, run a scan to display a list of the files associated with Alarma in the Scan Result screen and remove these files. For information about running scans and removing malware files, see the Exterminate It! Help.

Trojan

A trojan is a program that is disguised as legitimate software but is designed to carry out some harmful actions on the infected computer.

Unlike viruses and worms, trojans don’t replicate but they can be just as destructive.

These days trojans are very common. Trojans are divided into a number different categories based on their function or type of damage.

Be Aware of the Following Trojan Threats:

Amokk.Joiner, AOL.PS.cc, SDTE, ICQ.Toolz.Y2K.Special.Edition, Bancos.GQB.

Virus

The term “virus” is often loosely used to refer to any type of malicious program or is used to describe any harm that a malicious program does to a computer. Strictly speaking, however, a virus is defined as program code that replicates.
This simple definition allows for numerous classifications of viruses. They can be further classified by the types of object they infect (for example, boot sector viruses, file viruses, and macro viruses), by the method that they use to select their host, or by the techniques they use to infect.

Be Aware of the Following Virus Threats:

Funlove.4099, Runouce.b, ccExecute, Wollf, Fujacks.L.

How Did My PC Get Infected with Alarma?^

The following are the most likely reasons why your computer got infected with Alarma:

  • Your operating system and Web browser's security settings are too lax.
  • You are not following safe Internet surfing and PC practices.

Downloading and Installing Freeware or Shareware

Small-charge or free software applications may come bundled with spyware, adware, or programs like Alarma. Sometimes adware is attached to free software to enable the developers to cover the overhead involved in created the software. Spyware frequently piggybacks on free software into your computer to damage it and steal valuable private information.

Using Peer-to-Peer Software

The use of peer-to-peer (P2P) programs or other applications using a shared network exposes your system to the risk of unwittingly downloading infected files, including malicious programs like Alarma.

Visiting Questionable Web Sites

When you visit sites with dubious or objectionable content, trojans-including Alarma, spyware and adware, may well be automatically downloaded and installed onto your computer.

Detecting Alarma^

The following symptoms signal that your computer is very likely to be infected with Alarma:

PC is working very slowly

Alarma can seriously slow down your computer. If your PC takes a lot longer than normal to restart or your Internet connection is extremely slow, your computer may well be infected with Alarma.

New desktop shortcuts have appeared or the home page has changed

Alarma can tamper with your Internet settings or redirect your default home page to unwanted web sites. Alarma may even add new shortcuts to your PC desktop.

Annoying popups keep appearing on your PC

Alarma may swamp your computer with pestering popup ads, even when you're not connected to the Internet, while secretly tracking your browsing habits and gathering your personal information.

E-mails that you didn't write are being sent from your mailbox

Alarma may gain complete control of your mailbox to generate and send e-mail with virus attachments, e-mail hoaxes, spam and other types of unsolicited e-mail to other people.