What is Storm Alert
Storm Alert by Rational Thought Solutions LLC is advertising software designed for browsers Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. It is promoted as tool to alert your about storms and show you weather news. But the problem is that it is installed without direct users desire and is very annoying. Besides there are a lot of much more trusted analogs. One more problem is that Storm Alert won’t uninstall the normal way giving you message that you do not have enough privileges to uninstall it. It also displays ads, banners on shopping sites to gain revenue.
How Storm Alert infected your PC
Storm Alert, has its own website (www.trackstormalert.com/) however this is not how it is distributed. Storm Alert mostly spread through small programs called “downloaders” on download sites such as soft32.com, download.com, softonic.com, and others. “Downloaders” are used by these websites as way to monetize their traffic. And although they say these downloads are “100% virus free” adware like Storm Alert can be offered in users agreement or as an installation option. There are lots of adware programs out there, so be careful and attentive when installing or downloading something from the web or use protection programs like SpyHunter, AdGuard, Malwarebytes AntiMalware.
Download Storm Alert Removal Tool
To remove Storm Alert completely we recommend you to use SpyHunter from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Storm Alert and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.
Remove Storm Alert manually for free
Here is manual step-by-step tutorial for full Storm Alert removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of Storm Alert installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.
Remove Storm Alert from Control Panel
To start removing Storm Alert you should remove it using Control Panel. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller Pro to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Remove Storm Alert from Windows XP:
- Click on Start button.
- Choose Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Find Storm Alert.
- Click Uninstall.
Remove Storm Alert from Windows 7:
- Click Start button.
- Then go to Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a Program.
- Find Storm Alert and click Uninstall.
Remove Storm Alert from Windows 8:
- Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
- Click Search.
- After that click Apps.
- Then Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
- Find Storm Alert, click Uninstall.
Cannot uninstall Storm Alert
In some cases Storm Alert won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Storm Alert. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Storm Alert folder and files. This happens, because process StormAlert.exe or service StormAlertSvc does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use SpyHunter or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall Storm Alert in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:
- Reboot your computer.
- While it starts booting type F8 button.
- This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
- Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
- Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove Storm Alert
Remove Storm Alert add-on from your browsers
Removing Storm Alert from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It is browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Storm Alert extension from your browsers manually.
- Start Google Chrome browser
- In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
- Find Storm Alert extension.
- Click the trash can icon to remove it.
- Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
- In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
- Choose Storm Alert extension.
- Click Disable or Remove button.
Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):
Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Storm Alert from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Storm Alert, please, do the following:
- Open Internet Explorer.
- Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
- In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions.
- Click Disable Storm Alert.
Generally, Storm Alert does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:
- Start Opera browser.
- Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
- Find Storm Alert extension.
- Click Uninstall button.
Alternative way to remove adware browser extension Storm Alert
For safe and effective browser extension removal use avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Run it with administrator privileges and remove all extensions with bad rating including Storm Alert. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.