The latest technologies give people access not only to boundless knowledge. They also pose a large number of threats. Here is more about IDP.ALEXA.51 and its consequences.
What is IDP.ALEXA.51?
IDP.ALEXA.51 is one of the most non-standard and malicious threats recently discovered in cyberspace. It is a program that has hidden functions and can be detected specifically by the antivirus packages Avira, Avast, and AVG. It is a kind of Trojan horse viruses. The name came about because the first programs of this type came to computers under the guise of helpful programs that users downloaded and launched themselves. Now, this distribution option is also present. Often users run similar programs themselves, trying to download broken unlicensed versions of software or programs to generate broken serial keys. IDP.ALEXA.51 is a small program disguised as innocent software. This disguise allows it to be easily accessed by the user or anti-virus program on the computer for malicious actions for which it was created. As a result, under the guise of keygens and cracks, Trojans often end up on the computers of users who want to use unlicensed software.
IDP.ALEXA.51 penetrates other programs and hides them there until the host program is launched. Until the host program is run, the virus cannot cause harm. Most often, it is used to delete, modify, or steal data. Trojans cannot reproduce independently.
Abilities of IDP.ALEXA.51:
- ALEXA.51 is a type of virus that receives commands from the outside and executes them. It can also contain tasks that will be performed, for example, every day or at a certain interval.
- Usually, the Trojan steals passwords, logins, recognizes e-mail, and can also send spam. He does all this himself or on a command from the outside, which can be sent by a hacker or a command center.
- A common occurrence is downloading other viruses and launching them. In other words, due to one virus, you will have others, for example, it may be a miner.
IDP.ALEXA.51: how to remove?
IDP.ALEXA.51 is used to run a security system. Such programs can be started manually or automatically. As a result, the system becomes vulnerable and can be accessed by attackers. To start automatically, the development is attractively called or disguised as other programs.
The main thing is that the virus has existed for a long time, it was found in 2017, so today it should be detected by popular antiviruses.
You can delete the file manually or using special software. There are the following options:
- Web CureIT is a powerful utility against dangerous viruses such as Trojans, botnets, miners, and rootkits. It is downloaded with antivirus databases, so it can weigh about 100 megs. The duration of the scan depends on the number of files on the disk.
- AdwCleaner is a utility against adware and spyware. Checks the registry, startup, task scheduler, list of services, shortcuts and browser extensions, and more. It works smartly, downloads antivirus databases before scanning.
- Malwarebytes is also a powerful tool that removes both adware/spyware and dangerous viruses such as Trojans and worms. In general, it was conceived as a utility that finds those viruses that antiviruses are not able to find. The free version can find and remove viruses but when you manually start the scan, while the paid version can do it on a schedule, plus there is a real-time protection function. In short, I mean that the free version is enough.