A suspicious detection, called IDP.ALEXA.51 has been reported to be associated with different Windows applications and games, like “Plants vs. Zombies”. The suspicious files that have been detected in association with this detection are located in either the system directories of windows or the %AppData% – related directories. Despite in some cases it was reported to be a false-positive detection, malware may often use this to attack a computer and infect it. This is why if you have received information about IDP.ALEXA.51, recommendations are to read this material and clean your computer.
The Activity of IDP.ALEXA.51
There are two scenarios after IDP.ALEXA.51 has been detected on your computer. The first scenario is that the malware is a false-positive and not real. This scenario, even though reported by AVG to be real, is the more common one.
However, the second scenario is also very probable and it is basically if you have malware on your computer. If the detection of IDP.ALEXA.51 is actually associated with malware, the virus may begin to initially obtain information from your computer. The information that can be obtained may be the following:
- System information, such as Windows version, IP address and also information on next hop devices.
- Information from the hard drive of the infected computer – documents, photos, important folders, etc.
- Personal Information
- Passwords and financial information.
In addition to obtaianing information, the virus may also cause a BSOD (system crash) during it’s operation or if the cyber-criminals behind the malware have programmed it to do so.
Other activity of the IDP.ALEXA.51 threat may also be connected to providing remote access to the infected computer to the attackers. This may allow them to even switch the camera of the device on and off. But what is worse is that attackers can also infect your computer in more than one ways by downloading different type of malicious software via this infection, such as:
- DDoS software.
- BitCoin miners.
- Banking malware.
But this is not all of the activity that may be connected with this malware. The virus can also delete all important files on your PC, or erase important Windows files that can break the OS permanently.
How Does IDP.ALEXA.51 Infect Users?
Most of the complaints by victims of IDP.ALEXA.51 are mainly related to misbehavior of their computers after it restarted. The misbehavior is associated primarily with a suspicious detection message that is displayed to them after the system restarts. Then, two different executable files are detected with the following names:
The infection can also be caused as a result of an unwanted type of download. This can happen if you have a potentially unwanted program on your computer that causes pop-ups, browser redirects as well as other suspicious connections to web links via advertisements. Infection is also possible via a malicious executable advertised via spam e-mail.
How to Remove IDP.ALEXA.51 and Protect My PC
To permanently eliminate IDP.ALEXA.51 detection permanently from your computer, we strongly advise to isolate this threat first by booting into safe mode, after which either hunting down the malicious files manually or automatically. Experts always advise users to take the automatic approach and remove the virus files using an anti-malware scanner.
Booting in Safe Mode
1) Hold Windows Key and R
2) A run Window will appear, in it type “msconfig” and hit Enter
3) After the Window appears go to the Boot tab and select Safe Boot
Cut out IDP.ALEXA.51 in Task Manager
1) Press CTRL+ESC+SHIFT at the same time.
2) Locate the “Processes” tab.
3) Locate the malicious process of IDP.ALEXA.51, and end it’s task by right-clicking on it and clicking on “End Process”
Eliminate IDP.ALEXA.51‘s Malicious Registries
For most Windows variants:
1) Hold Windows Button and R.
2) In the “Run” box type “Regedit” and hit “Enter”.
3) Hold CTRL+F keys and type IDP.ALEXA.51 or the file name of the malicious executable of the virus which is usually located in %AppData%, %Temp%, %Local%, %Roaming% or %SystemDrive%.
4) After having located malicious registry objects, some of which are usually in the Run and RunOnce subkeys delete them ermanently and restart your computer. Here is how to find and delete keys for different versions.
For Windows 7: Open the Start Menu and in the search type and type regedit –> Open it. –> Hold CTRL + F buttons –> Type IDP.ALEXA.51 Virus in the search field.
Win 8/10 users: Start Button –> Choose Run –> type regedit –> Hit Enter -> Press CTRL + F buttons. Type IDP.ALEXA.51 in the search field.