What is NotifyAlert.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the NotifyAlert.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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NotifyAlert.exe file information

The process known as Dell Support belongs to software Dell Support by unknown.

Description: NotifyAlert.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. NotifyAlert.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—e.g. C:\Program Files\Dell\Support\Alert\bin\. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 352,256 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. NotifyAlert.exe is not a Windows system file. The application can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Therefore the technical security rating is 27% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with NotifyAlert.exe, you can also uninstall Dell Support software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

Recommended: Identify NotifyAlert.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as NotifyAlert.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the NotifyAlert.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

hp update alerter
notifyalert.exe is a process belonging to Dell support which notifies you regarding critical updates from Dell whenever applicable. This is a non-essential process. Disabling or enabling this is down to user preference.
it's part of the Dell Support system on Dell PC's
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not clear 100%
it slows down my computer

Summary: Average user rating of NotifyAlert.exe: based on 4 votes with 5 user comments. 2 users think NotifyAlert.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving NotifyAlert issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with NotifyAlert. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the NotifyAlert.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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