Alarmchip Scam


Alarmchip is among the latest Trojan horse virus variants out there. Its novelty makes users especially susceptible to Alarmchip attacks, as it has not yet been added to many antivirus databases. Scam 1024x517

Trojans are notoriously stealthy and what makes them even more dangerous is the fact that they lack any recognizable symptoms that would give their presence away. Once in the system, viruses of this type usually burrow deep inside and mimic regular system processes and/or files, so as to not raise any suspicion on the user’s part.

Is legit?

Alarmchip, located at, is an online store with a questionable reputation that claims to sell baby products. Many online shoppers complain that they receive counterfeit goods or nothing at all from the same store. Online consumers who have purchased from the fake store are asked to contact their bank or financial institution to cancel their transactions and refund their money.

And usually they either get to work doing whatever they’ve been tasked with, or they can lay dormant for however long they have to until their creators activate them.

So what is this mysterious task that Alarmchip might be up to on your machine? Well, the answer isn’t quite as straightforward.

Another characteristic trait of Trojans in general is their versatility. This particular malware category is capable of all sorts of malicious activities, which is one of the things that sets Trojans like Alarmchip apart from other malicious code.

And because Alarmchip is so new, we don’t have exact information as to what its creators have set it to accomplish on its victims’ computers. What we do know is what the most common usages for these types of viruses are and we’d like to share those with you, so you have at least a rough idea of what you might be faced with currently.



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Please follow all the steps below in order to remove Alarmchip!

How to remove Alarmchip

  1. First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
  2. Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find Alarmchip in the programs list that would show up.
  3. Select Alarmchip from the list and click on Uninstall.
  4. Follow the steps in the removal wizard.

What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:

  • From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
  • Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to Alarmchip.
  • If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Alarmchip.
  • If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.

Remove Alarmchip from Chrome

  1. Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
  2. Go to more tools
  3. Now select extensions
  4. Remove the Alarmchip extension
  • Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
  • Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to Alarmchip and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
  • Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
  • Note that the App Data folder is normally hidden so you’d have to first make the hidden files and folders on your PC visible before you can access it.

How to get rid of Alarmchip on FF/Edge/etc.

  1. Open the browser and select the menu icon.
  2. From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
  3. Look for the Alarmchip extension
  4. Get rid of Alarmchip by removing it from extensions

If using Firefox:

  • Open Firefox
  • Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
  • Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
  • Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
  • Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.

If using MS Edge/IE:

  • Start Edge
  • Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
  • Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
  • Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
  • Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by “Alarmchip” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.

How to Delete Alarmchip

  1. Open task manager
  2. Look for the Alarmchip process
  3. Select it and click on End task
  4. Open the file location to delete Alarmchip
  • Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
  • Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
  • If you don’t see a “Alarmchip” process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
  • Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
  • If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
  • Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
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    • If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
    • Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.

    How to Uninstall Alarmchip

    1. Click on the home button
    2. Search for Startup Apps
    3. Look for Alarmchip in there
    4. Uninstall Alarmchip from Startup Apps by turning it off
    • Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Alarmchip-related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat. 
    • Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found. 
    • After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to Alarmchip in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Random Directory. 
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run/Random
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Random

    Is Alarmchip scam dangerous?

    The Alarmchip scam act as a thief and steal sensitive information from the infected machines instead. For instance, using a variety of techniques, any variant like Alarmchip can be put to work gathering your passwords, other login credentials, etc. Alternatively, these malware representatives can also be used as spying mechanisms. Thus, they can allow the hackers remote access to your system without you even realizing it.
    For example, the Trojan can hack into your webcam and tap into your mic in order for the cyber criminals behind the virus to watch you and listen in on your conversations. Variants such as Alarmchip or Halaboommall can just easily share your screen with the hackers and allow them to see everything you see when you’re working on your computer.
    And then another increasingly popular usage of these types of viruses is the exploitation of the system’s resources for the purpose of mining cryptocurrencies. Of course, the computer’s CPU and RAM can also be exploited for other things, such as the distribution of spam or formation of botnets, but there’s far too many possibility for us to cover in this short post.
    The bottom line is that if you have detected Alarmchip (or any Trojan for that matter) on your computer, it’s vital that you see to its removal as soon as possible. And below we have put together a detailed removal guide to help you with this process manually. Alternatively, we’ve also linked a professional removal tool that you can use instead.  

    About the author


    Violet George

    Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.

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