The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "Alexa Related" manually.
Use this guide at your own risk; software should usually be better suited to remove malware, since it is able to look deeper.

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Threat Details:

  • spywaresuspicion

The "Show related links" function of Internet Explorer opens a Microsoft search page that redirects to Alexa. Alexa is known for the Alexa toolbar. As the Alexa toolbar is classified as spyware, the Alexa search page may collect too much user information as well.
If other products still detect Alexa after you have cleaned it with Spybot-S&D, it is a false alarm. Spybot-S&D does replace the file responsible for connecting to Alexa with one using the Google related function instead, instead of deleting the whole "Show related links" function.
Removal Instructions:

Final Words:

If neither Spybot-S&D nor self help did resolve the issue or you would prefer one on one help,
  1. Please read these instructions before requesting assistance,
  2. Then start your own thread in the Malware Removal Forum where a volunteer analyst will advise you as soon as available.