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What is the Alert.dll component needed for?

Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.

The Alert.dll process is also known as Conduit Community Alerts and is a part of Conduit Community Alerts or, as the case may be, VIA Audio Driver Setup Program. This software is produced by Conduit (www.conduit.com). An obsolete or defective version of Alert.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about Alert.dll Conduit Community Alerts

Alert.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Alert.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 326,168 bytes (56% of all these files), 313,880 bytes, 326,680 bytes, 317,976 bytes or, as the case may be, 315,416 bytes.
This so-called dynamic link library (DLL) contains all the functions that have been transferred to a separate file. These transferred functions are available not only to this particular program, but can also be used by other applications. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. This file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. For this service - unlike Windows' own system services - there is no good description available. It can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. Alert.dll is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 72% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves Alert.dll. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about Alert?

Alert.dll appears to have been included in the installation of eMusic download manager, found at http://www.emusic.com/ in Dec of 2008. (further information...)
alert.dll is part of Conduit Community Alerts developed by Conduit Ltd, located in %ProgramFiles%\conduit\community alerts\alert.dll
Conduit Community Alerts. I recommend to delete this file unless you like the Conduit toolbar.

Summary: 2 users consider it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net

How to uninstall Conduit Community Alerts or VIA Audio Driver Setup Program

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To remove Conduit Community Alerts from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Conduit Community Alerts or VIA Audio Driver Setup Program in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if Alert.dll (Conduit Community Alerts) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Conduit Community Alerts. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Conduit Community Alerts or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or Alert.dll is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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