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Remove (Easy Guide) is a browser extension with suspicious behavior and hoax advertising with the purpose of gathering downloads of its software that hijacks your browser’s home page. Similar software is believed to install tracking cookies, collecting information on user credentials. There is a possibility that such add-ons might include malware in them, this is why it is highly recommended to remove it completely from your system.

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How Does Work?

During our research, our team visited the website, and the first thing that we noticed was a Google maps like interface with a search bar for the weather on top. When you type a location, it finds it on the map, and it takes you to the spot you are interested in.

After that, it shows the current degrees in Fahrenheit and displays a picture that shows whether it’s cloudy, sunny, etc. However, right before it shows you weather imaging on the map and what appears to be a forecast of the cloud movements, it displays a pop-up window from the website that wants you to install their browser add-on to be able to view the entire weather information.1

After you click on the blue ‘Install’ button, you get redirected to a blank web page, that prompts you to install an Add-on or extension for your browser.2


After the hoax weather search website has prompt you to install their browser extension, it changes your browser’s homepage to this one:


And if you attempt to search anything on the search engine provided by them, it redirects you to Yahoo search, which means that its hoax. Also another interesting detail is when you use the tabs above, that say ‘Ten Day Forecast’, ‘National Weather’, ‘Severe Storm Alerts’ etc. because they all redirect to other web pages, such as that show you the weather in completely different locations than the one you previously typed. For example, on the website we typed New York and when we clicked the button ‘Local Weather’ on our new homepage, it took us to and showed us a webpage from another source, displaying the weather Atlanta, Georgia.

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Besides all of those weird redirects, when you scan with one of the top antivirus software programs, it might classify it as adware.

How To Remove

Similar programs are usually PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs), and their removal is recommended since they might affect PC performance, and they also may install other unwanted programs on your system. The worst case scenario is that they might infect it with dangerous malware such as ransomware, Trojan horse variants, worms, etc. To remove, you should follow the after mentioned steps or seek professional malware removal software.

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1. Remove/Uninstall

1. Remove/Uninstall in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
  • uninstall-virus-fig1

  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
  • uninstall-virus-fig2

  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
  • uninstall-virus-fig3

    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window


    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu


    Select and click “Remove


    After is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu


  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
  • uninstall-fig8

  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
  • uninstall-fig9

  • After is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
  • uninstall-fig10

  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
  • uninstall-fig11

    Select to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.


    After has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.

    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on
    Click ‘Uninstall’


    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the will be removed.

    3. Remove automatically with Spy Hunter Malware - Removal Tool.

    3. Remove automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

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    It is highly recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter.


    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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