Myweatherxp.com 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.
How Does myweatherxp.com Work?
During our research, our team visited the website myweatherxp.com, 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.
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 weather.gov 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 myweatherxp.com homepage, it took us to theweatherchannel.com and showed us a webpage from another source, displaying the weather Atlanta, Georgia.
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 myweatherxp.com?
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 myweatherxp.com, you should follow the after mentioned steps or seek professional malware removal software.
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- Guide 1: How to Remove Myweatherxp.com from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Myweatherxp.com from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Myweatherxp.com from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Myweatherxp.com from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Myweatherxp.com from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Myweatherxp.com from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Myweatherxp.com from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Myweatherxp.com from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Myweatherxp.com
Step 2: Uninstall Myweatherxp.com and related software from Windows
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Myweatherxp.com on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Myweatherxp.com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Myweatherxp.com from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Myweatherxp.com and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Myweatherxp.com via Step 1 above:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Myweatherxp.com from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Myweatherxp.com from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Myweatherxp.com from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Myweatherxp.com from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Myweatherxp.com will be removed.
Eliminate Myweatherxp.com from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.