This article informs you about SevereWeatherCheck browser extension and provides help for the removal process of all suspicious and potentially undesired files from the affected system.
SevereWeatherCheck is a browser extension that is classified as a potentially unwanted program. It usually lands on computer systems without users’ knowledge and alters essential browser settings without their permission. In case that you have this extension installed in the browser you will be forced to use the services of a deceptive search engine. In addition, your browser could be flooded by lots of annoying advertisements.
|Type||Browser Extension, Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||A questionable program that hijacks your browser and starts to appear on each browsing session.|
|Symptoms||Your homepage, new tab page and search engine could display the main page of a browser hijacker. Browser slowdowns could occur due to increased number of online ads.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss SevereWeatherCheck.|
SevereWeatherCheck – More About Its Impact
SevereWeatherCheck is browser extension that is mostly considered to be a potentially undesired one. This is a consequence of its deceptive behavior. It is a program that aims to sneak into your browser and hijack it no matter whether you want it there or not.
Once installed in the browser SevereWeatherCheck receives the permission to:
- Replace the page you see when opening a new tab
- Read and change all your data on the websites you visit
The activation of configuration files associated with this undesired program enables it to affect some main browser components including the start page, new tab page and default search engine. As a result, you start seeing a deceptive search engine to appear on every time you open a web browser affected by SevereWeatherCheck:
Another side effect that could be noticed after the unattended installation of this nasty program is increased number of online advertisements. Like most of the undesired programs, SevereWeatherCheck is likely to be used as a convenient way for the realization of advertising campaigns. As long as it has access to your browser it could easily generate lots of ads of various types – pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, imapges, sliders, etc. This process could be really annoying as your browser could become sluggish or sometimes completely unresponsive. Furthermore, some of the ads may be landing on web pages infected with malware.
How to Remove SevereWeatherCheck Browser Extension
In order to remove SevereWeatherCheck extension and all associated files that enable its appearance in the browser, you need to complete all removal steps below in their exact order. The removal guide below presents both manual and automatic removal steps. Be notified that only combined they could help you to get rid of this undesired program and provide for the overall security of your device as well. Have in mind that files associated with this hijacker may be stored with names different than SevereWeatherCheck.
In case that you have further questions or need additional help with the removal process, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment under the article or contact us via email.
- Guide 1: How to Remove SevereWeatherCheck from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of SevereWeatherCheck from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove SevereWeatherCheck from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase SevereWeatherCheck from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall SevereWeatherCheck from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove SevereWeatherCheck from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate SevereWeatherCheck from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove SevereWeatherCheck from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove SevereWeatherCheck
Step 2: Uninstall SevereWeatherCheck and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 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 are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by SevereWeatherCheck 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 SevereWeatherCheck there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of SevereWeatherCheck from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall SevereWeatherCheck 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.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- 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 SevereWeatherCheck via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
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 SevereWeatherCheck files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as SevereWeatherCheck, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove SevereWeatherCheck 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 SevereWeatherCheck 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 SevereWeatherCheck 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 SevereWeatherCheck 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 SevereWeatherCheck will be removed.
Eliminate SevereWeatherCheck 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.