In this article, you will find out how to remove Weather Service redirect from affected browser and system. In case that you want to start the removal immediately, go straight to the instructions at the end of the article.
Weather Service is the name of a suspicious redirect that hijacks commonly used web browsers. With the help of different shady techniques of distribution, it could compromise essential browser settings without your knowledge. The purpose of this suspicious website is to replace browser’s homepage, new tab page and default search engine with its main page. After these modifications, you start to experience redirects to Weather Service during each browsing session. Тhe website could cause some serious privacy-related issues as it is known to obtain and record sensitive details of yours. To prevent such unwanted side effects, you should remove Weather Service entirely from affected browsers and system.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||A suspicious domain associated with Weather Service can be set as homepage and new tab in each affected browser. A rogue search engine is set as default one.|
|Symptoms||The homepage, new tab and search engine of affected browsers can display the main page of Weather Service redirect. Many advertisements can occur during browsing sessions.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Weather Service.|
Weather Service – Delivery Techniques
Various methods may be used for the distribution of Weather Service redirect. Often third-party installers deliver this PUP (potentially unwanted program) on your system. The undesired program that causes constant redirects to Weather Service may be incorporated into the installers of free apps available across the net. How you may miss the installation of such additional components is by following the regular steps provided in the installer. So when you click the Finish button you install the redirect along with the primary app. If you want to prevent such nasty programs from sneaking your system you need to choose the Advanced or Custom configuration options. They are likely to present more information about the additional components as well as option to reject their installation.
The redirect is believed to affect almost all frequently used browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
Weather Service – More Details
After Weather Service accesses your PC it initiates several system modifications that enable it to alter essential browser settings. As a result, a domain associated with the redirect starts to appear on the browser’s homepage, new tab page while a hoax search engine is set as a default one. So each time you open the affected browser you can see the main page of Weather Service redirect.
Even though, the simplistic design of Weather Service resembles a lot those of some trustworthy search engines it appears to be a dubious website that pushes hoax search engine in an attempt to record search queries and visited web pages. In fact, the hoax search engine redirects you to Yahoo search each time you enter a query in the field.
Another purpose of Weather Service is to deliver many intrusive advertisements in your browser as each click on them generates revenue to its owners. All the anners, pop-ups, pop-unders, sliders, and links to sponsored content you may see are likely to make your browser sluggish. Be careful and better avoid visiting these ads as they are often used for the distribution of severe malware infections.
According to the policy if you are using the services provided by Weather Service you agree with the collection of the following details:
- Visited URLs and websites
- Browser’s home page
- Search queries
- Search queries on the visited web pages
- Type of used browser
- Operating system type
- Internet protocol (IP) address
- Geographic location
- The domain name of current Internet service provider (ISP)
- Diagnostic information which describes how their Services are operating on the system
The company may disclose data records with third-parties of unknown origin or use them for advertising purposes. These third-parties are likely to send yet another wave of intrusive ads to your browser or deliver other unwanted programs on the device. At worst your data may be disclosed to malicious intenders that may try to trick you into infecting your device with severe malware infections like ransomware.
How to Remove Weather Service Redirect
Below are listed all the steps that will help you to remove Weather Service redirect completely from an affected Chrome, Mozilla, Explorer, or Safari browser. The guide includes steps how to remove the nasty program from the Windows system as well. You have two removal options – a manual and an automatic. In case that you still experience redirects to Weather Service website after the manual removal, you need to scan the system for some leftovers. With the help of an advanced anti-malware tool, you can easily locate and eliminate all leftovers.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Weather Service from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Weather Service from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Weather Service from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Weather Service from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Weather Service from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Weather Service from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Weather Service from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Weather Service from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Weather Service
Step 2: Uninstall Weather Service 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 Weather Service 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 Weather Service there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Weather Service from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Weather Service 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 Weather Service 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 Weather Service files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Weather Service, 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 Weather Service 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 Weather Service 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 Weather Service 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 Weather Service 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 Weather Service will be removed.
Eliminate Weather Service 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.