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|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by Weather Service |
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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.