If Quick Weather Tracker web-site has appeared within your internet browser, then this might be a sign that your machine is infected with obnoxious hijacker. So, it is time to remember what free application have you recently installed to your personal computer, because the browser hijacker infection most often infiltrates system in a bundle with free or even paid applications as an additional component. Once started, this browser hijacker takes control of installed internet browsers and changes some browser settings like newtab, start page and search engine by default with its own.
The Quick Weather Tracker hijacker infection takes over your web browser’s default search provider and controls what will be displayed to you whenever you do a searching. Other than the search results, it also provides lots of intrusive ads on the search page. Some of these ads created to mislead you into buying some questionable products and applications. Moreover, sometimes, those advertisements could reroute you to misleading or malicious sites.
Table of contents
- What is Quick Weather Tracker
- Quick Weather Tracker removal guide
- How to manually delete Quick Weather Tracker
- Quick Weather Tracker start page automatic removal
- Block unwanted pages
- Don’t know how your web browser has been hijacked by Quick Weather Tracker browser hijacker infection?
- To sum up
A malware which can impose changes to current settings of all your typical browsers on Quick Weather Tracker mostly affects only Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge. However, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The Quick Weather Tracker browser hijacker infection can modify the Target property of web-browser’s shortcuts, so every time you start the browser, instead of your start page, you will see a completely different site.
The instructions below explaining steps to delete Quick Weather Tracker startpage problem. Feel free to use it for removal of the browser hijacker that may attack Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Edge and other popular browsers. The few simple steps will help you revert back your settings of installed internet browsers that previously replaced by browser hijacker.
Quick Weather Tracker removal guide
We can help you get rid of Quick Weather Tracker, without the need to take your system to a professional. Simply follow the removal guidance below if you currently have the annoying browser hijacker infection on your PC and want to remove it. If you have any difficulty while trying to remove the hijacker, feel free to ask for our assist in the comment section below. Certain of the steps below will require you to exit the page. So, please read the step by step instructions carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
How to manually delete Quick Weather Tracker
The useful removal guidance for the Quick Weather Tracker startpage. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to get rid of Quick Weather Tracker let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Deleting the Quick Weather Tracker, check the list of installed software first
In order to remove Quick Weather Tracker, first thing you need to do is to remove unknown and suspicious applications from your PC system using Microsoft Windows control panel. When uninstalling this browser hijacker, check the list of installed programs and try to find suspicious applications and remove them all. Pay special attention to recently installed applications, as it’s most likely that the Quick Weather Tracker hijacker infection сame along with it.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown on the image below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown on the screen below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of applications installed on your PC. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the appearance of advertisements and internet browser redirect to the annoying Quick Weather Tracker web-site. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of harmful programs by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Once the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ like below.
You will see a list of applications installed on your system. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the programs that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of popup advertisements and browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. Once the application which you need to delete is found, simply click on its name, and then press ‘Uninstall’ as shown on the image below.
Remove Quick Weather Tracker redirect from Internet Explorer
In order to restore all web browser homepage, newtab and search engine by default you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the Windows was installed on your computer.
First, launch the IE, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the internet browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as shown below.
After the task is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Microsoft Internet Explorer and reboot your personal computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s startpage, newtab and search engine by default to default state.
Remove Quick Weather Tracker from Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
First, run the Firefox and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web browser. Further, click the Help button () as shown in the figure below
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown in the figure below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation dialog box. Further, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a process to fix your problems that caused by the Quick Weather Tracker hijacker. When, it’s complete, click the “Finish” button.
Get rid of Quick Weather Tracker from Chrome
In order to be sure that there is nothing left behind, we suggest you to reset Chrome browser. It will return Chrome settings including homepage, newtab page and default search provider to defaults.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, click to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as shown in the figure below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Quick Weather Tracker start page automatic removal
If your PC system is still infected with the Quick Weather Tracker browser hijacker, then the best solution of detection and removal is to use an antimalware scan on the computer. Download free malicious software removal tools below and start a full system scan. It will help you remove all components of the browser hijacker infection from hardisk and Windows registry.
How to automatically delete Quick Weather Tracker with Zemana Anti-malware
You can get rid of Quick Weather Tracker homepage automatically with a help of Zemana Anti-malware. We recommend this malicious software removal utility because it may easily remove hijackers, PUPs, adware and toolbars with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
- Download Zemana antimalware (ZAM) by clicking on the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
- Once the downloading process is finished, close all applications and windows on your computer. Open a folder in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once install is finished, click the “Scan” button for scanning your PC system for the browser hijacker that cause Quick Weather Tracker web-site to appear. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your system. When a malware, ad-supported software or PUPs are detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly.
- When the system scan is complete, it will show a scan report. In order to delete all threats, simply click “Next”. When that process is finished, you can be prompted to restart your machine.
Get rid of Quick Weather Tracker with Malwarebytes
You can remove Quick Weather Tracker search automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malicious software removal tool because it can easily delete browser hijackers, ‘ad supported’ software, potentially unwanted software and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
Once downloading is finished, close all programs and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup as shown on the screen below.
When the setup starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your system.
Once install is finished, you will see window as shown in the figure below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the hijacker that developed to redirect your web-browser to the Quick Weather Tracker web page. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
As the scanning ends, it’ll show a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been found. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now remove browser hijacker that causes web browsers to show intrusive Quick Weather Tracker page and move items to the program’s quarantine. When the process is finished, you may be prompted to restart your machine.
The following video explains step by step instructions on how to remove browser hijacker, adware and other malware with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
Remove Quick Weather Tracker search from internet browsers with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free removal utility which can scan your machine for a wide range of security threats like ad supported software, hijackers such as Quick Weather Tracker, PUPs as well as other malicious software. It will perform a deep scan of your computer including hard drives and MS Windows registry. Once a malware is found, it will help you to remove all found threats from your computer by a simple click.
Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: February 8, 2018
When the download is finished, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. After the tool is started, you will see a screen as shown in the figure below.
Further, press “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the Quick Weather Tracker browser hijacker and other internet browser’s harmful extensions. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. When the system scan is complete, it will open a scan report as shown on the image below.
Review the results once the utility has complete the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Clean” button. It will open a dialog box as shown below.
You need to press “OK”. Once finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your computer. When your personal computer is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Block unwanted pages
It’s important to run ad blocking software like AdGuard to protect your system from malicious web sites. Most security experts says that it is okay to stop ads. You should do so just to stay safe! And, of course, the AdGuard can to stop Quick Weather Tracker and other undesired pages.
- Download AdGuard application from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
- When downloading is complete, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the install is finished, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your machine, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop-ups, as well as other malicious or misleading web-pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
Don’t know how your web browser has been hijacked by Quick Weather Tracker browser hijacker infection?
To sum up
Now your computer should be clean of the Quick Weather Tracker start page. Uninstall AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-ups and unwanted harmful sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your PC system for new hijacker infections, malicious software and ad supported software). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Quick Weather Tracker from the Chrome, FF, IE and Microsoft Edge, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.