Do you get Weather Tab on your browsers instead of your home page or search engine? If yes, then you should known that it is a sign a browser hijacker (sometimes named hijackware) is active on your PC causing the undesired Weather Tab web site to appear. You should remove this hijacker infection ASAP. Here, in this article below, you can found the effective guidance on How to get rid of Weather Tab from your personal computer for free.
Except that the Weather Tab can introduce changes to browser’s start page and new tab page, it also replaces your search provider, which leads to the fact that use of the browser’s search becomes uncomfortable. The reason for this is that the search results will consist of a large number of advertisements, links to undesired and ad web-sites and only the remaining part is search results for your query from well-known search engines such as Google or Bing.
Also, adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) may be installed on the computer together with Weather Tab browser hijacker. It will insert a ton of advertisements directly to the web-pages which you view, creating a sense that ads has been added by the creators of the site. Moreover, legal advertisements can be replaced on fake ads that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and malicious programs. Moreover, the Weather Tab hijacker can collect your user info which can be later transferred to third parties.
The Weather Tab browser hijacker usually affects only the MS Edge, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. However, possible situations, when any other web browsers will be affected too. The browser hijacker will perform a scan of the system for browser shortcuts and alter them without your permission. When it infects the browser shortcuts, it’ll add the argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you run the web-browser, you will see the Weather Tab annoying page.
We strongly suggest you to complete the step-by-step guidance which follow below. We will show you how to delete browser hijacker and thus get rid of Weather Tab homepage from your Firefox, MS Edge, Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer forever.
Remove Weather Tab from Google Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
In the guidance below we will have a look at the hijacker and how to get rid of Weather Tab from Google Chrome, MS Edge, Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer browsers for MS Windows OS, natively or by using a few free removal tools. Some of the steps below will require you to shut down this web-page. So, please read the few simple steps carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove Weather Tab, complete the following steps:
- How to manually remove Weather Tab
- Weather Tab automatic removal
- Run AdBlocker to stop Weather Tab and stay safe online
- How can you prevent the Weather Tab hijacker
- To sum up
How to manually remove Weather Tab
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually get rid of Weather Tab home page from the Firefox, MS Edge, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.
Remove Weather Tab associated software by using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
In order to remove Weather Tab, first thing you need to do is to uninstall unknown and dubious programs from your personal computer using Windows control panel. When deleting this hijacker, check the list of installed applications and try to find dubious programs and uninstall them all. Pay special attention to recently installed programs, as it’s most probably that the Weather Tab browser hijacker сame along with it.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
After the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed on the image below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of software installed on your machine. Most probably, one of them is the hijacker infection responsible for redirects to Weather Tab. If you’ve many apps installed, you can help simplify the search of harmful programs by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a questionable, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
After the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as shown on the image 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 apps that were installed last. Most probably, it is the browser hijacker infection that causes web browsers to open intrusive Weather Tab web page. If you are in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the program which you need to delete is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as shown in the following example.
Remove Weather Tab search from IE
First, launch the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will display the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then press the “Internet Options” as displayed on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as displayed below.
Once the process is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your personal computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web browser’s search provider, startpage and newtab page to default state.
Get rid of Weather Tab search from Chrome
Use the Reset web browser utility of the Chrome to reset all its settings such as search engine by default, newtab page and home page to original defaults. This is a very useful tool to use, in the case of web-browser hijacks such as Weather Tab.
- First, launch the Google Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then press Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following instructions: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press “Advanced” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Chrome will display the reset settings prompt as shown on the screen above.
- Confirm the internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of Weather Tab from Firefox by resetting web browser settings
If the Firefox settings like startpage, new tab page and search provider by default have been replaced by the browser hijacker, then resetting it to the default state can help. Essential information such as bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, cookies, auto-fill data and personal dictionaries will not be removed.
First, open the Mozilla Firefox. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button like below.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Disinfect the web-browser’s shortcuts to delete Weather Tab start page
Once installed, the Weather Tab browser hijacker and other browser’s malicious add-ons, may add an argument similar to “http://site.address” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge and IE. Due to this, every time you launch the web browser, it will display an unwanted web-page.
Right click on the web browser’s shortcut, click Properties option. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text “http://site.address” which has been added here. Remove everything after .exe. An example, for Google Chrome you should remove everything after chrome.exe.
To save changes, click OK . You need to clean all browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Internet Explorer, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome.
Weather Tab automatic removal
AntiMalware apps differ from each other by many features like performance, scheduled scans, automatic updates, virus signature database, technical support, compatibility with other antivirus applications and so on. We advise you use the following free applications: Zemana, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and Hitman Pro. Each of these programs has all of needed features, but most importantly, they can identify the browser hijacker infection and get rid of Weather Tab from the Microsoft Edge, IE, Mozilla Firefox and Chrome.
Use Zemana to remove Weather Tab redirect
Zemana Anti-Malware highly recommended, because it can find security threats such adware and browser hijackers that most ‘classic’ antivirus programs fail to pick up on. Moreover, if you have any Weather Tab hijacker removal problems which cannot be fixed by this utility automatically, then Zemana Anti Malware provides 24X7 online assistance from the highly experienced support staff.
Zemana can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
Once the downloading process is done, close all apps and windows on your PC. Double-click the install file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as displayed in the following example, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana Anti Malware on your PC system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is complete successfully, Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed on the screen below.
Now press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the hijacker infection responsible for redirecting your web-browser to Weather Tab web page. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is done.
After the scan is finished, Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will display a list of found items. In order to remove all threats, simply click “Next” button. The Zemana Anti Malware will remove hijacker responsible for redirections to Weather Tab. When the clean up is finished, you may be prompted to restart the machine.
Run HitmanPro to delete Weather Tab
HitmanPro is a free removal utility. It removes PUPs, ad-supported software, hijackers and unwanted web-browser add-ons. It’ll look for and remove hijacker infection that redirects your internet browser to unwanted Weather Tab website. Hitman Pro uses very small PC resources and is a portable program. Moreover, Hitman Pro does add another layer of malware protection.
- Please go to the following link to download HitmanPro. Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: December 8, 2017
- Once the download is done, start the Hitman Pro, double-click the HitmanPro.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, press Yes to continue.
- In the HitmanPro window, click the “Next” for checking your computer for the browser hijacker infection responsible for redirects to Weather Tab. This process can take some time, so please be patient. While the Hitman Pro application is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified as threat.
- After finished, you can check all items detected on your personal computer. Review the results once the tool has done the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Next”. Now, press the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to remove all malware found.
How to automatically get rid of Weather Tab with Malwarebytes
You can remove Weather Tab start page automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We suggest this free malware removal utility because it may easily remove browser hijackers, adware, potentially unwanted applications and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Visit the following page to download the latest version of MalwareBytes Free for Windows. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
Once downloading is complete, close all applications and windows on your PC system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup as shown in the following example.
When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you setup Malwarebytes on your computer.
Once installation is finished, you will see window as shown on the image below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the browser hijacker responsible for Weather Tab redirect. Depending on your personal computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the MalwareBytes Anti Malware is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
After the system scan is finished, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will show a list of all threats detected by the scan. When you are ready, click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now get rid of hijacker that modifies web browser settings to replace your startpage, new tab page and search engine with Weather Tab website and add items to the Quarantine. When finished, you may be prompted to restart your system.
The following video explains steps on how to get rid of browser hijacker, adware and other malware with MalwareBytes.
Run AdBlocker to stop Weather Tab and stay safe online
In order to increase your security and protect your machine against new unwanted ads and harmful web-pages, you need to use ad-blocker program that blocks an access to harmful advertisements and web-sites. Moreover, the program may stop the display of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of webpages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Windows desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
After downloading it, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guidance as shown on the image below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick guidance which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your personal computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop pop-up ads, Weather Tab redirect, as well as other harmful or misleading web sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that can be found on your desktop.
How can you prevent the Weather Tab hijacker
To sum up
Once you have finished the step-by-step guidance above, your system should be clean from browser hijacker that made to redirect your internet browser to the Weather Tab web site and other malware. The Edge, Google Chrome, IE and Firefox will no longer show annoying Weather Tab webpage on startup. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new browser hijacker infection, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.