The Wonderful Weather is a malicious web-browser extension from the adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) family. It is a type of malicious programs whose motive is to earn profit for its author. It have various ways of earning by displaying the advertisements forcibly to its victims. Wonderful Weather extension can open pop-ups, display undesired ads, alter the victim’s internet browser settings, or redirect the victim’s browser to unrequested webpages. Below we are discussing the methods which are very effective in removing Wonderful Weather virus. The guidance will also allow you to get rid of unwanted ads from your browser.
It is probably that you might be bothered with the Wonderful Weather harmful add-on that redirects your web browser to intrusive ad web-pages. You should not disregard this unwanted software. This virus might not only display intrusive ads, but redirect your web browser to malicious websites.
What is more, the Wonderful Weather extension can analyze your surfing, and gain access to your confidential data and, afterwards, can sell it to third party companies. Thus, there are more than enough reasons to get rid of this malware from your machine.
We strongly recommend that you perform the tutorial below which will assist you to remove Wonderful Weather malicious add-on using the standard features of Windows and some proven free applications.
How to remove Wonderful Weather harmful extension
As with deleting adware, malware or PUPs, there are few steps you can do. We advise trying them all. If you do only one part of the guide, then it should be use malware removal tool, because it should remove malicious add-ons and block any further infection. But to completely remove Wonderful Weather malware you will have to at least reset your internet browser settings to default state, uninstall all unwanted and suspicious applications, and delete malicious extensions with malware removal tools. Certain of the steps below will require you to exit this website. So, please read the step-by-step instructions carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove Wonderful Weather, follow the steps below:
- Manual Wonderful Weather malicious extension removal
- Use free malware removal tools to completely delete Wonderful Weather
- How to stay safe online
- How did you get infected with Wonderful Weather extension
- Finish words
Manual Wonderful Weather malicious extension removal
To remove Wonderful Weather virus, ad supported software and other unwanted apps you can try to do so manually. Unfortunately some of the harmful plugin won’t show up in your application list, but some add-on may. In this case, you may be able to remove it through the uninstall function of your MS Windows computer. You can do this by following the steps below.
Uninstall suspicious software by using MS Windows Control Panel
The process of malicious add-on removal is generally the same across all versions of Microsoft Windows OS from 10 to XP. To start with, it is necessary to check the list of installed software on your PC and remove all unused, unknown and suspicious apps.
Make sure you have closed all browsers and other programs. Next, delete any undesired and suspicious apps from your Control panel.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Now, click the Windows button, type “Control panel” in search and press Enter. Choose “Programs and Features”, then “Uninstall a program”.
Look around the entire list of apps installed on your computer. Most probably, one of them is a malicious software. Select the dubious program or the program that name is not familiar to you and remove it.
Windows Vista, 7
From the “Start” menu in MS Windows, select “Control Panel”. Under the “Programs” icon, select “Uninstall a program”.
Select the dubious or any unknown programs, then click “Uninstall/Change” button to uninstall this unwanted program from your computer.
Click the “Start” button, select “Control Panel” option. Click on “Add/Remove Programs”.
Choose an undesired program, then press “Change/Remove” button. Follow the prompts.
Remove Wonderful Weather extension from Chrome
If you find that Chrome browser settings had been changed by Wonderful Weather virus which cause unwanted advertisements to appear, then you may restore your settings, via the reset web browser procedure.
- First run the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then click 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 guide: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset” button.
- The Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is finished, your web-browser’s homepage, search provider and newtab page will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Use free malware removal tools to completely delete Wonderful Weather
The virus can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and remove completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the Wonderful Weather malicious extension that causes unwanted ads once again infect your computer. Moreover, We want to note that it is not always safe to remove malicious extension manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the MS Windows operating system. The best method to scan for and get rid of harmful extension is to run free malicious software removal software.
Scan and free your web browser of Wonderful Weather virus with Zemana Anti-malware
You can download and use the Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) for free. This anti malware utility will scan all the MS Windows registry keys and files in your personal computer along with the system settings and browser extensions. If it finds any malware, adware or malicious add-on that is responsible for unwanted ads then the Zemana Free will remove them from your machine completely.
Visit the following page to download the latest version of Zemana Anti-Malware for Windows. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
After the downloading process is finished, close all windows on your machine. Further, launch the set up file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the screen below, press the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will allow you install Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) on the system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, Zemana AntiMalware will automatically run and you can see its main window as displayed below.
Next, press the “Scan” button to scan for Wonderful Weather virus that causes tons of unwanted pop up advertisements. This task can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the Zemana tool is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software.
After Zemana AntiMalware completes the scan, Zemana Free will prepare a list of undesired programs ad-supported software. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and press “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-Malware will remove Wonderful Weather addon that made to redirect your web-browser to various ad webpages and add threats to the Quarantine. Once the cleaning process is complete, you can be prompted to restart your computer.
Run Hitman Pro to delete Wonderful Weather addon
Hitman Pro is a free removal utility. It deletes potentially unwanted programs, ad supported software, hijackers and undesired internet browser extensions. It will look for and remove Wonderful Weather harmful extension. Hitman Pro uses very small computer resources and is a portable program. Moreover, HitmanPro does add another layer of malware protection.
- Click the following link to download the latest version of Hitman Pro for Windows. Save it on your Windows desktop.
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Update: December 8, 2017
- Once downloading is done, start the HitmanPro, double-click the HitmanPro.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the Hitman Pro window, click the “Next” . Hitman Pro program will scan through the whole personal computer for the Wonderful Weather extension that causes browsers to show annoying advertisements. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. During the scan HitmanPro will detect threats present on your PC.
- When Hitman Pro completes the scan, a list of all threats detected is created. Review the scan results and then click “Next”. Now, click the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to remove all malicious software found.
Run Malwarebytes to get rid of Wonderful Weather extension
Manual Wonderful Weather harmful extension removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the harmful add-on can be not completely removed. We recommend that run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your personal computer of extension. Moreover, the free application will help you to remove malicious software, PUPs, hijackers and toolbars that your personal computer can be infected too.
Click the link below to download MalwareBytes. Save it to your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
Once the download is complete, close all software and windows on your personal computer. Double-click the set up file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as displayed in the following example, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) on your system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is finished successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes Anti Malware will automatically start and you can see its main screen as on the image below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to detect Wonderful Weather add-on that causes browsers to open undesired popup advertisements. Depending on your PC system, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When a malicious software, adware or PUPs are detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly.
After MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) has finished scanning, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will show you the results. Once you’ve selected what you want to remove from your machine click “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes AntiMalware will remove Wonderful Weather extension and add items to the Quarantine. When that process is done, you may be prompted to reboot the PC system.
We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) to remove adware, hijacker infection and other malicious software.
How to stay safe online
One of the worst things is the fact that you cannot block all malicious and misleading webpages using only built-in MS Windows capabilities. However, there is an application out that you can use to block intrusive browser redirects, advertisements and popups in any modern internet browsers including Google Chrome. It’s called Adguard and it works very well.
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
After downloading it, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as displayed in the following example.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is complete, you will see a window as shown in the following example.
You can press “Skip” to close the install application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will assist 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 system, AdGuard will run automatically and block unwanted pop up ads, 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, which can be found on your desktop.
How did you get infected with Wonderful Weather extension
The majority of malicious browser add-ons like the Wonderful Weather extension gets onto computer by being attached to freeware or even paid applications which World Wide Web users can easily download online. The installers of such applications, most often, clearly show that they will install bundled apps. The option is given to users to stop the installation of any additional software. So, in order to avoid the install of any extension: read all disclaimers and install screens very carefully, select only Custom or Advanced setup mode and disable all third-party apps in which you are unsure.
Once you have finished the few simple steps outlined above, your PC should be clean from Wonderful Weather virus that causes annoying pop-ups and other malicious software. The Chrome will no longer redirect you to unwanted websites. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step tutorial does not help you, then you have caught a new virus, and then the best way – ask for help here.