The Weather Inspect is classified as adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). It is developed to make revenue. It can display intrusive pop-up ads within the Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge or redirect your browser on various ads web-pages. As a result of the adware infection, your web browser will be full of ads (pop-ups, banners, in-text links, offers to install an unwanted programs) and your machine will be slower and slower.
The adware is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional tool. It’s designed with the sole purpose to show dozens of popup advertisements, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open web-browser window. So, the Weather Inspect is just one of the many web-pages of the so-called ‘ad-support’ type. It’s designed to fill the browser’s constant stream of advertisements, or reroute the internet browser to not expected and intrusive advertising web-pages. Moreover, the adware can substitute the legitimate advertising links on misleading or even banners that can offer to visit harmful pages. The reason is simple, many advertisers agree on any ways to attract users to their pages, so the creators of adware, often forcing users to click on an advertising link. For each click on a link, the authors of the adware receive income. It is the so-called ‘Pay-Per-Click’ method.
The adware like Weather Inspect that changes the settings of browsers usually affects only the Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge. However, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The ad supported software may change the Target property of a internet browser’s shortcut, so every time you open the internet browser, instead of your startpage, you will see an undesired advertisements.
So, obviously, you need to get rid of the ad-supported software as quickly as possible. Use the free step by step guide below. This guide will allow you clean your machine of Weather Inspect and thereby delete all annoying popup ads.
Remove Weather Inspect
Fortunately, we’ve an effective way which will assist you manually or/and automatically delete Weather Inspect from your computer and web browser, bring your web-browser settings, including newtab, homepage and search engine by default, back to normal. Below you’ll find a removal steps with all the steps you may need to successfully get rid of ad supported software and its traces. Certain of the steps below will require you to exit the site. So, please read the step by step tutorial carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
How to manually get rid of Weather Inspect
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually delete Weather Inspect from your computer (Windows 10, 8, 7, XP).
Remove potentially unwanted programs using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
In order to remove potentially unwanted applications such as this ‘ad supported’ software, open the MS Windows Control Panel and click on “Uninstall a program”. Check the list of installed applications. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are ad supported software, hijacker or PUPs. If yes, delete them off. Even if they are just a software which you do not use, then deleting them off will increase your computer start up time and speed dramatically.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Microsoft Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter like below.
After the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown in the figure below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and choose the ‘Control Panel’ at right as shown on the image below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 7 or Vista) as shown on the screen below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed applications and get rid of all applications that has the name like “Weather Inspect”. We recommend to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed applications by date. When you have found anything suspicious that may be the ad-supported software, ‘ad supported’ software or potentially unwanted programs, then choose this program and press ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious program blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully get rid of it from your computer.
Disinfect the web-browser’s shortcuts
Now you need to clean up the web browser shortcuts. Check that the shortcut referring to the right exe-file of the internet browser, and not on any unknown file.
To clear the browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. 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 like “http://site.address” which has been added here. You need to delete it.
When the text is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your internet browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If an undesired page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all the tasks that have been created by malicious program.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This displays a dialog box that titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, like below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please select the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your system. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then get rid of this malicious task. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the unwanted programs, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to get rid of, then click on it with the right mouse button and choose Delete like below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks which have been created by unwanted software. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove Weather Inspect adware from Google Chrome
Like other modern browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby restore the web browser’s settings like start page, newtab and default search engine that have been changed by the Weather Inspect adware that causes internet browsers to display annoying pop up ads.
Open the Google 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 on the image below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Get rid of Weather Inspect from Firefox by resetting web browser settings
If the FF internet browser program is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of FF. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Firefox settings like startpage, new tab page and default search provider to its default state. It will save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, and open tabs.
Start the Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will show the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you are unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as displayed on the screen below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The FF will start a process to fix your problems that caused by the Weather Inspect that causes annoying pop-ups. After, it is finished, click the “Finish” button.
Delete Weather Inspect from Internet Explorer
If you find that Microsoft Internet Explorer web-browser settings such as startpage, newtab page and search provider by default having been changed by Weather Inspect ‘ad supported’ software that causes lots of intrusive popup ads, then you may return your settings, via the reset browser procedure.
First, start the Microsoft Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as displayed on the screen below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your PC for the changes to take effect.
Run free malware removal tools to completely remove Weather Inspect
If your computer is still infected with Weather Inspect ad-supported software that created to redirect your web-browser to various ad web pages, then the best way of detection and removal is to use an antimalware scan on the PC. Download free malicious software removal utilities below and start a full system scan. It will help you delete all components of the ‘ad supported’ software from hardisk and Windows registry.
Run Zemana Anti-malware to remove Weather Inspect
Zemana Anti-malware highly recommended, because it can scan for security threats such ‘ad supported’ software and ad supported softwares which most ‘classic’ antivirus programs fail to pick up on. Moreover, if you have any Weather Inspect adware removal problems which cannot be fixed by this utility automatically, then Zemana Anti-malware provides 24X7 online assistance from the highly experienced support staff.
- Download Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) from the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Update: July 16, 2019
- After the download 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 Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once install is complete, press the “Scan” button to start checking your machine for the Weather Inspect adware that causes web browsers to display unwanted pop up ads. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC system. While the Zemana Anti Malware program is checking, you may see number of objects it has identified as threat.
- As the scanning ends, Zemana will display a list of found threats. Review the report and then press “Next”. Once the clean-up is done, you may be prompted to reboot your PC.
How to remove Weather Inspect with Malwarebytes
Get rid of Weather Inspect adware manually is difficult and often the ad supported software is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your computer. Moreover, the free program will allow you to get rid of malicious software, potentially unwanted applications, toolbars and browser hijackers that your computer can be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once the downloading process is done, close all software and windows on your computer. Double-click the install file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install MalwareBytes on your computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will automatically start and you can see its main screen as on the image below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the Weather Inspect adware which created to reroute your web-browser to various ad web pages. This process can take some time, so please be patient. While the tool is checking, you can see count of objects and files has already scanned.
After finished, you will be shown the list of all found threats on your system. Review the results once the tool has complete the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Free will remove Weather Inspect that cause undesired advertisements to appear. Once the task is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the PC.
We advise you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes to delete adware, browser hijacker and other malicious software.
Double-check for potentially unwanted applications with AdwCleaner
If MalwareBytes antimalware or Zemana cannot remove this ad supported software, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for hijackers, PUPs, toolbars and Weather Inspect which causes annoying pop up advertisements.
Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: April 28, 2022
Once the downloading process is finished, open the folder in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. When the tool is started, you will see a screen as shown on the screen below.
Further, press “Scan” button to begin checking your machine for the Weather Inspect that causes internet browsers to open unwanted popup advertisements. Once the scan get completed, the results are displayed in the scan report as displayed in the figure below.
Review the results once the utility has done the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply press “Clean” button. It will display a prompt like below.
You need to press “OK”. After the cleaning process is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your personal computer. When your computer is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Use AdBlocker to stay safe online
We suggest to install an ad blocking application which can stop unwanted ads and other intrusive web-sites. The ad blocking tool such as AdGuard is a program that basically removes advertising from the Internet and blocks access to malicious web sites. Moreover, security experts says that using ad-blocker software is necessary to stay safe when surfing the Web.
Installing the AdGuard ad-blocking program is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard by clicking on the following link and save it to your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After the download is complete, double-click the downloaded file to launch it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown 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 in the following example.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guidance that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-up ads, as well as other harmful or misleading web pages. 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 is located on your desktop.
Prevent Weather Inspect adware from installing
Usually, adware gets into your personal computer as part of a bundle with freeware, sharing files and other unsafe software which you downloaded from the Net. The creators of this adware pays software creators for distributing adware within their software. So, third-party software is often included as part of the installer. In order to avoid the install of any Weather Inspect adware which designed to redirect your web-browser to various ad pages: select only Manual, Custom or Advanced install mode and uncheck all optional programs in which you are unsure.
After completing the tutorial outlined above, your computer should be clean from Weather Inspect and other unwanted software. The Google Chrome, FF, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge will no longer redirect you to various intrusive web-pages. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step guide does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.