The Severe Weather Check is an unwanted web page which installed as your start page with the help of PUP (potentially unwanted program) from the browser hijacker group. Once started, it’ll change web-browsers settings. So, every time when you open the Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Edge and IE, it will always be forced to display the Severe Weather Check web-site, even as your home page has been set to a completely different web page. On current date, this browser hijacker continues to increase the number of personal computers that have been infected.
The Severe Weather Check browser hijacker takes over your internet browser’s default search engine and controls what will be opened to you whenever you do a searching. Other than the search results, it also provides a large amount of undesired ads on the search page. Some of these ads designed to force you into buying certain questionable products and applications. Moreover, sometimes, those ads could redirect you to misleading or malicious web-sites.
While the Severe Weather Check browser hijacker infection is active, you won’t be able to revert back the Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge and Chrome’ settings such as new tab page, home page and search provider by default. But this does not mean that you should just ignore it or get along with this fact. Because this is not the best option, due to the Severe Weather Check you can have problems with the IE, Firefox, Chrome and MS Edge, intrusive advertisements and even privacy information theft.
It is important, don’t use Severe Weather Check web site and don’t click on ads placed on it, as they can lead you to a more harmful or misleading web sites. The best option is to use the tutorial posted below to free your PC system of hijacker, remove the Severe Weather Check search, and thereby revert back your favorite homepage and search provider.
Remove Severe Weather Check from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge (Removal guide)
Not all unwanted applications like browser hijacker responsible for Severe Weather Check start page are easily uninstallable. You might see a new homepage, newtab, search provider and other type of unwanted changes to the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, IE and MS Edge settings and might not be able to figure out the program responsible for this activity. The reason for this is that many undesired apps neither appear in MS Windows Control Panel. Therefore in order to completely get rid of Severe Weather Check redirect, you need to execute the following steps. Some of the steps below will require you to shut down this web page. So, please read the steps carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove Severe Weather Check, complete the following steps:
- Remove potentially unwanted applications through the Windows Control Panel
- Remove Severe Weather Check from Google Chrome
- Remove Severe Weather Check from Mozilla Firefox
- Remove Severe Weather Check from IE
- How to automatically delete Severe Weather Check browser hijacker
- How to block Severe Weather Check redirect
Delete Severe Weather Check search without any utilities
Most common browser hijackers may be uninstalled without any antivirus software. The manual browser hijacker removal is guide that will teach you how to get rid of Severe Weather Check search. If you do not want to remove Severe Weather Check in the manually due to the fact that you are an unskilled computer user, then you can run free removal tools listed below.
Remove potentially unwanted applications through the Windows Control Panel
Some programs are free only because their setup package contains a browser hijacker such as the Severe Weather Check. This unwanted programs generates profit for the creators when it is installed. Many browser hijacker infections can be removed by simply uninstalling them from the ‘Uninstall a Program’ that is located in Microsoft Windows control panel.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Microsoft Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as shown on the image below.
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right as displayed below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Microsoft Windows 7 or Vista) like below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed apps and remove all questionable and unknown software. We recommend to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed programs by date. Once you’ve found anything questionable that may be the hijacker that cause a reroute to Severe Weather Check page or other PUP (potentially unwanted program), then select this program and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious program blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to completely remove it from your computer.
Remove Severe Weather Check from Google Chrome
The hijacker can modify your Chrome settings without your knowledge. You may see the Severe Weather Check as your search provider or homepage, additional plugins and toolbars. Reset Chrome browser will help you to get rid of Severe Weather Check and reset the unwanted changes caused by browser hijacker infection. When using the reset feature, your personal information such as passwords, bookmarks, browsing history and web form auto-fill data will be saved.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
Carefully browse through 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 guidance: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Chrome main menu again, press to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as displayed on the image below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Remove Severe Weather Check from Mozilla Firefox
If the Firefox internet browser search engine by default, new tab and start page are changed to Severe Weather Check and you want to recover the settings back to their original settings, then you should follow the few simple steps below. However, your themes, bookmarks, history, passwords, and web form auto-fill information will not be deleted.
Launch the Mozilla Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the internet browser screen. Next, press the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will open the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you’re 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 on the image below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the Severe Weather Check browser hijacker infection. Once, it is finished, press the “Finish” button.
Remove Severe Weather Check from IE
If you find that Internet Explorer internet browser settings like search engine by default, newtab and startpage had been hijacked, then you may restore your settings, via the reset internet browser process.
First, run the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will show the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then press the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The IE will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as shown in the following example.
When the procedure is complete, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s homepage, newtab page and default search provider to default state.
How to automatically delete Severe Weather Check browser hijacker
The manual steps above is tedious to use and can not always help to delete Severe Weather Check hijacker fully. Here I am telling you an automatic method to delete this hijacker from your PC system fully. Zemana Free, MalwareBytes AntiMalware and Hitman Pro are anti-malware tools that can scan for and get rid of all kinds of malware including browser hijacker that causes internet browsers to show unwanted Severe Weather Check site.
Get rid of Severe Weather Check with Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM)
Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) is a malware removal tool developed for Windows. This utility will allow you remove Severe Weather Check browser hijacker, various types of malicious software (including adware and PUPs) from your computer. It has simple and user friendly interface. While the Zemana Anti Malware does its job, your computer will run smoothly.
Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
When the download is finished, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana will try to update itself and when this task is finished, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the hijacker responsible for redirecting your internet browser to Severe Weather Check site.
A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your PC system and the speed of your computer. While the Zemana Anti-Malware tool is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as being affected by malicious software. Once you’ve selected what you wish to remove from your personal computer press “Next” button.
The Zemana will remove hijacker that reroutes your web-browser to intrusive Severe Weather Check site and add threats to the Quarantine.
How to block Severe Weather Check redirect
Run an ad blocking utility such as AdGuard will protect you from harmful advertisements and content. Moreover, you can find that the AdGuard have an option to protect your privacy and block phishing and spam web-sites. Additionally, ad-blocking programs will help you to avoid annoying popups and unverified links that also a good way to stay safe online.
- Visit the page linked below to download AdGuard. Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- When the download is complete, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the setup is complete, click “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you run your PC, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted advertisements, block Severe Weather Check redirect, as well as other harmful or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, which can be found on your desktop.
Why is my browser redirected to Severe Weather Check?
The Severe Weather Check most likely to occur during the install of free programs due the fact that potentially unwanted programs like this are commonly hidden in the setup package. Thus, if you have installed some free software using Quick(Standard) method, you may have let a hijacker get inside the personal computer. Keep in mind that the Quick mode is unreliable because it do not warn about bundled programs. Thus, additional software will be installed automatically unless you choose Advanced/Custom method and disable its installation.
After completing the step-by-step guide shown above, your personal computer should be clean from hijacker which cause a redirect to Severe Weather Check site and other malware. The Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Chrome and Firefox will no longer display intrusive Severe Weather Check website on startup. Unfortunately, if the steps does not help you, then you have caught a new hijacker infection, and then the best way – ask for help here.