Q. How do I remove Weatherforecasttracker1 from Chrome? I installed a free program and ended up with browser hijacker that keeps redirecting Google Chrome to Weatherforecasttracker1.com instead of my preferred home page.
A. Experienced security professionals has determined that the Weatherforecasttracker1 is a PUP (potentially unwanted program) from the category of browser hijackers. Browser hijacker is commonly a PUP or a web-browser add-on. It’s can be used to to replace search provider, home page and some other settings of web-browser for the sole purpose of boosting traffic and monetizing traffic.
When the Weatherforecasttracker1 is installed on a computer, it can:
- set search.weatherforecasttracker1.com as default search provider;
- redirect your queries to sponsored web-pages;
- provide altered search results;
- record your search queries;
- show annoying advertisements;
- collect Net surfing habits and sell it to third party companies.
By following step-by-step guidance below it is easy to remove Weatherforecasttracker1 from Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Chrome and Firefox and your personal computer. Learn how to detect and get rid of hijacker infection and other malicious programs, as well as how to run a full personal computer virus scan.
How to Remove Weatherforecasttracker1 from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
We are presenting various methods to remove Weatherforecasttracker1 from the Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Chrome and Firefox using only internal Windows functions. Most of hijackers and potentially unwanted software can be removed through these processes. If these steps does not help to remove Weatherforecasttracker1, then it’s better to use a free malware removal utilities linked below.
To remove Weatherforecasttracker1, complete the following steps:
- How to manually remove Weatherforecasttracker1 pop-ups
- How to automatically delete Weatherforecasttracker1
- Run AdBlocker to block Weatherforecasttracker1 and stay safe online
- Prevent browser hijacker infection from installing
- To sum up
How to manually delete Weatherforecasttracker1 pop-ups
The useful removal guide for the Weatherforecasttracker1 . The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to delete Weatherforecasttracker1 search let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Removing the Weatherforecasttracker1, check the list of installed applications first
Some programs are free only because their installation package contains a browser hijacker such as the Weatherforecasttracker1. This unwanted programs generates profit for the creators when it is installed. Many hijacker infections can be removed by simply uninstalling them from the ‘Uninstall a Program’ that is located in Microsoft Windows control panel.
Press Windows button , then press Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then press “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will show the Windows Control Panel like below.
Further, click “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all programs installed on your PC. Scroll through the all list, and delete any questionable and unknown software.
Remove Weatherforecasttracker1 from Internet Explorer
If you find that Microsoft Internet Explorer web-browser settings such as default search engine, homepage and newtab had been hijacked, then you may restore your settings, via the reset browser process.
First, open the 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” as displayed below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, press the “Reset” button as displayed in the following example.
When the procedure is finished, press “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your PC for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s newtab page, search provider by default and homepage to default state.
Remove Weatherforecasttracker1 home page from Firefox
Resetting Mozilla Firefox browser will reset all the settings to their default values and will remove Weatherforecasttracker1, malicious add-ons and extensions. Your saved bookmarks, form auto-fill information and passwords won’t be cleared or changed.
First, start the Firefox and press button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Further, click the Help button () as displayed in the following example.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the 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 show the confirmation dialog box. Further, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the Weatherforecasttracker1 hijacker infection. After, it is finished, click the “Finish” button.
Remove Weatherforecasttracker1 from Chrome
The Weatherforecasttracker1 as your search provider or start page or other symptom of having browser hijacker infection in your internet browser is a good reason to reset Google Chrome. This is an easy method to recover the Chrome settings and not lose any important information.
- First, start the Chrome and press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will display the Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the addon labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google 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 Google Chrome will show 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.
How to automatically delete Weatherforecasttracker1
If you are unsure how to remove Weatherforecasttracker1 hijacker easily, consider using automatic hijacker infection removal applications that listed below. It will identify the browser hijacker infection responsible for modifying your web-browser settings to Weatherforecasttracker1 and remove it from your PC for free.
How to get rid of Weatherforecasttracker1 with Zemana Anti Malware
If you need a free utility that can easily search for and delete hijacker that responsible for web-browser redirect to the unwanted Weatherforecasttracker1 web-site, then use Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM). This is a very handy application, which is primarily developed to quickly scan for and remove adware and malicious software infecting browsers and modifying their settings.
Visit the following page to download Zemana. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Zemana Ltd
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Update: July 16, 2019
Once the download is complete, close all programs and windows on your PC. Double-click the set up file named Zemana.AntiMalware.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 Zemana Free on your computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is complete successfully, Zemana Free will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown on the image below.
Now click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the hijacker that redirects your web browser to intrusive Weatherforecasttracker1 website. This procedure may take quite a while, so please be patient. While the Zemana Anti-Malware utility is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as being affected by malware.
When finished, Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will show you the results. Review the results once the tool has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Next” button. The Zemana will begin to remove browser hijacker infection that responsible for web browser redirect to the unwanted Weatherforecasttracker1 website. Once disinfection is done, you may be prompted to restart the personal computer.
Get rid of Weatherforecasttracker1 redirect from browsers with HitmanPro
If the Weatherforecasttracker1 problem persists, run the HitmanPro and check if your system is infected by hijacker. The Hitman Pro is a downloadable security utility that provides on-demand scanning and helps remove adware software, PUPs, and other malware. It works with your existing antivirus software.
HitmanPro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
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Update: June 28, 2018
Download and use HitmanPro on your PC. Once started, press “Next” button to start scanning your system for the browser hijacker infection responsible for Weatherforecasttracker1 home page. Depending on your system, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. During the scan Hitman Pro will scan for threats exist on your computer..
When HitmanPro has finished scanning your computer, you can check all threats found on your PC.
Review the results once the utility has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click Next button.
It will show a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to remove all malware found.
How to automatically remove Weatherforecasttracker1 with MalwareBytes
Get rid of Weatherforecasttracker1 browser hijacker infection manually is difficult and often the browser hijacker is not fully removed. Therefore, we suggest you to run the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) that are fully clean your computer. Moreover, this free program will help you to delete malware, PUPs, toolbars and adware that your computer may be infected too.
Visit the following page to download the latest version of MalwareBytes Anti Malware for Windows. Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
When the download is complete, close all software 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 displayed below.
When the installation starts, you’ll see the “Setup wizard” which will help you set up Malwarebytes on your PC system.
Once installation is complete, you will see window as displayed in the following example.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the browser hijacker infection related to Weatherforecasttracker1 homepage. Depending on your PC system, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the tool is checking, you may see number of objects and files has already scanned.
As the scanning ends, MalwareBytes Free will open a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been found. Next, you need to press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now delete browser hijacker which cause a redirect to Weatherforecasttracker1 web-site and add items to the Quarantine. Once disinfection is done, you may be prompted to reboot your computer.
The following video explains few simple steps on how to delete browser hijacker, adware and other malware with MalwareBytes.
Run AdBlocker to block Weatherforecasttracker1 and stay safe online
By installing an adblocker application such as AdGuard, you are able to block Weatherforecasttracker1, autoplaying video ads and delete lots of distracting and annoying ads on web-sites.
Please go to the link below to download the latest version of AdGuard for MS Windows. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
When the downloading process is done, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown on the image 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 below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guide that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop undesired ads, block Weatherforecasttracker1, as well as other malicious or misleading websites. 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 browser hijacker infection from installing
Browser hijacker is usually come as a part of free software and install themselves, with or without your knowledge, on your machine. This happens especially when you are installing a freeware. The program installer tricks you into accepting the installation of third party applications, that you don’t really want. Moreover, some paid programs may also install additional applications that you don’t want! Therefore, always download freeware and paid programs from reputable download web sites. Use ONLY custom or manual setup option and never blindly click Next button.
To sum up
Once you have finished the step-by-step guide outlined above, your PC system should be clean from this browser hijacker infection and other malware. The Chrome, IE, Firefox and Microsoft Edge will no longer show annoying Weatherforecasttracker1 web-page on startup. Unfortunately, if the steps does not help you, then you have caught a new browser hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help.
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