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Remove Ads by Temperature Scout

removal by Linas Kiguolis - -   Also known as Temperature Scout ads, Temperature Scout virus | Type: Adware

What is Temperature Scout?

Developed by Web Rodeo, Inc, Temperature Scout is yet another adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that should not be trusted under any circumstances. Taking in consideration its presentation, we find this tool very similar to Free Weather Forecast, Current Weather Alert, Weather Bug many other apps that promise to display “local temperatures, weather information and instant alerts” straight on the desktop. However, you should better not install it on the system because it’s a typical adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that is sponsored by various third parties. Therefore, right after installing Temperature Scout adware, you may notice questionable activities happening on your PC’s system. By the way, speaking about its infiltration, you may not necessarily have to install it voluntarily. This ad-supported extension may slither onto your web browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer) along with another freeware and you may not even notice it.

The first sign that you may notice as soon as this adware settles down on your web browser is serious slowdowns. Besides, keep in mind that Temperature Scout virus is free to use not for nothing. In fact, it is ad-supported, what means that it is set to display third-party content during your browsing. To explain it in more details, we will provide you with an extract from the Privacy Policy of this tool:

Please note that the free version of the Software is supported by advertising. Accordingly, the Site and the free version of the Software may provide third party content, advertising and services, and links thereto (e.g., links to third party websites), that are owned or operated by third parties or generated by other users Such Third Party Content and Services are not endorsed or controlled by the Company, and the Company assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any Third Party Content and Services. You agree that the Company shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any sort relating to your dealings with such providers of Third Party Content and Services.

In a nutshell, you should be aware of the “Ads by Temperature Scout”, “Temperature Scout Ads”, “Powered by Temperature Scout” or similarly marked advertisements because they may be filled with both reliable and really suspicious third-party content. By the way, although it is stated that ad-free version of this add-on may be purchased from the official website, we did not manage to find it. Moreover, you should also know that Temperature Scout virus may collect browsing-related information and transmit it to other third parties who may later use it for affiliate marketing. All in all, if you want to prevent seeing misleading ads, experiencing redirects to doubtful websites, data loss, and similar issues, our recommendation would be to remove Temperature Scout virus from the system with the help of Reimage or another reputable anti-spyware.

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How can Temperature Scout hijack my computer?

Temperature Scout is a free browser add-on that is actively spread by means of freewares/sharewares. In other words, you may run into this adware when installing a download manager, media player, PDF creator or any other free software. However, such and similar potentially unwanted programs may be disguised under Advanced/Custom settings, so if you skip them unchecked, you may end up with adwares, browser hijackers or any other PUPs without even realizing that. Thus, if you want to prevent this from happening, you should check Advanced/Custom settings, carefully initiate all the terms, and opt out of ‘optional components’.

How to remove Temperature Scout virus

If Temperature Scout redirects are exposing you to unreliable websites, you should not tolerate that under any circumstances. Therefore, we recommend you to follow the guide below and remove Temperature Scout virus right away:

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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Temperature Scout ads

To remove Temperature Scout ads, follow these steps:

Remove Temperature Scout from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Temperature Scout and related programs
    Here, look for Temperature Scout or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Eliminate Temperature Scout from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Temperature Scout or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Get rid of Temperature Scout from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Temperature Scout and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Temperature Scout removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Delete Temperature Scout ads from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Temperature Scout should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Uninstall Temperature Scout from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Temperature Scout and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Temperature Scout removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Erase Temperature Scout from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Temperature Scout and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Temperature Scout removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Remove Temperature Scout from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Temperature Scout or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Temperature Scout removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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