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Remove Check Weather ads (Free Instructions) - Removal Guide

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Check Weather is a PUP capable of disrupting your searches

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Check Weather is a potentially unwanted program which can be downloaded to the system just like any other add-on[1]. This program enters the computers as a useful tool designed to help people receive the latest information about local weather. You can get information about the current weather hourly and check the forecast for the next 5 days.

Unfortunately, besides these seemingly-legitimate activities, Check Weather can also initiate unwanted changes on your computer. It can alter each of your web browsers and then start using third party links to redirect you to sponsored websites.

The most annoying method used to do that is closely related to pop-up ads[2]. This adware can also fill your favorite websites with coupons, banners and other adverts that are displayed for the same aim. However, keep in mind that visiting such websites is highly dangerous as you can be infected with malware. To prevent such dangers, make sure you install Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego on your computer. You can use the same program to remove Check Weather from the system.

We should also not forget the fact that we found about the owners of this adware. It seems that they can use Check Weather to track their users by using cookies and similar components that travel together with this program. Typically, this program collects information related to people's search terms, mostly-clicked ads, frequently used websites, and so on.

No matter how harmless these details look, they still can be used to initiate malicious activities against the user. You can use the guide at the end of this article which will show you how to perform Check Weather removal.

Check Weather illustrationCheck Weather displays annoying ads and significantly deteriorates your browsing routine.

Preventing this app from infiltrating your computer

As we have mentioned, you can download Check Weather from its official website. However, it can also be downloaded in a bundle with other apps as a “prize” for the user. Unfortunately, such software bundles can hardly improve your daily searches, so we highly recommend avoiding them.

To prevent ‘’bundling’’, you need to start monitoring installation of free programs by selecting Custom or Advanced installation method. We do not recommend opting for Quick or Recommended installation parameters because they won't let you choose what components you need to install.

After selecting Advanced installation, make sure you follow the entire installation process of the program carefully to prevent optional downloads. In this case, you need to find the check mark saying that you want to install Check Weather and uncheck it. Otherwise, this extension will be allowed to make changes on your computer and initiate other activities that are considered as “possibly dangerous”.

If you already are have this PUP on your computer, you should also see how annoying and aggressive this program is. To escape from Check Weather ads, tracking and similar activities, use a guide given below and uninstall this unwanted browser add-on.

Removing Check Weather virus:

Since the developers aim to protect their product from easy elimination, they infiltrate their add-ons by the enterprise policy which prevents the computer user from disabling or deleting it. According to BedyNet.ru[3] analysts, to remove Check Weather you have to make specific modifications using Command Prompt function. 

Do not panic, since we will briefly explain the necessary steps in a detailed manner. Start PUP elimination from registering as an administrator:

  1. Click on the Start menu and submit command prompt in the search bar;
  2. Right-click on the Command Prompt button and choose to operate as an administrator by clicking on the Run as administrator button.

Now you are able to run the following commands which will allow to successfully eliminate the enterprise policy and continue the termination of the potentially unwanted program: 

  1. rd /S /Q “%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers”
  2. rd /S /Q “%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy”
  3. gpupdate /force

If you have carefully followed the instructions above, the security software should be able to start Check Weather removal right away. Those who do not have one are advised to purchase it as quickly as possible. Note that to get rid of the annoying ads quickly, you can combine automatic and manual termination. Read the guidelines below and uninstall this questionable add-on within seconds.

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To remove Check Weather ads, follow these steps:

Delete Check Weather from Windows systems

Now that you have executed the commands mentioned above, follow the instructions below to proceed with the Check Weather removal from Windows OS. You will be able to choose between the guidelines customized for different browsers in order to eliminate all the components of the potentially unwanted program.

  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 Check Weather and related programs
    Here, look for Check Weather 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'
  5. Remove Check Weather from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus. Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete 'http://isearch.babylon.com...' or other suspicious URL

Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.

Eliminate Check Weather from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove Check Weather from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Check Weather-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove Check Weather, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to Check Weather and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Check Weather-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Erase Check Weather from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Check Weather and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Check Weather removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Uninstall Check Weather ads from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the Check Weather-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Get rid of Check Weather from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

To free yourself from Check Weather ads, you should delete additional add-ons which maintain their annoying activity on you Mozilla browser.

  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 Check Weather 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. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  4. Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  5. Click OK to save these changes. When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes
  6. 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'
  7. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Check Weather removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Remove Check Weather from Google Chrome

The most important step to remove the unwanted application from Chrome is to uninstall additional extensions that might be related to it. Inexperienced computer users are advised to use the guide below:

  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 Check Weather 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. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages. After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  5. Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. 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
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Check Weather removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Delete Check Weather 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 Check Weather or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  4. Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by Check Weather, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page. When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name
  5. 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...'
  6. 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 Check Weather removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Access your website securely from any location

When you work on the domain, site, blog, or different project that requires constant management, content creation, or coding, you may need to connect to the server and content management service more often. It is a hassle when your website is protected from suspicious connections and unauthorized IP addresses.

The best solution for creating a tighter network could be a dedicated/fixed IP address. If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for server or network manager that need to monitor connections and activities. This is how you bypass some of the authentications factors and can remotely use your banking accounts without triggering suspicious with each login. 

VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world. It is better to clock the access to your website from different IP addresses. So you can keep the project safe and secure when you have the dedicated IP address VPN and protected access to the content management system.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.

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Linas Kiguolis
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