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Remove Chrome Weather virus (Tutorial) - Free Instructions

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Chrome Weather virus displays unwanted pop-ups that cause potential danger to your computer

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Chrome Weather is a suspicious browser extension which is offered by Chromeweather.net on Chrome web store. While it is designed to provide you quick access to the weather forecast, it also causes potential danger to your computer.

Some inexperienced PC users might not notice the changes of their regular browser once the extension is on their system. However, Weather for Chrome virus hijacks your web directory and delivers intrusive advertisements which may increase the risk of malware infections[1].

These sponsored ads are dangerous since Chrome Weather doesn’t take responsibility for their content. In other terms, they might lead you to highly suspicious pages and trigger an automatic installation of the virus.

If that is not enough, it gathers browsing-related information to present the malicious ads which correspond to your interest, frequently visited pages or search queries. As a result, you are attracted to click on them and increase the click-generated revenue for its contrivers[2].

Besides, Weather for Chrome might misuse the collected data in another way — sell it to the cooperate third-party companies and risk your privacy. Note that there are several cases where this kind of arbitrary activity has led to identity theft.

Chrome Weather illustrationChrome Weather virus can disrupt your browsing routine by delivering unwanted pop-ups.

Therefore, you should remove Chrome Weather to protect not only your privacy but computer’s security as well. Choose a reliable security software like Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego to help you with the elimination procedure or check the manual termination instructions which are presented below.

We recommend employing an antivirus system since this browser extension is installed by enterprise policy. As a result, those who are not experienced enough can struggle with manual Chrome Weather removal process.

Software-bundles: the reason why you have the suspicious browser extension on your PC

Currently, the developers of unreliable products which are categorized as potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) are taking advantage of Windows group policies. Once the user downloads a regular application, it might come bundled together with the browser extension.

The group policies mentioned above allow using the administrative rights while installing the PUPs which prevent you from simply deleting them. For example, if you right-click on the Remove button next to the unwanted extension, the web browser will display the following message instead of uninstalling it:

  • Installed by your administrator;
  • Installed by enterprise policy;

Therefore, you should be extremely cautious when installing freeware. Note that you won’t be able to get rid of the hijacker easily. We advise you to use an antivirus system to scan the programs you attempt to download from the Internet.

However, experts from UtanVirus.se[3] say that you can also choose Advanced or Custom settings on the installer and attentively seek for the pre-marked boxes which allow installing PUPs on your computer. Unmarking them is necessary.

Delete Chrome Weather extension with a few clicks

As mentioned above, Chrome Weather removal is a complicated process. Therefore, the only way to uninstall it quickly is to employ a reliable security software and run a full system scan.
While you would struggle trying to get the administrative rights to remove Chrome Weather virus, the anti-malware program would do it within several minutes.

However, we respect the freedom of choice and provide the manual elimination instructions for those who refuse to use the antivirus system. Although, we feel obligated to warn that any misinterpretation of the guidelines might lead to permanent computer damage. Make sure to follow the guide carefully and avoid skipping steps to get rid of the hijacker safely.

You may remove virus damage with a help of Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Chrome Weather virus, follow these steps:

Uninstall Chrome Weather from Windows systems

Windows OS users can remove the potentially unwanted program from their systems by following the detailed instructions below.

  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 Chrome Weather and related programs
    Here, look for Chrome 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 Chrome 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.

Get rid of Chrome Weather from Mac OS X system

You can follow the guidelines below to clean your Mac OS from Chrome Weather virus.

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

Remove Chrome Weather from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Chrome 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 Chrome 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 Chrome Weather and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Chrome Weather-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Remove Chrome 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 Chrome 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 Chrome Weather removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Eliminate Chrome Weather virus 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 Chrome 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

Erase Chrome Weather 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 Chrome 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 Chrome Weather removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Delete Chrome Weather from Google Chrome

To fix your Chrome browser you should remvoe additional components of Chrome Weather which might appear as plug-ins or add-ons.

  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 Chrome 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 Chrome Weather removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Uninstall Chrome 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 Chrome 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 Chrome 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 Chrome Weather removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

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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Julie Splinters - Malware removal specialist

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