What is FreeLocalWeather Toolbar?
FreeLocalWeather Toolbar is promoted as a tool enabling a quick and easy access to the weather forecast. However, you should not trust any of the developers toolbars because they are used solely for advertising purposes and usually cause various troubles.
Many people have already installed it; however, the majority of them uninstalled it less than a week after installation. That’s because once installed FreeLocalWeather not only drops a toolbar on each of the web browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer), but also corrupts various settings on each of them. Right after installing this toolbar, you may even find your default start page and search provider replaced by home.tb.ask.com and search.tb.com.
Due to such activity, FreeLocalWeather toolbar has been categorized as a potentially unwanted program and the new about it has been spread all around the Internet. If you are going through this experience, you should better avoid browsing the net because Ask search provider is not the one that is going to deliver reliable search results. It’s more likely that it will provide you with sponsored links and fill each websites that you visit with pop-up ads clicking on which may lead to unknown or even suspicious domains. Some instances were recorded when FreeLocalWeather redirects made people visit unsafe websites where they got tricked into installing a PUP on their computers.
In addition to that, this dubious toolbar may also try to spy on you and apply information about your browsing habits for various purposes without your permission asked. If you are not willing to receive lots of spam or really attractive ads during your browsing, you should NOT allow this. To prevent information leakage and minimize the risk of landing on a malicious website, you should remove FreeLocalWeather Toolbar right away. For that, we recommend using reputable anti-spyware software
How can FreeLocalWeather Toolbar affect my computer?
FreeLocalWeather Toolbar has the official website and can be downloaded from there. That’s why the majority of people find this toolbar trustful and reliable. Unfortunately, that’s just a marketing trick used to make people install this tool and unwillingly participate in various marketing campaigns.
Unfortunately, there is another method, which may help this toolbar to enter computers with the help of other freewares without being noticed. This, so called ‘bundling’, distribution method is a tricky one and, unfortunately, widely used these days.
Thus, if you want to keep your computer safe, you should start paying more attention to the freeware’s installation process. Firs of all, read as much information about it as you manage to find on the Internet. After that, opt for Advanced or Custom installation (instead of Quick/Basic) and track the process step-by-step. Finally, uncheck check boxes containing ‘additional components’ and only then finish the process.
Recently, the developer of this program contacted us asking us to remove this post from 2-spyware.com website. We believe that we shouldn’t do that as long as programs that we offer for the removal of FreeLocalWeather Toolbar can detect it and help users to remove it from the system. As it is mentioned under each of download buttons, we ARE affiliated with these anti-malware programs, and while some of them are free, others can remove a virus only after purchasing them. These mentions fully fulfill each of the requirements of FTC.
Nevertheless, we have recently decided to make a revision of this and other posts that are related to this developer. We claim that all of them are described properly.
How to remove FreeLocalWeather Toolbar?
In order to remove FreeLocalWeather Toolbar along with other PUPs that may be hiding in your machine as well, we recommend using a reputable anti-spyware. Otherwise, you may follow these step:
- Uninstall programs that are related to FreeLocalWeather Toolbar from your computer:
1. Click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
2. When in the Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program, look for FreeLocalWeather Toolbar and other programs that are unknown to you.
3. Click ‘Uninstall’ and then OK to save the changes.
- Reset your web browser:
1. Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select ‘Tools’ -> ‘Extensions’.
2. Here, select unfamiliar plugins (FreeLocalWeather Toolbar, MyWay, MyWebSearch, etc.) and select trash icon to delete these entries.
3. In order to change your homepage, click on menu icon, choose ‘Settings’ -> ‘On startup’ section -> ‘set pages’.
4. Here, eliminate myway.com by clicking on the “X” and enter your preferred website.