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Home.MyWeatherTab.com virus. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Alice Woods - - | Type: Browser hijacker

Reasons not to keep Home.MyWeatherTab.com as your browser’s homepage

Home.MyWeatherTab.com browser redirect virus

Home.MyWeatherTab.com is a dubious website that emerges in web browsers unexpectedly. It is closely associated with search.myweathertab.com virus. These two websites will repetitiously bother a computer user who decides to install Weatherly virus. According to statistics, the most victims are from US, UK[1] and Canada.

The Weatherly virus adds an extension[2] to Chrome and other popular browsers and alters their homepage and default search settings so that the browser would automatically launch hxxp://Home.MyWeatherTab.com/ on startup.

Browser hijackers modify browser’s settings in order to make the victim use search engine that is designed to provide ads instead of search results. Although MyWeatherTab search produces some organic search results, the rest is ads. In our opinion, such search tools aren’t trustworthy and do not deserve user’s trust.

Developers of browser hijackers hardly ever endorse the content of advertised websites. It means that by exploring search results, you risk entering dangerous websites that might attack you with ads and suggestions to install spyware[3] or malware threats.

On the other hand, you can also be pushed into sites that provide scam surveys or ask for personal information. If you value your privacy, keep sensitive data to yourself and avoid installing programs from hardly trustworthy Internet pages.

This browser hijacker is actually a potentially unwanted program (PUP) developed by Polarity Technologies, Ltd. This company is known to be producing one browser-hijacking software after another. If one of them affected your computer, you must get rid of it ASAP.

If you are not willing to encounter hardly trustworthy ads, remove Home.MyWeatherTab.com redirect virus today. You can easily kill the threat using an anti-spyware program, although it is possible to delete the hijacker manually, too. You can try to do it using Home.MyWeatherTab.com removal tutorial provided below.

All browser hijackers are very similar – especially their distribution techniques

When speaking about browser hijackers, there is always one thing they all have in common. It's the technique used in their distribution. Our experience shows that almost every browser hijacker finds its way to victim’s computer with the help of software bundling.

Software bundling has always been and is an efficient technique to force someone install a program they do not need or want. For this reason, authors of potentially unwanted programs tend to bundle their creations with legitimate and popular free software such as games or media players.
As a consequence, the user receives a suggestion to install some extra programs when installing the popular program.

Sadly, the bundled additions mostly provide no useful features and display bothersome ads instead. For this reason, you should always go for Advanced/Custom installation mode and deselect suggested extra programs from there.

Delete Home.MyWeatherTab.com from your computer manually or automatically

There are two Home.MyWeatherTab.com removal options – the automatic and the manual removal option. The first one is a more trustworthy and less time-consuming one, but the second one doesn’t require having the anti-malware software. The choice is yours.

Even if you choose the manual Home.MyWeatherTab.com removal option, we strongly advise checking your computer with anti-spyware or anti-malware software afterward. It can really help to find all files, Registry Entries, and other questionable spyware components and eliminate them all at once.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes 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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To remove Home.MyWeatherTab.com virus, follow these steps:

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Remove Home.MyWeatherTab.com from Windows systems

Although the browser hijacker usually settles in web browsers only, you must find and remove programs related to it. It is highly advisable to remove applications that brought the hijacker to your system. For this reason, check Programs and Features list and uninstall unwanted programs. You might want to find and delete all software published by Polarity Technologies, Ltd.

  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 Home.MyWeatherTab.com and related programs
    Here, look for Home.MyWeatherTab.com 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 Home.MyWeatherTab.com 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.

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Erase Home.MyWeatherTab.com 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 Home.MyWeatherTab.com 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'
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Get rid of Home.MyWeatherTab.com 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 Home.MyWeatherTab.com 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 Home.MyWeatherTab.com removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Delete Home.MyWeatherTab.com virus 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, Home.MyWeatherTab.com should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Uninstall Home.MyWeatherTab.com 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 Home.MyWeatherTab.com 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 Home.MyWeatherTab.com removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Eliminate Home.MyWeatherTab.com from Google Chrome

To remove Home.MyWeatherTab.com, find and delete Weatherly extension in Chrome. To do it, access Chrome://extensions page and click the Trash icon next to it.

  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 Home.MyWeatherTab.com 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 Home.MyWeatherTab.com removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Remove Home.MyWeatherTab.com 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 Home.MyWeatherTab.com 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 Home.MyWeatherTab.com, 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 Home.MyWeatherTab.com removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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