My Accurate Forecast is a suspicious weather forecast service that inserts a new email profile on iOS devices
My Accurate Forecast is a suspicious application that creates a new email profile on users' iPhones or iPads
My Accurate Forecast is a weather app created by an unknown company from Portland, USA, for Apple phones and tablets exclusively. While the application is available to download from its official website, most of the users said they did not remember installing it themselves. This is because the deceptive program is usually bundled with shareware or freeware, which is mostly downloaded from third-party software hosting sites.
The main “trick” of My Accurate Forecasts is that it establishes and enables an unwanted email profile on the iPhone or iPad, which consequently invites suspicious or even malicious messages into its inbox. Therefore, users are baffled where this PUP came from, along with its deceptive profile.
In this article, we will take a look at how dangerous My Accurate Forecast actually is, and what its developers are hiding inside Terms of Service policies.
|Name||My Accurate Forecast|
|Targeted systems||iOS, including iPhones and iPads|
|Infiltration||Software bundling, unsafe third-party sites, official site|
|Symptoms||New profile installed that collects junk mail that might sometimes be dangerous|
|Risk factors||Installation of additional unwanted software, money loss, malware infections|
|Termination||Follow our instructions below|
|Recovery||Use Reimage for best results|
My Accurate Forecast developers are quick to promise:
By installing My Accurate Forecast, you will gain immediate access to the most accurate weather forecasts available for your location, guaranteed.
Additionally, they also note all the features the weather app can provide users:
- Radar feature
- Hourly forecasts
- Extended Forecasts
- Daily alerts
Sounds like everything one might need for an accurate weather forecast? Sure, it might seem good, but the developers also include a very nasty feature they are not telling you about, and it is hidden deep inside the ToS policies (unfortunately, not many users read those). Additionally, even those who installed My Accurate Forecasts unintentionally, they agreed to those terms by installing the app.
The part that most users never view before installing the app states the following:
In order to access the Accurate Weather Forecast Service and to receive additional myaccurateforecast.com email communications, including our relationship and transactional messages and commercial messages from our advertising partners which help keep this service free, you must install a profile (“Email Profile”) on your mobile device.
The policy then proceeds with an explanation that without setting this new profile, users will not be able to use the services of My Accurate Forecast application. The new profile allows unsolicited emails to be sent to the users without his or her permission, which often includes commercial content that advertises a variety of products or services.
Nevertheless, among those emails, users might also find phishing, scam and similar dangerous messages that might lead them to malware-laden websites. Unfortunately, when users looked for My Accurate Forecast removal solutions, they were left with very little to go, as there simply was no option to do so.
To remove My Accurate Forecast, you have to delete the suspicious email profile from your iPhone or iPad. After that, we suggest you scan your device with Reimage to make sure no damage was done by the My Accurate Forecast virus. For full instructions, please check the last part of the article.
Install new apps from secure sources only
There is a reason for using only official app stores: it is the security that they provide. While not perfect the security measures used by industry giants often manage to catch malicious applications before they manage to enter the stores and then consequently make their ways into users' phones. Nevertheless, even such giant like Google struggles to keep all the malicious apps away. Besides, cybercriminals are often thinking of new ways how to trick the built-in scanners so that malware would manage to slip through. And it manages sometimes, but it is an exceptionally rare occasion, and it immediately warrants a giant news story all over the media.
To get to the point: if official stores sometimes fail to detect malicious apps, the third-party app sites are by far more dangerous, as regulations are not as strict (if any, in some cases). On the other hand, bad actors might create a fake site just to install malware on your device.
Therefore, always check for secure connection “HTTPS” before downloading anything that you are about to install. Also, even when establishing seemingly harmless applications, make sure no promotional offers are presented during the process.
Remove My Accurate Forecast malicious profile with the help of these steps
To remove My Accurate Forecast virus from your iPhone, you will have to delete the profile that was created by the potentially unwanted program. To do so, please follow these steps:
- Tap on Settings Icon
- Go to General
- Pick Profile
- Select “My Accurate Forecast”
- Tap on “Delete profile”
This action should finalize My Accurate Forecast removal, although we highly advise you check the list of the installed applications and terminate anything that looks suspicious or something you have never seen before. To be on the safe side, you can also scan your iOS device with anti-malware software along with Reimage to make sure all the malicious components are terminated.