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Search.hyourweatherinfonow.com. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

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Search.hyourweatherinfonow.com hijacks web browsers and redirects to suspicious domains

A printscreen of Search.hyourweatherinfonow.com start page

Search.hyourweatherinfonow.com is a search site developed and maintained by Polarity Technologies Ltd. – the company that is infamous for the distribution of browser hijackers.[1] Usually, this domain pops up as a default search engine, start page, and new tab URL automatically after the PC's owner installs a particular free application to the system. More often than not, Your Weather Info Now toolbar is installed alongside these modifications.

Such modifications happen due to one simple reason – Search.hyourweatherinfonow.com virus is yet another browser hijacker, which is used for affiliate marketing. Its developers shove the http://Search.hyourweatherinfonow.com search engine to display Yahoo-based search results[2] that may be filled with corrupted links and redirect people to questionable websites. Unfortunately, it's not clear what parties this hijacker collaborates with and why content they may promote. Thus, to prevent redirects to unsafe domains, we would recommend you to remove Search.hyourweatherinfonow.com once it's installed.

This dubious search site is similar to Search.weatherradarforecast.co, Search.htheweathercenter.co virus, Search.hlocalweatherradar.co virus, and many other domains that pretend to be useful tools in terms of whether forecast provision. However, such claims are bogus because Search.hyourweatherinfonow.com hijacker will not provide any useful service. In addition to browser's redirects, it can also display loads of ads among search results. The most dangerous of such ads are those promoting software or asking to install updates. Clicking on such content can lead to the installation of other malware.[3] 

Privacy security is yet another aspect that should accelerate Search.hyourweatherinfonow.com removal. As pointed out in the Privacy Policy of its developer, this search may collect, store, and share users' names, email addresses, browsing history, and similar information. Fostered by such behavior, cybersecurity experts assigned to potentially unwanted program (PUP) and browser hijacker categories.

PUPs may hide under free software installers

Careful free software installation is one of the precautionary measures that has always be taken into account when trying to prevent the installation of PUPs (adware and browser hijacker). To monetize the free service, freeware developers distribute additional installers (add-ons, plug-ins, toolbars). To prevent rejection of those unwanted attachments, the distributors usually hide them under Quick or Basic installation. That's why it's a must to select and install freeware in a conscientious manner.

In some of the cases, people come across domains that offer to install PUPs directly. However, before doing so, you should initiate small research about that program, actually any program, on the Internet to check whether it's not marked as insecure.

Last, but not least, to keep your PC PUP-free, avoid clicking on doubtful content dispersed on third-party websites. Be careful with prompts to install browser or software updates because adware or hijacker may hide behind the installer.

Search.hyourweatherinfonow.com removal instructions

There are two ways to remove Search.hyourweatherinfonow.com hijacker. You can either install Reimage and scan the system with it or follow the removal guide that is provided at the end of this post.

It's important to stress the fact that to complete the Search.hyourweatherinfonow.com removal you will also have to reset your web browser. That's because PUPs implement all all unfair marketing campaigns via extensions and toolbars injected into web browser. Therefore, the removal of the main executable won't eliminate Search.hyourweatherinfonow.com virus completely. If you are not aware of how to reset Chrome, Firefox or another browser, follow this guide:

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To remove Search.hyourweatherinfonow.com, follow these steps:

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Remove Search.hyourweatherinfonow.com from Windows systems

Normally, the installers of potentially unwanted programs can be found under Control Panel -> Programs and Features list. Thus, to stop Search.hyourweatherinfonow.com redirects, please follow these steps:

  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 Search.hyourweatherinfonow.com and related programs
    Here, look for Search.hyourweatherinfonow.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 Search.hyourweatherinfonow.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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Delete Search.hyourweatherinfonow.com from Mac OS X system

You can eliminate this doubtful search engine with the help of this guide:

  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 Search.hyourweatherinfonow.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 Search.hyourweatherinfonow.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 Search.hyourweatherinfonow.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 Search.hyourweatherinfonow.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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Uninstall Search.hyourweatherinfonow.com 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, Search.hyourweatherinfonow.com should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Eliminate Search.hyourweatherinfonow.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 Search.hyourweatherinfonow.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 Search.hyourweatherinfonow.com removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Erase Search.hyourweatherinfonow.com from Google Chrome

  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 Search.hyourweatherinfonow.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 Search.hyourweatherinfonow.com removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Remove Search.hyourweatherinfonow.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 Search.hyourweatherinfonow.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 Search.hyourweatherinfonow.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 Search.hyourweatherinfonow.com removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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