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Remove Weather Grind ads (Free Guide)

removal by Julie Splinters - - | Type: Adware

Weather Grind might seem to be a useful application for those who are interested in newest weather forecasts. However, the official website provides a download button that says ‘Download & View Exclusive Offers.’ What do these ‘exclusive offers’ mean? That does not seem associated with weather forecasts. Let us explain what kind of program Weather Grind is and why you should remove it from your computer immediately in case you have installed it.

Weather Grind description:

Weather Grind is an adware. Although it tries to impersonate a useful program that can deliver weather alerts for you, in reality, it can only deliver annoying ads by Weather Grind to your screen. This program barely has any positive features; it can slow down your computer system and even expose your system to various risks.

Questions about Weather Grind ads

Weather Grind adware aims to promote affiliate marketing, and that is why you should not trust it. It promotes third-party websites by displaying misleading ads. Ads by Weather Grind provide various shopping coupons, discounts codes, price comparisons, and so on. These ads commonly look catchy and even related to your interests, but they hardly provide any real offers. The purpose of these ads is to seduce you to click on them. You should NOT click on Weather Grind ads! They commonly cause redirects to third-party websites and earn pay-per-click income for the developers of this fake weather app. However, the main reason you should not click on these ads is that they can force you to visit dangerous websites. If you ever experience an unexpected redirect to an unknown website, make sure you ignore ALL offers to install unknown software or any content at all. It might be malicious; security experts recommend getting rid of Weather Grind PUP as soon as you can to secure your PC from various cyber risks. You can remove WeatherGrind with a spyware removal tool – Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego.

Weather Grind hijack

Weather Grind has appeared on my computer, but I did not install it. What has happened?

Weather Grind is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that is spread using the bundling technique. Bundling helps to pack two or more apps into one software package. However, such software package is delusive, because commonly it is entitled after one program’s name and looks like a single program. That is why you must be careful when you select and download a free program from the Internet. Take note that the majority of free applications promote third-party software via their installation wizards, so you have to make a security check before you finish the installation process of your selected program. Aim to install any software using Custom or Advanced installation settings. These settings provide an additional setup window with a list of ‘recommended software,’ which you can install together with your preferred program. Opt out these proposals to get the extra software and finish the installation process.

If ‘ads by Weather Grind,’ ‘Weather Grind deals’ or ‘brought by Weather Grind’ advertisements have already showed up on your computer screen, you should not hesitate and get rid of them immediately as they are unlikely to be useful. We have provided a manual Weather Grind removal guide on page 2 in case you wish to eliminate this PC parasite manually.

How to remove it?

If you wish to eliminate Weather Grind virus from your computer, we just cannot contradict – this ad-supported application is the last thing you need in your life. Regardless the nice description of it, it is a completely useless program. If you wish to wipe it out from your PC, delete it using an anti-spyware software or uninstall it manually. The instructions are provided beneath the article.

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To remove Weather Grind ads, follow these steps:

Get rid of Weather Grind from Windows systems

  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 Weather Grind and related programs
    Here, look for Weather Grind 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'

Remove Weather Grind 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 Weather Grind 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'

Uninstall Weather Grind 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 Weather Grind 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 Weather Grind removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Eliminate Weather Grind ads 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, Weather Grind should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Delete Weather Grind 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 Weather Grind 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. 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'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Weather Grind removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Erase Weather Grind 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 Weather Grind 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. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. 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
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Weather Grind removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Get rid of Weather Grind 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 Weather Grind or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. 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...'
  4. 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 Weather Grind removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Julie Splinters
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  1. Linseeds says:
    January 29th, 2016 at 9:58 am

    I installed this crapware accidentally, now am stuck with it and cannot remove. any tips how to find it on the computer system?

  2. Kate.Wallhardz says:
    February 1st, 2016 at 9:39 am

    It should be on add/remove programs list. which operating system do you use?

  3. alberto says:
    January 29th, 2016 at 9:59 am

    such intrusive app.. id definitely call it malware – it makes you visit malicious websites. I have ended up on a website that promoted some fake java updates…. so obviously fake. Get rid of WeatherGrid, its no good

  4. Helenna792 says:
    January 29th, 2016 at 10:03 am

    I spent HOURS of trying to understand where do these ads come from. Stupid computer virus! Its finally gone 🙂

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