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Weather Inspect virus. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Olivia Morelli - - | Type: Adware

Installation of Weather Inspect might make your browser freeze due to the delivery of excessive ads

The picture of Weather Inspect

Weather Inspect is an application that provides weather forecast, the percentage of moisture, wind speed and direction. However, security experts named this program as a potentially unwanted. This ad-supported application might initiate redirects and deliver an excessive amount of online ads.

Most of the time Weather Inspect adware[1] redirects to bigpicturepop.com site that continues rerouting to various promotional websites. The program is also noticed redirecting to tech support scam, phishing or misleading Internet sites that offer to download unknown software or browser extensions.

Weather Inspect virus might also display:

  • pop-ups,
  • discount coupons,
  • in-text ads,
  • banners,
  • fake software update alerts,[2]
  • and similar third-party commercial content.

This ad-supported program might also display ads that lead to potentially dangerous websites. The research revealed several Weather Inspect redirect problems that you should be aware of. Some ads might be capable of injecting spyware or installing trojan as soon as you click on it. Others might lead to the sites that were created for spreading malware.

Thus, no matter how great or interesting the offer looks, you should not click on any of Weather Inspect ads. Nevertheless, you can avoid them; you cannot run from uncontrollable redirects. For this reason, you have to take care of your browser and eliminate the source of the problem.

Once you notice the signs of adware infection, you should obtain a reliable security software and scan the system with it. We recommend dedicating Weather Inspect removal for Reimage. This anti-malware can easily detect and terminate this PUP within several minutes.

In addition, you can remove Weather Inspect manually. This method requires uninstalling the app and checking the system for other suspicious entries. The instructions provided at the end of the article will show you how it is done.

Dissemination methods of the app

You can find this application on its official website. However, you might also see it promoted in software bundles if you pay proper attention to the installation procedure.

This potentially unwanted application travels as an optional component in software packages. Usually, it is attached to freeware or shareware. Thus, if you install such programs, you should be careful and make sure that you do not install unnecessary or even dangerous apps.

Nevertheless, you should read EULA and Privacy Policy before installing new program; the most important part of the installation is choosing the right installation settings. To “unpack” a software bundle, you have to choose Advanced or Custom installation options. Quick, Standard or Recommended setups usually do not include this feature.

Advanced installation wizard shows the list of additional downloads. Here you can find Weather Inspect or other suspicious applications that are willing to get inside your PC and flood your browser with commercial content. Thus, you have to remove the tick from pre-selected entries and continue installing the necessary program.

Uninstall Weather Inspect virus quickly and easily

If you are looking for quick Weather Inspect removal solution, you should not hesitate and choose reliable security software. Our recommendations are presented below. However, you can choose any professional anti-malware/anti-spyware, but don’t forget to make sure that you run the system scan with an updated tool.

Additionally, you can remove Weather Inspect manually by following our prepared instructions below. According to experts from Les Virus,[3] computer users tend to rush with manual removal. For this reason, they experience re-hijack. Thus, we want to ask you to be attentive and do not miss any adware-related components.

If redirects and ads continue bombarding your Chrome, Firefox or Explorer after manual elimination, you should obtain security software. Probably, you missed some components, so you need to let anti-malware to eliminate these entries.

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 Weather Inspect virus, follow these steps:

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Erase Weather Inspect from Windows systems

Uninstall Weather Inspect from the PC by following these instructions:

  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 Inspect and related programs
    Here, look for Weather Inspect 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'
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Get rid of Weather Inspect from Mac OS X system

Follow these steps to get rid of the adware:

  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 Inspect 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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Remove Weather Inspect from Internet Explorer (IE)

Reset IE in order to stop redirects to potentially dangerous sites.

  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 Inspect 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 Inspect 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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Eliminate Weather Inspect virus from Microsoft Edge

Getting rid of the adware means that you have to remove all suspicious components from the Edge and reset it.

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 Inspect should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Uninstall Weather Inspect from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Redirects to bigpicturepop.com will stop after removal of the suspicious extensions and Firefox reset.

  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 Inspect 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 Inspect removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Delete Weather Inspect from Google Chrome

Uninstall all extensions related to Weather Inspect and reset 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 Inspect 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 Inspect removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Erase Weather Inspect from Safari

These instructions will help you delete virus-related components from the 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 Inspect 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 Inspect removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Olivia Morelli - Ransomware analyst

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