What is WeatherBlink Toolbar?
WeatherBlink Toolbar is one of those toolbars that may appear on your computer out of nowhere and take your web browsing sessions without asking your permission. In fact, it’s a typical PUP that may affect each of your web browser, no matter if you prefer using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Internet Explorer and implement various system modifications, such as corruption of homepage and search engine. It is closely related to ask.com search site. This relationship is indicated when people visit the official website of this toolbar and knowing about it, they can refuse to set home.tb.ask.com and search.tb.ask.com as a default home page and search provider. Unfortunately, when WeatherBlink Toolbar is distributed via other freeware and shareware, people are not informed about possible changes of DNS settings, are tricked into installing this app and then have to experience inconveniences. That’s why we highly recommend you to be more careful with your downloads from the Internet and pay more attention to the installation of the freeware. If it has already infiltrated your PC system, our security experts recommend removing WeatherBlink Toolbar.
How can WeatherBlink Toolbar infiltrate my computer?
As we have already mentioned, Weather Blink Toolbar is promoted thru its official website. If you have already visited it or if this toolbar has already infiltrated your computer, then probably you know that it promises to inform about the recent weather forecasts. Yes, it is a really useful feature but by accepting to use it you can also accept to replace Google, Bing or Yahoo search site by ask.com, receive sponsored search results and run into similar issues.
If you want to avoid unexpected appearance WeatherBlink Toolbar, you have to dedicate some extra time when installing freeware on your computer because adwares and other PUPs usually spread around using ‘bundling’. Unfortunately, neither we nor any other security vendors are able to list freeware that promotes questionable programs, like adwares and similar PUPs, as additional components. That’s why you have to be very attentive when installing all of them. You should always select Advanced or Custom installation option and look what additional components are attached to your selected freeware. If you find any suspicious program (note that they are usually indicated as add-ons, plug-ins, toolbars, or extensions), make sure that you opt out of it in order to stay safe. Fortunately, the removal of WeatherBlink is not a very complicated task. Please check the next paragraph if you want to remove this program from your computer.
Recently, the developer of this program contacted us asking us to remove this post from 2-spyware.com website. We believe that we shouldn’t do that as long as programs that we offer for the removal of WeatherBlink Toolbar can detect it and help users to remove it from the system. As it is mentioned under each of download buttons, we ARE affiliated with these anti-malware programs, and while some of them are free, others can remove a virus only after purchasing them. These mentions fully fulfill each of the requirements of FTC.
Nevertheless, we have recently decided to make a revision of this and other posts that are related to this developer. We claim that all of them are described properly.
Question: I have just installed some kind of player and now I see that a new toolbar appeared on my browser. It is called WeatherBlink. Should I be worried? Thanks for the answer!
Answer: You may think that WeatherBlink is a virus but it’s not. However, the way it has been spread around makes us believe that people should remove it from their computers. As you can clearly see, you have been tricked into installing it in a bundle with your video/audio player as an optional component. While it doesn’t mean that now you need to remove it, you should definitely remove WeatherBlink Toolbar. For that you can use either automatic removal option or manual removal method. Both of these methods are given down below.
WeatherBlink Removal Steps:
- Uninstall programs that are related to WeatherBlink from your computer:
1. Click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
2. When in the Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program, look for WeatherBlink Toolbar and other programs that are unknown to you.
3. Click ‘Uninstall’ and then OK to save the changes.
- Reset your web browser:
1. Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select ‘Tools’ -> ‘Extensions’.
2. Here, select unfamiliar plugins (WeatherBlink, MyWay, MyWebSearch, etc.) and select trash icon to delete these entries.
3. In order to change your homepage, click on menu icon, choose ‘Settings’ -> ‘On startup’ section -> ‘set pages’.
4. Here, eliminate myway.com by clicking on the “X” and enter your preferred website.
5. In order to change your default search engine, click on the menu icon -> ‘Settings’ -> ‘Search’ section.
6. Here, click ‘Manage Search Engines…’ and add your preferred domain name.
Protect your privacy – employ a VPN
There are several ways how to make your online time more private – you can access an incognito tab. However, there is no secret that even in this mode, you are tracked for advertising purposes. There is a way to add an extra layer of protection and create a completely anonymous web browsing practice with the help of Private Internet Access VPN. This software reroutes traffic through different servers, thus leaving your IP address and geolocation in disguise. Besides, it is based on a strict no-log policy, meaning that no data will be recorded, leaked, and available for both first and third parties. The combination of a secure web browser and Private Internet Access VPN will let you browse the Internet without a feeling of being spied or targeted by criminals.
No backups? No problem. Use a data recovery tool
If you wonder how data loss can occur, you should not look any further for answers – human errors, malware attacks, hardware failures, power cuts, natural disasters, or even simple negligence. In some cases, lost files are extremely important, and many straight out panic when such an unfortunate course of events happen. Due to this, you should always ensure that you prepare proper data backups on a regular basis.
If you were caught by surprise and did not have any backups to restore your files from, not everything is lost. Data Recovery Pro is one of the leading file recovery solutions you can find on the market – it is likely to restore even lost emails or data located on an external device.