This page aims to help you remove Weather Inspect . These Weather Inspect removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
Adware programs are arguably internet’s biggest nuisance most users have encountered one at least once in their lifetime. If this is your first time dealing with adware in the face of Weather Inspect , then you may be frightened, confused, questioning or all of the above. And it’s really now wonder, if you one day opened your Chrome, Firefox, Edge or other favorite browser, only to be bombarded by vast quantities of online ads like banners, popups, box messages and others. An initial response to this kind of weird behavior may be getting the idea of being attacked by some virus. Thankfully, that’s not the case and in this article we will explain exactly what Weather Inspect is and what’s more, we will also provide you with all the necessary instructions to remove this adware from your system. However, before heading on to our detailed removal guide, please read the information presented herein.
What is Weather Inspect up to on your PC?
Most adware programs serve the purposes of the online marketing industry and ensure that the vendors of different products and servers gain better exposure for their products and services by means of advertising them directly on the computers of users, who have installed the adware. On the other hand, they also benefit their developers by earning revenue from all the paid clicks on the endless popups, banners, box messages, in-text links and other types of online advertising materials. They can do this thanks to a popular online business model called the Pay Per Click scheme, which ensures that both parties are happy with the services provided by the adware program. However, this very same remuneration system tends to often dictate certain unsavory methods of maximizing the profits made on its basis.
For example, programs like Weather Inspect can often have access to your browsing history and not only that, but they can even extract certain information from it and monitor your browsing patterns. Hardly a very pleasant thing to be aware of. What they may be after in particular is the type of content you tend to like and share on social media and various other platforms. Other things that can be of use to adware are, for example, the websites you hang around most or, alternatively, those you have bookmarked and favorited. In addition, your most recent search requests can also be a great subject of interest, as all of this data can tell the adware program what kind of products and services will be more relevant to you as an individual. Following this thorough research, programs like Weather Inspect will typically modify their ad campaign for each separate user, so as to answer to their preferences and, thus, potentially gain more clicks and therefore – more profit.
Weather Inspect Removal
If you are a Windows user, continue with the guide below.
If you are a Mac user, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.
If you are an Android user, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous.
Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:
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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders.
Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.
- Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click Properties.
- The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
- Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.
- After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).
Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.
Remove Weather Inspect from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the threat —> Disable. Go to —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.
Remove Weather Inspect from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove Weather Inspect from Chrome:
Close Chrome. Navigate to:
C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:
Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!
However, as clever and inventive as this strategy may sound, it is often the reason why users decide to remove the adware from their computer, due to the privacy invasion that it represents. But it’s by far not the only reason for that decision, as we’re not even counting the annoyance that the constantly appearing popups and banners cause. For one, Weather Inspect and other programs like it have the capacity of exposing your system to different online threats, like ransomware or Trojan horse viruses. This can happen by means of those very same ads that it constantly keeps displaying on your screen, for example. Hackers often rely on online ads to spread their malware by injecting them with their malicious scripts, for some user to come along and click on the fake or compromised ad and get infected. In addition, the changes that adware programs often introduce to your System Registry can also weaken the PC’s defense against threats like the ones mentioned above.
How did Weather Inspect get on your PC?
While we cannot say for sure what happened in your specific case, there’s a really fat chance that Weather Inspect entered your system through a program bundle and you yourself allowed it to be installed without realizing it. In order for this to never happen again, you would do well to mind your download sources from now on and only use trusted websites for downloading content. In addition, be sure to always manually customize the setup of newly downloaded programs by using the advanced or custom settings. This will ensure that you have more control over the installation process and you will be able to remove any added programs if there are any.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||A large number of ads in your browser regardless of the websites you’re visiting will suggest the presence of adware|
|Distribution Method||Program bundles are the main source of adware.|
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