Wonderful Weather Virus Uninstall (September 2018 Update)


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This page aims to help you remove Wonderful Weather. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

Do you know that there is a certain type of applications on the Internet which could be extremely irritating without necessarily being harmful to the system? Yes, such applications usually fall in the ad-generating software category and are commonly known as Adware. In this article, we are going to discuss the features of the Adware applications and will focus our attention on one recently released representative of this group called Wonderful Weather. So, if you are interested in learning how to deal with Wonderful Weather or simply want to understand why your screen is full of ads, pop-ups, box messages, page redirects and banners of different types, we recommend you read the paragraphs that follow and make use of the instructions in the Removal Guide that our “How to remove” team has prepared.

What is Adware and is it dangerous?

Adware is a term that describes applications with a specific way of operation which is strongly oriented towards aggressive online advertising and generation of various ads on the users’ screens. It is technically inaccurate to refer to such software as viruses and to compare it to threats such as Ransomware, Trojans or Spyware because the purpose of Adware purpose is usually solely promotional and not criminal or destructive. Generally, the reputation of the ad-generating software as irritating and potentially unwanted comes from the rather intrusive way it operates and the way it may affect the users’ normal browsing experience. That’s why, you should not get panicked if a piece of software like this one gets installed on the system. It will usually integrate with your default browser (it could be Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, Edge or any other) and will start to broadcast various ads, pop-ups, banners and new tabs during each browsing session.

Wonderful Weather, for instance, is very likely to do that because it typically presents itself as a free browser extension and has the ability to connect to certain ad-generating platforms, load ads from there or redirect the users to some sponsored domains. Such behavior cannot be classified as harmful. However, in most of the cases, instead of adding some type of improvement to the user’s browsing experience, the application actually causes a lot of disturbance by spamming the browser’s screen with aggressively popping banners, ads and box messages which are usually difficult to close or remove. For this reason, most users see the Adware as a piece of software which disturbs their online experience with useless ads and are usually interested in having it uninstalled.

Wonderful Weather Removal

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide


Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

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. 

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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. 

Step3

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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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:

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Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

Step4

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

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:

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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.

  1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
  2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
  3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.

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Step5

  • 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).

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Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove Wonderful Weather from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove Wonderful Weather from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Wonderful Weather from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

Step6

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—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    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!

Is Wonderful Weather really harmless and how may it affect your PC?

The main purpose of a typical Adware is the generation of different browser advertisements as well as the accumulation of revenue from Pay-Per-Click and similar paid online advertising models. Therefore, as a typical representative of this software class, the purpose of Wonderful Weather is the same. Still, you shouldn’t be worried that this software will harm your PC, do something bad to your data or steal your info. These are abilities of real viruses such as Trojans, Ransomware, different exploit kits, Rootkits and so on. In contrast, the worst you could usually expect from an Adware like Wonderful Weather is for it to flood your browser with nagging commercial messages. In some cases, the ad-generating application may try to keep track of some of your browsing data and link it with the displayed ads in order to increase the chances of you clicking on the offers generated by the intrusive program. However, if you uninstall the Adware, they will all be gone and your browser will no longer be under the effects of the unwanted software.

How to safely uninstall Wonderful Weather and protect your PC in the future?

Adware applications like Wonderful Weather can be uninstalled fairly easily without any major damage to the system. In most of the cases, a simple scan with a professional removal tool, such as the one on this page, can automatically remove the Adware-related software in a few clicks. Visitors to this page who want to get rid of the Adware may also use a detailed manual Removal Guide (for Wonderful Weather see the one below) and follow its instructions to get rid of the unwanted ad-broadcasting application on their own. This, however, requires some skills and attention and might be time-consuming so you need to carefully execute each of the steps as they are shown in the guide.

Bear in mind though, that if you have removed the Adware this time, it doesn’t mean that you won’t catch another one soon. Such pieces of software are all over the Internet and could be found in various spam messages, ads, free download links, software bundles, freeware sites, shareware platforms torrents and emails. That’s why we advise you to pay more attention to the prevention aspect of dealing with Adware. Remember to avoid any sketchy software sources and to always read the Terms and Conditions as well as use the Advanced or Custom settings before installing any software bundle on your computer. 

 

Name Wonderful Weather
Type  Adware/Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  Lots of nagging ads, pop-ups and banners may start to disturb your normal web browsing. 
Distribution Method Usually spreading with the help of other software’s installation packs, bundles, torrents, free download links, spam.
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