Remove Weatherforecasttracker1.com (Weather Forecast)

By | Posted on August 10, 2019 |

Weatherforecasttracker1.com is a homepage hijacker that gets inside the computer uninvited. This infiltration is normally cause by installation of malicious third party applications like freeware or shareware. It is worth to mention that not all freeware are harmful. However, because malware authors are relying on this free application to spread their malicious programs, users must take all necessary measures to download freeware only from reputable and clean websites.

In the case of Weatherforecasttracker1.com, the culprit host for this hijacker is typical dubious free applications like games, utilities, media player, download helper, internet speed booster, and fake software update. During installation of the downloaded program, users will never receive any notification neither it will seek approval for the installation of Weather Forecast browser extension. As a result, Weather Forecast installation will trigger unwanted changes on the browser that affects homepage and new tab. Base from the screenshot image below, these sections of the internet browser will resolve to Weatherforecasttracker1.com and can be enforce to popular internet software including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari.

The function of this unwanted program is not only limited to adjustment of homepage settings. Moreover, Weatherforecasttracker1.com’s intention for infiltrating browser is to generate online profit by running an advertisement scheme. This is the reason why all affected internet application also exhibits excessive ads like pop-ups, redirects, and push notifications. Sad to say, with the intention of adware makers to elevate their profit, they will resort to information gathering and monitoring user’s online activity is essential at this stage. Once Weatherforecasttracker1.com have collected necessary data and after thorough assessment of all gathered information, the adware can now display personalized advertisements that are more appealing to the victim.

Weather Forecast

It is obvious that presence of Weatherforecasttracker1.com is not only a complete disturbance. User’s online privacy and security is also at risk while the hijacker exists on the browser. Therefore, it is vital to remove the threat as soon as possible. Complete guide to accomplish this very important task is presented on the next segment.

Weatherforecasttracker1.com Removal Procedure

Below is a systematic instruction that is very useful in getting rid of the potentially unwanted program (PUP) from compromised computer.

In order to totally eliminate the threat, it is vital to follow the process in exact manner.

Stage 1: Delete Browser Extension

Most adware and unwanted programs are using a program called browser extension to be able to take over the settings of internet applications. Therefore, we highly recommend to check and remove the extension that is closely related to Weatherforecasttracker1.com.

Remove Weatherforecasttracker1.com Extension from Google Chrome

1. Open Google Chrome browser.

2. Type chrome://extensions/ in the address bar and press Enter on keyboard.

Chrome Extensions

3. Find Weatherforecasttracker1.com, Weather Forecast, or relevant entry and remove it from Google Chrome.

Uninstall Weatherforecasttracker1.com Extension from Firefox

1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser.

2. Type about:addons in the address bar and press Enter on keyboard.

Firefox Extensions

3. Choose Extensions on sidebar menu.

4. Look for object that is pertaining to Weatherforecasttracker1.com, or Weather Forecast and remove it from the browser.

Delete Weatherforecasttracker1.com Extension from Safari

1. Run Safari browser application.

2. Click on Safari Settings icon located on upper right corner of the window.

3. Choose Preferences from the drop-down list.

4. On Extension window, select Extensions tab.

5. Select Weatherforecasttracker1.com, Weather Forecast, or relevant entry and remove it from Safari.

6. Lastly, go to Safari Settings once again and select Downloads from the drop down list.

7. If WeatherForecast.safariextz is present, click on Clear button to remove the unwanted extension.

Remove Weatherforecasttracker1.com Add-ons from Internet Explorer

1. Open Internet Explorer program.

2. Go to top Menu and click Tools. Then, select Manage Add-ons from the drop-down list.

Internet Explorer Add-ons

3. Look for and Remove or Disable entries of Weatherforecasttracker1.com from Toolbars and Extension and Search Providers section.

4. Close the window and restart Internet Explorer.

If Weatherforecasttracker1.com is still present on the IE browser, another option is to remove the adware from Windows Control Panel.

5. Press Windows Key + R and then, type appwiz.cpl command.

6. Program and Features window will open. Arrange the list in chronological manner with recently installed applications on top. To do this, click on ‘Installed On‘ column.

Add-Remove Adware

7. Select Weatherforecasttracker1.com, Weather Forecast, or recently installed unwanted entry. Then, click on Uninstall to remove it from Windows system.

Stage 2: Scan and Delete Adware with AdwCleaner

In addition to the procedure, we suggest scanning the computer with AdwCleaner tool. Possibly, there are some traces of Weatherforecasttracker1.com on the browser that was not deleted during the preceding steps. This tool will scan the computer and check for presence of malicious applications.

1. Follow the link below to download the tool called AdwCleaner.
Click here to download AdwCleaner (this will open a new window)

2. When the download has completed, please close all running programs on the computer especially browsers affected by Weatherforecasttracker1.com.

3. Browse the location of the downloaded file and double-click on adwcleaner_Ver.exe to start running the tool. Then, click on Scan button.

AdwCleaner

4. AdwCleaner searches the computer for malicious programs, extensions, plug-ins, adware, and any items that may be associated to Weatherforecasttracker1.com.

5. Clean or Remove all suspicious and harmful items identified after the thorough scan.

6. After the cleanup procedure, rebooting the computer is required to finalize the removal of detected threats.

Stage 3: Scan the Computer with Sophos Virus Removal Tool

Lastly, we will scan the computer with a multi-function security program. This will inspect the computer for possible presence of virus, malware, rootkit, adware as well as unwanted homepage like Weatherforecasttracker1.com.

1. Download Sophos Virus Removal Tool from the link below. Save the file on your computer where you can easily access it.
Sophos Virus Removal Tool Download Link (this will open a new window)

2. Once the download completes, browse the location of the file. Double-click to run the program and begin the install process. If Windows prompts for User Account Control, please click Yes to proceed.

sophos_exe

3. On first windows of installation wizard, click Next to continue. Then, it will display the program’s License Agreement. You need to Accept the terms in order to proceed.

4. On succeeding windows, click Next or Continue to carry on with the installation. After completing the installation process, Launch Sophos Virus Removal Tool.

5. Internet connection is required when running this scanner in order to download important updates. Make sure that everything is up-to-date to effectively remove malicious program like Weatherforecasttracker1.com.

6. Click the  button to  carry out the Scan. This will check the system for presence of malicious objects, malware, and viruses. The tool reveals items that were found linked to Weatherforecasttracker1.com and other suspicious entities. Be sure to remove all identified threats.

sophos-startscan

Option: Alternative Method to Clean Up Internet Browser from Weatherforecasttracker1.com

Not all adware and PUP’s are the same. Some cannot be removed by deleting relevant extensions and codes. On this instances, resetting the browser to default configuration is the only best solution. If Weatherforecasttracker1.com is still bothering you after completing all the steps above, please execute the procedures below to reset the settings of affected browser program.

Use Chrome Clean Up Tool to Delete Weatherforecasttracker1.com

1. Open Google Chrome application.

2. Type this strings in the address box: chrome://settings/ and then, press Enter on keyboard.

3. Scroll down and expand Advanced settings area.

4. Scroll to the bottom of the page until you see Reset and Cleanup section.

5. Click on Clean Up Computer. On next page, please click FIND to proceed.

Clean Up Computer

This feature of Google Chrome aims to find harmful software and remove it instantly. If unable to delete Weatherforecasttracker1.com, the other option is to Reset Google Chrome settings to its original defaults. Just go back to previous page (Clean Up Computer) and reset the settings. See more details on this page.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

If Mozilla Firefox is affected by Weatherforecasttracker1.com and procedures above were not helpful, we suggest that you carry out these steps. This process can fix the issue by restoring Firefox browser to default factory state. Most browser data will be affected but not bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, and internet cookies. Extensions and other installed plug-ins maybe deleted by this function. Therefore, if you wish to remove specific extension only, please see manual add-on removal from this link.

1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and type the following in the address bar: about:support

2. Browser will be directed to a page of Troubleshooting Information. You will notice a section on upper-right corner of the screen stating ‘Give Firefox a Tune Up‘. Click the Refresh Firefox button.

FF Reset

3. Confirmation window will pop-up, click Refresh Firefox to continue.

4. The reset process will automatically close the browser and proceed with the restoration. Next, it will display a list of restored data. Weatherforecasttracker1.com should be gone by now. Click Finish to close the current window and open a fresh window of Mozilla Firefox.

Reset Safari Browser to Normal Settings

1. Open Safari browser.

2. Click on the Safari Settings icon located on upper right corner of the browser window.

3. Select Reset Safari from the drop-down list.

4. Pop-up window will appear. You may select all boxes for total reset or follow the options below if you only want to remove Weatherforecasttracker1.com from Safari browser.

5. Please restart Safari browser for changes to take effect.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

1. Open Internet Explorer browser.

2. On top menu, click Tools, and then Internet Options. It will open a new window.

3. Select Advanced tab. See image below.

IE Reset

4. On Reset Internet Explorer Settings area, click the Reset button to start the restoration procedures.

This process will not affect browsing history, bookmarks, and favorites. Add-ons and other integrated codes will be deleted including those that are linked to Weatherforecasttracker1.com. If you choose to perform the procedure manually, please view instructions here.

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