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I wrote this article to help you remove Check Weather Virus. This Check Weather Virus removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Check Weather is the nth weathercast providing application for which weather information is just a camouflage. The program does give you such information but this is not all it was created for. Check Weather is an adware infection. It tricks you into keeping it on board by making you believe it’s useful and harmless. Unfortunately, it is not. As we said, the weathercast providing feature is just a facade. The adware does a lot more. It makes a mess of your browsing experience. You better act against it immediately.

This utility is used by hackers to boost web traffic to particular pages, thus gaining pay-per-click revenue, as well as spreading malicious content online. If you decide to keep this pest, prepare for tons of issues. But experts strongly recommend against that. And so do we. The adware has no place in your system. It will never be beneficial to you in any sort of way. In fact, the more time it spends on board, the more problematic it becomes. That is unless you do something to stop it. It this situation, stopping it equals deleting it. Do that. The sooner the adware is gone from your machine, the better. Don’t procrastinate. Time is not your friend.

The adware, following a successful installation, appends its pesky plugin to each one of your browsers. This extension will not enhance your online activities. It will ruin them. From the moment it gets appended, you start suffering constant interruptions. Surfing the web at peace becomes an impossible tab. You get redirected to shady pages at every turn. Additional tabs open all the time. Pages take ages to load. Your browsers struggle to display content correctly. And, you are also buried with tons of annoying, potentially dangerous commercials.

Remove Check Weather Virus
The Check Weather Virus

Your whole screen is covered with ads. Even the pages which used to be ad-free are now heavy on banners, deals, offers, in texts, pop-ups, best prices, etc. and etc. It is a nightmare. But it also hazardous. Nothing you see because of this adware is reliable. On the contrary, most of what you see is corrupted and it delivers infections.

A single click on the wrong link/ad/page is all it takes for you to compromise your already compromised and underperforming machine even more. Do not risk worsening your predicament by clicking. And do not become a crooks` sponsor. For each of your click, these people get paid. They make effortless money at your expense while putting you at risk at the same time. Does this sound like a good idea? Of course, not. Not to mention that you can barely use your PC even offline.

Your computer becomes very sluggish and unresponsive. It also crashes and freezes often. Your programs take forever to load and sometimes they don’t every load properly. It is nerve-racking. All because of Check Weather. And like this is not enough, Check Weather also jeopardizes your privacy by spying on you and sending all that it finds to the hackers behind it. Delete the pest NOW before it is too late. To do so manually, use our removal guide below.

Check Weather used to have an official download but it was taken down due to numerous complains. Now, Check Weather travels the web via tricky tactics like freeware bundles, spam, corrupted messages, fake updates, bogus social media messages, third-party ads, etc. If you are to prevent such a pest from entering your system again, you have to be more careful what you click on, which pages you visit, what you say “yes” to, etc. In other words, you have to be more vigilant. Infections pray for your negligence. It invites them in. Vigilance keeps them away. Remember that.

Check Weather Virus Removal

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Check Weather Virus from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov

Daniel Stoyanov has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.

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