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

Chrome Weather is not the useful program it pretends to be. Even though it provides weather forecast, it is just a facade. A cover-up to distract you from finding out that the app is actually doing. The program falls under the umbrella of adware infection. It is an adware. It pretends to be useful only to make you keep it on board so it can do what it was programmed to. Do not let it.

As soon as you notice its malicious extension appended to all of your browsers, take measures. Start looking for the Chrome Weather`s hiding place and delete it upon discovery. Luckily for you, adware infections are considered relatively easy to tackle. However, you must act promptly. This pest is NOT harmless. If given the time, it will make a complete mess of your online activities.

The longer the asware stays, the more problems it causes. These problems may start as small and insignificant but they grow in severity as time passes. Do not let this scenario unfold. Remove the adware before it succeeds in causing some irreversible damage. And it will, eventually. The question is are you going to let it or are you going to protect your machine. Choose wisely. All is up to you.

Remove Chrome Weather Virus
The Chrome Weather Virus

The adware`s purpose is to boost web traffic to specific pages and thus generate pay-per-click revenue for its developers. It does so by bombarding you with tons of unreliable ads and links. Your whole screen is flooded with banners, coupons, offers, deals, in texts, best prices, comparisons, pop-ups, video ads, and pretty much any other form of advertisement you may think of. Even the pages which used to be ad-free are now heavy on ads. What is worse, if you click on these ads, hackers make money. At your expense. Each of your clicks fills their pockets. There is more, though.

Clicking also puts you at risk. Malware risk. The ads cannot be trusted. Most of them conceal more infections in them or they lead to pages, full of infections. Sometimes a single click is enough for you to download these infections. Yes, your clicks equal your consent. And don’t think you can avoid the ads. They are numerous and they are everywhere. This, aside from annoying you, also causes your machine to underperform.

Your computer starts to lag, crash and freeze often. Some older machines may even crash down completely. Your browsers struggle to display content correctly due to the ad bombardment. Even your Internet connection may become unstable. All of this because of the adware. Do not tolerate its shenanigans. It brings you nothing good. Use our removal guide at the end of this article and remove the infection once and for all. Do it and earn the gratitude of your future self.

How did the nasty adware infect you without you realizing? One of the most popular and commonly used methods is called freeware bundling. Be very careful when you install free programs as you don’t know what else might be attached to them. In order to prevent unwanted programs from being installed on your machine, opt for the Advanced installation wizard. Contrary to what people say, it is not suitable for IT experts only. It just takes more time but it also gives you the opportunity to check the entire bundle program by program and deselect all additionally attached apps. Do that. Such extra are more often than not malicious and you do not need them on board. Deselect all of them and if you want, you can still finish installing the app you originally planned to set up.

Chrome 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 Chrome 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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