I wrote this article to help you remove Search.weatherradarnow.com. This XXXXXXXX removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Do you feel like you have no control over your browsers? Do they look like they have been hijacked? That’s because they are and the appearance of the Search.weatherradarnow.com site is a clear sign on that. If you get redirected to this page every time you so much as touch one of your previously reliable browsers, then the invasion is a fact. There is a browser hijacker in your system and it is a menace. You have to delete it as soon as possible.
Hijackers are horrible tenants. They meddle a lot and make a complete mess of your system. Take immediate actions once you are aware of the pest. You have the opportunity to take fast and adequate actions as you know exactly what you are dealing with. So, take them. The more time the hijacker spends on board, the worse your predicament gets. The pest uses every second to cause problems which grow in both numbers and severity with each passing day. Do yourself a favor and remove the intruder before it has the chance to cause some irrevocable damage. Otherwise, it won`t be long before you regret having ignored the risks it poses.
Once the hijacker enters, your browsing experience changes. All of a sudden, you start seeing changes made in your settings which you don’t remember approving. And that’s because you didn’t. The pest made these modifications without bothering to ask you simply because it doesn’t need your permission. It is able to do whatever it wants and your opinion is irrelevant. That’s why you open your browser one day only you find that your previous homepage and search engine are both gone and the Search.weatherradarnow.com site is in their places.
The hijacker put it there behind your back and from now on, you are forced to use it whenever you want to search for something online. Yes, you cannot remove it. You cannot get your preferred settings back. You have to use Search.weatherradarnow.com. Be careful with that engine. It may not provide the safe and accurate results you want. It may show you unwanted and malicious advertisements, developed to mislead you into buying certain questionable apps or products, provide search results that may reroute your internet browser to some deceptive, misleading or harmful pages.
Also, some of the results you see are actually malicious ads even though they are not marked as such. If you are not careful, you may accidentally install more infections on your PC. Just like this hijacker, they will enter in complete silence and you will have to deal with them as well. In addition, the pest can monitor your online moves and thus get to some personal details on yours which it will sell to third-parties. Needless to say, such an event will lead to horrible consequences. Don’t let that happen. At the end of this article, you will find a detailed removal guide which will help you remove the infection manually. Follow it and get rid of the intruder ASAP.
How did the hijacker enter? You are not going to like the answer but the pest got it because of you. Because of your negligence, to be exact. If you are not careful what pages you visit, what ads you click on, what sources you use etc., you basically open the doors of your machine to malware. Be cautious. Keeping your PC infection-free requires constant vigilance and attention. If you give into carelessness, you are making yourself an even easier target. You are making crooks` job easier too. Don’t do that. Always keep your guard up and carefully read everything before accepting it. Negligence leads to infections, vigilance keeps you safe.
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.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
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.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must follow to permanently remove from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
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).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start 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.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Search.weatherradarnow.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.