Weather Tool is a program that installs on your computer together with another freeware downloaded from the web. You can see it in the tray of your desktop, it is here for the easy access to it. This program was created to inform users about the fresh weather forecast. At first glance it seems that this software is useful, but do not forget that it was installed without your consent and it shows numerous adds and pop-ups in your browsers. You can see advertisements in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer. If you think about your security and privacy, then you are welcome to remove Weather Tool from your computer, using the special methods from this article.
Main advantages of Spyhunter 4:
- Eliminates all component parts generated by Weather Tool.
- Can fix browser problems and protect browser settings.
- Has System and Network Guards, so you can forget about malware.
What is Weather Tool?
Weather Tool is not malicious software since it is not able to affect other computers, but it can be downloaded together with diverse freeware. It sensitises that Weather Tool is a PC infection.
But, in fact, it is nothing but an nerve-racking add-on that worries you with the help of promotional statement in the form of pop-ups. Almost everyone has unwanted browser add-ons like Weather Tool and wants to remove it.
1. Install Weather Tool Removal Tool:
Step 1. Click Start button
Step 2. Select Control Panel
Step 3. Find and highlight the annoying software and press Uninstall
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Uninstall Weather Tool from Firefox:
- Help=>Troubleshooting Information
- Reset Firefox
Delete Weather Tool from IE:
- Run inetcpl.cpl
- Delete Personal Settings=>Reset=>Close
Remove Weather Tool from Google Chrome:
- C:\Users\”your username”\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\User Data
- Rename Default folder to Default2
- Open Google Chrome
- Do not open Opera
- Remove Profile and Cache folders in:
- C:\Users\User_Name\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable
- C:\Users\User_Name\AppData\Local\Opera Software\Opera Stable
- Open Opera
- Open your browser
- Settings->Reset Safari
Everyone should know that all the browser extensions including Weather Tool, no matter if they are useful, are the vulnerabilities for every browser where they are installed. The browser vendors release regular updates, due to which the safety of the browser is protected. The existence of any browser add-on can make the attempt to protect the security of the browser infeasible. And, consequently, some web swindlers are able to use your PC or thieve your sensible info. If you cannot conceive your life without browser extensions, then I suggest to install browser programs from dependable vendors only, probably it will assist you to keep your system safe. But you should understand that it is better not to download any browser add-ons at all.
You should know that every installed browser add-on has already got the approval to collect your private information that you enter when complete a form on-line. This data, including your phone number, your first and second names, number of your credit card, etc. Can be sold to some public relations. Be prudent looking for any browser add-ons and do not install them, if you have not a genuine necessity in it.
Weather Tool is a promotional add-on that installs some other dangerous objects. Is there any guarantee that the advertising information is 100% real? Surely, no. So, you should not confide the ads and its coupons. Also you should not visit the websites of the shown pop-ups as they can be malicious and so, as a result, your PC can be infected with a dangerous viral program in your system.
(Potentially unwanted software)
|Removal From Browsers||36,2%|
|Removal with Free Antivirus||45,6%|
|Removal with Spyhunter||98,5%|
|Infected computers (USA)||0,004%|
|Infected computers (Europe)||0,0021%|
|Browser Infection Probability||37,2%|
Weather Tool like other adware has a few common symptoms that will help you to understand if your system is infected with it or not. Here is the list of them:
- Many ads shown by Weather Tool
- Very slow performance
- Antivirus software finds some viruses
- Changes in your browser (toolbars, homepage, search engine)
- Search results are hijacked
- Presence of Weather Tool files, DIRS and registry keys
Manual and Automatic Removal Methods?
Manual ways of removal that you can perform to delete Weather Tool from browsers are safe and not so complicated as you might think. Probably, only automatic instructions are easier. These instructions are very powerful since the browser creators worry about your right to install or uninstall any extensions. This way of removal will let you to uninstall all the undesirable browser add-ons and ads will not annoy you any more. But occasionally, using this method users notice that the adware returns to the browser and they have to fulfill any other methods to uninstall it.
But there is one more manual removal method using which you should remove folders and registry entries. This way of removal is not harmful in situation if you are able to execute it carefully or commit it to the experienced person who knows what and why should be removed. To make this process safer you should do the backup of the registry. You should remember that only the listed parts of the program should be enumerated and no one more differently your PC will not load. If you do not know what registry key is and where it should be found, then you should perform automatic technique not to damage the computer.
Automatic method is the method when a user downloads any removal program to solve the issue. This way out is the most safe and effective. It is also not a difficult one. You can just download the antivirus software that has Weather Tool in its base of signatures. The described technique is more advantageous because you will install the antispyware and antimalware scanner that will protect the system against the future computer viruses.
Concerning the sums of money that users may pay for the virus removal I should say that some removal techniques are absolutely free, for example manual removal from browsers, manual professional removal (in the case if you will do it by yourselves), free antivirus program and the removal from Control Panel. But not all of them are powerful. The information about the effectiveness of these methods I describe in the table that is called ‘Removal methods statistics’, you can see it below. Speaking about the paid techniques of virus removal, I should enumerate the Computer Repair Shop Service and paid Antivirus program.
These methods are the most forceful. In spite of the great distinction in the price (Repair Shop service depends on the complexity of the issue and may cost up to $300, but paid antivirus costs up to $60) these removal ways are almost equal in the effectiveness and in the results. I should also mention that paid antiviruses always has support service (sometimes free) that will remove the virus like in an expensive computer repair shop.
Removal methods statistics
|Removal method||Price||Effectiveness||Safety||Needed Time|
|Computer Repair Shop||$140-$240||+++||+++||up to 4 days|
|Paid Antivirus||$35-70||+++||+++||up to 1 hour|
|$0||+/-||+/-||up to 3 hours|
|From Control Panel||$0||+/-||++||up to 1 hour|
|Manual Removal (Professional)||$0||+||–||up to 4
|Removal from browsers||$0||+/-||+/-||up to 1 hour|
There are many helpful utilities and other antispyware software that can be downloaded to uninstall Weather Tool and you can choose any of them, but I recommend you Spyhunter. This software is the best Weather Tool Removal Tool in my opinion. Uninstalling the browser extension you also will have a good chance to protect your PC.
Enigma Software invent Spyhunter to be a efective antispyware and antimalware tool that can protect the system against all feasible computer infections, including keyloggers and other hidden threats. Owing to the regularly renovated signatures Spyhunter will uninstall all the new malware that are created by virus writers daily.
Then fresh version of Spyhunter not only vary its interface to more easy-to-use and beautiful, yet this software does not conflict with other antimalware tools that you can have. Also the tool works faster and protects better.
Spyhunter gives real-time protection, has Integrated SpyHunter Compact OS that let to uninstall the most stubborn computer threats and the reliable live technical support. Spyhunter is compatible with Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Seven/8, it needs 256 MB of RAM, 75 MB of available hard disk space.
How to use Spyhunter
First you need to download Spyhunter on your PC. You can left-click the download link from this article. After that you should install Spyhunter like every antivirus utilities. I should say that this software can be installed easily and it is clear for most foreign users owing to the plentiful languages that you can set. This fact makes Spyhunter almost indisputable leader among all other world antimalware utilities.
When Spyhunter is installed, you should update it, if the utility doesn’t do it by itself when you load it for the first time. When the software is updated it is time to run the Scan process. Commonly it is enough to run fast scan to find and delete all the computer threats and undesired objects on your computer.
Examine the list of the defined computer threats when the scan will be ready. If you find some useful for you programs in the list, then you need to eliminate the tick near it, otherwise Spyhunter will delete the software. It pertains to the infrequent and special software that users have for their work. But as a rule, there is no need to delete any ticks. Thereafter you need to left-click Fix Threats button. If you have already had the license key, so the enumerated malware will be removed. If not, then you will have the opportunity to pay for the license key.
I hope this guide was useful for Weather Tool Removal. But if you want to defense your system from different similar programs for browsers and from all possible malicious programs, then you can download any antivirus program. It is better to install software that has a large base of signatures, regular update release and real-time protection. Merely the software of this kind is able to keep the PC safe and sound. It is useful to scan your system for viruses at least weekly. Should have a extensive base of viruses and regular releases of updates. The most modern antivirus tools has real-time protection. It is the protection that can detect viruses on the PC when it is just attempting to infect your PC.
Spyhunter comply all the itemized claims. So, I think it is able to guard your system better than any other and though it is able to create a real-time barrier to all the zero-day computer threats. The mentioned easy-to-use program will do a scan for you. It will disclose all the viruses and even all the possibly unwanted programs. If you have any useful program for your work, but Spyhunter finds it as the unwanted program, but you are 100% positive that the software cannot be malicious, so you can refer it to Exclusions and Spyhunter will not uninstall it and never will detect it as a malicious object again. If you need to scan just separate file, so you are welcome to use Custom Scan function. You are welcome also use Process Guard or Registry Guard of this program for your convenience.
I also want to advice you some useful actions that will protect your laptop from Weather Tool and other malicious objects in the future:
- Do not download any freeware from unknown developers. If you do not want to pay for programs, then you should be very attentive during the installation of this application. You should not overlook the checkbox (usually small letters) that is responsible for the installation of any other applications. You should remove the tick from this checkbox.
- Do not open any dangerous websites (porn, for adults, websites of unknown free software), they usually contain some trojans or other kinds of malicious programs.
- Do not use torrents or other sharing web services, because you can download malicious application instead of the wanted file.
- Do not double-click email attachment from unknown users. It can be a virus.
- Install any antivirus program and make a scan of your computer at least once a week.
Video Instructions to get rid of Weather Tool
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