What is My Weather Free
My Weather Free is a potentially unwanted application that could be classified as a browser hijacker. Once it gets on a user’s device, it changes the homepage and the search engine of browser to http://search.myweatherfree.com/ or http://s3.amazonaws.com/search.myweatherfree.com/ page without any consent. Although it looks like an ordinary search engine, you should know that My Weather Free shows altered search results to make users visit affiliate websites. The problem is accentuated by the presence of intrusive advertising. Annoying pop-ups, banners will fill up every page of your browser that could not only affect your browsing experience but could cause more dangerous infections to your system. Don’t try to click on these ads, because they may redirect you to websites containing viruses. Furthermore, this rogue application could act like spyware. This means that Myweatherfree.com can track your Internet activity like search history, viewed pages, cookies, account credentials, and other various personal data. Obviously, that could be considered an invasion of privacy. Therefore, we highly recommend you to uninstall My Weather Free before further damage occurs.
|Name||My Weather Free|
|Type of threat||browser hijacker|
|URL address||s3.amazonaws.com/search.myweatherfree.com, search.myweatherfree.com|
|Symptoms||Browser hijacker changes homepage and search engine of browser so that users are forced to use them. It fills the targeted browser with commercial content in form of pop-ups, banners, in-text links, audio/video ads, etc. Also, hijacker can occasionally cause redirects to third-party websites|
|Infiltration||Freeware programs, illegal software, software cracks, torrents, fake updates|
|Manual Removal||To eliminate threat manually, you should remove all files and applications related to the browser hijacker|
|Removal Tool||To completely get rid of hijacker, We recommend using Norton Antivirus. This is the only way you can be 100% sure that all components of the threat are removed from the system.|
How to remove My Weather Free hijacker from your computer?
The easiest and modern way of removing pop-ups, trojans, ransomware, or other viruses is to use automatic removal tools. See our Anti-malware tools below for further instructions.
Recommended Anti-malware tools:
Also, you can try to uninstall My Weather Free hijacker manually.
Step 1: Remove My Weather Free hijacker from Control Panel/Applications
- Click Start.
- Control Panel.
- Then click Add or Remove Programs.
- Find My Weather Free hijacker.
- Click Uninstall.
Windows 7/Windows Vista:
- Click Start.
- Then Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a Program.
- Find My Weather Free and click Uninstall.
Windows 8/Windows 8.1:
- Open the Menu.
- Click Search.
- After that click Apps.
- Then Control Panel.
- Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
- Find My Weather Free, select it and click Uninstall.
- Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
- Click on App & features on the left menu.
- On the right side, locate My Weather Free and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
- Click on Uninstall to confirm.
Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.
- Open Finder
- In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
- If you see Uninstall My Weather Free or My Weather Free Uninstaller (or other suspicious apps that you’ve never installed), double-click it and follow instructions
- Drag unwanted application My Weather Free from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)
After that uninstall My Weather Free from your browser.
Step 2: Remove My Weather Free from browsers
If you cannot remove the extension from Google Chrome, as the delete icon is greyed out and the extension is marked as “managed by your organization”, you should first perform steps described in the How to remove Managed by your organization from Chrome? article and only then proceed with the removal.
- Open Google Chrome
- Click on 3-dots icon in the upper right corner and select Tools.
- Choose Extensions.
- Find My Weather Free.
- Click the trash can icon to remove it.
- Click on 3-dots icon in the upper right corner.
- Select Settings.
- Type notifications into the search bar.
- Select Content settings.
- Select Notifications.
- Find My Weather Free in the Allow list.
- Click on three dots next to My Weather Free and select Remove.
- Open Safari
- Click Safari menu.
- Choose Extensions.
- Find My Weather Free or other suspicious extensions.
- Click Uninstall button to remove it.
- Open Firefox.
- Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
- Choose My Weather Free.
- Click Disable or Remove button.
- Press Settings and more button
- Choose and Click on Extensions
- Find Olpair extension and click settings
- Press Uninstall button
- Start Edge again
- Open IE.
- Push Alt + T.
- Click Manage Add-ons.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions.
- Click Disable My Weather Free.
- Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
- Click Remove button.
- If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.
Step 3: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings
Reset browser setting in Safari:
- Open Safari.
- Click on the Safari menu.
- Choose Reset Safari….
- Click Reset button.
Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:
- Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
- Choose Settings.
- Click Show advanced settings.
- Go to Reset browser settings section.
- Click Reset browser settings.
- In the dialog that appears, click Reset.
Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:
- Open Mozilla Firefox.
- Go to Help.
- Go to Troubleshooting information.
- Click Reset Firefox… button.
Remove My Weather Free from Android Smartphones:
Alternative solution for Android phone/tablet:
- open the Chrome app.
- To the right of the address bar, tap More.
- Choose and open Settings
- Tap Site settings and then find My Weather Free Pop-ups.
- Turn of My Weather Free from Allowed to Block.
Written by Ilyas J