What is QuickWeatherTracker Toolbar?
QuickWeatherTracker Toolbar is a potentially unwanted program. A potentially unwanted program is a type of application that does not pose a severe threat to your computer’s security, but usually, users do not understand how come they have this program installed. It might have entered the system accidentally together with some other application. There are also several security issues associated with such programs, so if you care about your system’s safety (and you most certainly do), you will see to it that QuickWeatherTracker Toolbar gets removed as soon as possible. You have opened the right page because this is what this description is about.
Where does QuickWeatherTracker Toolbar come from?
This browser extension comes from a big family of potentially unwanted applications. The group is called the Mindspark toolbars, and we would probably need this article’s space to list all the programs in this family. The latest releases, aside from QuickWeatherTracker Toolbar, include OnlineFormFinder Toolbar, AllinOneDocs Toolbar, SuperCouponPro Toolbar, and others.
We have been dealing with this extension family for many years now, and we can already tell what you can expect from QuickWeatherTracker Toolbar. In a way, it is a good thing because potentially unwanted programs from the same family are seldom too different. They might have some individual features, but their core is the same, so it allows us to apply the same removal methods across the entire group.
As one could expect, this application also uses the same distribution methods as its predecessors. It obviously has an official homepage, where you can download the program directly. It is possible to reach the site via free.quickweathertracker.com. On the other hand, we can already tell that users who want to get rid of the program did not download it directly (most probably). After all, this application can also come bundled with freeware installers and that actually quite often because users are seldom aware of the risks they face when they download programs from third-party websites. Therefore, it is always possible to avoid the likes of QuickWeatherTracker Toolbar if you were more attentive when you install freeware.
What does QuickWeatherTracker Toolbar do?
The official story is that this program can provide you with the latest weather updates in your location. It also comes with weather alerts, so QuickWeatherTracker Toolbar should warn you if you were to have any storms, tornados, and other types of calamities near you. However, the necessity of such app is highly doubtful, and we are sure that you can find a far better mobile app that would inform you about such things.
What’s more, when this application is installed on your computer, it changes your default homepage. Hence, the program may also exhibit certain behavioral patterns that could be associated with browser hijackers (in fact, some of the early versions of Mindspark toolbars were considered browser hijackers, too).
The toolbar that is added to your browser also has outgoing links to weather forecast sites, weather maps, webcams, and news. The program also comes with shortcuts to Facebook, Yahoo!, YouTube, Amazon, and a number of other popular websites. On top of that, QuickWeatherTracker Toolbar cannot even provide you with original service because it makes use of the wunderground.com information. So why would one want to have this program, when one can go and visit the website directly?
Not to mention that the toolbar can slow down your browser and even display modified Google search results. That is definitely highly annoying and potentially risky, so you should not tolerate this application any longer.
How do I remove QuickWeatherTracker Toolbar?
Since this program is a genuine application, not a malicious virus, you can remove QuickWeatherTracker Toolbar via Control Panel. However, you will have to restore settings on Chrome and Firefox browsers manually because the Control Panel removal affects only the Internet Explorer browser. You can find the manual removal instructions right below, and if something goes wrong, feel free to leave us a comment.
Also, after manual removal, it would be a good idea to scan your PC with a security tool because this potentially unwanted program might be just one of the many unwanted apps on-board. Perhaps you have more extensions that collect data on your web browsing habits and then spam you annoying pop-up ads. Make sure your computer is safe and clean so that you would not have to face various issues again.
Manual QuickWeatherTracker Toolbar Removal
- Press Win+R and type Control Panel. Click OK.
- Go to Uninstall a program (Add or remove programs for Windows XP).
- Highlight and Uninstall QuickWeatherTrackerTooltab Internet Explorer Homepage and New Tab.
- Press Win+R and type %LocalAppData%. Click OK.
- Go to Google\Chrome\User Data\[PROFILE]\Extensions.
- Delete the fepjaddkfjddbbdlfghjjdpnponmhfkk folder.
- Navigate to Google\Chrome\User Data\[PROFILE]\Local Extension Settings.
- Delete the fepjaddkfjddbbdlfghjjdpnponmhfkk folder from the directory.
- Open Google\Chrome\User Data\[PROFILE]\Sync Extension Settings.
- Delete the same fepjaddkfjddbbdlfghjjdpnponmhfkk folder.
- Press Win+R and type %AppData%. Click OK.
- Go to Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[PROFILE]\extensions.
- Delete the _jcMembers_@www.quickweathertracker.com file.
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