What is Search.theweathercenter.co?
Search.theweathercenter.co is a newcomer from a well-known and notorious browser hijacker family that includes identical clones, such as Search.yourweatherhub.com and Search.yourtelevisioncenter.com. This malware infection was created with the obvious mission to generate income through advertising third parties. Since there is no guarantee as to the reliability of these third parties, it could be risky to engage with any content coming from this questionable search engine. As a matter of fact, when you find this search page in your browsers, there is a good chance that other malware infections have also entered your computer. If you plan to restore the virtual security on your system, we recommend that you remove Search.theweathercenter.co right away. But before you would do so, we would like to tell you in more detail how you can infect your system with such threats and what you can do to avoid them.
Where does Search.theweathercenter.co come from?
This browser hijacker is not different from any other when it comes to distribution. It seems that these infections have found the most effective way they can travel the web by. It is possible to infect your computer directly with this hijacker but what even more likely is that you install it via a freeware bundle. In both of these cases you need to click on an unreliable third-party advertisement or link. This is possible if your computer is infected with malware programs that are capable of displaying third-party content, such as adware and browser hijacker infections. Sometimes even potentially unwanted programs can surprise you with such ads.
Another possibility to infect your browsers with this hijacker is to land on suspicious websites associated with gambling, file sharing, and porn. These sites are notorious for hosting unsafe third-party ads. Since these ads can be tricky and disguised, you may click on one even without knowing what you can expect. This is how most users actually infect their machine with a whole bundle of threats that may include this browser hijacker along with adware programs, Trojans, and potentially unwanted programs as well. If you want to make sure that your computer is clean, you should delete Search.theweathercenter.co and do the same with all other threats you can find on your system.
How does Search.theweathercenter.co work?
This is your typical browser hijacker that offers you a fake toolbar with local weather-related quick links and the usual search tool. Of course, the main “attraction” is the search box, which redirects all your search queries to a modified Yahoo search results page that may contain unreliable contents in the form of third-party advertisements and sponsored links. This hijacker may also collect information about your online activities in order to be able to customize these search results. However, this type of information could be misused and exploited by cyber criminals to trick you. This way they can show you ads and links that may seem relevant to you. However, clicking on these could redirect you to malicious websites or drop infections onto your system. Landing on malicious or fake websites is always dangerous because you may not realize that it is indeed a webpage operated by criminals. So if you do not want to be the next victim of an online scam, you should not think twice before you remove Search.theweathercenter.co from your system.
How do I remove Search.theweathercenter.co?
Our malware researchers at anti-spyware-101.com say that you may find an uninstaller in Control Panel that you can use to eliminate this threat; however, this will only take care of Internet Explorer. Therefore, you need to remove the extension from the other two browsers, namely Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome by resetting them, which seems to be a more efficient way to get rid of this infection. But, if you have anything against resetting your browsers because you do not want to lose certain settings or preferences, you can try to simply removing the extension. We have prepared instructions for you below, if you want to manually delete Search.theweathercenter.co from your system. If you want a more effective way to protect your computer, you may want to make sure that all your programs and drivers are up-to-date. Also, you should not visit questionable websites and click on suspicious advertisements.
Remove Search.yourweatherhub.com from Windows
Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10
- Press Win+X and go to Programs and Features.
- Select the uninstaller and click Uninstall.
Windows Vista/Windows 7
- Press the Windows button in the bottom-left corner and go to Control Panel.
- Open Uninstall a program.
- Select the uninstaller and click Uninstall.
- Access the Start menu and go to Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the uninstaller and click Remove.
Remove Search.theweathercenter.co from browsers
- Press Alt+H and go to Troubleshooting Information.
- Click Refresh Firefox and press Refresh Firefox in the pop-up.
- Press Finish.
- Press Alt+F and choose Settings.
- At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
- At the bottom, click Reset settings.
- Press Reset.
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