What is Search.yourweatherhub.com?
Search.yourweatherhub.com is a new unreliable search page with extra functions offering links to weather-related websites. Our malware researchers at anti-spyware-101.com found this browser extension suspicious and categorized it as a browser hijacker. This infection may be able to change your homepage, new tab page, and default search engine settings in your browsers. It is also possible that you do not even realize allowing these modifications. We cannot claim that this is a major hit and a dangerous threat to your computer, but this malware can still cause certain vulnerabilities by exposing you to potentially harmful third-party content through its search results. Since this infection can sneak onto your system alongside other malware threats, if you do not act in time, your operating system may soon slow down or even become crippled. This is why we suggest that you remove Search.yourweatherhub.com ASAP. Please read on for more clues about this annoying browser hijacker.
Where does Search.yourweatherhub.com come from?
Our research shows that this browser hijacker may have just started up because right now it is not spreading far and wide. But once it gains some popularity, it is quite certain that it will be spread mostly in free software bundles. This is the distribution method that most schemers choose because these packages can be promoted through questionable websites that are visited by hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting users every single day. The most usual way to infect your system with the content of a malicious bundle is to click on corrupt third-party ads. You can find such ads on your screen if there is at least one adware application or browser hijacker present on your system, or you land on a suspicious torrent, shareware, or porn site. No matter how you download this hijacker because as you see there may be several malware infections involved. So if you definitely did not install it through official sites, you should check your computer for malware threats right after you delete Search.yourweatherhub.com from your system.
Officially, you can download this browser extension through its promotional webpage, yourweatherhub.com, or the Chrome web store, chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/your-weather-hub/jodiopeokhbkknbdcohpemmcgchcpkbo. We do not recommend any of these sources, though, however legitimate they may look. In fact, there is no guarantee that when a useless application like this has an official webpage and also hosted in the web store, it is a trustworthy program. Before downloading any new free software or tool, you should run a web search to figure out what you are dealing with. For example, in this case you may find out that you should delete Search.yourweatherhub.com the moment you notice it in your browsers. This should keep you away from wanting to install useless and potentially harmful applications. This is the easiest way to protect your computer.
How does Search.yourweatherhub.com work?
This browser hijacker provides you a pseudo toolbar that is actually not a real toolbar but simply a part of the search page. This sort of toolbar contains a couple of easy-access buttons that lead to weather-related websites. However, these sites might host third-party ads that could be manipulated by this hijacker. Yet the worst part of this story is the search tool. You should never use it or trust its results even if you end up on a Yahoo search results page as the result of a redirection. This infection can collect information about you, including your browser habits, your IP address, and more. Based on this, a profile can be made on you and customized content can be used to target you with. This way you may find more and more relevant-looking ads and links among the results. It gets worse and more dangerous when cyber criminals start to misuse this feature and send corrupt ads and links to your screen through this browser hijacker. One click and you may end up on a fake online shop where you could disclose your credit card details. But this is also how you can infect your system with more malware programs. If you do not want to find out what else might happen, you should act right now and remove Search.yourweatherhub.com from your system.
How to delete Search.yourweatherhub.com
You can eliminate this threat source in two stages. First, you need to locate the uninstaller in the list of installed programs in Control Panel. Then, you need to reset Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox due to the fact that this uninstaller only seems to take care of Internet Explorer. You can use our instructions below as a reference if you do not know how to proceed. Keep in mind that your computer will not become secure just because you remove Search.yourweatherhub.com alone. There could be a number of other threats to be taken care of. If you are looking for an automated solution instead of manually hunting down every single threat one by one, we advise you to use an anti-malware application. But even if you protect your PC with a decent security tool, it is still very important that you keep all your programs and drivers up-to-date from official sources only.
Remove Search.yourweatherhub.com from Windows
- Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
- Open Add or Remove Programs.
- Click on the uninstaller and press Remove.
Windows Vista and Windows 7
- Tap Win+R and type Control Panel. Click OK.
- Select Uninstall a program.
- Click on the uninstaller and press Uninstall.
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
- Tap Win+Q and type uninstall a program. Hit Enter.
- Click on the uninstaller and press Uninstall.
Reset your browsers
- Tap Alt+F and select Settings.
- Scroll down and click Show advanced settings.
- Scroll down and click Reset settings.
- Press Reset in the confirmation window.
- Tap Alt+H and choose Troubleshooting Information.
- Press Refresh Firefox.
- In the confirmation window, press Refresh Firefox.
- Click Finish.
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