What is Search.yourweatherinfonow.com?
It is possible that you find Search.yourweatherinfonow.com in your browsers after a browser hijacker enters your computer. It is important to know that this search engine is a questionable one that may expose you to potentially unsafe web content. It is possible that you have installed it knowingly through official channels, but it may also have arrived in a freeware bundle. Either way, this application has made changes to all your major browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer, by setting this unreliable search engine as your home page and default search engine as well. Due to its capability to change browser settings, our malware researchers at Anti-Spyware-101.com have categorized it as a browser hijacker. Most users report that this hijacker simply and “mysteriously” appears in their browsers out of the blue. This is possible if you visit questionable websites and click on unsafe content there. We would like to share our findings with you so that you can step up effectively against this threat source. In order to restore order on your computer, we recommend that you delete Search.yourweatherinfonow.com as soon as possible. For more details, please continue reading our article.
Where does Search.yourweatherinfonow.com come from?
There are at least two ways in which this useless hijacker can land on your computer. First, it is possible that you end up on its official site, yourweatherinfonow.com. But the official does not seem to be a very popular way for this tool to spread because even the Chrome web store counter at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/your-weather-info-now/ihelbjenfodcbmjebdfkgkdeojhlbmph shows around 1,500 installs. It is always worth running a quick web search before you set out to download any browser extensions or applications. When you are dealing with a browser extension, for example, that has a very general name that could not get you the right results, you can try to Google its Chrome ID, which is a unique identification string that you can find in the web store URL (ihelbjenfodcbmjebdfkgkdeojhlbmph) or in the browser settings (Extensions) if the Developer mode is ticked at the top. Strangely enough, in this case, this ID will not bring up any hits in Google. It may happen sometimes even with legitimate IDs, so we cannot say that this is very suspicious. However, if you run a search on Search.yourweatherinfonow.com itself, it should provide you with enough hits on how to remove this malware infection that it should convince the most skeptic computer user as well that he is dealing with an unreliable tool here.
According to our specialists, it is more likely that this browser hijacker appears on your computer in a freeware bundle though. This can happen if you visit shady websites, such as freeware, torrent site, and pages with pornographic content. If you are looking for free tools, files, and software on the web, it is possible to end up on such a site if you are not careful enough. Unfamiliar websites pose the biggest threat since you cannot possibly know where you can click without starting an avalanche of redirects, new tab pages, or downloading of malicious installers. Therefore, we suggest that you always use reputable websites for downloading applications, movies, and whatnot. If you are not sure how this browser hijacker has ended up on your computer, we advise you to run a system malware scan right after removing Search.yourweatherinfonow.com.
How does Search.yourweatherinfonow.com work?
As a matter of fact, there are several issues with this search page. Although it offers you a fake toolbar at the top with a few quick links to local weather-related third-party sites and two search tools as well, you cannot really trust any one of these third-party services. The reason is that this hijacker may simply use them to promote affiliated third parties through them. For example, this tool does not even use its own search results. Instead, your queries are redirected through a remote server (extsearch.maxwebsearch.com) to a potentially modified Yahoo search results page. The main problem here is that the results may contain promoted third-party links and advertisements, which may be unsafe to click on. However, you cannot tell the difference between the reliable links and the corrupt ones. Therefore, clicking on any content provided by or through this search page may be risky and potentially harmful to your system security. Our researchers have also found that this hijacker is identical to Search.searchlttrn.com, Search.yourpackagesnow.com, and Search.yourmapscenter.com among others. Therefore, there is no doubt that you should remove Search.yourweatherinfonow.com if you want to protect your computer from further malware infections or if you want to avoid being scammed by criminals.
How can I delete Search.yourweatherinfonow.com?
Since this hijacker seems to change both your home page and search engine settings in your browsers, probably the easiest way to get rid of it permanently and entirely is to reset all the affected browsers. Of course, you could also restore the home page URL and the search engine URL as well separately. It is up to you which method you choose. We have included instructions for the browser resets if you need assistance with that. It is possible that you have had enough of such battles with malware infections and you are tired of detecting and removing threats manually. If you want decent protection for your PC, we suggest that you invest in a reliable security tool to keep your virtual realm all secure.
Search.yourweatherinfonow.com Removal from Browsers
- Press Alt+T and go to Internet Options.
- Choose the Advanced tab and click Reset.
- Select Delete personal settings and click Reset.
- Click Close.
- Press Alt+F and open Settings.
- Scroll down and click Show advanced settings.
- Scroll down and click Reset settings.
- Press Reset.
- Press Alt+H and go to Troubleshooting Information.
- Click Refresh Firefox.
- In the pop-up, click Refresh Firefox.
- Click Finish.
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