Weather Wizard (Removal Guide)

What is Weather Wizard?

Weather Wizard claims to be a free weather tool that will provide you with local weather information. However the program has been flagged by the internet security community for several reasons. Weather Wizard is known to utilize deceptive marketing tactics in order to infiltrate a computer. The program may also claim it is something it is not in order to trick users into manually installing it. It can also be introduced to a machine without consent via third-party software bundlers and download managers that automatically install the program.

Weather Wizard

Once Weather Wizard adware has been installed it will generate continuous pop-up advertisements in your web browser. Weather Wizard ads typically contain small text on them that say something like “Ads by Weather Wizard.”

Advertisements produced by this adware can appear when you hover over an image, when you hover over a text hyperlink, or at random times in your web browser. They can also cover legitimate advertisements with banners and skyscrapers. Furthermore, Weather Wizard adware may also produce pop-under advertisements that take-up an entire browser window. Internet browsers are usually good at blocking many pop-under advertisements by default so users may not even be aware that these ads are being produced.

If you find Weather Wizard on your computer is is likely that additional malware and unwanted programs have also been introduced. Like most adware, Weather Wizard usually bundles with other unwanted programs, adware, and potential threats. A simple scan with a reputable removal tool like Malwarebytes can conclude this finding.

Threat Details

Names Weather Wizard, Weather Wizard virus *This infection is not technically defined as a computer virus
Detection Categories Adware, Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Publisher Description N/A
Symptoms Advertisements and sponsored search results in the web browser
Browser redirects to sponsored webpages
Decreased internet speed and performance
Decreased computer functionality and performance
Bundles with malware and other potentially unwanted programs
Common Path(s) C:\Program Files (x86)
C:\Users\{USER}\Downloads\
C:\Users\{USER}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\
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Weather Wizard Removal Options

Manual Removal Guide

This manual Weather Wizard removal guide contains steps to help you completely remove Weather Wizard and other threats from your computer. In order to eradicate this threat please follow each step in order.

Weather Wizard Removal Steps

1. The first step to remove Weather Wizard is to uninstall the program from Windows Control Panel if there is a usable uninstall entry. To uninstall Weather Wizard go to Start Menu > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program (or Add and Remove Programs) and search for Weather Wizard and other suspicious programs in the list. Once you have found Weather Wizard, double click it to begin the uninstall process. Repeat this step for any other suspicious programs you may have found.

2. The second step to remove Weather Wizard is to remove any unwanted browser add-ons and extensions that may have installed from each web browser on your computer.

Google Chrome Go to Customize and control Google Chrome > More Tools > Extensions
Mozilla Firefox Go to Menu > Add-ons
Microsoft Internet Explorer Go to Tools > Manage add-ons
Apple Safari Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions

3. The third step to remove Weather Wizard is to scan your computer and eradicate malicious files using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

4. Download and Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

5. Open Malwarebytes and click the large blue Scan Now button to begin a scan.

6. Once the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and Finish button afterwards. If Malwarebytes suggests that you restart your computer please do so.

7. The fourth step to remove Weather Wizard is to scan your computer and eradicate malicious files using HitmanPro; a reputable second-opinion scan and removal tool.

8. Download and Install HitmanPro by Surfright.

9. Open HitmanPro and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.

10. When the HitmanPro scan is complete click the Next button and then click the Reboot button. *To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

11. The fifth step to remove Weather Wizard is to clean-up and repair settings with CCleaner.

12. Download and Install CCleaner by Piriform.

13. Open CCleaner and go to the main Cleaner screen. Click the Analyze button. When the process is complete, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

14. Go to Tools > Startup and search for suspicious entries in each tab starting from Windows all the way to Content Menu. If you find anything suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.

15. Go to the Registry window and click the Scan for Issues button. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected issues… button and click Fix All Selected Issues.


Sean Doyle

http://Botcrawl.com

Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.