What is Weather Inspect?
Weather Inspect is a rogue application that supposedly allows users to check local weather forecasts. Initially, this app may seem legitimate and useful, however, it is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware.
There are three main reasons for these negative associations: 1) stealth installation without consent; 2) display of intrusive advertisements, and; 3) tracking of users' Internet browsing activity.
Following infiltration, Weather Inspect displays intrusive advertisements via pop-up windows that redirect to rogue websites (such as hts68934.com, safe-redirections.com, data1rtb.com, etc.) that, in turn, redirect to other sites. Therefore, users might be forced to visit site containing malicious content. These redirects can lead to high-risk adware or malware infections.
Furthermore, Weather Inspect continually gathers various information (for example, IP addresses, URLs visited, pages viewed, queries entered into search engines, etc.) that might contain personal details. Developers share this collected information with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse private details to generate revenue.
The presence of an information-tracking app such as Weather Inspect can result in serious privacy issues or even identity theft. For these reasons, we strongly advise you to uninstall Weather Inspect adware immediately.
Weather Inspect shares many similarities with Innovia Secure Shopping, Search App, BlockAdsPro, Shoppr, and hundreds of other adware-type applications. As with Weather Inspect, these programs also offer various 'useful features', however, these claims are merely attempts to give the impression of legitimacy.
In fact, PUPs are designed only to generate revenue for the developers. Rather than providing any significant value for regular users, programs such as Weather Inspect deliver intrusive online advertisements (via the "Pay Per Click" advertising model) and continually record various user-system information (which is later shared with third parties to generate revenue).
How did Weather Inspect install on my computer?
Weather Inspect adware has an official download website, however, it is also distributed using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling".
Therefore, many users install this PUP inadvertently without their consent, since they often rush the download/installation processes and skip steps. Aware of this, developers hide bundled programs within the "Custom" or "Advanced" settings. Skipping this section exposes systems to risk of various infections and compromises users' privacy.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
To prevent system infiltration by PUPs, be very cautious when downloading and installing software. Select the "Custom/Advanced" settings, analyze each step, and decline offers to download/install additional applications. The key to computer safety is caution.
Appearance of Weather Inspect adware application:
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- What is Weather Inspect?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Weather Inspect application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Weather Inspect adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Weather Inspect ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Weather Inspect' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Weather Inspect extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Weather Inspect adware removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "WeatherInspect", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Weather Inspect ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Weather Inspect adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, Weather Inspect did not install its browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your Internet browsers.
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the weatherinspect ads, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the weatherinspect ads, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with weatherinspect ads removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the weatherinspect ads, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
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