Myweathercenter.co Redirect

Also Known As: Weather Tracker browser hijacker
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Myweathercenter.co redirect removal instructions

What is myweathercenter.co?

myweathercenter.co (also known as feed.hmyweathercenter.co) is a fake search engine that is presented as legitimate. Developers promote the site as useful, offering various features, enhancing the browsing experience, and so on. Unfortunately, it is promoted using two browser hijackers: My Weather Center and Weather Tracker. Typically, people install these apps unintentionally and they are categorized as potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). Note that My Weather Center and Weather Tracker modify browser settings and collect information relating to users' browsing habits.

myweathercenter.co browser hijacker

Generally, PUAs can be can be installed on browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. When My Weather Center or Weather Tracker is installed, the default search engine, homepage, and new tab URL are assigned to myweathercenter.co and this prevents users from reverting the changes (they are reassigned when attempts are made to change them). Therefore, people with these PUAs installed on their systems are forced to visit this website when they open a browser, new tab, or enter a search query into the URL bar. Additionally, browser hijackers and fake search engines continually collect user-information such as IP addresses, geo-locations, URLs of visited websites, entered search queries, and other similar (browsing-related) details. Developers share the data with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. Some of the collected/shared data might also contain personal details. Therefore, uninstall all PUAs and avoid using dubious, fake search engines.

Threat Summary:
NameWeather Tracker browser hijacker
Threat TypeBrowser Hijacker, Redirect, Search Hijacker, Toolbar, Unwanted New Tab
SymptomsManipulated Internet browser(s) settings (homepage, default Internet search engine, new tab settings). User's are forced to visit hijacker's website and search the Internet using their search engines.
Distribution methodsDeceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.
DamageInternet browsing tracking (potential privacy issues), displaying of unwanted ads, redirects to shady websites.
Removal

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There are many other fake search engines that are similar to myweathercenter.co/feed.hmyweathercenter.co. Just some examples include search.searchipdf.com, search.htheweathercenter.org, and search.htodayonlinenews.org. Typically, developers promote them as 'legitimate' and offer potential users various features, tools, faster searches, more accurate search results, and so on. Unfortunately, most fake search engines do not operate as promised and only their developers and various other parties benefit. By using them, people risk problems relating to browsing safety, privacy, and so on.

How did My Weather Center install on my computer?

My Weather Center and Weather Tracker are available to download on websites that developers use to promote them, however, people usually download and install PUAs unintentionally through intrusive advertisements or when developers use the "bundling" method. In summary, "bundling" is used to trick people into downloading/installing unwanted apps with software that they with to download or install intentionally. To achieve this, developers hide these apps in "Custom", "Advanced" (and other similar) settings of software download/installation set-ups, however, they succeed only when people install or download software without deselecting/dismissing them. This happens when they download or install software and fail to pay enough attention to the setup details.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Do not to use dubious software download sources such as third party downloaders/installers, Peer-to-Peer networks (torrent clients, eMule, and other such tools), unofficial websites, etc. The safest way to download software is using official and trustworthy sources. Check "Custom"/"Advanced" settings first and dismiss offers to download or install any unwanted apps. Only then finish the procedure. Furthermore, avoid clicking untrustworthy (intrusive) ads, especially on dubious websites. Many of these redirect to dubious websites (gambling, pornography, adult dating, etc). If you experience ads or redirects to untrustworthy websites, check your browser for unknown/unwanted extensions, plug-ins, and add-ons and remove all unknown or suspicious entries. The same applies to programs installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with My Weather Center, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate this browser hijacker.

Website promoting My Weather Center browser hijacker:

Website used to promote My Weather Center browser hijacker

Website promoting Weather Tracker browser hijacker:

website promoting Weather Tracker browser hijacker

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Quick menu:

My Weather Center browser hijacker removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

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.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

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.

myweathercenter.co browser hijacker uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window: look for any recently installed suspicious applications (for example, "My Weather Center" or "Weather Tracker"), select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted applications that cause browser redirects to the myweathercenter.co website, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

My Weather Center browser hijacker removal from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove browser redirects:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing myweathercenter.co related Internet Explorer extensions

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Change your homepage:

Removing myweathercenter.co from Internet Explorer homepage

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Internet Options", in the opened window, remove hxxp://myweathercenter.co (or feed.hmyweathercenter.coand enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer. You can also enter about: blank to open a blank page when you start Internet Explorer.

Change your default search engine:

Removing myweathercenter.co from Internet Explorer default search engine

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". In the opened window, select "Search Providers", set "Google", "Bing", or any other preferred search engine as your default and then remove "myweathercenter.co" (or "feed.hmyweathercenter.co").

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the weather tracker browser hijacker, 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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing myweathercenter.co related Google Chrome extensions

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "My Weather Center" or "Weather Tracker" and other recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.

Change your homepage:

Removing myweathercenter.co from Google Chrome homepage

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, look for a "My Weather Center" or "Weather Tracker" browser hijacker's URL (hxxp://www.myweathercenter.co or feed.hmyweathercenter.co" ) below the “Open a specific or set of pages” option. If present, click on the three vertical dots icon and select “Remove”.

Change your default search engine:

Removing myweathercenter.co from Google Chrome default search engine

To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings", in the "Search engine" section, click "Manage search engines...", in the opened list, look for " myweathercenter.co" (or "feed.hmyweathercenter.co"), and when located, click the three vertical dots near this URL and select "Remove from list".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the weather tracker browser hijacker, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing myweathercenter.co related Mozilla Firefox extensions

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and remove "My Weather Center" or "Weather Tracker", as well as all other recently installed browser plug-ins.

Change your homepage:

Removing myweathercenter.co from Mozilla Firefox homepage

To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), then select "Options", in the opened window, disable "My Weather Center" or "Weather Tracker", remove hxxp://myweathercenter.co (or "feed.hmyweathercenter.co"and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.

Change your default search engine:

Removing myweathercenter.co from Mozilla Firefox default search engine

In the URL address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
Click "I'll be careful, I promise!".
In the search filter at the top, type: "myweathercenter.co" (or "feed.hmyweathercenter.co")
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with weather tracker browser hijacker removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...

removing browser hijacker from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.

Removing browser hijackers from safari step 3 - changing homepage

In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.

removing browser hijackers from safari step 4 - changing the default Internet search engine

In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Change your homepage:

Changing homepage in Microsoft Edge

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings", in the opened tab, click the "+ Add new page" link, after entering your preferred URL, remove the link of browser hijackers by clicking the "X" button next to the associated URL.

Change your default search engine:

Changing default Internet search engine in Microsoft Edge

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". Click the "View advanced settings" button and select "Change search engine". In the opened tab, select your preferred Internet search engine and click "Set as default".

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of browser hijackers while downloading free software sampleA browser hijacker is a type of adware infection that modifies Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default Internet search engine settings to some other (unwanted) website URL. Commonly, this type of adware infiltrates operating systems through free software downloads. If your download is managed by a download client, ensure that you decline offers to install advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine settings.

Removal assistance:
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove weather tracker browser hijacker from your Internet browsers, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.

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