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 one. Developers promote it as useful, offer various features, enhances browsing experience and so on. Unfortunately, it is promoted using two browser hijackers: My Weather Center and Weather Tracker. Typically, people install apps of this type unintentionally, for this reason they are categorized as potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). These apps (My Weather Center and Weather Tracker) modify browser's settings and collect information about their user's browsing habits.

myweathercenter.co browser hijacker

As a rule, potentially unwanted apps of this type can be installed on web browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. When My Weather Center and/or Weather Tracker is installed, it switches default search engine, homepage and new tab's URL to myweathercenter.co and prevents users from undoing/changing these changes (it reassigns them the second an attempt to do so is made). It means that people who have one of these PUAs installed are forced to visit this address/website every time they open a browser, new tab in it or enter a search query into URL bar. Additionally, browser hijackers and fake search engines, when installed/used, continuously collect information about their users. They gather IP addresses, geo-locations, URLs of visited websites, entered search queries and other similar (browsing-related) information. Their developers share it with third parties who misuse it to generate revenue. However, some of the collected/shared data might contain personal details as well. Besides, it is also possible that some of third parties could be cyber criminals. For these reasons we recommend to uninstall all unwanted apps of this type and avoid using any questionable, fake search engines.

There are many other fake search engines that are similar to myweathercenter.co/feed.hmyweathercenter.co, search.searchipdf.com, search.htheweathercenter.org, search.htodayonlinenews.org are just a few examples. Typically, their developers promote them as legitimate: they offer potential users various handy features, tools, faster searches, more accurate search results and so on. Unfortunately, most fake search engines do not operate as promised/expected and their developers (and various other parties) are the only ones who benefit from them. By using them people risk to experience various problems related to browsing safety, privacy and so on.

How did My Weather Center install on my computer?

Both My Weather Center and Weather Tracker are available to download on websites that their developers use to promote them. However, people usually download and install PUAs unintentionally: through intrusive advertisements or when developers use a "bundling" method. Simply said, "bundling" is used to trick people into downloading/installing unwanted apps together with software that they download or install intentionally. To achieve it developers hide these apps in "Custom", "Advanced" (and other similar) settings of software download/installation setups. However, they succeed only when people install or download software without deselecting/dismissing them. In other words, when they download or install software without paying attention to its setup's details.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

We recommend not to use unreliable software download sources such as: third party downloaders/installers, Peer-to-Peer networks (torrent clients, eMule and other similar tools), unofficial websites etc. Safest way to download software is using official and trustworthy sources only. Installations (and downloads) should not be completed without checking "Custom"/"Advanced" settings first: deselect/dismiss offers to download or install any unwanted apps and only then finish the procedure. Furthermore, avoid clicking various untrustworthy (intrusive) ads, especially when visiting questionable websites. There are many ads of this type that redirect users to dubious websites (like gambling, pornography, adult dating etc). If such ads are appear or redirects to untrustworthy websites happen regularly, then we strongly recommend to check browser for unknown/unwanted extensions, plug-ins or add-ons and remove all unknown or suspicious entries. Same should be done with programs installed on 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 (which 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") 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 plugins 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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