Stop My Weather Live from hijacking your browser

Also Known As: search.myweatherlivetab.com redirect
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

My Weather Live browser hijacker removal instructions

What is My Weather Live?

My Weather Live is a browser hijacker. It is endorsed as a pack off tools, comprised of a quick access to weather forecasts and a fake search engine (search.myweatherlivetab.com). Due to most users installing this app inadvertently, it is classified as a PUA (potentially unwanted application). My Weather Live alters browser settings and promotes its fraudulent web searching tool, however it can also track data.

search.myweatherlivetab.com browser hijacker

Typically, browser hijackers target browser boasting the greatest popularity (e.g. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and others). Once successfully within a system, they modify browsers by changing their homepages, default search engines and new tab/window URLs. The alterations affect browsers so that every new tab/window opened and every single search done via the URL bar - all would redirect to their fake web searching tools. My Weather Live changes all these into search.myweatherlivetab.com; as the latter cannot provide any search results it redirects to search.yahoo.com - a legitimate search engine. Attempting to use afflicted browsers is an exercise in futility. Without removal of the hijacking application, recovering seized browsers is impossible. Any changes users attempt to make are reset or access to the settings is outright denied. It is noteworthy, that My Weather Live is often spread alongside another PUA - Hide My Searches. As mentioned previously, most browser hijackers have data tracking abilities. By spying on users' browsing habits (search engine and browsing histories), they can infer their personal information (IP address, geolocation and real-life identity details). What is vital to know, is that this data is then passed onto third parties (possibly, cyber criminals), intent on misusing it to generate revenue. Therefore, presence of PUAs within devices can cause various browser and system invasions and/or infections, as well as lead to severe privacy issues (even culminate in identity theft). Due to these reasons, all undesirable applications and browser extensions/plug-ins must be removed immediately upon detection.

Threat Summary:
Name My Weather Live
Threat Type Browser Hijacker, Redirect, Search Hijacker, Toolbar, Unwanted New Tab
Browser Extension(s) My Weather Live, Weather
Supposed Functionality Weather forecasting.
Promoted URL search.myweatherlivetab.com
Serving IP Address (search.myweatherlivetab.com) 34.206.62.241
Affected Browser Settings Homepage, new tab URL, default search engine
Symptoms Manipulated 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.
Additional Information My Weather Live is distributed alongside with another browser hijacker called Hide My Searches.
Distribution methods Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.
Damage Internet browsing tracking (potential privacy issues), displaying of unwanted ads, redirects to shady websites.
Removal

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PUAs are innumerous, browser hijackers likewise countless. However, these rogue applications frequently share common traits and some are even identical. Browser hijackers practically interchangeable with My Weather Live are: Current Weather AppWeather Forecast NowQuick Local Weather and dozens of others. To create the illusion of legitimacy, PUAs offer various "useful" features. Despite how tempting the features can sound, they are almost always nonfunctional. The only purpose of unwanted apps is to create profit for their developers, therefore they rarely have other functions. Instead, they hijack browsers, generate redirects to sale-oriented, untrustworthy and malicious websites, run invasive advertisement campaigns (pop-ups, surveys, banners, coupons, etc.) and gather a variety of vulnerable data.

How did My Weather Live install on my computer?

By downloading from untrustworthy sources, users can get bundled content. "Bundling" is a false marketing tactic, by which ordinary software is packed together with PUAs. When installing, by ignoring terms, skipping steps, using pre-set options and otherwise rushing - users can miss the presence of undesirable content or deem it harmless, and consequently allow it onto their systems. Some PUAs also have "official" sites, where they can be downloaded (often for "free"). Invasive adverts (commonly located within compromised websites) can also spread PUAs, by executing scripts to autonomously download/install them. To summarize, haste and carelessness with download and install processes, as well as reckless browsing habits are the main causes of PUA infiltrations.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

It is highly recommended to always research desired software, browser extensions/plug-ins, features and other content, before downloading/installing them - in order to verify their legitimacy. Only official and trustworthy download sources should be used, as opposed to peer-to-peer sharing networks and other third party downloaders. Users should read installation terms to learn whether there is foul play involved. When installing, they should explore all possible options, use "Custom/Advanced" settings and opt-out from installing additional apps/features or decline downloading such from elsewhere. It should be known that intrusive ads are often successfully designed to look ordinary and harmless. However, the websites they tend to redirect to (e.g. gambling, pornography, adult-dating and similar) are more obvious in their unreliability. In case of encounters with advertisements and/or redirects like this, users should inspect their device and remove all dubious apps and/or browser extensions/plug-ins. If your computer is already infected with My Weather Live, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate this browser hijacker.

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Quick menu:

My Weather Live 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.

search.myweatherlivetab.com browser hijacker uninstall via Control Panel

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

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted applications (which cause browser redirects to the search.myweatherlivetab.com website), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

My Weather Live browser hijacker removal from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove browser redirects:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing search.myweatherlivetab.com 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 search.myweatherlivetab.com 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://search.myweatherlivetab.com and 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 search.myweatherlivetab.com 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 "My Weather Live".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the search.myweatherlivetab.com redirect, 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 search.myweatherlivetab.com 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 Live" and other recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons (e.g., "Hide My Searches"), and remove them.

Change your homepage:

Removing search.myweatherlivetab.com 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, disable "My Weather Live" or "Hide My Searches", look for a browser hijacker URL (hxxp://search.myweatherlivetab.com or hxxps://hidemysearches.com) 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 search.myweatherlivetab.com 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 "hxxp://search.myweatherlivetab.com" and "hxxp://hidemysearches.com, 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 search.myweatherlivetab.com redirect, 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 search.myweatherlivetab.com 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 Live" (or simply "Weather"), as well as all other recently installed browser plug-ins (e.g., "Hide My Searches").

Change your homepage:

Removing search.myweatherlivetab.com 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 Live" (or simply "Weather") or "Hide My Searches", remove hxxp://search.myweatherlivetab.com or hxxp://hidemysearches.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.

Change your default search engine:

Removing search.myweatherlivetab.com 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: "moz-extension" or "myweatherlivetab"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with search.myweatherlivetab.com redirect 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:
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