All Day Forecast browser hijacker removal instructions
What is All Day Forecast?
All Day Forecast is a browser hijacker, endorsed as a tool for quick access to weather forecasts. It operates by modifying browsers to promote a fake search engine (search.halldayforecast.com). Furthermore, this rogue application also possesses data tracking capabilities, which it employs to monitor users' browsing activity. Most users install All Day Forecast inadvertently, and therefore it is additionally categorized as a Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA).
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and other popular browsers are common targets of browser hijackers. These apps change the homepage, default search engines and new tab/window URLs to the addresses of their fraudulent web searchers. With All Day Forecast installed, these settings are set to search.halldayforecast.com. To elaborate on how this affects browsing: each new tab/window opened and each search query typed into the URL bar redirects to search.halldayforecast.com. Few fake search engines are capable of generating unique results, and so they redirect to (or cause redirection chains ending with) a legitimate site, such as Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc. Note that search.halldayforecast.com is no exception - it simply redirects to search.yahoo.com. These alterations may seem easy to undo, however, this is impossible without removal of the browser hijacker. Any changes users attempt to make to their browsers are automatically reset, if indeed access to settings is allowed at all. As mentioned, All Day Forecast can track data. It uses this capability to record users' browsing habits (URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, etc.) and collect their personal information (IP addresses, geolocations and other details). This private data is then shared with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) intent on misusing it for financial gain. Therefore, the presence of data tracking content on systems can lead to serious privacy issues, financial loss, and even identify theft. To ensure device integrity and user safety, immediately remove all dubious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins.
|Name||All Day Forecast|
|Threat Type||Browser Hijacker, Redirect, Search Hijacker, Toolbar, Unwanted New Tab.|
|Detection Names||Avast (All Day Forecast), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win32/WinWrapper.V Potentially), Fortinet (Riskware/WinWrapper), GData (Win32.Trojan.Agent.8WYTBD), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Browser Extension(s)||All Day Forecast|
|Supposed Functionality||It supposedly provides quick access to weather forecasts.|
|Serving IP Address (search.halldayforecast.com)||188.8.131.52|
|Affected Browser Settings||Homepage, new tab URL, default search engine|
|Symptoms||Manipulated internet browser settings (homepage, default Internet search engine, new tab settings). Users are forced to visit the hijacker's website and search the internet using their search engines.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers.|
|Damage||Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
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Easy Radio Player, Watch Television Online, EasyPackageTracker, and Better Converter Pro are some examples of browser hijackers similar to All Day Forecast. In general, all PUAs share certain similarities. They often seem legitimate and tempt users to install with offers of "useful" functions. These features rarely work as advertised and, in most cases, are nonoperational. The sole purpose of all unwanted apps is to generate revenue for their developers, whilst regular users receive no genuine value. PUAs hijack browsers and promote fake search engines, cause redirects to untrustworthy and malicious websites, run intrusive advertisement campaigns, and gather sensitive data.
How did All Day Forecast install on my computer?
The most common way that PUAs proliferate is via the download/install set-ups of other programs. This deceptive marketing technique of pre-packing regular software with unwanted content is called "bundling". Rushing download and installation processes (e.g. ignoring terms, skipping steps and sections, etc.) increases the risk of unintentionally allowing bundled applications onto systems. Some of these apps also have "official" download pages. When clicked, intrusive ads can execute scripts to stealthily download/install PUAs.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications
You are strongly advised to research all content, prior to downloading/installing it. Use only official and verified download sources, as opposed to free-file hosting websites, P2P sharing networks (BitTorrent, eMule, Gnutella, etc.) and other third party downloaders. Untrustworthy download channels are more likely to offer deceptive and/or bundled software. When downloading/installing, read the terms, explore all possible options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings, and opt-out of supplementary apps, tools, features and so on. Intrusive advertisements typically seem normal and harmless, however, they can redirect to dubious web pages (e.g. gambling, pornography, adult-dating and others). If you experience ads/redirects of this type, inspect the device and immediately remove all suspicious applications and/or browser extensions/plug-ins. If your computer is already infected with All Day Forecast, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate this browser hijacker.
All Day Forecast browser hijacker installer set-up:
Website promoting All Day Forecast browser hijacker.
IMPORTANT NOTE! This deceptive site asks to enable web browser notifications:
Therefore, before commencing, perform these steps:
Google Chrome (PC):
- Click the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen
- Select "Settings", scroll down to the bottom and click "Advanced"
- Scroll down to the "Privacy and security" section, select "Content settings" and then "Notifications"
- Click three dots on the right hand side of each suspicious URL and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again)
Google Chrome (Android):
- Click on the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and click "Settings"
- Scroll down, click on "Site settings" and then "Notifications"
- In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs and click on them one-by-one
- Select "Notifications" in the "Permissions" section and set the toggle button to "OFF"
- Click the Menu button (three bars) on the right upper corner of the screen
- Select "Options" and click on "Privacy & Security" in the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen
- Scroll down to the "Permissions" section and click the "Settings" button next to "Notifications"
- In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs, click the drop-down menu and select "Block"
- Click the Gear button on the right upper corner of the IE window
- Select "Internet options"
- Select the "Privacy" tab and click "Settings" under "Pop-up Blocker" section
- Select suspicious URLs under and remove them one by one by clicking the "Remove" button
- Click the menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the Edge window
- Scroll down, find and click "Settings"
- Scroll down again and click "View advanced settings"
- Click "Manage" under "Website permissions"
- Click the switch under each suspicious website
- Click "Safari" button on the left upper corner of the screen and select "Preferences..."
- Select the "Websites" tab and then select "Notifications" section on the left pane
- Check for suspicious URLs and apply the "Deny" option for each
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- What is All Day Forecast?
- STEP 1. Uninstall All Day Forecast application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove search.halldayforecast.com redirect from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove All Day Forecast browser hijacker from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove search.halldayforecast.com homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove search.halldayforecast.com redirect from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
All Day Forecast browser hijacker removal:
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.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 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.
Mac 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 any recently installed suspicious applications (for example, "All Day Forecast"), select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted applications that cause browser redirects to the search.halldayforecast.com website, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
All Day Forecast browser hijacker removal from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove browser redirects:
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 extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
Change your homepage:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Internet Options", in the opened window, remove hxxp://search.halldayforecast.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:
Click the "gear" 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 "All Day Forecast".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the search.halldayforecast.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.
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 Day Forecast" and other recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.
Change your homepage:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, disable "All Day Forecast", look for a browser hijacker URL (hxxp://www.search.halldayforecast.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:
To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the 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 "search.halldayforecast.com", and when located click the three vertical dots near this URL and select "Remove from list".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the search.halldayforecast.com redirect, 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 on "Extensions" and remove "All Day Forecast", as well as all other recently installed browser plug-ins.
Change your homepage:
To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), then select "Options", in the opened window disable "All Day Forecast", remove hxxp://search.halldayforecast.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.
Change your 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: "halldayforecast"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.
Computer users who have problems with search.halldayforecast.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, 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 and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...
In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.
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.
In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.
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 top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate any recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.
Change your homepage and new tab settings:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section look for the name of the browser hijacker and click "Disable".
Change your default Internet search engine:
To change your default search engine in Microsoft Edge: Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Privacy and services", scroll to bottom of the page and select "Address bar". In the "Search engines used in address bar" section look for the name of the unwanted Internet search engine, when located click the "Disable" button near it. Alternatively you can click on "Manage search engines", in the opened menu look for unwanted Internet search engine. Click on the puzzle icon near it and select "Disable".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the search.halldayforecast.com redirect, 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.
A 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.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove search.halldayforecast.com redirect from your Internet browsers, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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