Theweathersiren[.]com redirect removal instructions
What is theweathersiren[.]com ?
Theweathersiren[.]com functions like mediamodern[.]biz, keysdigita[.]com, zmusic-online[.]com and a great number of other rogue pages. What all of them have in common is that they are designed either to open other unreliable websites or load questionable content. In most cases users end up such sites unintentionally, quite often pages like theweathersiren[.]com get opened by browsers that have some potentially unwanted application (PUA) installed on them. It is worthwhile to mention that apps of this kind often are designed to serve advertisements and/or collect information related to user's web browsing activities.
As a rule, installed PUAs open sites like theweathersiren[.]com in a new browser window or tab. In one way or another, when visited, such web pages load some dubious content or open about two or three other untrustworthy sites - it depends on visitor's geoloaction. It is worthwhile to mention that pages like theweathersiren[.]com tend to open websites that can be malicious, designed to advertise shady software, etc. Moreover, theweathersiren[.]com offers visitors to receive its notifications. In most cases such websites feed users with advertisements that contain questionable advertisements, links to untrustworthy websites, and other unreliable content. As mentioned in the introduction, PUAs can be designed to collect data related to user's browsing habits. For example, IP addresses, entered search queries, addresses of visited websites, geolocation, etc. Nevertheless, such apps may be capable of accessing personal, sensitive details too. The bigger problem with it is that people behind such apps may either sell collected data to third parties (potentially cyber criminals) or misuse it to generate revenue in other ways. Also, PUAs can be designed to feed users with various intrusive advertisements. Typically, adware-type apps serve coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups, and other types of ads. When clicked, those ads tend to open unreliable websites or even download and/or install some unwanted applications by executing certain scripts. Since PUAs often operate as information tracking tools, their users may experience issues related to browsing safety, online privacy, or even become victims identity theft.
|Name||Ads by theweathersiren.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Emsisoft (Suspicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||184.108.40.206|
|Observed Domains||wp.theweathersiren[.]com, dev.theweathersiren[.]com, staging2.theweathersiren[.]com, cms.theweathersiren[.]com, auto.theweathersiren[.]com, search.theweathersiren[.]com, new.theweathersiren[.]com, noti.theweathersiren[.]com|
|Symptoms||Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.|
|Distribution Methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, potentially unwanted applications (adware)|
|Damage||Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
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It is common that users do not download and install PUAs intentionally. If they do, then mostly because certain apps were advertised as useful, legitimate. However, most of the times such apps are useless and can be the reason behind various issues. Any PUA that is installed on a browser and/or computer should be uninstalled from it right away.
How did adware install on my computer?
More often than not users unknowingly download and/or install unwanted apps when they are included in download and/or installation setups of other programs. This distribution method is known as "bundling". Developers use it to deceive users into downloading and/or installing PUAs together with some desired software by mentioning offers to download and/or install PUAs in "Custom"," Advanced" and/or other settings of setups. The problem is that not all users check (and change) the aforementioned settings. By leaving them unchanged they allow for included PUAs to be downloaded and/or installed together with some a desired software. In some cases such downloads and/or installations can be caused by clicking deceptive ads. Although, only when those ads are designed to execute certain scripts.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is recommended to always check "Custom", "Advanced", "Manual" and other similar settings of any download or installation setup before completing downloads and/or installations. Quite often such settings mention offers to download and/or install unwanted software. Also, it is recommended to download software only from official websites and via direct links. It is not safe to download (and install) software from untrustworthy, unofficial websites, through torrent clients, eMule (or other Peer-to-Peer networks), third party downloaders, installers, etc. Intrusive ads on shady pages should not be clicked as well: quite often such ads are designed to open questionable websites or cause unwanted downloads, installations. If there are any unwanted or suspicious apps (extensions, add-ons or plug-ins) installed on a web browser, then they should be removed as soon as possible. The same should be applied to programs of this kind that are installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of theweathersiren[.]com website (GIF):
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 theweathersiren[.]com ?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
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 potentially unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes theweathersiren[.]com redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove adware from 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 ads by theweathersiren.com, 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 and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by theweathersiren.com, 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 ads by theweathersiren.com 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 ads by theweathersiren.com, 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.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove ads by theweathersiren.com from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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