Easy Weather Today Promos adware removal instructions
What is Easy Weather Today Promos?
Easy Weather Today Promos is a piece of rogue software, endorsed as a tool for quick access to weather-related content and it is classified as adware. It operates by delivering intrusive advertisement campaigns. In other words, it delivers various undesirable and even harmful adverts. Additionally, Easy Weather Today Promos spies on users' browsing habits and gathers sensitive information related to Internet browsing. Due to the dubious methods employed to distribute this adware, it is also deemed to be a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application).
Adware enables the placement of pop-ups, banners, coupons, surveys and other intrusive advertisements - typically, on any visited website. Easy Weather Today Promos behaves in this manner as well. The delivered ads diminish browsing quality, since they slow down the browsing speed and limit website visibility (by overlaying page content). However, due to where such adverts redirect to and for their ability of making stealthy downloads/installations - they are considered to be a threat to device/user safety. To elaborate, upon being clicked, intrusive advertisements redirect to sale-based/promotional (of both legitimate and dubious products), rogue/untrustworthy, compromised, deceptive, scam and malicious sites. Furthermore, these ads can be triggered (by being clicked) to execute scripts, designed to download/install software (e.g. PUAs) without user consent. As mentioned in the introduction, Easy Weather Today Promos has data tracking abilities. It can monitor browsing activity (URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries typed, etc.) and collect vulnerable data extracted from it (IP addresses, geolocations and other details). What is more, the collected data often contains personally identifiable information and PUA developers monetize it. They usually share and/or sell the data to third parties (potentially, cyber criminals), likewise seeking to misuse it for financial gain. In summary, presence of unwanted apps like Easy Weather Today Promos on devices can lead to system infections, financial losses, severe privacy issues and even identity theft. Therefore, to ensure device integrity and user safety - it is strongly advised to remove all suspect applications and browser extensions/plug-ins immediately upon detection.
|Name||Ads by Easy Weather Today Promos|
|Threat Type||Adware, Unwanted ads, Pop-up Virus|
|Browser Extension(s)||Easy Weather Today Promos|
|Supposed Functionality||Easy access to weather-related information|
|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, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers.|
|Damage||Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
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Free Package Tracker Plus, MessengerHub and Damn Good Recipe Promos are a few examples of other adwares. They appear ordinary and innocuous. Users are enticed into download/installation with offers of various "useful" functions. However, the promised functionalities rarely work as advertised and in most cases - they do not work at all. In fact, this is true of practically all PUAs. Unwanted apps have but one purpose - to generate profit for the developers. Therefore, instead of delivering on any promises, PUAs can run intrusive ad campaigns, force-open untrustworthy and malicious webpages, hijack browsers and track private data.
How did Easy Weather Today Promos install on my computer?
Some PUAs (e.g. Easy Weather Today Promos) have "official" promotional pages, from which they can be downloaded. However, these applications are more commonly downloaded/installed together with other programs. This false marketing technique of pre-packing regular software with unwanted or malicious additions - is termed "bundling". Rushed download/installation processes (e.g. ignored terms, skipped steps and sections, etc.) - increase the risk of unintentionally allowing dubious and/or bundled content into the system. Intrusive advertisements proliferate such apps as well. Once clicked on, they can execute scripts to stealthily download/install PUAs.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
All products should be researched to verify their legitimacy, prior to download/installation and/or purchase. It is recommended to only use official and trustworthy download channels. Unofficial and free file-hosting (freeware) websites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks (BitTorrent, Gnutella, eMule, etc.) and other third party downloaders - often offer deceptive and/or bundled content; hence, they are deemed to be untrustworthy. When downloading/installing, it is advised to read terms, study all available options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings and opt-out from supplementary apps, tools, features and other additions. It is just as important to exercise caution when browsing. Intrusive ads appear legitimate, however they redirect to highly questionable webpages (e.g. gambling, pornography, adult-dating, etc.). In case of encounters with advertisements and/or redirects of this kind, users must inspect the system and immediately remove all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins from it. If your computer is already infected with Easy Weather Today Promos, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate this adware.
Screenshot of Easy Weather Today Promos adware asking for data-related permissions:
Screenshots of advertisements provided by Easy Weather Today Promos adware:
Appearance of Easy Weather Today Promos adware diminishing the browsing experience (GIF):
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- What is Easy Weather Today Promos?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Easy Weather Today Promos application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Easy Weather Today Promos adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Easy Weather Today Promos ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Easy Weather Today Promos' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Easy Weather Today Promos extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Easy Weather Today Promos adware 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 "Easy Weather Today Promos", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application (which causes Easy Weather Today Promos ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Easy Weather Today Promos 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 "Easy Weather Today Promos", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by easy weather today promos, 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 "Easy Weather Today Promos", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by easy weather today promos, 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 plugins 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 "Easy Weather Today Promos".
Computer users who have problems with ads by easy weather today promos 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 easy weather today promos, 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 easy weather today promos from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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