Easy Weather Today Promos adware removal instructions
What is Easy Weather Today Promos?
Easy Weather Today Promos is rogue software endorsed as a tool for quick access to weather-related content and classified as adware. In fact, it operates by delivering intrusive advertisement campaigns. I.e., it delivers various unwanted and even harmful ads. Additionally, Easy Weather Today Promos monitors users' browsing habits and gathers sensitive information relating to internet browsing. Due to the dubious methods employed to distribute this adware, it is also classified as a Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA).
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 the browsing experience, since they reduce browsing speed and limit website visibility (by overlaying web page content). Since these ads can redirect to dubious sites and make stealthy downloads/installations, they are classified as a threat to device/user safety. To elaborate, when clicked, intrusive advertisements might redirect to sale-based/promotional (of both legitimate and dubious products), rogue/untrusted, compromised, deceptive, scam and malicious sites. Furthermore, they can be triggered (when clicked) to execute scripts designed to download/install rogue software (e.g. PUAs) without users' consent. As mentioned, Easy Weather Today Promos has data tracking capabilities. 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). Furthermore, the collected data often contains personally identifiable information, which PUA developers monetize. They usually share and/or sell the data to third parties (potentially, cyber criminals), likewise seeking to misuse it for financial gain. In summary, the presence of unwanted apps such as Easy Weather Today Promos on devices can lead to system infections, financial loss, serious privacy issues and even identity theft. Therefore, to ensure device integrity and user safety, you are 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)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Malwarebytes.
Free Package Tracker Plus, MessengerHub and Damn Good Recipe Promos are some examples of other adware. They appear normal and innocuous. Users are enticed into download/installation with offers of various "useful" functions, however, the promised functionality rarely work as advertised and, in most cases, they do not work at all. In fact, this information is accurate of most PUAs. Unwanted apps have just one purpose - to generate profit for the developers. Rather than delivering any real value, PUAs can run intrusive ad campaigns, force-open untrusted and malicious web pages, hijack browsers and track private data.
How did Easy Weather Today Promos install on my computer?
Some PUAs (including 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". Rushing download/installation processes (e.g. ignoring terms, skipping steps and sections, etc.) increases the risk of unintentionally allowing dubious and/or bundled content into the system. Intrusive advertisements proliferate these apps as well. Once clicked, 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. You are advised to use only 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 can offer deceptive and bundled content, and are thus untrusted. When downloading/installing, read the terms, study all available options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings and opt-out of supplementary apps, tools, features and other additions. It is also important to exercise caution when browsing. Intrusive ads may seem legitimate, however they can redirect to highly dubious web pages (e.g. gambling, pornography, adult-dating, etc.). If you encounter advertisements and/or redirects of this kind, inspect the system and immediately remove all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins. 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 that 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 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 "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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