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Removal instructions for the Today Weather adware-type browser extension

Also Known As: Ads by Today Weather
Type: Adware
Damage level: Medium

What is Today Weather?

While inspecting deceptive sites, our researchers discovered the Today Weather browser extension. It is presented as a quick access tool to weather forecasts and related content. After examining this extension, we determined that Today Weather operates as advertising-supported software (adware).

Today Weather adware asking for permissions

Today Weather adware overview

Adware is designed to run intrusive advertisement campaigns. In other words, this software enables the placement of third-party graphical content (e.g., pop-ups, banners, coupons, and other ads) on visited websites and/or other interfaces.

The displayed advertisements promote online scams, unreliable/harmful software, and even malware. When clicked on, some intrusive adverts are capable of performing stealthy downloads/installations.

It must be mentioned that while legitimate content can be encountered via these ads – it is unlikely to be endorsed by its developers. It is most probable that this promotion is undertaken by scammers abusing the products' affiliate programs in order to acquire illegitimate commissions.

Adware might need specific conditions to deliver intrusive advert campaigns (e.g., compatible browser/system specs, visits to particular sites, etc.). However, regardless of whether Today Weather displays advertisements – its presence on a system endangers device and user safety.

Furthermore, the Today Weather extension collects private data. Advertising-supported software usually targets browsing and search engine histories, usernames/passwords, personally identifiable details, finance-related information, etc. The gathered data can be monetized via sale to third-parties (potentially, cyber criminals).

To summarize, the presence of software like Today Weather on devices can result in system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by Today Weather
Threat Type Adware, Unwanted ads, Pop-up Virus
Browser Extension(s) Today Weather
Supposed Functionality Easy access to weather-related content.
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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Adware examples

We have analyzed thousands of adware samples; Tabs OrganizerNotification ManagerWebsite Screen Protection – are merely some of our newest finds.

Advertising-supported software usually appears ordinary/harmless and offers "useful" functionalities. However, these features seldom work as promised. Even if adware works as indicated by its promotional material – that does not mean that it is legitimate or safe.

How did Today Weather install on my computer?

We acquired Today Weather from a deceptive webpage and found its "official" promotional site. Most users access such pages through redirects caused by websites using rogue advertising networks, mistyped URLs, spam browser notifications, intrusive ads, or installed adware (with browser force-opening abilities).

Additionally, advertising-supported software can be bundled (packed together) with regular programs. Download from dubious sources (e.g., freeware and third-party sites, P2P sharing networks, etc.) and rushed installations (e.g., ignored terms, skipped steps, etc.) – increase the risk of allowing bundled content into the system.

Intrusive advertisements proliferate adware as well. Once clicked on, some of the adverts can execute scripts to perform downloads/installations without user permission.

How to avoid installation of adware?

We strongly recommend researching software and downloading only from official/verified channels. When installing, it is essential to read terms, study possible options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings, and opt-out of additional apps, extensions, tools, etc.

Another recommendation is to exercise caution while browsing since fake and malicious content usually appears legitimate. For example, intrusive ads may look harmless yet redirect to highly questionable websites (e.g., gambling, pornography, adult-dating, etc.).

In case of encounters with such advertisements/redirects, check the system and immediately remove all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins. If your computer is already infected with Today Weather, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate this adware.

Screenshot of Today Weather adware's "official" promotional website:

Website promoting Today Weather adware

Screenshot of a deceptive website used to promote Today Weather adware:

Deceptive website promoting Today Weather adware

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Quick menu:

Adware removal:

Windows 11 users:

Accessing Apps and Features in Windows 11

Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.

Windows 10 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.

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.

macOS (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.

Adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for any unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the unwanted applications, 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:

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing unwanted ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Today Weather" and all other recently-installed suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing unwanted ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by today weather, 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 unwanted ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons and themes". Click "Extensions", in the opened window locate recently-installed suspicious extensions, click on the three dots and then click "Remove".

Removing unwanted ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by today weather 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 adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

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 (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) 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.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by today weather, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

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.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What harm can adware cause?

The presence of adware on a device can result in decreased browsing quality and system performance. It is also classed as a privacy threat, as this software typically has data-tracking abilities. Additionally, adware displays ads promoting harmful content capable of causing serious problems (e.g., system infections, financial losses, etc.).

What does adware do?

Adware stands for advertising-supported software. It is designed to deliver intrusive advertisement campaigns, i.e., display ads on various interfaces. Furthermore, some types can force-open pages and collect private data.

How do adware developers generate revenue?

Most of the profit comes from affiliate programs, i.e., endorsement of various websites, apps, products, services, etc. Adware developers can earn commissions from ad clicks, site visits, file downloads, product purchases, service subscriptions, or similar.

Will Combo Cleaner remove Today Weather adware?

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your device and eliminate detected adware-type applications. It is noteworthy that manual removal (performed without the aid of security programs) might not be ideal. In some cases, even after the advertising-supported software has been manually removed – various components (files) remain hidden within the system. Furthermore, the remnants can continue to run and cause problems. Therefore, it is paramount to eliminate adware thoroughly.

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Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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