What is Weatherping?
Weatherping is described as a legitimate application providing the latest weather forecasts and various features to save time and money when shopping online (display of coupons and special deals/discounts available on shopping websites, comparison shopping functions, etc.)
These fake promises are used by developers of Weatherping to give the impression of legitimate software, however, Weatherping is an adware-type application that generates ads, tracks Internet browsing activity, and infiltrates systems without users' permission.
Weatherping tracks information that, according to the developers, is not personally identifiable. This statement is false, since Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, geo-location, website URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, cookies, and other similar data might clearly contain personally identifiable details.
Developers later share this data with third party companies who can misuse it to generate revenue. Thus, the presence of Weatherping adware on your system can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. Furthermore, Weatherping generates various intrusive online advertisements.
To achieve this, developers employ a 'virtual layer', which enables placement of third party content on any visited websites. Initially, this content may appear to comprise regular ads, however, they do not originate from the visited websites and conceal underlying web content.
This significantly diminishes the Internet browsing experience. In addition, some redirect to infectious sites and clicking them can lead to high-risk adware or malware infections. If you are concerned with your privacy and Internet browsing safety, uninstall Weatherping immediately.
We may from time to time share with advertisers non-personally identifiable information for them to improve the performance of their products.
Adware-type applications are designed solely to generate revenue for the developers - rather than providing the functionality promised, Weatherping (and other similar applications) deliver intrusive online advertisements and collect personally identifiable information.
How did Weatherping install on my computer?
Although Weatherping is free for anyone to download on its official website, most users install this application inadvertently with their chosen (mostly free) software/apps.
Bundled applications are commonly hidden within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings. By skipping this section, users often install potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) such as Weatherping unwillingly. In doing so, they expose their systems to risk of infection and threaten their privacy.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
You can avoid this situation by closely analyzing the download/installation processes and declining all offers to install additional programs. Choose the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options, rather than 'Quick' or 'Typical' - this will reveal any additionally-included applications (likely to be bogus) and allow you to opt-out. The key to computer safety is caution - never rush when downloading and installing software.
Weatherping adware installer set-up:
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- What is Weatherping?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Weatherping application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Weatherping adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Weatherping ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Weatherping' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Weatherping ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Weatherping adware removal:
Windows 11 users:
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:
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:
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:
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 "Weatherping", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Weatherping ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Weatherping adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, Weatherping did not install its browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your 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 weather ping adware, 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 "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the weather ping adware, 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 weather ping adware 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 weather ping adware, 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.
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