How to remove Weather Genie Browser Redirect

Weather Genie allows you to get the live weather reports, directly on your browser while surfing the web. It gives the latest updated weather reports for your area or accesses the advanced weather related data like radar maps, forecasts etc. and displays them on your browser. This browser hijacker also includes an accurate weather related information for your location like weather maps and adds a new tab with live weather data.

Weather Genie Removal Tool

 

Signs of an infected browser-

  1. The Search.weather-genie.com as a browser hijacker modifies the settings of your installed web-browsers.
  2. Once it enters your system, it alters your home page and adds a new tab page.
  3. It can be an entry point to observe your online browsing pattern and steal your crucial data.
  4. weather-genie.com search results may display a huge number of ads, links to unwanted ad web pages.
    Home Page

Targeted Browser

  • Google Chrome.
  • Internet Explorer.

How to remove this Browser hijacker?There are two process

  1. Our Automatic Tool.
  2. Manually

    Scan your PC with :

    1. Download Weather Genie  RemovalTool by clicking on the given link:
      Weather Genie  RemovalTool
    2. As soon as you will open the downloaded file a security warning pop-up will appear as shown below, click on ‘Run’ button.
      NOTE:
      You will not see this pop-up in Windows 10.

      Run Pop-Up
    3. Again a pop-up window will appear. Click on ‘Yes’.
    4. A setup window will appear. Click on ‘Next’ button to start the process of installation.
      Setup
    5. Automatically it will detect and show the active threats present in your system.
      Detection
    6. To remove all the threats which are detected, click on ‘Clean Now’.
      NOTE: If any browser are still running, close all the open browsers before proceeding.
      Clean
    7. A pop-up will show you all the infected files, folders and registry entries has been removed successfully.

     

     

How to Remove “Weather Genie” Manually?

chrome Google Chrome

Steps to remove “Weather Genie” from Google Chrome.

  1. Press  window key +R button on keyboard to open ‘Run’ box.
  2. In the Run box, type this path: ‘%localappdata%\Google\Chrome\User Data‘.
  3. Search for Default and then Extensions
  4. Delete the folder that would be named somewhat like this: ‘olfmggfkofabohphlmiknkpajgnkhoin’
  5. Go back to Google Chrome.
  6. Now go to Menu > More Tools > Extensions.
  7. Delete the extension named Weather Genie ‘

IE Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Go to Tools à Click on Internet Options.
  3. From the given tabs, click on ‘Advanced’
  4. Under ‘Reset Internet Explorer settings’ option, click on ‘Reset’
  5. Set the homepage to the one you want to use.
  6. Browser settings changed to default and the browser hijacker is removed.

If you’ve become a victim to other hijackers (MovieCarpet (search.moviecarpet.com) )apart from this, you can easily remove them using their tools from howtoremoveit’s blog.

Weather Genie Removal Tool

 

Tips to Prevent Weather Genie From Infecting Your System:

  1. Enable your popup blocker: Pop-ups and ads in the websites are the most adoptable tactic used by cyber criminals or developers with the core intention to spread malicious programs like Weather Genie. So, avoid clicking uncertain sites, software offers, pop-ups etc.
  2. Keep your Windows Updated:To avoid such infections, we recommend that you should always keep your system updated through automatic windows update. By doing this you can keep your device free from virus. According to survey, outdated/older versions of windows operating system are an easy target.
  3. Third party installation:Try to avoid freeware download websites as they usually install bundled of software with any installer or stub file.
  4. Regular Back up: Regular and periodical backup helps you to keep your data safe in case the system is infected by any kind of virus or any other infection. Thus always backup important files regularly on a cloud drive or an external hard drive.
  5. Always have an Anti-Virus: Precaution is better than cure. We recommend that you install an antivirus like McAfee or a good Malware Removal Tool like Free Malware RemovalTool. Apart from this we would suggest a regular updating of these software to detect and avoid latest infections.

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