Do you know what Local Weather Alerts is?
Local Weather Alerts was classified as a browser hijacker since it may hijack users’ homepages and change other browser preferences. It currently works only on two browsers, which are Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Also, researchers say that the extension belongs to the Mindspark family. Meaning, it is one of many tools created by the same developer that work similarly. Some Mindspark toolbars provide links to online document converters or shipment trackers, while this new application seems to be providing local weather forecasts. If you want to find out more details before deciding whether it is worthy of your attention, we advise reading our full report. A bit below it, users can find our removal guide that shows how to reset the earlier mentioned browsers to delete Local Weather Alerts. They could be useful to users who already have this browser hijacker, but do not want to continue using it.
Users who do not know much about Local Weather Alerts might be interested in its distribution. For instance, knowing how it is spread could help users avoid similar browser hijackers in the future. Computer security specialists say that such applications are often spread through pop-ups and ads that could appear while visiting various file-sharing websites and other unreliable sites. Naturally, we advise not to interact with pop-ups and ads if you know nothing about the tools they suggest or are not certain that such applications come from reputable developers and have good expert reviews. In other words, users who want to keep away from browser hijackers, should be cautious when it comes to installing new programs.Local Weather Alerts screenshot
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As mentioned earlier, Local Weather Alerts might provide local weather forecasts or links to websites that can provide such information. Also, the extension could hijack your browser by changing its homepage and new tab page with a search engine that may redirect you to the Yahoo search engine instead of displaying search results. If you prefer surfing the Internet directly through search.yahoo.com and not some website that redirects or a different search engine, you could erase Local Weather Alerts. Afterward, you could change your homepage as well as new tab page with websites you prefer more. As for getting local weather forecasts, we have no doubt you could receive them without having to install third-party applications. Instead, we advise entering the name of your city or village together with keywords like “weather forecast” into your browser’s address bar.
If you decide to erase Local Weather Alerts, you could get rid of it manually by resetting your browser. The removal guide available at the end of this paragraph can show you how to reset Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers. If the task seems difficult or you do not want to reset your browser and possibly delete your other extensions, we recommend employing a reputable antimalware tool. Once you complete a full system scan with it, you ought to be able to eliminate Local Weather Alerts and other located items by clicking the antimalware tool’s provided deletion button.
Erase Local Weather Alerts
- Open your browser.
- Type chrome://settings/system into the address bar and click Enter.
- Look for the Reset and clean up section.
- Click Restore settings to their original defaults.
- Choose Reset Settings.
- Restart the browser.
- Open your browser.
- Type about:support into the address bar and press Enter.
- Locate the Give Firefox a tune up section on the right.
- Press the Refresh Firefox… button.
- Click Refresh Firefox.
- Restart the browser.
In non-techie terms:
Local Weather Alerts appears to be a browser hijacker from the Mindspark family. It means the extension comes from an organization that is known as a distributor of browser hijackers and tools alike. You should also know that it could hijack your homepage and change your new tab page so that your browser would load a specific search engine when it is launcher or when you create a new tab. Our specialists say that instead of displaying search results, the extension’s search engine might redirect users to the Yahoo search engine. Thus, if you were expecting it to display search results itself, you could be disappointed. If all things considered, you do not think that the extensions provided features are worth having to keep a browser hijacker on your device, you could eliminate Local Weather Alerts with our removal guide available above or a trustworthy antimalware tool.