Do you know what Weather Reports New Tab is?
Weather Reports New Tab comes from a growing family of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) and browser hijackers called Polarity. Our researchers have seen dozens of similar and identical tools surfacing in the past months, including My Weather Radar and Your Email Accounts Toolbar. Although this PUP does not mean direct and great danger, we would like you to take it seriously because you can still be exposed to potentially risky third-party content. It is, of course, up to you whether you engage with such content or not. However, if you happen to click on potentially unreliable ads or sponsored links on manipulated search results pages, you could cause serious harm to your system and this could also result in privacy breach. We recommend that you remove Weather Reports New Tab as soon as you can. For the details, please read on to learn how you can possibly protect your computer from similar threats.
When such a PUP appears on your system, there are basically two options for this. First, you may have used official pages to install it knowingly, or second, you have no idea how it has infiltrated your computer but you have recently installed a free software bundle. Since our researchers have not found any working sample available for download officially, it is quite likely that the schemers behind this PUP use alternative channels like bundles. This is bad news because such a bundle can be packed with a bunch of malicious threats apart from a few PUPs.
You can download such a software package when you use shady torrent and freeware sites for downloading cracked software and free files (movies, software, and music). These sites are usually used to promote infectious installers, but they also promote unsafe third-party advertisements, which can also infect you and drop a whole bundle of malicious threats. We also advise you to stay away from suspicious websites usually associated with porn, gaming, dating, file sharing, and video streaming. You should also be aware that when your PC is infected it is even easier for you to infect your computer with more threats due to the increased exposure to malicious web contents. Therefore, we advise you to scan your computer with a trustworthy malware scanner after you delete Weather Reports New Tab from your browsers.
This featured search website can show up as your homepage, new tab as well as your default search provider. Since it may affect the three major browsers, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, you could be exposed to questionable content anytime you launch any of these. This PUP offers you third-party websites associated with weather. Please note that you can always bookmark any page you like or want to visit frequently. You do not need to use an unreliable tool like this one. It is also important to know that this PUP provides you with altered Yahoo search results, which could contain unsafe third-party ads and links. One click on the wrong content could drop infections onto your machine, but you may also open new tabs with malicious content. No wonder why we suggest that you remove Weather Reports New Tab.
Finally, let us share with you our solution. Our tests and research show that it may be enough for you to remove this undesirable extension from your browsers to put an end to the possible threats. Please follow our guide below if you are ready to act. Please note that this may not be sufficient to clean your whole system. If you want to be certain that it is safe to go online, we advise you to apply a trustworthy anti-malware program like SpyHunter. Such a powerful security tool can provide you real peace of mind if you do not want to become sort of paranoid fearing to visit any websites at all not to end up scammed. It is also important that you keep all your programs up-to-date in order to prevent hackers from being able to gain access to your system via out of date software bugs.
Remove Weather Reports New Tab from Internet Explorer
- Click the Start button and go to Control Panel.
- Pick Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the application and click Remove.
Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
- Tap Win+R and enter control panel. Press the Enter key.
- Select Uninstall a program.
- Select the application and click Uninstall.
Remove Weather Reports New Tab from browsers
- Tap Alt+T and select Add-ons.
- Choose Extensions on the left.
- Find the unwanted extension and click Remove.
- Tap Alt+F and open More tools.
- Navigate to Extensions.
- Find the extension and click on the Trash can icon on the right.
- Press Remove in the confirmation window.
In non-techie terms:
Weather Reports New Tab is a new attempt from the Polarity Technologies team to make easy money through promoting questionable third parties. This is another useless browser extension that sets its search website featuring easy access to local weather forecast websites as your homepage, new tab, and, possibly, as your default search engine as well. Strangely enough, our researchers have not been able to find this potentially unwanted program distributing through official sites. Still, it is possible that you have already infected your system with it unknowingly, which also means that there may be malware infections hiding on your PC, too. Since this questionable search site may show you potentially unreliable search results, we suggest that you remove Weather Reports New Tab from your computer. It may be a good time to install a reliable anti-malware program if you would like to defend your PC from all kinds of possible threat sources.