Always Weather Ads - How To Remove?

 

Always Weather is a deceptive tool that can not be trusted. This tool is operating as a browser add-on by the full name “Always Weather 1.0.2”, specifically designed to fit Google Chrome web browser. Other web browsers (such as Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer) can not be affected.

Developers of this application made sure that it would look attractive and trustworthy – a reliable source of local weather forecast. However, we have managed to prove that Always Weather is a computer virus, listed as an adware. It executes various unwanted processes and for that particular reason, it shouldn’t be kept installed on your web browser. By the end of this article you will learn how to efficiently deal with it and protect your computer.

Features of Always Weather

Users of Always Weather are promised to get a fast and convenient way to check latest weather forecast. One of the main features – small icon on the right side of Chrome toolbar.

Always Weather icon

The tools comes with a vast functionality as users are allowed to add multiple locations, see a forecast for 5 upcoming days and adjust the tool according to their own preferences. We do not questioning functionality of the tool – it might be working as described. However, there are additional features that are not highlighted in their promotional slogans that you should be aware of.

Much like Ads by Weather Inspect or Dentesk extension virus, Always Weather will push various advertisements and disturb your web browsing this way. This is why it falls into the category of adware. Advertisements delivered by Always Weather plugin can appear in all kinds of forms – pop-up, new tab, implemented banner ads and so on. Clicking on those advertisements might be dangerous because you never know where you are going to end up.

You can also experience a slower work of your computer due to this malware. New window or tab ads will require additional computing power and that will definitely have an impact on how smooth your web browser is operating.

Always Weather Ad virus

Unlike other malware infections, Always Weather seems to be distributed in a legal way – you can download it from their official website at alwaysweather.net or simply add the add-on to your web browser on Google Chrome Webstore. Users gets tempted with the functionality of this tool and an attractive presentation of features and installs it on a free will, without realising actual downsides.

Complicated removal of Always Weather ads

When it comes to removing malware infections from a web browsers, it’s rather simple as you only have to disable the particular add-on. However, this time things won’t be so easy. That’s because Always Weather 1.0.2 employs Windows Group Policy to complicate the removal. This way they make this plugin “Installed by enterprise policy” – as it was a default Windows tool and you can’t easily eliminate it from your system. This obviously does not apply if you are running Chrome web browser on a iOS system.

IMPORTANT: before moving to the next steps of Always Weather removal, you have to remove those group policy files first. To do that, navigate to %WINDIR%\System32\GroupPolicy  directory by pasting this line into the address box on Windows file explorer. Delete everything what’s inside of that folder. The same has to be done with %WINDIR%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers  folder as well. Once you have done that, please restart your computer to validate those changes.

Now you can go either way – remove Always Weather manually or automatically. Manual removal will take more time, but if you are interested in learning how to eliminate computer viruses – go for it. To see detailed instructions on manual Always Weather removal, fast forward to the bottom of this post. Otherwise, you should get anti-malware program and let it do the job. We suggest to use Reimage – this program has proved to be really efficient eliminating computer viruses like this. It will also protect you with ultimate protection against viruses, so you might want to consider it keeping it. For further details, read our Reimage review and learn about all specific features.

  Top Removing Always Weather Ads from Chrome

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Google Chrome window. Select “Settings”.
    Open settings
  • Click “Extensions” on the left menu bar.
  • Go through the extensions list and remove programs you do not need, especially similar to Alwaysweather.net. Click on the trash bin icon next to Always Weather 1.0.2 or other add-ons you want to remove.
    Remove extensions
  • Press on the “Remove” button on the Confirmation window.
    Remove approve
  • If unsure, you can disable them temporarily.
    Disable extension
  • Restart Chrome.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Always Weather Ads, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on Chrome’s menu button (three horizontal lines) and select Settings.
    Open settings
  • Scroll to the end of the page and click on the Reset settings button.
    Reset settings
  • Click on the Reset button on the confirmation box.
    Reset approve

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

Automatic Always Weather Ads removal tools

 
 
Note: Reimage trial provides detection of parasites and assists in their removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.  We might be affiliated with some of these programs. Full information is available in disclosure

Manual removal

 

Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Always Weather Ads, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Reimage or other tools found on 2-viruses.com.

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About the author

 - Malware researcher
Continuous ads and struggles to browser the Internet due to web-based malware is what really grinds my gears. That’s why my main goal is to fight against malware like adware or web hijackers and provide our readers with efficient solutions in this particular field. Keeping up to date with newest trends in cyber security world is a must nowadays and thus my interest goes way beyond malware infections - IoT security, international cyber wars and hacking outbreaks are under my radar as well.
 
September 13, 2017 04:33, September 13, 2017 04:33
 
   
 

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