Accurateweathertoday.com New Tab Hijacker - How to remove

Accurateweathertoday.com (Accurate Weather Today) is a browser plugin that tries to monetize your web search by redirecting your queries to Yahoo.com. This extension might get installed without getting your consent and use its access to your browser to collect data on what you search for to help with advertising. This is all done under the guise that Accurateweathertoday.com is a weather extension providing timely and accurate forecasts, but these useful features are extremely basic and do not justify Accurate Weather Today’s existence.

Accurateweathertoday.com features and issues

Unlike normal weather forecast browser extensions, which make forecasts available quickly and easily on any site by just clicking on the extension icon, Accurateweathertoday.com requires the whole new tab page. You’d think that it’s bursting with features if it can’t be contained in the extension pop-up like all the others – but, actually, Accurateweathertoday.com is barren. This quote is from the extension’s description:

Access popular weather web links and search from your browser’s new tab

That’s literally all that Accurateweathertoday.com does – provide links to weather sites. No pop-up window, no customization, no keyboard shortcuts – just a newtab page with hyperlinks to weather sites.

Of course, there’s also the search box. Accurateweathertoday.com provides a custom search box that returns results not in your default search engine, but in Yahoo.com, probably sent through affiliate links. Plenty of browser hijackers use Yahoo to monetize your searches. Meanwhile, your privacy is in jeopardy – although the Accurateweathertoday.com site uses encryption, the Accurate Weather Today extension has the ability to see what you type in the site and read your browsing history, so it’s not like your search terms are a mystery to this add-on. Getting access to your search data is the goal of newtab hijackers.

The installation of Accurateweathertoday.com

Accurateweathertoday.com is often installed with other extensions by the same company (HyperConnect Media): those who have this weather add-on in their browsers are also likely to have Search Defender, Web Gamer World, Speed Test Ace, and others installed. Whichever was installed last will take over the new tab page, except for the ones that replace the default search engine, like Search Defender.

It’s possible that Accurateweathertoday.com was installed by some free program using a pay-per-install monetization scheme. A few years ago an investigation into deceptive software installation revealed that such distribution of hijackers is common and very aggressive.

Besides that, ads on free streaming sites and piracy sites are likely to lead to Accurateweathertoday.com. It’s probably not all that shady, but still dubious:

  • Accurateweathertoday.com uses a generic “CONTINUE” as the prompt to install it, which might confuse some people who are in the middle of downloading some totally unrelated program or file. It’s not entirely clear that a browser extension will be installed.
  • Coupled with that, Accurateweathertoday.com is likely to pop up in a new browser tab as you’re trying to download or watch something, in which case, the generic “CONTINUE” is even more confusing.
  • Some browser hijackers are opened after a site that claims that the following browser extension is mandatory to continue using the site. Accurateweathertoday.com looks like it would fit right in.
  • In some instances, Accurateweathertoday.com immediately redirects to a Search Defender installation, possibly tricking some users to install another unwanted browser hijacker.

Accurateweathertoday.com is not as bad as some browser hijackers that literally use malicious advertising, but it’s still likely that most of its users did not properly consent to having this add-on in their browser.

"Accurate Weather Today"

Remove the Accurateweathertoday.com hijacker

You can remove the Accurate Weather Today extension from your browser on your, simply by accessing browser settings and uninstalling it manually. Just don’t skip the other extensions- review them all and decide if they’re really safe:

  • Are their permissions proportional to their functionality?
  • Do you trust the developer?
  • Did you install it voluntarily?

Scan your computer with a reliable antivirus tool, such as SpyHunter for PC or Combo Cleaner for Mac, if you want to be sure that no malware has infected your computer. Sometimes malicious files on a computer continuously reinstall unwanted browser extensions, so if that’s a thing in your case, those malicious files need to be found and removed.

In the future, do not install browser extensions if you don’t trust them. Some ads claim that you’re required to, or try to make it look like you’re downloading another file or program. Be very careful and don't allow untrustworthy plugins access to your browser – after all, it’s one of the most important programs on your computer.

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How to remove Accurateweathertoday.com New Tab Hijacker using Windows Control Panel

Many hijackers and adware like Accurateweathertoday.com New Tab Hijacker install some of their components as regular Windows programs as well as additional software. This part of malware can be uninstalled from the Control Panel. To access it, do the following.
  • Start→Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key→Search and enter Control Panel and then press Enter (Windows 8, Windows 10). Open Control Panel by searching for it in the Start menu.
  • Choose Uninstall Program (if you don't see it, click in the upper right next to "View by" and select Category). In Control Panel, select Uninstall a program.
  • Go through the list of programs and select entries related to Accurateweathertoday.com New Tab Hijacker . You can click on "Name" or "Installed On" to reorder your programs and make Accurateweathertoday.com New Tab Hijacker easier to find. Find the program that you need to uninstall.
  • Click the Uninstall button. If you're asked if you really want to remove the program, click Yes. Click the Uninstall button after selecting the program to uninstall. Then click Yes.
  • In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection. Spyhunter marking a program and its components as low-threat malware.

TopRemove malicious extensions from Internet Explorer

  • Press on the Gear icon→Manage Add-ons.
    Add-on
  • Go through Toolbars and extensions. Remove everything related to Accurateweathertoday.com New Tab Hijacker and items you do not know that are made not by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Oracle or Adobe.
    Disable add-ons
  • Close the Options.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Accurateweathertoday.com New Tab Hijacker, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Press on the Gear icon->Internet Options.
    Internet options
  • Choose the Advanced tab and click on the Reset button.
    Reset settings
  • Select a Delete personal settingscheckbox and click on the Reset button.
    Reset approve
  • Click on the Close button on the confirmation box, then close your browser.
    Reset

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

TopRemoving Accurateweathertoday.com New Tab Hijacker 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 Accurateweathertoday.com New Tab Hijacker. Click on the trash bin icon next to Accurateweathertoday.com New Tab Hijacker 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 Accurateweathertoday.com New Tab Hijacker, 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.

TopRemoving Accurateweathertoday.com New Tab Hijacker from Firefox

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla window and select the “Add-ons” icon (or press Ctrl+Shift+A on your keyboard).
    Select add-on
  • Go through Extensions and Addons list, remove everything Accurateweathertoday.com New Tab Hijacker related and items you do not recognise. If you do not know the extension and it is not made by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, Oracle or Adobe then you probably do not need it.
    Remove add-on
(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings If you are still experiencing any issues related to Accurateweathertoday.com New Tab Hijacker, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.
  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla Firefox window. Click on the Help button.
    Help button
  • Choose Troubleshooting Information on the Help menu.
    Troubleshooting
  • Click on the Reset Firefox button.
    Refresh firefox
  • Click on the Reset Firefox button on the confirmation box. Mozilla Firefox will close and change the settings to default.
    Refresh firefox approve
If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

How to remove Accurateweathertoday.com New Tab Hijacker from Microsoft Edge:Top


  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Microsoft Edge window. Select “Extensions”.
Open the menu and choose Extensions.
  • Go through the extensions list and remove programs you do not need, especially similar to Accurateweathertoday.com New Tab Hijacker. Click on the "Remove" icon next to Accurateweathertoday.com New Tab Hijacker or other add-ons you want to remove.
Press Remove for the extensions you want to remove
  • Press on the “Remove” button on the Confirmation window.
Press Remove again.
  • If unsure, you can disable them temporarily.
Press the switch to disable the extension.
  • Restart Microsoft Edge.

TopRemoving Accurateweathertoday.com New Tab Hijacker from Safari (Mac OS X)

  • Click on the Safari menu.
  • Choose Preferences.
    Open preferences
  • Click on the Extensions Tab.
  • Click on the Uninstall button near the Accurateweathertoday.com New Tab Hijacker. Remove all other unknown or suspicious entries too. If you are not sure whether you need the extension or not, you can simply uncheck the Enable check-box to disable the extension temporarily.
    Extensions
  • Restart Safari.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Accurateweathertoday.com New Tab Hijacker, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on the Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Reset Safari.
    Choose reset
  • Select which options you want to reset (usually all of them come preselected) and click on the Reset button.
    Reset

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

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