How to remove Search.htheweathercenter.co Browser Hijacker

How to remove Search.htheweathercenter.co Browser Hijacker

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How to remove Search.htheweathercenter.co Browser Hijacker

How to remove Search.htheweathercenter.co Browser Hijacker

 

What is Search.htheweathercenter.co:

Threat Classification: Browser Hijacker

Recently, our malware experts warned us, that the Search.htheweathercenter.co website (a.k.a. The Weather Center New Tab or The Weather Center redirect) is causing a lot of troubles to many users by modifying their web browser settings for the default searching website and for the default URL for the New Tabs. After researching into this issue, our malware experts notified us, that The Weather Center browser extension is been used to modify users’ system and web browser settings for their default search engine and the default URL for the New Tabs. The Weather Center browser hijacker is often distributed using various questionable software downloaders or software bundles, that supposedly should provide users with some popular freeware program or some other “ad-supported” applications. Some further checks have shown, that the majority of the reputable and respected malware experts on Internet have concluded, that the Search.htheweathercenter.co browser hijacker represents a serious threat to the users’ online identity and their computer safety. Our security experts have reviewed all the facts related to the Search.htheweathercenter.co hijacker (a.k.a. The Weather Center redirect) and they recommended all affected users to run a full system malware scan, using some up-to-date and reliable anti-malware software tool, just like the award-winning SpyHunter.

Usually, the Search.htheweathercenter.co browser hijacker comes packed with some popular “Ad-supported” freeware applications and is set to install by default, while the victim performs an express/recommended installation. The possible distribution of the Search.htheweathercenter.co browser hijacker varies but is not limited to – installing 3rd party toolbars, popular free software products, infected e-mail attachments, unintentional clicks on ads or banners etc.

Search.htheweathercenter.co could fill up the entire desktop screen with some very irritating, unwanted or even dangerous ads, which could bring up even more dangerous and aggressive malware infections – like ransomware, cryptoviruses, fake anti-malware programs or computer lockdown infections. You should also know and be aware that the Search.htheweathercenter.co browser hijacker will monitor & collect your entire browsing activity, including search terms, results, browsing history, session ids, cookies, account credentials, financial information like credit card number and even local usernames and/or passwords entries. The collected data will later be either sold or shared with some other 3rd party companies, which will use it for their own marketing purposes. That’s why you shouldn’t leave this kind of malware infections unattended, but it needs to be terminated immediately, as it presents a significant threat to your online identity and computer security.

If you take a close look at the Search.htheweathercenter.co hijacker, you will find out, how similar it is to the Default-search.net, MyDigitalCalendar.com, Web-startpage.com, Euro-search.net, Newstartsearch.com, QueryService.net, Startpageweb.com, PlusNetwork.com and many others of the so-called “hi-quality” Internet search engines, that should supposedly “enhance” the user’s browsing experience and will provide additional “unique” functionality, but will also “protect” the users’ private browsing data and much more …

!!! Please note that these infections could potentially bring up other malware to your computer and even cause a loss of important data. Please, do not underestimate such threats.

How to remove Search.htheweathercenter.co Browser Hijacker

There are two ways to remove this infection. It is totally up to you to decide which way you want to go:

1. Automatic Removal Method (recommended for ALL users) using a SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.

2. Manual Removal Method (recommended ONLY for PC Experts or Enthusiasts).

Remove Search.htheweathercenter.co Browser Hijacker Automatically

We recommend using SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.

You can download and install SpyHunter to detect Search.htheweathercenter.co and all its entries and remove it, by using the information, which we’ve obtained, just by clicking the download button below. When installed, SpyHunter will automatically initiate a full system scan and will detect and show all threats present on the system. Next, it is up to you to decide which method you will use to remove these threads. You can use either the automatic removal method or the manual removal method.

SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system.

Learn more about the SpyHunter (EULA). We recommend you to read and follow the SpyHunter Installation InstructionsSpyHunter‘s free diagnosis offers unlimited free scans and detections, which you can use for the manual removal. You can go ahead and continue to remove the detected files, processes and registry entries manually, by yourself or purchase a subscription, which will allow you to use all the programs features, including the automatic thread removal feature, multiple systems install and you will receive unlimited one-on-one professional support sessions, for any malware related issue by a highly trained and experienced support technician.

Remove Search.htheweathercenter.co Browser Hijacker Manually

!!! Please note: You can remove Search.htheweathercenter.co hijacker manually, however, you should proceed at your own risk, as any of these interventions might render your system inoperable. Therefore the manual removal method is highly recommended ONLY for PC Experts or Enthusiasts. For regular users, MalwareKillerS.com recommends using SpyHunter.

1. Remove Search.htheweathercenter.co from the Installed Programs List

  1. Open the Run dialog window by using the keyboard shortcut Win+R.
  2. In the newly opened Run window type appwiz.cpl and press Enter – you should see the list of programs installed on your PC.
  3. Locate ALL entries related to Search.htheweathercenter.co and sort by date the programs’ list and look for suspicious entries near the infection date/at the end and try to uninstall them.
Uninstall Search.htheweathercenter.co from Windows XP

Uninstall Search.htheweathercenter.co from Windows XP

Uninstall Search.htheweathercenter.co from Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10

Uninstall Search.htheweathercenter.co from Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10

* Keep in mind, that these are active infections and you might not be able to complete the process

2. Remove Search.htheweathercenter.co browser hijacker by resetting web browser settings to default

We’ve made a lot of tests and experiments and concluded, that the best way to get rid of browser extensions, toolbars, new tabs, and settings is to reset the web browser’s settings back to default. If you follow the instructions bellow, you will end up with a brand new browser.

Reset Internet Explorer settings to default

The guide works on all Windows versions and will reset settings for Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge back to default.

  1. Open the Run dialog by using Windows Key + R shortcut.
  2. In the Run window, type in inetcpl.cpl and hit enter.
  3. Internet Properties window will appear – click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click on the Reset… button, which is near the bottom.
  5. Reset Internet Explorer Settings window will appear – make sure to select Delete personal settings checkbox.
  6. After select Delete personal settings, click the Reset button.
  7. In Reset Internet Explore settings window, click the Close button and restart the web browser, to get the new settings.
How to reset Internet Explorer Settings to default

How to reset Internet Explorer Settings to default

* Please note that in order to save your favorites, you need to export them before resetting the browser as you will lose all personal settings.

** Make sure to select Delete personal settings checkbox, because this option defines the removal of all customized browser settings.

*** At the end, restart Internet Explorer in order to activate the New Settings.

Reset Google Chrome settings to default

If you want to reset Google Chrome settings to default, we strongly advise you to use the Google Chrome Cleanup tool, however, the tool requires Windows 7 and above, for earlier Windows versions, proceed with manual reset – use the instructions below.

  1. Open the Google Chrome Menu, by clicking on the  icon, which is located on the top right side of the main Chrome window.
  2. When you are in the Google Chrome Menu, click on the Settings.
  3. A new Settings tab will open – scroll down to the bottom and click on Show advanced settings … link.
  4. In the newly reopened Settings tab, scroll down to the bottom and click on the Reset Settings button.
  5. A Reset settings confirmation window will request a confirmation – go ahead and click the Reset button.
How to reset Google Chrome settings to default

How to reset Google Chrome settings to default

* In order to activate the new settings – restart the Google Chrome.

Reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox Menu, which is located on the top right side of the main window Firefox Menu button
  2. When the menu opens, at the bottom search and click on the Help iconFirefox Help
  3. In the Help sub-menu click Reset with Add-ons Disabled …
  4. A Restart with Add-ons Disabled window will appear – go ahead and confirm by clicking the Restart button.
  5. Firefox SafeMode window will appear – just continue by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
  6. Finally,  Refresh Firefox window will request you to confirm, that you want to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default – go ahead and click Refresh Firefox button.
How to reset Mozilla Firefox Settings to default

How to reset Mozilla Firefox Settings to default

 

3. Remove Search.htheweathercenter.co Browser Hijacker from all web browser shortcuts

Some applications are modifying web browser shortcuts, making the web browser load a particular web page on every start. We recommend checking your browser shortcuts by hand or just using the following application to check them for you – browser shortcuts repair tool.

If you want to manually repair these shortcuts – right-click on the shortcut using your mouse and select properties – make sure that the shortcut’s Target Line doesn’t have any arguments, except the actual browser location. The easiest way to solve this issue is just to remove your old shortcuts and re-create them.

4. Remove Search.htheweathercenter.co Browser Hijacker leftovers by deleting the related files or folders in the following locations

%ProgramFiles%

%AppData%

%ProgramData%

%LocalAppData%

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