Hello, I get a strange extension or adware called WeatherBlink by MyWay added into my Google Chrome. And there is something strange happening. The homepage and search tool Google is gone but become search.mysearch.com. How could this happen? I guess my son should do something bad on my computer as yesterday he said he wanted to play his game, and I allowed him to download the game software, but I didn’t supervise what he was doing there. Something vicious should be downloaded at that time while my son was downloading his game application. However, this morning I also run a scanning for whole system and uninstall my son’s game, but this page with this WeatherBlink adware is still there. How can I fix it?
Brief Description of WeatherBlink by MyWay
WeatherBlink by MyWay is a dangerous adware, toolbar or add-on suddenly added into web browser like IE, Edge, Chrome or Firefox. Someone think this adware should help to broadcast the weather, so they just leave it alone there on web browser. However, it can’t do anything good to your computer at all. Once WeatherBlink by MyWay gets downloaded into web browser, that browser will be compromised with some kind of browser hijacker or redirect infection, the original start page will be changed, and search provider even can be modified and pop-up ads supported by this WeatherBlink will keep showing on webpage. Some ads labeled by ‘Powered by WeatherBlink’ or ‘Supported by WeatherBlink’ will displayed on website you visit even though the site is legitimate. WeatherBlink by MyWay adware also can insert some cookie or codes to spy on your online activities like sites you often visit or item products you browse frequently. And then it pops up some specific ads whenever you open websites. This crappy adware takes up too much internet resource and internet speed is affected, so you will find it is slow to open many webpages or some page can’t be displayed at all.
Even worse, WeatherBlink by MyWay adware even can bring other computer threats to mess up system. Popup ads caused by this adware at first sign seem not be harmful, but some popup ads would be carried with some kind of malware, spyware, virus or rogue program files. If you mistakenly click on infected popup ads, computer threat will be installed without your permission. So you had better not click on any popups, or you will get other high risks. WeatherBlink by MyWay adware can be bundled with free-charging software from unknown resource. If PC user downloads the infected software, this nasty adware will surely be installed at the same time. so you should first download software from legitimate sites and then choose advanced or customized installing to download software, as this will help you clearly know what additional apps will be installed by the way. Besides, you should also notice spam email attachments, strange links, junk popups, fake banner message or files sent from stranger. These stuff things can also be hidden with virus.
Main Symptoms of WeatherBlink by MyWay
-Can change your homepage or the default search engine and it totally prevents you from changing them back
-Can always redirect you to other websites
-Can pop up various advertisements and sponsored links randomly to interrupt your online activities
-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive
-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.
-Can collect and send data concerning your search history and other browsing activities.
-Your sensitive information can be tracked and stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of browser hijacker.
NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with WeatherBlink by MyWay toolbar. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker for you.
The Screenshot of WeatherBlink by MyWay
Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide of browser hijacker provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.
Step 1: Press CTRL, SHIFT and ESC these three keys together at the same time to pull up Windows Task Manager; click Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find and end odd processes related to this WeatherBlink by MyWay toolbar. Names of the processes are random.
Step 2: Open Control Panel from Start Menu, then open Programs, click on Uninstall a program. Find suspicious programs or tool-bars related to the WeatherBlink by MyWay toolbar. Right click on it and select Uninstall.
Step 3: Go to Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then mark “Show hidden files, folders, and drivers” and unmark “Hide protected operating system files” (Recommended) and then click Apply or OK.
Step 4: Go to Registry Editor to delete the path of the related items with the WeatherBlink by MyWay toolbar.
Step 5: Clear all history, data and cookies of your infected web browser.
Browser hijacker has the ability to insert into web browser and spy on user’s online activities, so it is suggested to delete all history, data and cookies of the infected web browser before a complete removal. Take Internet Explorer for example:
a. From the “Tool” menu button in the upper-right corner of the Internet Explorer window, choose “Safety” > “Delete browsing history…“.
b. Then tick Cookie and website data and History, click Delete.
Step 6: Change your homepage of the infected web browser (Take Internet Explorer as Example)
From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools menu and select Internet Options, then click General tab, and input the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK.
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WeatherBlink by MyWay adware/toolbar is just a malicious browser hijacker. It changes the homepage and search engine like Google, Bing or Yahoo. Your start page will be replaced with another new one. You will be often redirected to some unwanted links and websites and receive annoying popups on the website you visit. It created junk files into system to occupy the reset of system capacity. Internet resources are also taken up, which will cause slow internet speed. Web browser works slowly and can’t display the website you want to visit. Sluggish computer performance will start to happen. If you open many programs at the same time, computer may get stuck as windows explorer just stops working there. This WeatherBlink toolbar has the ability to bring other computer threats like virus, worm, malware or spyware into system to further damage computer. Therefore, you must remove it as soon as you find it on your machine.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of browser hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on December 14, 2016 3:42 am