If you do not remember changing your browser's home page to Search.weather-genie.com, the odds are that your browser has been hijacked. This usually happens accidentally when installing software downloaded from questionable websites, but it is also possible to get the PC infected in other ways. The browser hijacker propagating the Search.weather-genie.com search engine should be removed from the computer immediately since the very fact that some changes are made without your consent means that your privacy has been violated. On top of that, some other undesirable programs may be installed as your operating system is already at risk. It is always advisable to double-check software that arouses the slightest suspicion in order to prevent malware installation and further damage. Moreover, you should not blindly rely on software installers since some software could be installed surreptitiously without any hint.
The Search.weather-genie.com browser hijacker is compatible with the three most commonly used Internet browsers, Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome. Interestingly, the Windows Edge browser remains unaffected, but there are some other browser hijackers that can alter its setting without your interference. Once on the computer, the browser hijacker changes only the home page of the browser. Other changes have not been observed when analyzing the browser hijacker.
The search engine Search.weather-genie.com visually does not differ from any other regular search providers. Like many other search engines, the start-up page features its search box in the center of the page and some typical search options in the left-top corner, including images and news. The unique part of the search engine is that it also shows the weather temperature, location, and time on every search results page, which are sometimes added to browser toolbars that arrive alongside browser hijackers. This seemingly useful feature of having some location-related infection may outweigh the fact that the search provider is set as the home page without your agreement. Our team forewarn about the risk of surfing the search results pages since some malicious links to unreliable websites may be inserted on purpose.
The Search.weather-genie.com search engine is very similar to Search.volfind.com, Search.tagadin.com, and some other search engines distributed by browser hijackers. Browser hijackers are created for several purpose, the major of which is to force you to certain websites through advertisements or deceptive links. The bottom line is that the creators of browser hijackers want to make use of unsuspecting users, which is why it is essential to keep the operating system protected against malware and spyware attackers. These potential consequences are a small part of what may be caused by malware. There are multiple more dangerous threats, and if you do not take measure to prevent yourself when online, you run the risk of losing your personal information or access to your PC.
Browser hijackers, as well as search providers pushed to the user by malicious software, usually collect certain information about the user's actions on the Internet. This information includes non-personally identifiable details such as browser version, search queries, time spent on websites visited, Windows version, etc. Such information might be shared with third parties for advertising purposes. In case personally identifiable information is recorded, such as email address and name, you may receive some customized spam emails or offers in other forms addressed only to you. Our advice is to remove the Search.tagadin.com browser hijacker from the computer and ignore all questionable offers and advertisements shown on your screen when surfing the Net.
The browser hijacker Search.weather-genie.com can be removed from the browsers in two ways. First, it can be eliminated from the browsers manually by reversing browser settings. Second, the browser hijacker can be removed by a spyware removal program. That also means that some other malicious programs, if any are present, will be terminated, which cannot be done that easily without a malware removal tool when a complex malware program is running in the background without your knowledge. Our instructions below will help you remove Search.weather-genie.com from the browser by altering files and registry keys of the browsers. In case of any questions, our team is at your fingertips–just write a comment below for professional help.