If you have noticed lately that the number of third-party advertisements has grown while you are surfing the web, GlobalWeather Ads could be the reason. Mostly, if you see mainly Russian advertisements, which are possibly the main traits of the potentially unwanted program (PUP) behind these ads. GlobalWeather is a useless widget app that you may not even realize when it sneaks onto your system since it mainly happens when you are installing other free programs. Unfortunately, GlobalWeather Ads can be rather annoying and potentially harmful at the same time. Since it may come on board with more serious threats, we suggest that you do not hesitate to act. We advise you to remove GlobalWeather Ads along with all other related malware infections and PUPs.
Our research shows that this PUP is created by ShenZhenshi xingzhidao Technology Co., Ltd. who are also responsible for another useless tool called Advanced ScreenSnapshot. We have not yet found any official source that promotes this application; therefore, we can assume that it is mostly spread under questionable conditions. It is enough for you to click on the wrong third-party content and you can drop this PUP packed with malicious program installers in a bundle onto your computer. Obviously, being aware how this can happen, could save you a lot of headache as you could protect your PC more efficiently; and, this is exactly our mission here.
You can be introduced to questionable third-party content in a number of ways. It is possible that you are looking for a new free application to download and your web search returns results that contain malicious or fake file-sharing websites claiming to have your targeted program or file. However, if you are not an experienced computer user and you are also unfamiliar with the particular freeware or torrent site you land on, chances are real high that you will drop a bundle of PUPs and malware infections onto your system. These shady file-sharing pages mostly promote third-party installers that can pack several PUPs, adware programs, browser hijackers, Trojans, fake alerts, and more.
Another source for such dangerous clicks, apart from these websites, are other questionable pages associated generally with online gambling, gaming, and dating, which are flooded with annoying third-party ads. These ads are not even always obvious; some can be hidden or disguised, which makes it even easier for users to click on something harmful who are not familiar with the page. Since it is quite possible that your system has been infiltrated by several threats, we suggest that you run a trustworthy malware scanner after you delete GlobalWeather Ads. This will not clean your computer of the potentially risky programs, but at least you will see what your system is facing so that you can act.
This PUP is supposed to be a global weather widget showing you forecast information, but it does not even have a GUI (Graphical User Interface). This simply means that this application can work in the background without your knowledge. But we have found that it does not have anything to do with weather. Rather, it may display all kinds of questionable third-party ads, including banners, pop-ups, and pop-unders. We have also realized that these ads can mainly be Russian advertisements. So if you can see a lot of those while browsing the web, it is quite likely that you are dealing with GlobalWeather Ads. You should be aware that clicking on third-party advertisements is always risky, not to mention when your system is infected with adware or a PUP.
If you click on unreliable ads, you may infect your system with further malicious programs and PUPs even directly. But it is also possible that you open new tabs or windows with malicious content or scamming pages. This could end with infection or in worst cases, losing your identity and banking details, which obviously results in losing your money or your personal details used in other online frauds. Although these can only indirectly be linked to GlobalWeather Ads, we still suggest that you do the right thing and remove GlobalWeather Ads and all other potential threat sources for a secure PC.
The good news is that you can easily terminate this annoying PUP by using its uninstaller in Control Panel. If you have never uninstalled an application before, please use our guide below as a reference. This should not really take more than a minute even when you are not an advanced user. Probably, you have realized how easy it is to let potential threats onto your system if you are not cautious enough. However, even if you become a more careful web surfer, chances are other more serious malicious programs might find a way to your PC. In order to give you peace of mind, we suggest that you install a professional malware removal program, such as SpyHunter. This tool can automatically take care of all security-related matters.
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