There is a 99% chance you will see Search.searchlwa.com set as your homepage and default search engine after the installation of the extension from latestweatheralerts.com. There are users who download and install this extension willingly because it promises to provide the “latest storm warnings, weather news, and more.” In other words, the extension should help users to keep track of the weather forecast. Unfortunately, only a small number of users know that their homepages and search engines will be changed to Search.searchlwa.com after the installation of the extension. Actually, a number of people cannot even explain how the extension managed to enter their systems because this extension does not always ask for permission to sneak onto the computer. To be honest, it does not really matter whether you have downloaded the extension responsible for the Search.searchlwa.com presence yourself, or if it has sneaked onto your PC without permission because we still recommend getting rid of it as soon as possible. You should do that especially if you prefer to set another homepage and search engine.
Even though Search.searchlwa.com contains useful buttons that allow users to quickly find out current weather forecasts in their local areas, specialists at 411-spyware.com say that it is not a good decision to keep Search.searchlwa.com and use it as a default search tool. The reason specialists do not trust this search engine is quite evident – it is going to provide users with third-party links. It does not try to hide this fact from users because it informs them about that in the EULA (End User License Agreement):
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website.
These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies.
We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.
Third-party links might belong to unreliable third-party websites, which means that you might quickly end up on the webpage full of different kinds of infections. These infections might quickly sneak onto your computer if you surf an untrustworthy website. You can prevent this from happening by eliminating the extension that spreads Search.searchlwa.com.
You should be very careful not only because Search.searchlwa.com might provide you with the modified search results. It has been found that this search engine might perform other activities behind a user’s back as well. For example, this threat is capable of reading and changing data on different websites, it can manage your downloads, apps, and extensions, and, finally, it can access your browsing history and read it. Unfortunately, this search engine might share the collected information with third parties, so there is a risk that your privacy will be violated one day. If you want to make sure that this cannot happen to you, you need to delete Search.searchlwa.com and set another search engine instead of it. You should also install a reliable security tool in order to make sure that other infections cannot sneak onto your PC ever again.
As you already know, Search.searchlwa.com is distributed by the extension that promises to enable users to check the weather forecast. Even though this extension can be easily downloaded from its official website (latestweatheralerts.com), specialists say that users might get it from other sources as well. On top of that, it might come in software bundles together with freeware and shareware. As other untrustworthy search engines might enter systems without permission too, you need to be very careful in the future as well.
Luckily, it is not that hard to get rid of Search.searchlwa.com. All you need to do is to remove the extension that distributes Search.searchlwa.com from all the browsers. If you do not know where to start, you should refer to our manual removal instructions that you can find placed below this article. You can also use an automatic malware remover, such as SpyHunter, for this matter. It will erase all the existing threats from the system in the blink of an eye.