If you want to have easy access to local weather and weather news-related websites, you should not install Search.yourweatherhub.com because your virtual security may be at risk if you do so. In fact, this is a new browser hijacker that seems to come from the same creators as Search2.searchgst.com, Search.searchfdf.com, and Search.youremailnow.com. Although you may not think that this is a dangerous infection, we are here to tell you what may happen if you keep it on your system. The biggest problem is that you may be introduced to potentially unsafe web content that could lead to more infections or being scammed by cyber criminals. We believe that you do not want to experience any of the possible scenarios. Therefore, we recommend that you remove Search.yourweatherhub.com as soon as possible. If you want to know more about this browser hijacker, the potential risks, and how to protect your computer, please continue reading.
Strange as it may sound, there are two official channels through which it is possible to install this useless and unreliable browser extension. One is its own promotional webpage that you can find at yourweatherhub.com. This is actually a very simple page that contains some promotional text to convince you about the usefulness of this search page and its elements. You can directly install this extension by clicking on the Free Download button at the bottom. This will take you to the other official channel, depending on the browser you are using, the Chrome web store (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/your-weather-hub/jodiopeokhbkknbdcohpemmcgchcpkbo) after you click on the “Add extension” button on the pop-up. We do not recommend rushing to click this button before you actually read carefully what you give rights to. This tool may be able to manage your downloads, manage your apps, or read and change your browsing history among other things. Before you let an application do such things, you should make sure it is a reliable one.
For example, you could run a web search on its unique Chrome ID (jodiopeokhbkknbdcohpemmcgchcpkbo), which you can retrieve from the URL. But you can also try to Google Search.yourweatherhub.com. The search results should convince you about the reliability of this and any other application you are about to install. This preventive step can save you from a lot of future headaches. In this case, you will find a number of articles and links to pages that tell you why you should delete Search.yourweatherhub.com as a browser hijacker. This should definitely help you see what you are up against so most likely you would not rush to install it.
Unfortunately, it is quite unlikely that you download this extension through these official ways. It is more common to install it via freeware bundles. Although this is a very fresh hijacker so it may not be too popular just yet but our experience shows that it will definitely become more and more wide-spread through bundles in the near future. This is why we want to warn you to be careful about your clicks on third-party advertisements. If your computer is infected with adware, you should not trust any commercials (pop-ups and banners) because they could be unsafe to click on. Likewise, ending up on a suspicious website, including torrent, freeware, and gaming pages, could also be a source of malicious bundles if you click on flashing and misleading content. If you are in doubt how this browser hijacker may have infiltrated your system, you should not hesitate to run a full-system malware scan after you delete Search.yourweatherhub.com.
This browser hijacker offers you a fake toolbar that is integrated into this search page. This toolbar contains a search tool and a number of buttons that are linked to weather related websites. The most questionable element is obviously the search engine itself since this hijacker may modify the search results to contain third-party affiliates’ ads and links among the normal results. This search page does not even use its own search engine to provide you with the most relevant results. Instead, all your queries are redirected to search.yahoo.com. This could be quite confusing and you may think that you have landed on a trustworthy page and you can click on any content there. Most likely this is exactly what the schemers behind this infection want you to think or feel. However, you should know that one wrong click can cost you a lot. You may download a whole bundle of malware threats or end up on a malicious website. In fact, several malicious and fake websites can open on new tabs with a single click on corrupt content. If you do not want to let further infections enter your computer or end up being scammed by crooks, you should remove Search.yourweatherhub.com right now.
Since the uninstaller of this hijacker does not do a proper job, after running it, you should also reset Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome because these browsers seem to remain unaffected by the uninstaller. If you are not familiar with the necessary steps, we suggest that you follow our guide below. Please keep in mind that this infection may well be only one part of a more complex malware situation on your system. In order to clean your computer and protect it effectively, we recommend that you download and install a reputable anti-malware application.
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