Weather Waves Removal Guide

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Do you need to check a weather report constantly? Weather Waves is an extension that is meant to provide you with current weather-related info directly via your web browser (Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome), but even though it can be useful in some ways, it is also very suspicious in other ways. Due to this, the recommendation is that you familiarize yourself with this extension. Once you have all the information about it, you can decide whether you want to continue using it or remove it completely. If you have recently inspected your operating system with a trusted malware scanner, it might have identified the seemingly legitimate extension as a PUA/PUP (potentially unwanted application/program). That is how we identify it as well. There are reasons for that, and if you are not sure why you might want to delete Weather Waves as a PUP, you should continue reading.

Innover Group is responsible for Weather Waves. It is also the developer of HistorySee, Search Anything, Safeplex Search, and other PUPs. The company always creates unique download websites and Chrome Web Store installers to represent every single extension individually. So, did you download it from weatherwaves.co or chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/weather-waves/jpdlfloakhhhcbkcplblnohkdkflbmki? If you do not recall doing that, perhaps you installed Weather Waves using a third-party installer. PUPs like this one are often spread using bundled downloaders, which means that they come attached to something else. In most cases, it is another PUP, a browser hijacker, or even a more serious infection. So, if you remember using a third-party installer or if you have no clue where the PUP came from at all, scan your system immediately. Employ a legitimate malware scanner, and it will let you know if you should remove other threats besides the PUP. Of course, it must be noted that we do not claim that you must remove the extension. You have to decide its fate on your own.

If you review the Privacy Policy at weatherwaves.co/common/privacypolicy.html and check the permissions notification represented via the Chrome Web Store, you know that Weather Waves can track information and also use it for online advertising. Yes, a tool that is meant to provide you with a weather forecast and allergy reports is involved in advertising. This is not so surprising, considering that the services are free, and so the PUP’s developer has to earn money somehow. That being said, not all advertising services are the same. Weather Waves exploits Yahoo Search to introduce you to search results. How does that work? When you install the PUP, your New Tab page and default search provider are replaced to introduce the weatherwaves.co search tool. When you enter keywords into the allocated search box or the browser’s address bar, you are redirected to a third-party search engine. That is because the PUP redirects all searches to Yahoo Search (search.yahoo.com). Unfortunately, the results are modified to include ads from unknown third parties. Because this search engine is trusted by millions of people around the world, we are concluding that the PUP exploits it for suspicious advertising services. This is our main reason to delete this extension

You do not need to be experienced at the removal of PUPs to successfully remove Weather Waves. This is a simple extension, and you can eliminate it from Firefox and Chrome browsers using simple techniques. If you have never erased unwanted extensions from these browsers, you can follow the instructions below to learn how to do it. This, of course, is not an ideal option if the PUP entered your operating system along with other suspicious apps/extensions or malware. In that case, our recommendation is to install a legitimate anti-malware program that will clean out PUPs and malware from your operating system automatically. Of course, our number-one reason for recommending such a program is the full-time protection it can provide. Note that even if you eliminate Weather Waves successfully yourself, your system and browsers could remain vulnerable.

How to delete Weather Waves

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch the browser and tap Ctrl+Shift+A keys.
  2. In the Extensions menu, Remove the unwanted extension.
  3. Tap Ctrl+Shift+Delete to access the Clear browsing data menu.
  4. Select a time range and boxes and click Clear Now.

Google Chrome

  1. Launch the browser and tap Alt+F keys.
  2. Click More tools, click Extensions, and then Remove the unwanted extension.
  3. Tap Ctrl+Shift+Delete to access the Clear browsing data menu.
  4. Select a time range and boxes and click Clear data.
Download Remover for Weather Waves *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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