Do you know what Check Weather is?
If Check Weather shows up on your browser, you should know it is classified as a potentially unwanted program and therefore, is considered to be untrustworthy. Moreover, our researchers tested the application and also report it might show users annoying and unreliable third-party advertising content. Consequently, we recommend erasing this suspicious extension before anything goes wrong. Instead of it, you could check weather forecast online or just get a more trustworthy weather application. Further, in the article, we will talk more about Check Weather, and below the text, we will place a removal guide to help you get rid of the potentially unwanted program faster. Users who have more questions about the extension can leave us a comment at the end of this page.
The application is compatible just with the Google Chrome browser. Naturally, at first it was available on Chrome Web Store page, but at the moment of writing, it is already removed from there. Given Check Weather is a potentially unwanted program it does not surprise us. Despite this, the extension might still be distributed via bundled software installers, questionable pop-up ads, and so on. According to our computer security specialists, some users might even install it unknowingly if they do not pay attention to the information provided during the installation process. Thus, if the potentially unwanted program is on your browser and you do not know how it got there, you should be more attentive and careful in the future. It could be helpful to keep a reputable antimalware tool installed, so if you do not have it yet, we highly recommend considering such an option.
Once installed Check Weather should create a couple of folders called igmiebgcfjpflkggohhoecohofmaklbh. The title comes from the software’s unique ID number that is given to all Google Chrome extensions. What’s more, the potentially unwanted program is supposed to place its icon on the top-right Google Chrome’s corner. Clicking it displays detailed weather forecast, but as we said earlier, the application seems to have some negative qualities too. For example, our researchers say it could introduce users to untrustworthy advertising content. Given it was discovered the potentially unwanted program might collect information about user’s browsing habits too; it is quite possible the displayed advertisements could be targeted and as a result even more irritating. The reason some of them might appear to be potentially dangerous is that there is not knowing where they may originate from. What we mean is that some of the ads could lead to web pages distributing malware, scam websites, and so on.
All things considered, our computer security specialists advise not to take any chances with this questionable extension. Especially when there are lots of other ways to learn about weather conditions. If you think the same, you should erase Check Weather with no hesitation. Users can get rid of it manually while following the removal guide located at the end of this text. The potentially unwanted program can be eliminated with a reputable antimalware tool as well. If you pick this option, you should perform a full system scan and then click the deletion button.
Erase Check Weather
- Press Windows Key+E.
- Navigate to the following paths:
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\[PROFILE]\Local Extension Settings
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\[PROFILE]\Sync Extension Settings
- Locate folders titled igmiebgcfjpflkggohhoecohofmaklbh.
- Right-click folders called igmiebgcfjpflkggohhoecohofmaklbh separately and press Delete.
- Leave File Explorer.
- Empty Recycle Bin.
- Launch Google Chrome.
- Press Alt+F and select Settings.
- Slide down and click Advanced.
- Scroll down again to select Reset.
- Press the Reset button.
- Restart the browser.
In non-techie terms:
Check Weather might appear to be rather useful if you like to check weather forecast daily, but our researchers report the application could cause trouble. Since it falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs, we cannot say it is malicious. Nonetheless, there is a chance it could introduce you to potentially dangerous or even malicious content while displaying various third-party advertisements. Thus, if you do not want to take any risks, we would advise you to delete this questionable extension right away. Also, to help users with this task our researchers have prepared a removal guide you can easily find if you scroll slightly above this paragraph.