QuickWeatherTracker Toolbar Removal Guide

Do you know what QuickWeatherTracker Toolbar is?

QuickWeatherTracker Toolbar might seem like a useful browser extension, but in reality, it does not provide any unique features you could not use without adding it. The application’s creators advertise it as a tool that shows weather forecasts, although the software does not work this way. The extension only places a toolbar with links to popular web pages like facebook.com or sites providing a weather forecast. Anyone can easily access them by simply typing their URL in the address bar, so we do not see any point in using such a tool. Especially, when the extension might replace your favorite start page with a questionable search engine that could inject the results with unreliable advertisements. Further, in the article we will tell you why it is advisable to avoid such advertising content; thus, continue reading our report if you wish to know more. However, if you already decided to eliminate QuickWeatherTracker Toolbar, you could simply slide below and use the available removal guide.

Currently, the extension seems to be compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. It may affect these browsers by replacing their start page with search.myway.com. This suggests the application has qualities of a browser hijacker, but our specialists believe QuickWeatherTracker Toolbar should be classified as a potentially unwanted program. Search.myway.com does not appear to be reliable since we noticed it could be using modified google.com search engine. Less experienced users might see no difference between the original Google search and its modified version. Sadly, there could be a difference as the non-original variant may show questionable third-party advertisements injected by the potentially unwanted program.

Neither the software’s End User License Agreement, not its Privacy Policy lists what might be advertised in the third-party ads that could appear together with the search results. Therefore, using the mentioned search tool (Search.myway.com) might be risky. That is because we cannot know where the extension’s displayed ads may originate from and where they could lead you to if you interact with them. While reading the mentioned documents we also learned QuickWeatherTracker Toolbar’s creators take no responsibility for such content, so we doubt they review the ads. Because of this, there is a possibility some of the injected advertisements might be dangerous. For instance, they may promote sites that could try to steal your sensitive data, offer to participate in fake lotteries and surveys, suggest installing other potentially unwanted programs, adware, browser hijackers, or even malware, etc.

Given the application does not provide any unique features and its usage could be rather risky, we would advise you to consider its deletion. Removing QuickWeatherTracker Toolbar from Control Panel only erases it from Internet Explorer, so to delete it from Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox you would have to get rid of all files associated with the potentially unwanted program manually. The removal guide placed below will guide you through the process if you feel you are up for such a task. In case it seems too difficult for you to handle you could get a reputable antimalware tool and use it instead. The best part is that the antimalware software may not only erase this suspicious extension or other possible threats but also help you keep the system protected, so acquiring such a tool is worth to consider.

Eliminate QuickWeatherTracker Toolbar

Google Chrome

  1. Press Windows Key+E.
  2. Find the following locations:
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\{PROFILE}\Extensions
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\{PROFILE}\Local Extension Settings
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\{PROFILE}\Sync Extension Settings
  3. Locate folders named as fepjaddkfjddbbdlfghjjdpnponmhfkk.
  4. Select these folders separately and press Shift+Delete.
  5. Leave the File Explorer.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Tap Windows Key+E.
  2. Go to this particular directory %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{PROFILE}\extensions
  3. Select a folder called _jcMembers_@www.quickweathertracker.com and click Shift+Delete.
  4. Exit the File Explorer.

Erase QuickWeatherTracker Toolbar from Internet Explorer

Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Press Windows Key+R.
  2. Insert Control Panel and click Enter.
  3. Click on Uninstall a program.
  4. Pick the unwanted program and press Uninstall.

Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7

  1. Go to the Start menu.
  2. Launch the Control Panel.
  3. Choose Uninstall a program or Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select QuickWeatherTracker Toolbar and click on Uninstall.

In non-techie terms:

QuickWeatherTracker Toolbar is another toolbar from the so-called Mindspark family. Naturally, since our specialists came across a lot of questionable software related to this company, they recommend deleting the application at once. As we mentioned earlier, the threat could present an unreliable search engine that may display annoying clickable advertisements. To make matters worse, there is a possibility some of the ads could redirect the user to dangerous third-party web pages. Thus, we recommend not to take any chances with this toolbar and get rid of it before you encounter ads from suspicious websites. You can eliminate the threat manually if you follow the removal guide placed above, although it might be easier and more beneficial to the computer to use a reputable antimalware tool instead.