Do you know what Weather Inspect is?
After installing a free program, you may notice Weather Inspect, a questionable application also on your system. This application is supposed to be a useful tool to show you the current weather forecast information locally, but our researchers have found other unexpected features as well. The bad news is that if you find this program on your computer, it is most likely that you are also disturbed by unwanted third-party advertisements while you are surfing the web. The growth in the number of ads is most of the time the sign of an adware program present. Our researchers categorized this software as an ad-supported program, or adware due to its capability to show potentially unsafe third-party advertisements in your browsers. If your browser is not open, this program may launch your default browser with questionable content. Since this adware can enter your computer with other threats packed together, your system could be endangered on a couple of fronts. Thus, we suggest that you remove Weather Inspect from your computer immediately followed by the rest of the potential threats.
In order for you to be able to protect your system manually from this adware program, you need to understand how it is possible that it crawls onto your system. We can certainly tell you that you cannot have downloaded this application from its promotional website, weatherinspect.com, because it is practically impossible. In other words, this website may be all nice and authentic-looking, clicking on the download buttons and links will not get you anywhere. In fact, inspecting its source code you realize that there is no function assigned to the buttons and links. This is strange behavior from an official website, but may not be convincing enough for you to delete Weather Inspect from your PC.
So there has to be another way for this application to spread on the web if you cannot download it officially. Well, cyber crooks have a good method to distribute such infections and it is called software bundling. Since there are lots of users on the web looking for free programs and other free files every day, criminals started to create more and more fake and malicious file-sharing websites to lure unsuspecting users to infect them with bundled threats. You can be exposed to such a bundle when you try to download a free program from a shady torrent site, for example. But you can also drop one after clicking on unsafe third-party ads and links that can be presented to you by suspicious websites promoting unreliable third-party ads or by malware hiding on your system. If you do not want to end up with even more infections and security issues on your computer, we advise you to first delete Weather Inspect and then, run a reliable malware scanner on your system to detect all other threats to target.
As we have mentioned already, this application shows you the local weather forecast information by default. However, this is not all it can do. The problem is that it can also start a flow of undesirable third-party ads that may not all be trustworthy. These ads can redirect you to fake Adobe Flash update pages, pornographic websites, and other similarly suspicious pages. But you can also infect your system with additional bundles if you are not cautious enough. When you notice that there are more than normal third-party ads show up while browsing the web, you should suspect that there could be an adware program present on your system. Such a program can also spy on you and collect even personally identifiable information. It is also possible that this adware shares the collected data with third parties who can take advantage of it and send customized advertisements to your screen. If you want to feel safe in your virtual world, we advise you to remove Weather Inspect as soon as possible.
We have included our instructions below in case you would like to put an end to this threat with your own hands. In fact, all you need to do is delete the related folder from your system. Practically anyone can perform this, you do not need to be an expert. You should remember that keep all your programs and drivers up-to-date can lower the vulnerability of your system to malicious attacks. But even that cannot save you if you do not become a more cautious web surfer. If you would like to enjoy peace of mind while being online, we suggest that you download and install a reliable malware removal application, such as SpyHunter.
How to remove Weather Inspect from Windows
- Press Win+E.
- Delete the following folders:
- Empty your Recycle Bin.
- Restart your PC.
In non-techie terms:
Weather Inspect, as its name suggests, is an application that shows you real-time weather forecast information, but that is not all it can do. Unfortunately, its functions are extended to display an annoying number of questionable third-party advertisements. These ads can be rather intrusive and you should not put up with their presence in your browsers. You can easily harm your system by clicking on a corrupt ad but you may also lose your identity or money in an online scam related to such an ad. This adware program may also sneak onto your computer alongside other malware threats. All in all, we recommend that you remove Weather Inspect from your computer if you do not want to risk further infections or other sad consequences. If protecting your PC is your priority, you may want to consider installing a professional anti-malware program to safeguard your computer automatically against all known infections.