quickweatheralert adware – how to remove?

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quickweatheralert redirects are happening because you have an adware application on your computer. Adware brings about various kinds of disruptions, such as irritating pop-ups, in this case, leading to quickweatheralert. Adware is not malicious thus cannot enter your computer without your permission. It is attached to free software and is hidden, which is why many users install it unknowingly. It will not harm your computer by itself. But it might be able to expose you to malicious content and lead you to malware. Malware is a much more serious issue compared to adware, therefore you should stay away from everything that has anything to do with quickweatheralert. You should also take the time to uninstall quickweatheralert as it will only bring trouble.


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quickweatheralert

The reason quickweatheralert is on your computer is because you installed it yourself. It was attached to free software in a way that allowed it to install alongside it. This is called the bundling method and is quite common. When installing free software, you need to deselect everything that has been added to it, such as quickweatheralert. Use Advanced mode when installing software and you will be able to deselect all that has been added. If you choose Default settings, however, you will end up installing everything that has been added. Do not rush through the process, and pay close attention because if you do not, you’ll end up having to remove quickweatheralert and similar.

quickweatheralert automatic removal guide

If something went wrong or you just want to see the fast result, please use the help of professional malware eliminator – GridinSoft Anti-Malwre. Moreover, even you have managed to remove quickweatheralert from your computer and browser, we recommend you to download this tool and use it as a free antimalware scanner to see whether any other malicious program has penetrated into your system. Please note, that GridinSoft Anti-Malwre is a shareware program with a 15-days trial period with limitation of the threats number. If it find more than two infected items in your system, they can be removed only when you upgrade the program to the full registred version.

Download free antimalware scanner:

After downloading is completed, please install it and run the full scan. Yeah, it will take a time, but security experts always recommend to choose a full scan as your first scan, especially if you suspect that your PC could be infected. Take a look at the screenshots below: it will help you understand what’s going on.

Step 1. Run a full scan of your system

Free antimalware scanner
GridinSoft Anti-Malwre allows you to choose the type of scan

…and go drink coffee until the end of it! 🙂

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Here you see the list of the detected items, which can be harmful

At the end of the scan, the program will offer you to move all malicious items to the quarantine. Just do it clicking on the “Fix Now” button and set your system free from the quickweatheralert infection!

Step 2. Reset your browser settings using an appropriate tool:

Reset Browser Settings
Find “Reset browser settings” button on the GridinSoft Anti-MalwreE tools tab

Check all browser boxes, which might be infected with the quickweatheralert, on a settings tab:
Delete Adware from the browser
On this tab you can specify what exactly you need to reset

Then just press the “Reset” button. Voila! It is a good idea to restart your computer after all this manipulation and check if these annoying quickweatheralert pop-up ads leave you in peace:


quickweatheralert manual removal steps:

Step 1. Delete quickweatheralert from the system.

To delete quickweatheralert extension from your PC, you should use “Uninstall the program” tool depending on your operation system.

Windows XP: Start —> Control Panel ––> Add/Remove Programs. Choose the quickweatheralert extension in the list of installed programs by a right-click and press “Remove”.

Windows 7: Start ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Just the same actions: right-click on the quickweatheralert extension in a software list and press “Uninstall”.

Windows 8/8.1: Right-click on Start ––> Quick Access Menu ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Choose a quickweatheralert extension among a listed here programs, right-click on it and then press “Uninstall”.

Step 2. Reset your browser settings.

It is necessary to reset browser settings after the deletion of the program from the list of software installed on your PC. For this, use the following tips depending on what browser are you currently using:

  • Google Chrome Browser: Settings —> Show advanced settings. Click on “Reset settings” in the bottom of the page.
  • Mozilla Firefox: press “Refresh Firefox” button in the right top corner.
  • Opera: delete “Operapref.ini file” in folder “C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera\” on your computer.
  • Internet Explorer: Tools —> Internet options —> click on the “Advanced” button and then press “Reset”.

Step 3. Celebrate your victory!

Either you choose the manual or the automatic removal solution, congratulations! You won this battle with unfair malware developers. Your computer is clean now, so you should be proud and do something nice for yourself as a gift. Foam bath or tickets for the game? It’s up to you! 😉

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