- Annoying Pop-up's
- Shows commercial adverts
- Connects to the internet without permission
It might seem that FreeLocalWeather Toolbar can make finding the local weather forecast very easy because it promises to enable users to "track local weather easily, straight from the computer or browser". Even though it claims to be very useful, specialists working at pcthreat.com say that this toolbar is definitely not the most trustworthy browser plugin that can be downloaded from the web. In fact, it might redirect users to untrustworthy websites. It is up to you whether you want to risk infecting your system with malware, but we think that it is better to remove FreeLocalWeather Toolbar and install another program for checking the weather forecast. All the necessary information regarding the removal of this toolbar will be provided in this article.
If you read the official website of FreeLocalWeather Toolbar (freelocalweather.com), you will notice that "you may be offered to replace your browsers' homepage and change your browser's default search engine in order to enhance your browser search experience". In most cases, users do not notice this information and they do not uncheck checkboxes during the installation process and thus get surprised when they find out that their homepage and search provider have been changed to ask.com. This search engine is not harmful. In fact, some computer users even find it very useful because it allows them to acess Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and other popular places in one click. Even though it is definitely not a harmful search engine, it might still provide you with third-party links when it travels with FreeLocalWeather Toolbar. These links might take you to questionable websites. In order not to end up on them, you should remove the toolbar completely and then change your homepage and search provider.
Even though it is possible to download this browser plugin from its official website, it might still travel bundled with freeware and shareware and thus enter your system without your direct permission. If you cannot remember downloading this browser plugin yourself, there is basically no doubt that it has found another way to enter your system. In such a case, it is worth checking the system's condition because other undesirable programs might have managed to slither onto your PC as well. In order to find out whether undesirable programs are installed, you can perform the system scan with a reliable scanner or you can check Control Panel and Add-ons manager. In case you detect unknown programs, find out whether they are really untrustworthy and remove them as soon as possible.
Specialists working at pcthreat.com have found out that you can remove toolbar via Control Panel if you use Internet Explorer. In order to delete it from Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, you have to remove extensions from these browsers. Ask.com has to be deleted manually no matter which browser you use. If you are not experienced enough to perform these removal steps yourself, you can simply reset your browsers using our instructions (see below), or you can perform a full system scan using SpyHunter or another completely trustworthy tool.
How to delete FreeLocalWeather Toolbar
Windows 7 and Vista