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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

QuickWeatherTracker Toolbar

QuickWeatherTracker Toolbar is not exactly a weather application as it is more of a browser extension that might change your preferred browser settings and slightly alter its appearance. Our researchers report the add-on could switch your homepage with an unreliable search engine called search.myway.com. Unfortunately, this particular working manner was not the only reason why the tool was classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Apparently, the provided search engine might show users modified search results that could include doubtful third-party advertisements. You have to be cautious with such content since clicking it could cause redirection to potentially harmful web pages. To avoid any risks, we recommend removing QuickWeatherTracker Toolbar before anything goes wrong. The manual instructions placed below should help you with the deletion, but if you need more information on the add-on, we encourage you to read the article first.

Apparently, QuickWeatherTracker Toolbar was developed by an unreliable company called Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. It is well known to us as our researchers have tested many other suspicious applications created by the same developer, for example, MyDigitalCalendar Toolbar, DirectionsAce Toolbar, and so on. Users who want to stay away from such untrustworthy tools should pay more attention to the software’s publishers and other important information related to the programs they choose to install. If you believe the company behind the application is not worth of your trust or you see the tool has no good reviews among experts or users, it would be best to look for more reliable alternatives.

The extension appears to be available on free.quickweathertracker.com where it might be advertised as a weather application. Naming QuickWeatherTracker Toolbar this way might give a wrong impression that the program will show weather forecast itself and not just provide a couple of links to web pages, which provide such tools. If you would bookmark these sites yourself, you could get the same effect without even installing the add-on. This way your homepage would not be replaced with search.myway.com too. The main reason we advise against this search engine’s usage is because it might provide the user with modified results that could show you not only links matching the used keyword, but also sponsored links, pop-ups, banners, and other advertising content from the PUP’s third party partners.

As you see Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. services are provided on “as available” basis; meaning the company does not take any responsibility for its created applications. At least, it is stated so in the company’s Terms of Service document. One of the statements it displays says the PUP’s creators do not guarantee the program will be secure or error-free. Also, the same statement does not promise “the results obtained from the use of the MS services will be accurate or reliable.” Therefore, we believe there is a chance QuickWeatherTracker Toolbar’s promoted search engine may provide users with potentially harmful content, for example, links leading to malicious web pages, ads promoting similar threats or other untrustworthy software, and so on. This is why we urge you to decide whether a few provided links are worth to keep an extension that might encourage you to use a modified search engine and introduce you to possibly malicious content through it. If you do not think it is a good idea, you should hesitate no more and eliminate the application.

The instructions placed a little below the text can show you how to remove the add-on from different browsing applications manually. Thus, if you want to delete it from the computer on your own, you should follow the provided steps to get rid of the PUP easier. Additionally, we can offer another option for users who are willing to acquire an antimalware tool. Choose to install a reliable security tool and let it perform a full system scan. Then, wait until it provides the scanning results and click the deletion button to erase QuickWeatherTracker Toolbar together with other possibly detected threats at the same time. Either way, you choose, you can contact us via social media or leave a message below if there is anything else about this extension you would like to know.

Erase QuickWeatherTracker Toolbar

Google Chrome

  1. Open the Explorer (Win+E).
  2. Navigate to the listed directories:
    %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. Search for folders titled as fepjaddkfjddbbdlfghjjdpnponmhfkk, right-click them one by one and press Delete.
  4. Close the Explorer.
  5. Empty the Recycle bin.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Win+E.
  2. Find this location %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[PROFILE]\extensions
  3. Lobok for a folder titled as _jcMembers_@www.quickweathertracker.com, right-click it and select Delete.
  4. Exit the Explorer.
  5. Right-click the Recycle bin and empty it.

Remove QuickWeatherTracker Toolbar from Internet Explorer

Windows 8 & Windows 10

  1. Press Win+R and type Control Panel.
  2. Click OK to access the tool.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Click the PUP and press Uninstall.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Press Uninstall a program.
  4. Mark the application and click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Go to Start.
  2. Access Control Panel.
  3. Open Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select QuickWeatherTracker and choose Uninstall.
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