Check Weather is a Google Chrome browser extension you should remove without mercy. It looks like other active add-ons, but you should know that it differs from them all in one sense. Research conducted by specialists at pcthreat.com has clearly shown that this piece of software cannot be fully trusted. They have even classified it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). No, this add-on is not harmful malware, but it might still act in an undesirable way on your system, so we recommend that you delete it. It is the same potentially unwanted software no matter you have installed it willingly from the Chrome Web Store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/check-weather/igmiebgcfjpflkggohhoecohofmaklbh), or it has slithered onto your computer in a different way. The Check Weather removal should not be very complicated because it is not a malicious application. That is, it does not make any changes that would be hard and/or impossible to undo on users’ computers. Instead, it is an ordinary extension that can be erased via the add-ons manager. Before you take action, you should still first read this entire report.
It has been observed that Check Weather acts like Always Weather, another potentially unwanted application specialists at pcthreat.com analyzed some time ago (you can read about it at pcthreat.com). It allows users to check the local weather forecast with the single click, but we still cannot call it fully reliable software because it has turned out that it might display commercials on users’ screens. The chances are high that you will see them when you surf the web. These advertisements might not only diminish your browsing experience to a great extent, but they might also redirect you to dubious pages if you click on certain ads with untrustworthy links integrated into them. What is more, our researchers suspect that this piece of software will gather some information about users as long as they keep it active. Browser extensions are not sophisticated programs even when they are classified as potentially unwanted software, so we are sure Check Weather could not access any sensitive information. Non-personally identifiable information this browser extension will collect consists of the following details: links clicked, URLs opened, software downloaded, etc. All these non-personal details cannot identify users personally, but they might still be shared with third parties and then used for various purposes. Of course, the extension can be disabled at anytime to put an end to all activities it performs. You should do that too, especially if you have not found it very useful, or it has been installed on your computer without your knowledge.
There is one more reason Check Weather has been categorized as a potentially unwanted program. It has been noticed that not all users install this piece of software on their computers themselves. Others cannot even explain why they see this extension next to other active Google Chrome extensions, which suggests that it might be distributed using alternative distribution methods too. According to our experienced researchers, it might travel in software bundles together with third-party applications as well. Also, it might be promoted by pop-ups. Users can find them on dubious pages, or they might see them because they have an ad-supported program (adware) installed on their computers. Keep in mind that adware is not trustworthy software either, so it should be removed from the system too. Last but not least, users might also be forced to install Check Weather after they visit certain malicious pages. For example, these pages might go full-screen or do not allow users to close them until they install the promoted extension. It is not always easy to prevent undesirable software from entering the system, so we highly recommend that you acquire powerful security software and install it on your computer. As long as you keep it active and it gets updates, bad software could not infiltrate your computer ever again.
You can easily delete Check Weather via the add-ons manager. Of course, if you have never deleted any undesirable extension before, this might not tell you much. If it is the case, you should follow the step-by-step instructions provided below this article. Also, you can delete the undesirable extension from your computer in an automatic way. That is, you can delete it with an automated malware remover. You can get the diagnostic version of powerful security software by clicking on the Download button below this article.
How to delete Check Weather