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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

Local Weather Alerts

Have you found Local Weather Alerts on your browser? If you did, you should know that it comes from a company that is known for creating potentially unwanted programs and browser hijackers; it was formerly known as Mindspark Interactive Network Inc. before it changed its name to Ask Applications, Inc. This extension was classified as a browser hijacker, which means it might change your browser preferences, such as your home page or new tab page. If you want to know more about it, we recommend reading the rest of this article. On the other hand if you are here because you want to learn how to delete Local Weather Alerts, you could slide below this article and use our removal instructions that show how to get rid of this browser extension by resetting your browser. If you need more assistance or have any questions related to his browser hijacker, feel free to leave us a message at the end of this article.

Firstly, we would like to talk about Local Weather Alerts distribution. Even though it has an official website called, we doubt that users find it on this web page. As you see many potentially unwanted programs and browser hijackers are spread through bundled software installers or pop-ups and ads. Thus, it is likely that users who come across this browser extension install it together with similar applications or after clicking questionable links.

Consequently, we advise users who do not want browser hijackers or potentially unwanted programs on their systems to stay away from P2P file-sharing networks or sites alike and to avoid clicking questionable pop-ups or ads. Most importantly, you should never install applications before researching them thoughtfully. Researching a tool can help you learn whether it could have unwanted functionality or whether it is thought to be potentially dangerous.

If Local Weather Alerts is installed, it might hijack your homepage and change your new tab page with a search website that is often used by Mindspark toolbars. Our researchers say that the application’s search website might redirect to Meaning, Local Weather Alerts search website might be unable to gather, or display results itself, which is why it could be employing Yahoo search engine to do it instead.

Besides the described search tool, the browser hijacker might also provide you with local weather news. While it might seem like a useful feature, we have no doubt that you could find local weather forecasts without having to install this toolbar. You can also search via the Yahoo’s search engine without installing anything as long as you have a browser; all you need to do is type into your browser’s address bar and click Enter. If you think you would rather get local weather news and search results without having to keep a browser hijacker on your system, you could erase Local Weather Alerts.

Our researchers say that users have two options if they decide to erase Local Weather Alerts. The first option is to remove the browser hijacker by resetting your browser. The process might not be difficult, but some users may not want to go through it because resetting a browser could delete not only the unwanted extension but also all other extensions, bookmarks, and other browser data. However, if you do not mind resetting your Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser, we recommend using our instructions available below this article.

Of ocurse, if you do not want to reset your browser, but still wish to erase Local Weather Alerts, we advise getting a reliable antimalware tool that could identify and erase the browser hijacker for you. At first you should install the chosen tool and then perform a full system scan with it. Afterwards, you should be able to eliminate the browser hijacker and other identified items together by clicking the displayed removal button.

Reset your browser to remove Local Weather Alerts

Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. Type the following path into your address bar: chrome://settings/system
  3. Click Enter to access the System settings.
  4. Click the Restore settings to their original defaults button available in the Reset and clean up section.
  5. Select Reset Settings.
  6. Restart the browser.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Insert the following path into the address bar: about:support
  3. Press Enter to load the Troubleshooting Information.
  4. Find the Give Firefox a tune up section on the right.
  5. Click the Refresh Firefox… button.
  6. Select Refresh Firefox.
  7. Restart the browser.
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