Friday, 19 June 2015

Remove FreeLocalWeather Toolbar

FreeLocalWeather Toolbar

FreeLocalWeather Toolbar is a browser hijacker that will add a FreeLocalWeather Toolbar and will change the configuration of the major Windows browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome).
This toolbar is not considered technically as a virus, but has many malicious features. Will hijack your web browser for know your user preferences: operating system, type of browser, search queries, visited pages, Internet protocol (IP), unique identification numbers, geographic location and much more information.


How can you infect with FreeLocalWeather Toolbar?

You can download this toolbar from the company website that has developed. But the most common way you can finish installing FreeLocalWeather Toolbar is by downloading free software on the Internet, where this toolbar comes as an optional software to install. There are various websites like Brothersoft or Softonic where promote this kind of software in their downloads, so if you downloaded software of these or other similar web sites, you can finish with FreeLocalWeather Toolbar installed. You must pay attention to the installation of this kind of software because if you don't review the steps of the process installation you can install malicious software (PUP) on your computer. It is also common to be users of P2P file-sharing programs, you end with a file with this kind of software included. Or by receiving emails from unknown senders or spam emails where you have links to the program or attachments.

Once installed it will change the browser settings, the homepage and the default search engine. In this moment begins to spy your internet movements and your history of navigation for show links and ads promoted by the authors. This links and ads may be modified to attract your attention and you click it, so their authors earn money. Can be redirected to malicious websites where you can be infected with other malware. It can steal all kinds of private data as our online banking credentials.

If your detect FreeLocalWeather Toolbar in your browser, it's a sign that you are infected with a virus or malware. The manual uninstall of this browser hijacker don't clean or delete other malware you have in your computer. From Solucionavirus.com it's recommended to perform a full system scan and remove all detected threats.

How to remove FreeLocalWeather Toolbar?

Note: All software used to remove the FreeLocalWeather Toolbar it's totaly free. These steps are tested and should remove this threat in major browsers. For successfully remove FreeLocalWeather Toolbar you must follow all the steps in the order shown.
Very important: If during the process of removing the threat you have any problems, please you must stop.
STEP 3: Remove FreeLocalWeather Toolbar from your browsers with JunkWare
STEP 8 (OPTIONAL): Reset your browser settings to remove FreeLocalWeather Toolbar

STEP 1: Uninstall FreeLocalWeather Toolbar from your computer
  1. Manually uninstall FreeLocalWeather Toolbar or any malicious program installed on your computer.
  2. If you are using Windows XPWindows Vista or Windows 7 you will go to Control Panel / Add Remove Programs.
    Windows Start / Control Panel
  3. If you are using Windows 8, drag your mouse to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and write Control panel. You can also right click on a lower left (which was the start button) and select Control Panel.
  4. When the Control Panel windows opens, click on the Uninstall a program and follow steps uninstall process. If you have any questions about a program you have installed, you can search the program in this blog.
    Uninstall the program
  5. You can use tools like CCleaner and Revo Uninstaller to uninstall these kind of applications, are very simple to use. You can download  this programs from my Tools section.
    Revo Uninstaller program
  6. In my Youtube channel you can watch a video explaining how to use Revo Uninstaller program. (Video Revo Uninstaller).
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STEP 2: Remove FreeLocalWeather Toolbar with AdwCleaner

AdwCleaner can remove all kind of adware, toolbars, potentially unwanted program (PUPs) and browser hijackers.
  1. You can download Adwcleaner from the section AntiSpyware, and save it to your desktop.
  2. Before running Adwcleaner, close all open programs and then run the program as administrator.
    Starting Adwcleaner
  3. Adwcleaner will open and appears the Terms of use. Click the button I agree.
    Terms of use AdwCleaner
  4. Click Scan button to search malicious files installed by Phrase Finder.
    Scan files with Adwcleaner
  5. When the process is finished click the Cleaning button for to remove the problems detected.
    Cleaning with Adwcleaner
  6. It show a message and click Ok.
    Message close programs Adwcleaner
  7. It will show an informational message that will Accept and then we restart the computer.
    Information Adwcleaner
  8. After that, uninstall the program with the Uninstall option. This is because all the times you need to use Adwcleaner is necessary download again for to get a updated version of the program.
  9. In my Youtube channel you can watch a video explaining how to use AdwCleaner. (Video AdwCleaner)
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STEP 3: Remove FreeLocalWeather Toolbar from the browsers with JunkWare

Junkware Removal Tool is a security utility that searches for and removes common adware, toolbars, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) from your computer.  A common tactics among freeware publishers is to offer their products for free, but bundle them with PUPs in order to earn revenue.  This tool will help you remove these types of programs from your computer.
  1. You can download Junkware from the section AntiSpyware, and save it to your desktop.
  2. Execute it in administrator mode and click Run for continue.
    Execute JunkWare
  3. Then you must click any key for continue and the analysis starts.
    JunkWare Press any key to continue..
  4. Then Junkware will start to analyze your computer to find infection. After you must restart your computer and write Y for to do it.
    JunkWare restart
  5. You must wait a moment for Junkware analize your computer.
    Análisis JunkWare
  6. Finally show the results.
    Results Junkware
  7. In my Youtube channel you can watch a video explaining how to use Junkware. (Ver vídeo JunkWare)
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STEP 4: Remove FreeLocalWeather Toolbar with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

One of the best free tools for malware detection that allows us to be protected from possible infection from viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits, dialers, spyware and malware.
  1. You can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free from the Anti-Malware page
  2. Double click on the installer downloaded and then click RunSelect language and click OkMalwarebytes click Next. The installation start and you will see the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Setup Wizard screen and click Next.
    Install Malwarebytes
  3. Install the program and follow each of the steps without changing any default settings. When installation is complete click Enable free trial of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium and click Launch Malwarebytes Antimalware and then click Finish to exit Setup.
    Finish installation Malwarebytes
  4. When the program starts will perform a check of the database and update it if it's outdated.
    PreScan Malwarebytes
  5. When update is finished click to the button Scan Now for begin to scan your system to detect threats.
    Scan Malwarebytes
  6. Other method to scan threats is click to option Scan and then select the option Threat Scan, finally click the button Start Scan.
    Scan with Malwarebytes
  7. Malwarebytes begin to scan the computer and and you must wait for it to finish. 
    Malwarebytes scanning
  8. When the scan is complete will see the results. For delete the threats click the button Remove Selected.
    Malwarebytes Results scan
  9. This action has put the threats in quarantined.
    Malwarebytes threats in quarantine
  10. If you click to History option you can delete the threats you want.
    Malwarebytes delete threats in quarantine
  11. In my Youtube channel you can watch a video explaining how to use  Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. (Video Malwarebytes ver. 2)
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STEP 5: Scan your computer with ESET Nod32 OnLine for malicious threats

ESET Online Scanner it's a free service online, simple and fast, which makes anti-threats virtual analisis.
  1. You can download Esetsmartinstaller_enu from the OnLine Antivirus page.
  2. Double-click to install it. You will show a screen where you accept the Terms of use, and click Start button.
    Terms of use Eset Online Scanner
  3. In the next screen you must configure the Computer scan settings. You must select the options you can see in the image.
    Configuration Eset Online Scanner
  4. Click Start button to begin downloading the virus signature database and then start analyzing your system.
    Start analisis with Eset
  5. When the scan is complete Eset will remove detected threats. Select the options Uninstall application when finish and Delete quarantine files, and then click Finish button.
    Eset Online Scanner results
  6. In my Youtube channel you can watch a video explaining how to use  ESET Online Escáner (Video Eset OnLine Escaner)
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Tips: This antivirus does not have the ability to analyze our computer in real time. To be protected in real time with a good free antivirus can go to Free Antivirus section.
Free Anti-virus


STEP 6: Clean your system and repair the Windows registry with CCleaner

CCleaner is a very interesting tool for to clean your computer of unnecessary files and for to repair the Windows registry.
  1. You can download CCleaner from Tools section. 
  2. Double-click on the file named ccsetupXXX.exe for to proceed to installation. First, select the language, then select the options by default and install the program. Finally select the option to run CCleaner and will press Finish.
    Ccleaner installed
  3. When Ccleaner is running click at the Cleaner option and then click to the Analyze button. Don't change any option, use the options by default.
    Scan with cleaner
  4. After the scan you can see the results. Then click the button Run Cleaner for to clean your computer.

    Clean your computer with Ccleaner

  5. After that scan, click Registry option and then click Scan for Issues button. Don't change any option, use the options by default.
    Repair the registry with Ccleaner

  6. When the scan is finished click to the Fix selected Issues.. button and make a BackUp of the registry. Finally click Fix All Selected Issues button.
    Repair the registry with Ccleaner

  7. Repeat the operation and click the Scan for Issues button and then Fix selected Issues button to don't find more issues.
  8. In my Youtube channel you can watch a video explaining how to use CCleaner. (Video CCleaner)
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STEP 7: Remove with Delfix all the programs recommended

Is necessary removal the applications because this kind programs are constantly updated. It's necessary download the programs all the times you need scan your computer.
  1. You can download DelFix from Tools page.
  2. Double-Click on the file named delfix_XXX.exe and you will see this screen.
    Initial screen DelFix
  3. Check all the options and click Run button.
    Scan DelFix
  4. Automatically will make a copy of the registry and uninstall the programs used.
    DelFix Cleaning system restore
  5. In my Youtube channel you can watch a video explaining how to use DelFix. (Video DelFix)
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(OPTIONAL) STEP 8: Reset your browser settings to remove FreeLocalWeather Toolbar

It is possible that your browsers are infected by some kind of malicious extension, If you’re having problems with your browser, resetting it can help. The reset feature fixes many issues by restoring your browser to its factory default state.
  1. Open the browser and click to the Menu button at top right corner, then click to Help button.
    Mozilla Firefox menu
  2. And select the Troubleshooting Information option.
    Troubleshooting Information
  3. Then you must click Reset Firefox button and then other time click Reset Firefox button in window pop-up.

  4. Automatically will shut down and restart, to finally show an information window where you will click Finish button.
  5. In my Youtube channel you can watch a video explaining how Reset Mozilla Firefox. (Video Reset Mozilla Firefox)
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  • Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open the browser and click to the Menu button (Gear icon) at top right corner, then click to Internet options button.

    Menú icon Internet Explorer
  2. Then click to the Advanced Tab and click to the Reset button.
    Then click to the Advanced Tab and click to the Reset button.
  3. Click Delete personal settings option and then click Reset button.
    Click Delete personal settings option and then click Reset button.
  4. When the Reset has finished click Close button. Then restart your browser for validate the changes.
    Validate changes Internet Explorer
  5. In my Youtube channel you can watch a video explaining how Reset Internet Explorer(Video Reset Internet Explorer)
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  • Reset Google Chrome
  1. Open the browser and click to the Menu button at top right corner, then click to "three lines" button and the Settings option.
    Google Chrome
  2. Select Settings option and then Show advanced settings.
    Google Chrome Settings
  3. Click Reset settings button.

    Google Chrome Reset settings
  4. In my Youtube channel you can watch a video explaining how Reset Google Chrome. (Video Reset Google Chrome)
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