The WeatherBug program can annoy people with useless advertisements. While these ads might seem harmless at first, they can expose you to links containing other viruses. Therefore, we advise users not to waste time and remove the program as soon as possible. Follow the steps below to remove the WeatherBug program manually.
Reboot in Safe Mode
First of all, you have to restart the computer in Safe Mode. Running the computer in Safe Mode allows users to remove all existing problems effectively.
Safe Mode can prevent start-up programs; corrupt hardware drivers; and malware programs from disturbing malware removal. The following method shows how you can restart your device in Safe Mode in Windows 10:
Open the run command interface by pressing “Windows Key + R” simultaneously. After that, type “msconfig” to open settings.
Once the system configuration is open, click on the Boot option available in the top section of the window.
After that, select the checkbox beside the label “Safe Boot,” click on “Apply” and select OK.
Once you select the Safe Boot option, a System Configuration window will pop up to ask permission for restarting the device. Choose “Restart” and wait until the computer turns back on.
Reset Web Browser
Since the WeatherBug scam can also install browser hijackers, you need to reset the browser settings to remove additional programs added by the program. However, doing so will not remove hidden core files in your operating system.
Browser hijackers infect web browsers indiscriminately, and you can become a victim of these programs regardless of which web browser you use. The following method reveals how to remove WeatherBug Scam from Microsoft Edge. Just follow the steps below to reset the web browser:
To reset your Microsoft Edge browser, click on the icon present at the right corner of the browser screen. After that, select Settings from the resulting drop-down list.
Alternatively, you can type “edge://settings/” in the address bar and hit Enter to open the settings.
After open the settings, select the ‘Reset Settings’ option in this list.
Consequently, you will have to click on “Restore settings to their default values” and then select “Reset Settings” to confirm the action.
Remove Additional Applications
1. End Processes Task Bar
After the system has been rebooted, press the short cut keys “Ctrl + Shift + Esc” simultaneously to open the taskbar. In the taskbar, you’ll be able to see which programs are placed in your system memory. Therefore, you will be able to end those processes to free up your memory.
Just click on the Details tab if you are using Windows 8 or 10 or the Processes tab if you’re using Windows 7. Since a suspicious application might be running multiple processes in the background; it’s important to shut down each task. Select individual processes and then press End Process.
2. Uninstall Applications from Control Panel
Ending the process individual process will do nothing unless you remove the entire application from your system. To do that, you’ll have to open the Control Panel. Press shortcut keys “Windows Key + R” simultaneously to launch the run command interface.
After the run command is open, look for WeatherBug among the applications installed on your device. Move your mouse over the application you want to uninstall, press the right-click button and select Uninstall to remove the application.