Manual instructions to remove StormWatch are presented in this article. StormWatch is a product of Weather Protector LLC and it is designed to warn users about upcoming storms through a widget on your desktop. Although the application’s function may seem legitimate and useful, you should know that it is regarded as a potentially unwanted program or adware. Therefore, you can expect a number of intrusive online advertisements to be generated by it. They will appear on all kinds of web pages no matter if you use Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
How did I get infected with StormWatch?
The developers of StormWatch rely on a misleading software marketing method for the distribution of the program. This method is called software bundling. The installer of the unwanted program is hidden within the installer of a freeware app that the user is going to download. When the free program is installed, the intrusive installer also gets settled on the system. Unfortunately, most users do not realize that they can avoid additional programs by paying close attention to the installation process and following each installation step carefully.
Why is StormWatch dangerous?
It is better not to trust StormWatch because it is considered to be a rogue application. It will track your online activity and will collect information such as IP address, visited websites, search terms, etc. This activity of the program may result in privacy-related issues or even identity theft. Furthermore, you should not forget about the intrusive ads StormWatch will flood your browser with. They will not only interrupt your web browsing but may also expose you to serious threats. Hence, you should get rid of StormWatch and any other similar application on your PC.
StormWatch Removal Instructions
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove stormwatch infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.
STEP 1 : Uninstall Stormwatch
Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command
Locate the stormwatch program software and click on uninstall/change. To facilitate the search you can sort the programs by date. review the most recent installed programs first. In general you should remove all unknown programs.
STEP 2 : Clear Stromwatch from Chrome, Firefox or IE
- Open Google Chrome
- In the Main Menu, select Tools —> Extensions
- Remove any unknown Extension by clicking on the little recycle bin
- Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind
- Open Mozilla Firefox
- Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
- Disable any unknown add on
- Go to Help
- Then Troubleshoot information
- Click on Reset Firefox
- Open Internet Explorer
- On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
- Go to Toolbars and Extensions and disable any unknown browser helper object
- Click on Internet options
- Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset
- Close IE
Permanently Remove Stormwatch adware Leftovers
Nevertheless, manual removal is successful, I recommend to scan with any professional antimalware tool to identify and remove any adware leftovers.