StormWarnings is a potentially unwanted program (PUP). This tool offers up-to-date weather forecasts. It will inform you about any current or expected severe weather conditions in a certain region, like heavy rainfalls, blizzards, strong winds, and the like. This service may be very useful, especially if you are planning to travel or hike. However, you should know that StormWarnings also carries out other activities. The tool displays shopping advertisements. You will see all kinds of promotional content in the forms of discounts, coupons, interstitial ads, in-text links, etc. Do not be fooled that this is a bonus service. StormWarnings uses these ads to monetize its activity. The program makes proceeds for its developers through each ad the end user follows. You should know that these links are not all genuine. StormWarnings does not check the reliability of the sources it links to. You may be taken to compromised websites, spreading malware. The PUP is also capable of collecting data from your browser. It follows you throughout your sessions and takes notes on your habits and the searches you conduct. If you wish to keep the data you share online private, you have to uninstall StormWarnings.
What distribution methods does StormWarnings use?
The program is offered for download through its official website, mystormwarnings.com. There is a blue download button in the middle of the homepage, inviting the user to try it out. There is also a “Get it now” tab on the homepage. If you click on either of them, you will be taken to a page where a free and paid version are offered. The free version is ad-supported while the paid version is stated to be free of advertising content. It costs $9.99 USD. However, both links are inactive at this point in time. Since StormWarnings is still frequently distributed, this leads to only one conclusion. The PUP has obviously found another distribution method. Research has shown that the program uses a technique known as software bundling to be spread to users' computers. This method involves using other programs, usually freeware, which carry StormWarnings in their setup file. The PUP is offered as an additional tool with the program you have willingly decided to use. It will be automatically approved for install, so you need to locate where it is mentioned and unmark the check box next to it. Many users are unaware of the importance of getting acquainted with the terms and conditions. Skipping through the steps and accepting everything without reading the contents can be the cause for unwanted and possibly malicious software entering your system.
How can StormWarnings be harmful?
If you follow any of the ads, displayed by StormWarnings, you can be subjected to malware infections. The program will not make sure that a link is safe before embedding it in one of its ads. The concept of pay-per-click advertising makes the programs that use the method indifferent to the user's interests. The PUP's only goal is to forward as many ads to your screen as possible to have a better chance at getting you intrigued by certain offers. You should disregard any of the ads StormWarnings is responsible for. The windows will be labeled by the program's name, so you can be sure that you have encountered this particular PUP. Take note that StormWarnings also tracks your activity on the internet and gathers data from your surfing sessions. The program may access sensitive personal data from your online accounts. Its developers will not hesitate to sell any input they get. The company behind this tool is named after the software it has developed - Storm Warnings. You will not find any information about it outside of its website. The firm is settled in Grandville, Michigan, USA. Since it has disclaimed any liabilities pertaining to the use of its services, it would be futile trying to contact it and seek damages.
How can I uninstall StormWarnings from my PC?
Removing the program is the best course of action you can take to restore the security of your system. You can do this on your own. If you wish to be instructed along the way, you can find a manual removal guide for StormWarnings below this paragraph.
Remove StormWarnings from your browser
Remove StormWarnings from Mozilla Firefox
Step 1: Remove StormWarnings add-on from your browser
1. Open Firefox and go to the Menu button in the right corner or simultaneously press Ctrl+Shift+A
2. From the Add-ons Manager tab, select Extensions (or Appearance).
3. Locate StormWarnings and click the Disable button.
Step 2: Change your homepage
1. Click on the Menu button on the right and select Options.
2. Go to the General tab.
3. Type in the address of the site you want to set as your homepage. You can also use the Restore option to reset the Default homepage.
4. Press the OK button to exit the window.
5. Right-click the Firefox icon on your Desktop and navigate to Properties.
6. Check to see if the Target of the shortcut is correct.
Step 3: Change the default search provider
1. Click on the Menu button in the upper right side and select Options.
2. Open the Search tab.
3. From the drop-down menu, choose a default search provider.
4. Press the OK button to save the changes and exit this window.
Remove StormWarnings from Google Chrome
Step 1: Remove StormWarnings add-on
1. Launch Chrome and open the Chrome menu located in the right corner of the browser screen.
2. Go to More Tools and select Extensions.
3. Locate the unwanted add-on and click on the recycle bin icon next to it to remove it.
4. Click Remove when the confirmation window appears to complete the removal.
Step 2: Reset the homepage
1. Open the Chrome menu and go to Settings.
2. In this panel, navigate to Appearance → Show Home button → New Tab page → Change
3. Choose your homepage.
4. Click OK to confirm.
5. Right-click the Chrome Desktop shortcut and go to Properties.
6. Check whether the Target of the shortcut is written correctly.
Step 3: Change your default search provider
1. Launch Chrome and choose Settings from the Chrome menu.
2. Go to the Search panel from this menu.
3. Select a default search engine from the drop-down menu or go to Manage Search engines.
4. Select the search provider you have chosen and click on “Make default”.
5. Press Done to complete the procedure.
Remove StormWarnings from Internet Explorer
Step 1: Remove StormWarnings extension
1. Go to the Wrench icon in the upper right of your browser and open the Tools menu (or click Alt+X).
2. Go to Manage add-ons and navigate to Toolbars and Extensions.
3. Choose the extensions you want to delete.
4. Press Remove and click Close.
Step 2: Change your homepage
1. Go to the Wrench icon in the upper right and open the Tools menu (or use the shortcut Alt+X).
2. Select Internet Options.
3. Type the address of the website you have chosen as your homepage going forward.
4. Click OK.
5. Right-click the Internet Explorer shortcut icon on the Desktop and navigate to Properties.
6. Check if the Target of the shortcut is correct.
Step 3: Change the default search provider
1. Click on the arrow icon in the address bar.
2. Choose Add.
3. Choose an engine from the list displayed by clicking on it and selecting the “Add to IE” option.
4. Press Alt+X to go to the Tools menu.
5. Go to the Manage add-ons option and navigate to Search Providers.
6. Choose the engine you want to set as the default provider and click “Set as default”.
Remove StormWarnings from your computer
1. Click Win+X simultaneously and navigate to the Control Panel.
2. Navigate to Uninstall a Program and choose the unwanted software from the list.
3. Press Uninstall to remove StormWarnings.
1. Open the Windows Start menu and go to your Control Panel.
2. Select Uninstall a Program and remove StormWarnings from the list.
1. Open the Windows Start menu and go to the Control Panel.
2. Choose Add or Remove Programs.
3. Find StormWarnings in the list and remove it.
Will it be beneficial to use an AV program?
Antivirus programs are the preferred method of dealing with unwanted software. A reliable scanner can detect not only StormWarnings, but also locate and remove any other threat on your PC. It is common for unreliable programs to assist each other in penetrating a user's computer.