StormWatch is an ad-supported program that offers weather alerts along with adware. It hijacks web browsers Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome for spying on you browsing history and displaying ads and deals that can attract your clicks. Such clicks on StormWatch advertising bring profit to this adware owners and distributors that help to install StormWatch. That is probably why the installation is often deceptive. StormWatch is bundled with popular free programs and set for being automatically installed unless you notice and disable this optional adware. I guess you did not, and now you want to remove StormWatch from your computer. It is a good idea. While StormWatch is not malicious by design, any adware presents some threats to your security and privacy.
If you want to get rid of StormWatch ads and deals displayed in your Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer, then you need to remove StormWatch extensions, add-ons, and browser helper objects installed in these web browsers. You also need to remove similarly named Windows application just as you would remove any other Windows program. You can remove StormWatch components manually by following this guide. However, other adware that might be present in a bundle or installed somehow else can bring you a hard time since you need to see what to kill first. SpyHunter offers a free scanner that shows you all you need, and it can automatically remove StormWatch and other malware form your infected computer.
This removal guide will help you to remove StormWatch manually or use special security software designed for removing StormWatch and other malicious programs. SpyHunter offers not only removal but real-time protection against malicious programs and PUP (potentially unwanted programs). It offers a free scanner that is helpful for manual removal and let access the severity of the infection.
What is StormWatch?
StormWatch is a program that offers some useful functions in exchange for annoying ads displayed by bundled adware. It is often deceptively installed on your computer by download clients that wrap a program that you may download from various web sites involved in StormWatch adware distribution. Such distribution is profitable, and free program developers get some profit from promoters that use StormWatch for advertising. That is why its installation is tricky for computer users when some unwanted program sneaks in without any warning. Removing StormWatch is a problem for computer users without experience in adware removal. However, even if you never did it before, you can still easily remove StormWatch by following this removal guide.
Protection against deceptively installed adware:
If you want to avoid installing adware like StormWatch, then remember that this kind of programs is set for automatic installation and the information about adware bundled to your download is definitely not the first thing they want you to see. Pay attention to marked check boxes in setup wizards for free programs and set on “custom” installation option instead of “typical” because the last might hide bundled adware. Be careful while installing free programs, and it will save your time. Use SpyHunter as a StormWatch removal tool instead. This anti-malware product is very reliable and offers a premium real-time anti-malware protection against dangerous or malicious software that otherwise might infect your computer.
StormWatch Adware Removal ToolStormWatch Removal Tool is a part of SpyHunter that easily remove StormWatch and other malicious programs found on your computer. It detects all malicious elements and tracking cookies related to StormWatch malware. Free scanner shows you all the details and helps to delete StormWatch components manually if you want. This software is timely updated and offers a free professional support for removing mutating viruses. It helps to remove stubborn PUP (potentially unwanted programs) and spyware, protects DNS connection, your web browsers, ActiveX components, and other system elements form malware infection. SpyHunter helps to guard your computer against StormWatch and other threats. It protects your security and privacy.
Remove StormWatch from Windows
You need to uninstall all the StormWatch components manually. First you need to uninstall the program using “Add/Remove programs”. Then you need to remove web browser add-on components that belong to StormWatch.
Use the following guide for manual removal. Then scan your computer with anti-malware and anti-virus software to make sure that other threats are found and removed.
Uninstall StormWatch on Windows 8
- On Metro screen click on "Search" icon. Then, type "Remove Program" in the input box and click on "Uninstall a program" menu option.
- Select "StormWatch" program and click "Uninstall" button at the top of the list.
Optional: If on a desktop, right click "Start" button (or the lower left corner) to open the "Quick Access Menu". Then find and click on "Programs and Features"
Optional: Click on "Control Panel" option. Find and click "Uninstall a Program" link in the menu list placed under "Programs" menu option.
Uninstall StormWatch on Windows 7, Vista
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop and select "Control Panel" option on the right
- Click on "Programs and Features" menu option in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and highlight StormWatch program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.
Uninstall StormWatch on Windows XP
Uninstalling StormWatch from Windows XP is very similar to one shown above. There are minor differences in a process:
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop.
- Select "Control Panel" in the menu on the right
- Find and double-click "Add/Remove Programs" list item in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and click on StormWatch program. Then, click "Remove" button.
Remove StormWatch from Chrome
Remove StormWatch extensions from Google Chrome
- Start Google Chrome and click on Menu icon in the top-right corner. Select Settings in the drop down list.
- Click on Extensions on the left to display installed Chrome extensions. Find suspicious extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.
- Restart your browser.
Remove StormWatch from Firefox
Remove StormWatch add-on from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox and click Menu icon at the top-right corner. Click on Add-ons icon.
- Select Extensions on the sidebar. Find suspicious add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove StormWatch from Internet Explorer
Remove StormWatch extensions from Internet Explorer
- Start Internet Explorer click Tools icon in the top-right corner.
- Click on Manage add-ons option.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions tab on left, right-click on suspicious, and then click Disable option.
- Restart your web browser.
Note: I hope you done by now, and StormWatch are gone. However, other malware and adware programs might be present on your computer. If you still see ads displayed by other malicious program, then try to use StormWatch Removal Tool that can remove all malicious programs and protect your computer against future infections.
Remove StormWatch Adware Infection Completely
StormWatch adware might be spread in a bundle with other like programs. As a result, your system might be also infected with malicious programs used by cyber criminals for stealing money and illegal activities. After you remove StormWatch adware you have to run full anti-virus scan with an updated version of your antivirus. Then it is a good idea to scan your system with anti-malware program like SpyHunter 4. This software offers a free scanner that helps with manual removal, and you can opt for automated removal, professional support, and anti-malware protection that helps to block and remove programs like StormWatch.