Local Weather Alerts

What is Local Weather Alerts?

Local Weather Alerts comes from the Mindspark Toolbars family. It is a group of potentially unwanted applications that happen to have specific functions. However, those functions are often overshadowed by the additional features of the programs, and what they can actually do on your computer. The point is that you should not keep Local Weather Alerts on your browser if you didn’t want to have this extension in the first place. Please scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal, and remove Local Weather Alerts from your system as soon as possible.test

Where does Local Weather Alerts come from?

As mentioned, this extension belongs to the Mindspark Toolbars family. Like most of the extensions from this group, Local Weather Alerts also has an official website. You can visit it via localweatheralerts.co. However, it doesn’t mean that most of the users get this program through official sources. In fact, potentially unwanted programs often get distributed through third-party sources.

For example, it wouldn’t be surprising if Local Weather Alerts came bundled with freeware. If you tend to download freeware from file-sharing websites, you should be careful about additional software like Local Weather Alerts. While it is possible to deselect unwanted applications, users often fail to do that because they think that there is nothing dangerous about skipping installation steps.

Unfortunately, if you do that, you will add not only Local Weather Alerts, but several other unwanted applications to your computer. What’s more, you should be careful when you encounter various pop-ups when you browse the web as well. Pop-ups tend to offer adding extensions and add-ons to your browser, and if you do not read carefully, the likes of Local Weather Alerts might enter your computer.

What does Local Weather Alerts do?

It is important to understand that Local Weather Alerts IS NOT a malicious infection. Therefore, this app requires your permission to enter your system, and you DO give your permission even if you are not aware of that. Once the permission is granted, Local Weather Alerts will be added to your browser and it will perform the following modifications:

  • Modify your homepage localweatheralerts.co
  • Modify your new tab settings to localweatheralerts.co

Now, if you are not aware of these modifications before you add Local Weather Alerts to your browser, or if you are not aware of the extension in the first place, the sudden changes might seem like you have been infected with a browser hijacker. However, once again, we cannot categorize Local Weather Alerts as a browser hijacker because it still requires your permission to enter the system. It’s just that you do not realize you give this app the permission.

Now, you might ask, is it really dangerous if Local Weather Alerts enters your system. Not really. Not to mention that the “original” function of this extension is to display local weather news. However, the question is whether the function is really that useful. Do you really turn on your computer if you want to check a local weather forecast? We could bet you’re just checking your phone app or look outside your window to check the current situation.

Hence, rather than providing you with a really useful function, Local Weather Alerts is more of a redundant app that could inadvertently expose you to a number of security threats. After all, Local Weather Alerts tracks your browsing history so it could provide you with custom content, but the app does not check whether the content it promotes is safe or not. Freeware apps are too simple to do that. Hence, if anyone makes use of Local Weather Alerts to promote corrupted content, you would be entirely on your own in this one.

How do I remove Local Weather Alerts?

We are lucky because potentially unwanted programs are relatively easy to remove. As mentioned, you can just scroll down and use the manual removal guidelines to get rid of Local Weather Alerts. If you do not trust your skills to perform the removal manually, feel free to invest in a powerful antispyware tool that will help you terminate the app automatically. At the same time, you will also get rid of multiple other unwanted apps that might be present on your PC.

Manual Local Weather Alerts Removal


  1. Press Alt+H and go to Troubleshooting information.
  2. Press Refresh Firefox at the top right of the new tab.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox again and click Finish.


  1. Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom and click Advanced.
  3. Click Restore settings to their original defaults at the bottom.
  4. Click Reset settings. 100% FREE spyware scan and
    tested removal of Local Weather Alerts*

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