WeatherBug 6.03 displays the current weather conditions from a network of school-based stations across
the USA. WeatherBug is
ad supported and shows banners
and pop up advertisements. Jason Hoffman has notified me that version 6.0+
no longer show pop-up windows and raised a few other concerns regarding this WeatherBug write-up. You
can read my response for more detail.
There is also an ad-free version, WeatherBug Plus.
Source. If WeatherBug open pop-ups, they are displayed in a
browser window clearly labelled with the vendor's name on top. The WeatherBug server
controls how many pop-ups the WeatherBug client open. The
vendor is also offering a list of the
companies that is advertising with WeatherBug.
WeatherBug can be installed from the vendor's web site using an ActiveX dialog box or
as a stand-alone .exe file.
WeatherBug v6.04 bundles
AOL Instant Messenger v5.5.3595 offered WeatherBug
as an optional component.
The vendor's statement about third party software and advertising:
"9. THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE. Installation and use of any plug-ins or other third-party software
are subject to the terms and conditions of any licenses distributed with or relating to such plug-ins
or third-party software.
10. ADVERTISING. The Software is provided for your use, as described above, free of charge, and
is supported by advertising revenue. Separate, "ad-free" versions of the Software are available to
all users subscribing to WeatherBug Plus.
11. WEATHERBUG PLUS subscription services (terms and conditions below) are free of banner,
wrap, and pop up advertisements and include enhanced and customizable features that the
advertising-based version does not include. "
WEATHER.EXE, MiniBug.exe, Lfcmp10n.dll, LTDIS10N.dll, ltkrn10N.dll, wxinstw.dll, wxpref.dll, wxreg.dll, wxweb.dll, lfbmp10N.dll, lfimg10N.dll, ltfil10N.DLL, wxdist.dll, wxlocm.dll, wxproa.dll, wxutil.dll, WxBugSetup60b6.04.0.9m.EXE
If you have any of the files related to WeatherBug on your system,
please send them
for additional analysis. Generally, I have only analysed a
few versions for each software component listed at this web site. With your help I
will be able to look at both old and more recent versions of the WeatherBug software.
Thank you very much for your time!
AWS Convergence Technologies, Inc.
End User License Agreement
AdWare.MiniBug (v6.04) [Kaspersky Anti-Virus],
Adware.Weatherbug (v126.96.36.199) [Norton AntiVirus Expanded Threat]
Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner does not detect WeatherBug.
Uninstall WeatherBug from "Add/Remove Programs" in the Windows® Control Panel. If you run into problems removing WeatherBug, please
contact the vendor. Do not uninstall WeatherBug if you value the service
that it offers and can accept the advertisements.
If you decide to uninstall, you will be taken to the vendor's web site for a
survey, asking why you uninstalled
the software. The uninstaller for WeatherBug 6.03 worked fine. During my testing of an older version,
left a few files and directories (~2 MB) behind on your system that you can to remove manually:
Note: %ProgramsDir% is a variable (?). By default, this is C:\Program Files.
Some users also report that the following registry key is left behind:
'HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Run \ Weather'
which can to be removed manually.
Problems uninstalling? Click here.
I'm looking for your help!
Thank you for using my site, I hope you find it useful. I'm looking
for help from all users, please read more.
Contact information for WeatherBug's vendor
In order to provide correct, accurate and updated information about WeatherBug
I encourage the vendor to contact me if any part of this write-up
needs a revision.
Thanks to AWS vice president of marketing Pete Celano for providing valuable information
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