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48% remove it52% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,466
United States Rank #12,840
Reach 0.0294%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 34.82 days
1027.26 days >
Average installed length: 539.75 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.3.0.1 100.00%

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WeatherBug Alert

What is WeatherBug Alert?  (from AWS Convergence Technologies)

WeatherBug manages and operates its own weather network that pin points weather conditions in your neighborhood like no other weather service can! WeatherBug Tracking Stations provide live weather information. Other weather companies' "live" data is often an hour or more old. Along with the National Weather Service a...  Read more

Overview

WeatherBug Alert is a software program developed by AWS Convergence Technologies. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is weatherbugalert.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 3 MB of memory. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 19 files and is usually about 4.86 MB (5,093,671 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 35% of users of WeatherBug Alert come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.
WeatherBug Alert has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AWS\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{7426428E-71D4-452C-BA13-B14E5EB52859}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.86 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by WeatherBug Alert

Program executable:weatherbugalert.exe
Name:Weatherbug Alert Control Module
Signed by:WeatherBug
Path:C:\Program Files\aws\weatherbug alert\weatherbugalert.exe
MD5:5eef47a4155886a6789d468be4e4b761
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • Weather.exe - WeatherBug Desktop
  • Wxpref.dll (by WeatherBug) - WeatherBug Desktop Preference (WeatherBug Preference dlg)
  • wxdist.dll (by WeatherBug) - WeatherBug DLL Proxy
  • wxlocm.dll - WeatherBug LocationManager (WeatherBug Location Manager)
  • WxMisc.dll
  • wxreg.dll - WeatherBug (WeatherBug Registration)
  • wxutil.dll - WeatherBug Util
  • wxweb.dll - WeatherBug Web Dialog
  • askToolbarInstaller-1.9.1.0.exe (by Ask) - Ask Toolbar (Wrapper Application)
  • lfbmp10N.dll (by LEAD Technologies) - LEADTOOLS® DLL for Win32
  • Lfcmp10n.dll (by LEAD Technologies)
  • lfimg10N.dll
  • LTDIS10N.dll
  • ltfil10N.DLL
  • ltkrn10N.dll
  • WeatherBugGadgetSidebarInstaller.exe - WeatherBugGadgetSidebarInstaller
  • wxproa.dll - WeatherBug Plus (WeatherBug Plus Activation)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Weather.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B010392D-03F9-4583-A922-E32A434DEAC1}' (runs on registration).
  • WeatherBugAlert.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{93B51AC5-7DC3-4C76-9A2B-449034938F03}' (runs on registration).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • WeatherBugAlert.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'WeatherBugAlert' and executes as "C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug Alert\WeatherBugAlert.exe" /st.
  • Weather.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Weather' and executes as C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug\Weather.exe 1.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Weather.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Weather' which loads as C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug\Weather.exe 1.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Weather.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug\Weather.exe'.
Network connections
  • WeatherBugAlert.exe connects to ec2-107-23-109-253.compute-1.amazonaws.com (107.23.109.253 port 80).
  • WeatherBugAlert.exe connects to ec2-107-23-97-203.compute-1.amazonaws.com (107.23.97.203 port 80).
  • WeatherBugAlert.exe connects to ec2-107-23-109-253.compute-1.amazonaws.com (107.23.109.253 port 80).
  • Weather.exe connects to ec2-107-23-109-253.compute-1.amazonaws.com (107.23.109.253 port 80).
  • Weather.exe connects to ec2-107-23-18-28.compute-1.amazonaws.com (107.23.18.28 port 80).
  • Weather.exe connects to ec2-54-236-182-155.compute-1.amazonaws.com (54.236.182.155 port 80).
  • Weather.exe connects to ec2-107-21-46-68.compute-1.amazonaws.com (107.21.46.68 port 80).
  • Weather.exe connects to ec2-107-21-53-6.compute-1.amazonaws.com (107.21.53.6 port 80).
  • Weather.exe connects to ec2-107-21-62-180.compute-1.amazonaws.com (107.21.62.180 port 80).
  • Weather.exe connects to ec2-107-23-13-159.compute-1.amazonaws.com (107.23.13.159 port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

weatherbugalert.exe
Memory:3 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0071404338%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00476029%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00238014%
0.015104% average
Switches/sec:7
70 average
Weather.exe
Memory:24.69 MB
Total CPU:0.0161516738%
Kernel CPU:0.00887409%
User CPU:0.00727758%
CPU cycles/sec:7,662,221
Switches/sec:47
I/O reads/min:642 Bytes
I/O writes/min:688 Bytes

How do I remove WeatherBug Alert?

Quickly and completely remove WeatherBug Alert from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall WeatherBug Alert from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program WeatherBug Alert, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove WeatherBug Alert.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 48%
Keep it 52%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.43%
Windows Vista 9.90%
Windows XP 6.76%
Windows 8 2.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.85%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.30%
Windows 7 Professional 8.52%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.03%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.81%
Windows 7 Starter 2.43%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.79%
  United Kingdom 11.46%
  Germany 9.79%
  Canada 8.96%
  Brazil 3.96%
  France 2.92%
  Iran 2.50%
  Russia 1.88%
  Australia 1.67%
  Israel 1.46%
  Japan 1.25%
  Poland 1.25%
  Saudi Arabia 1.25%
  Czech Republic 1.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.98%
Dell 20.16%
Acer 19.35%
Toshiba 12.10%
ASUS 6.05%
GIGABYTE 5.65%
Samsung 5.65%
Lenovo 1.61%
Sahara 1.61%
American Megatrends 1.21%
Intel 1.21%
Medion 1.21%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.87%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 3.87%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.23%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 3.23%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.58%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.58%

About AWS Convergence Technologies

Automated Weather Source (AWS), now Earth Networks, whose purpose was to create a network of weather stations located at public schools and recreational facilities throughout the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.
Publisher URL: www.earthnetworks.com

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