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WeatherBug Publisher

What is WeatherBug Publisher?  (from AWS Convergence Technologies)

Download WeatherBug to access the world’s largest network of real-time weather and lightning sensors for the best forecasts, the fastest alerts and more. The most accurate current, extended and hourly weather forecasts for your neighborhood and millions of cities worldwide. With 25% more accurate forecasts for the nex...  Read more


WeatherBug Publisher is a program developed by AWS Convergence Technologies. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 main program executable is pwspub.exe. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 5.48 MB (5,747,291 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 90% of users of WeatherBug Publisher come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: WeatherBug (AWS Convergence Technologies, Inc.)
URL: www.weatherbug.com/support
Help link: www.backyard.weatherbug.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AWS\PWSPub
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\AWS\PWSPub\REMOVE.EXE C:\Program Files1\AWS\PWSPub\INSTALL.LOG
Estimated size: 5.48 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WeatherBug Publisher

Program executable:pwspub.exe
Name:WeatherBug Publisher
Path:C:\Program Files\aws\pwspub\pwspub.exe
Additional files:
  • WxBugInstaller.EXE - WeatherBug Version 6.0 Install
  • WxBugStandalone60.EXE
  • VantagePro.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{175FC118-FDBA-4CDA-8DE8-D37C408DE376}' (runs on registration).
  • PWSPub.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ED9A620C-1EB5-4ED7-9406-41EC46CEB720}' (runs on registration).
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Startup File (User Run)
  • PWSPub.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'WxPub' and executes as C:\Program Files\AWS\PWSPub\PWSPub.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

How do I remove WeatherBug Publisher?

Quickly and completely remove WeatherBug Publisher 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 Publisher 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 Publisher, 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 Publisher.

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win Vista (SP2) 25%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 49%
Keep it 51%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows Vista 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 50.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.00%
  Canada 10.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Common models
Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H 50.00%
HP-Pavilion KE570AA-A2L a... 25.00%
HP-Pavilion FQ587AA-ABA a... 25.00%


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