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Should I remove DesktopWeatherAlerts?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
85% remove it15% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,170
United States Rank #1,185
Reach 0.3822%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.52 days
133.20 days >
Average installed length: 69.99 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.29.0 73.43%
1.0.13.0 26.57%

DesktopWeatherAlerts

What is DesktopWeatherAlerts?

The Weather Alerts app is a bundler that is installed with potentially unwanted software. It integrates with the user's web browser and displays advertisements.

From the Terms of Service:
"The Software recognizes keywords from your Internet browser to display relevant contextual advertisements. These advertisements may be displayed on your computer screen at any time while you are searching and shopping online (and not necessarily while you are using any product or service related to or downloaded with the Software). The Software neither stores any personally identifiable information nor records your browsing behavior."

The installer software bundles various potentially unwanted software such as toolbar and web browser extensions using the Tuguu DomalQ download manager. Once installed the software will display popup adds that are designed to look like the browser window but will display malvertising type adds warning you that certain software (such as Internet Explorer) is out of date and requires an update. If the user attempts to download the update it will install numerous adware toolbars as well as other potentially unwanted utilities.

About  (from Local Weather)

The Software starts automatically when you start your computer, runs in the background on your computer, and may periodically direct you to our sponsors’ websites and/or show you other forms of advertisements (including the Slider or pop up format). By installing Weather Alerts and/or using the Software you grant Local...  Read more
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in DesktopWeatherAlerts.
DesktopWeatherAlertsApp.exe (216a6844030e4a7785bd6733e7086115) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14111 Adware.MSIL.StrongVault.A
Comodo Security 17676 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 8.9339 a variant of MSIL/Adware.StrongVault.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.11 TROJ_GEN.F47V1121
DesktopWeatherAlerts 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

URL: www.desktopweatheralerts.com
Help link: desktopweatheralerts.com/terms-of-use
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\weatheralerts
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\desktopWeatherAlertsuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 50.25 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DesktopWeatherAlerts

Program executable:DesktopWeatherAlertsApp.exe (Malware detected)
Name:DesktopWeatherAlertsApp
Path:C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\weatheralerts\DesktopWeatherAlertsApp.exe
MD5:216a6844030e4a7785bd6733e7086115
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - Weather Alerts (Application)
  • WeatherAlerts.exe - WeatherAlerts
  • WAUpdater.exe - WAUpdater
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLibrary unlabelled version)

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

WeatherAlerts.exe
Memory:29.39 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005287338%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00023652%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00029222%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:236,578
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:1.01 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:11 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove DesktopWeatherAlerts?

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Or, you can uninstall DesktopWeatherAlerts 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 DesktopWeatherAlerts, 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 DesktopWeatherAlerts.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win 8 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 85%
Keep it 15%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#2,170

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.14%
Windows 8 40.22%
Windows Vista 6.32%
Windows XP 3.32%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.28%
Windows 8.1 22.18%
Windows 8 12.77%
Windows 7 Professional 8.35%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.03%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.66%

Distribution by countryGeography

83.75% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.75%
  United Kingdom 5.91%
  Australia 2.53%
  Canada 2.35%
  Netherlands 1.22%
  India 0.56%
  Italy 0.42%
  France 0.33%
  Germany 0.30%
  Israel 0.24%
  New Zealand 0.21%
  Sweden 0.21%
  Iran 0.18%
  Brazil 0.15%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.46%
Dell 26.77%
Acer 13.76%
Toshiba 10.85%
ASUS 7.23%
Lenovo 3.29%
Samsung 2.37%
GIGABYTE 1.67%
Gateway 0.59%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 6.49%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.72%
Dell Inspiron 3521 4.36%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.77%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.42%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 2.71%

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