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Should I remove Severe Weather Alerts?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,069
United States Rank #2,069
Reach 0.1324%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 45.95 days
778.63 days >
Average installed length: 409.11 days


VersionDistribution 5.10% 0.54% 94.37%

Severe Weather Alerts

What is Severe Weather Alerts?

Some versions of the Weather Notifications 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.

The program generates random popup ads in a brand new custom web browser window.

About  (from Weather Notifications)

The application automatically detects your location based on your IP address. Whenever there is severe weather forecasted in your area the application will display a desktop alert window with links to learn more about the threatening weather heading your way. As much as we would like to give our software away for free,...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Severe Weather Alerts.
SevereWeatherAlertsApp.exe (3ffea17aaa50096e3ea6def9b26d85f1) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International Adware.MSIL.StrongVault.A
Comodo Security 18148 ApplicUnwnt
ESET-NOD32 8.9705 a variant of MSIL/Adware.StrongVault.A
Qihoo-360 Win32/Trojan.Adware.9be
SevereWeatherAlerts.exe (53cee3cc1d172fd7f7ddb88ab5d24294) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir TR/Trash.Gen
Dr.Web Trojan.Damaged.1
SUPERAntiSpyware Trojan.Agent/Gen-Nullo[Short]
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Bloodhound.MalPE
Severe Weather Alerts 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.severeweatheralerts.net
Help link: www.severeweatheralerts.net/terms-of-use
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\severeweatheralerts
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\SevereWeatherAlerts\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 902.04 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Severe Weather Alerts

Program executable:SevereWeatherAlertsBrowser.exe
Additional files:
  • SWAUpdater.exe - Severe Weather Alerts Updater (SWAUpdater)
  • SevereWeatherAlerts.exe - Severe Weather Alerts (SevereWeatherAlerts)
  • trial.exe - Offer - Severe Weather Alerts
  • uninstall.exe - Application
  • SevereWeatherAlertsBrowser.exe - SevereWeatherAlertsBrowser
  • SevereWeatherAlertsAppAPI.dll - SevereWeatherAlertsAppAPI
  • (Malware detected) SevereWeatherAlertsApp.exe - SevereWeatherAlertsApp
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLibrary unlabelled version)

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:21.45 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001497799%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00007139%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00007839%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:24,091
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:265 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:40.14 MB
Total CPU:0.0002144439%
Kernel CPU:0.00014874%
User CPU:0.00006570%
CPU cycles/sec:42,054,829
I/O reads/min:44.19 MB
I/O writes/min:31.28 KB

How do I remove Severe Weather Alerts?

You can uninstall Severe Weather Alerts 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Severe Weather Alerts, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Severe Weather Alerts.
  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.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.90%
Windows 10 35.48%
Windows Vista 5.94%
Windows XP 2.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.87%
Windows 8.1 16.76%
Windows 8 13.37%
Windows 7 Professional 6.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.28%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.74%

Distribution by countryGeography

92.31% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 92.31%
  United Kingdom 1.20%
  Germany 1.00%
  Canada 0.95%
  India 0.59%
  Iran 0.43%
  Australia 0.41%
  France 0.36%
  Italy 0.28%
  Israel 0.26%
  Sweden 0.23%
  Spain 0.23%
  Brazil 0.13%
  DK 0.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.18%
Dell 25.44%
Acer 12.28%
Toshiba 10.60%
ASUS 6.07%
Lenovo 4.39%
Samsung 2.17%
Intel 0.74%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 7.65%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.38%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 5.38%
Dell Inspiron 3521 4.03%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.41%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.00%

comments1 comment

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DenverWeatherover a year ago
It very aggressively dumped about 6 or 7 programs, all trying to sell me something with their obnoxious flashing, blinking links, etc. on my PC which took at least 15 minutes to fully remove. It cleverly disguised itself as a legitimate member survey on a professional organization I belong to web site, and I stupidly took the bait. Stay away from it!