84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove StormWatch?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,272
United States Rank #3,002
Reach 0.1246%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.76 days
376.36 days >
Average installed length: 197.75 days


VersionDistribution 0.37% 4.81% 0.08% 0.16% 0.49% 0.33% 0.33% 0.90% 0.41% 0.20% 0.16% 0.49% 0.45% 0.45% 0.61% 0.94% 2.32% 3.58% 41.51% 16.09% 1.47% 0.69% 23.18%


What is StormWatch?

StormWatch is a potentially unwanted adware program that injects ads into the user's browser. This includes inserting into web pages or displaying ads over parts of existing web page advertisements, banners, coupons or text links that would not otherwise appear. It will communicate with the adware's servers to check for new offers and the placement of offers as well as monitoring and recording the domain name of each page the user views, the advertisements that appear on these pages and the ads the user clicks on.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named StormWatch.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 1.61 MB (1,684,947 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in StormWatch.
StormWatch.exe (4a733a67a57aabc854435c8537a62a8a) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVware Blinkx/SevereWeatherAlerts (fs)
Malwarebytes v2014.11.20.02 PUP.Optional.StormWatch.A
Symantec 11/20/2014 rev. 5 Adware.WeatherAlerts
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.324 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0908
VIPRE Antivirus 34942 Blinkx/SevereWeatherAlerts (fs)
StormWatch 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

Displayed publisher: StormWatch
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\stormwatch
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\StormWatch\StormWatchappuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by StormWatch

Program executable:StormWatch.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • StormWatchBrowser.exe

How do I remove StormWatch?

You can uninstall StormWatch 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 StormWatch, 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 StormWatch.
  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 10 45%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 46.65%
Windows 10 45.96%
Windows Vista 5.20%
Windows XP 2.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.92%
Windows 8.1 31.67%
Windows 7 Professional 7.88%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.76%
Windows 8 4.78%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.37%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.70% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.70%
  United Kingdom 6.67%
  Canada 5.11%
  Germany 5.11%
  France 4.10%
  Australia 3.22%
  Netherlands 1.71%
  Sweden 1.24%
  Spain 1.18%
  Italy 1.09%
  DK 0.97%
  India 0.44%
  New Zealand 0.41%
  Ireland 0.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.69%
Dell 18.86%
Acer 17.24%
Toshiba 10.19%
ASUS 7.97%
Lenovo 4.34%
Samsung 2.49%
Medion 0.65%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 8.04%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 6.32%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 4.87%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.48%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.95%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 3.16%


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