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What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,439
United States Rank #2,996
Reach 0.0695%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 32.37 days
954.82 days >
Average installed length: 501.68 days

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The Weather Channel Desktop 6

What is The Weather Channel Desktop 6?  (from The Weather Channel)

The Weather Channel App for Windows provides instant severe weather alerts, extended forecasts, interactive maps, radar and much more. The Weather Channel Desktop 6 includes one-click access in your system tray to detailed local weather conditions and information on locations worldwide, including maps, current conditio...  Read more


The Weather Channel Desktop 6 is a program developed by The Weather Channel. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 programs's main executable is DesktopWeather.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 141.94 MB of memory. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 26 files and is usually about 4.62 MB (4,848,342 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 97% of users of The Weather Channel Desktop 6 come from the United States, it is also popular in Iran and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.weather.com/services/winapp.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\the weather channel fw\desktop
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\The Weather Channel FW\Desktop\TheWeatherChannelCustomUninstall.exe
Estimated size: 4.62 MB

Program filesFiles installed by The Weather Channel Desktop 6

Program executable:DesktopWeather.exe
Signed by:The Weather Channel Interactive
Path:C:\Program Files\the weather channel fw\desktop\DesktopWeather.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • Setup.dll - The Weather Channel Interactive Consumer Application Software
  • Utility.dll
  • Toast.dll
  • DesktopWeather.exe
  • DesktopWeather_reqAd.exe
  • TheWeatherChannelCustomUninstall.exe
  • wxfw.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DesktopWeather.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D891F4D1-6F15-42FA-BDCA-A9C247600359}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • DesktopWeather.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DW6' and executes as "C:\Program Files\The Weather Channel FW\Desktop\DesktopWeather.exe".
Network connections
  • DesktopWeather_reqAd.exe connects to a23-66-232-83.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • DesktopWeather_reqAd.exe connects to dworigin.weather.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:141.94 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000608568%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002089%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003997%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:149.76 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:12.98 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:55.82 MB
Total CPU:0.0438792191%
Kernel CPU:0.02243037%
User CPU:0.02144885%

How do I remove The Weather Channel Desktop 6?

You can uninstall The Weather Channel Desktop 6 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 The Weather Channel Desktop 6, 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 The Weather Channel Desktop 6.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Server 2003 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.63%
Windows Vista 23.08%
Windows XP 9.93%
Windows 10 6.28%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 51.03%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 19.57%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.97%
Windows 7 Professional 4.87%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.99%
Windows 10 Home 2.95%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.67%
  Iran 0.38%
  Canada 0.38%
  Italy 0.21%
  Germany 0.17%
  Saudi Arabia 0.17%
  Mexico 0.13%
  Hungary 0.13%
  United Kingdom 0.13%
  MK 0.09%
  Brazil 0.09%
  India 0.09%
  Sweden 0.09%
  Argentina 0.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.17%
Dell 33.85%
Toshiba 12.29%
Acer 11.15%
Gateway 3.02%
Lenovo 1.15%
American Megatrends 0.94%
ASUS 0.73%
Intel 0.73%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.55%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.58%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.22%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.86%
Dell Inspiron 560 2.50%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.50%

About The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel (TWC) is a US cable and satellite television network that broadcasts weather forecasts and weather-related news 24 hours a day.
Publisher URL: www.weather.com


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