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Should I remove The Weather Channel Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,053
United States Rank #5,275
Reach 0.0311%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.28 days
745.83 days >
Average installed length: 391.88 days


VersionDistribution 0.16%

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The Weather Channel Toolbar

What is The Weather Channel Toolbar?

Installs a toolbar in your Web browser that collects and stores information about your web browsing habits and sends this information to its servers so they can suggest services or provide ads via the toolbar.

In addition, the toolbar itself is installed directly into the Windows folder (C:\Windows\System32 or C:\Windows\SysWOW64) as a Browser Extension.

Name: The Weather Channel Toolbar
Type: Toolbar
Class ID: {2E5E800E-6AC0-411E-940A-369530A35E43}
File: TwcToolbarIe7.dll
Folder: C:\Windows\SysWOW64

Name: TwcToolbarBhoApp Class
Class ID: {AA1F9DDB-E605-4BA6-81D4-E427DEE012AD}
File: TwcToolbarBho.dll
Folder: C:\Windows\SysWOW64

About  (from The Weather Channel)

Get local weather and severe alerts always in your browser PLUS 1-click access to forecasts and maps. Toolbar with local weather and alerts. 1-click access to forecasts and maps. The Weather Channel Toolbar was designed and has been optimized specifically for the launch of Internet Explorer 7. The free toolbar enables ...  Read more
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\The Weather Channel Toolbar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\THEWEA~2\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files2\THEWEA~2\TWCINS~1.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 16.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by The Weather Channel Toolbar

Program module:TwcToolbarIe7.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{F71A9918-1861-4EFE-AE94-530BDDE46DD4}' (runs on registration).
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
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 The Weather Channel Toolbar?

You can uninstall The Weather Channel Toolbar 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 Toolbar, 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 Toolbar.
  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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by The Weather Channel Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win Server 2003 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.72%
Windows Vista 23.20%
Windows XP 11.60%
Windows 10 9.31%
Windows Server 2003 0.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.87%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 19.70%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.75%
Windows 7 Professional 5.96%
Windows 10 Home 4.64%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.97%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 95.67%
  Canada 0.58%
  Israel 0.48%
  UA 0.38%
  United Kingdom 0.29%
  MK 0.19%
  Romania 0.19%
  Netherlands 0.19%
  Germany 0.19%
  Poland 0.19%
  BG 0.19%
  South Africa 0.10%
  Brazil 0.10%
  Colombia 0.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.53%
Dell 32.86%
Acer 10.87%
Toshiba 10.40%
Intel 2.84%
Gateway 1.89%
Lenovo 0.95%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.13%
Dell Inspiron 530 4.40%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.40%
HP G60 Notebook PC 3.66%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.30%
Dell Inspiron 560 2.56%

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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